Mayor Quan: Stop the brutality against Occupy Oakland
  • Petitioned Libby Schaaf

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Councillor
Libby Schaaf
Councillor
Desley Brooks
Council President
Larry Reid
Councillor
Rebecca Kaplan
Mayor
Jean Quan
Councillor
Jane Brunner
Councillor
Patricia Kernighan
Councillor
Nancy Nadel
Mayor Jean Quan and Oakland City Council
Ignacio De La Fuente

Mayor Quan: Stop the brutality against Occupy Oakland

    1. Shanelle Matthews
    2. Petition by

      Shanelle Matthews

      Oakland, CA

On the early morning of October 25, a violent police raid tore apart the Occupy Oakland encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza (rechristened "Oscar Grant Plaza" by protestors, after the Oakland man gunned down by police in early 2009) under the cover of darkness while people were still asleep in their tents. With authorization by Mayor Quan, hundreds of baton-wielding police officers used tear gas, flash grenades and rubber bullets on the mostly peaceful crowd, dangerously escalating a situation that in no way called for this level of violence.

To add insult to injury, instead of citing the more than 75 arrested protestors and releasing them, the police will hold them until an October 27th arraignment, where they will be released upon paying a $10,000 bond.

Later in the day on October 25th, Oakland-area police once again set upon peacefully gathered protestors in shocking videos now broadcast across the globe. The whole world is watching. Help set an example for cities around America: Demand Mayor Quan allow the protestors to keep occupying Oscar Grant Plaza, hold accountable those who authorized this needless show of force, and cite and immediately release those arrested.

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      Shanelle Matthews
      Petition Organizer

      We all need to be empowered. We need to be reminded that solidarity is real and with it we can propel our movement forward. Power to the peaceful and the people.

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    • Kathleen Mitro DAYTONA BEACH, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      As part of the 99% we must as the majority give out peace and love to attract more peace and love to the world. Be proud that we are the ones standing strong on our side in peace. Love will beget love. Please also sign my petition in Human Rights Change the laws that criminalize individuals feeding hungry individuals. Are we really that easily led that we can let the government decide it is illegal to feed our starving masses.

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    • Stephanie Cota WALNUT CREEK, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Extremely brutal. Corps get away with so much brustal stuff legally. There must be some adjustments made.

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    • Chris McPhail FORT WORTH, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      "When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

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    • James Shelton RAVEN, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Typing from experience yes this is pathetic and I know what it is like to be abused by a policeman who I shall not name.This has got to stop and stop now.In my opinion all policeman joining their squad just mistreat others should fired right on the spot.No human being deserves this treatment.

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    • Sylvia Tyree BEAVERTON, OR
      • almost 3 years ago

      This reminds me of the FreedomRiders, who eventually prevailed; but not before beatings, tear gas, & jail. Non-Violence is the way to go!

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