Oakland PD defend force at #OccupyOakland
"The City is committed to facilitating peaceful protests and constitutional policing,a" Acting Oakland PD Chief Jordan told the media in a press conference at 9:15 pm, but scenes shot downtown at the Occupy Oakland protest--which turned into a melee so brutal #OaklandPD became a trending topic on Twitter and videos of police gassing and shooting people (with bean bags)flooded the Internet--sugges
- Who started it? According to the police, 300 of the 1000 protesters at Fran Ogawa Plaza began throwing rocks and bottles at the police. According to many demonstrators, the police launched a brutal attack--but acting police chief Jordan says no. "We were in a position where we had to deploy gas in order to stop the crowd and people from pelting us with bottles and rocks," Jordan told the LA Times
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