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May Day in Photos

May 2, 2012 | 2:27 pm

May Day in Photos

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Thousands took to the streets in Greenbrae, San Francisco and Oakland to protest for immigration reform, better health benefits and to support unions. View more photos from the day. Oakland At about 8:30 p.m. Oakland police declared an unlawful assembly and asked the thousands of protesters gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza to disperse. Here, police […]

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April 27, 2012 | 9:18 am

Occupy Oakland Protester Convicted on Felony Count of Deterring Officer

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OAKLAND (Bay City News) The trial of an Occupy Oakland protester concluded today with a jury convicting him of a felony count of deterring an officer during the performance of his duties but deadlocking on another charge and finding him guilty of a misdemeanor on a third count. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted […]

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Oakland Announces News Police Tactics as Misconduct Reports Loom

April 24, 2012 | 9:27 am

Oakland Announces News Police Tactics as Misconduct Reports Loom

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On Monday, The Frazier Group is expected to release its report on the Oakland Police Department’s response to last year’s Occupy protests and the many incidents of officer misconduct alleged by demonstrators. Next week, the city council will decide whether to expand the scope of that investigation. Also on Monday, the federal court-ordered monitor overseeing […]

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ACLU Challenges Stay-Away Orders Against Occupy Oakland Protesters

March 9, 2012 | 8:18 am

ACLU Challenges Stay-Away Orders Against Occupy Oakland Protesters

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In recent weeks judges have issued stay-away orders to about 20 Occupy Oakland protesters who have been charged but not yet convicted of any crimes, according to lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild and Occupy Oakland organizers. The orders, issued at the request of Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, bar the protesters from coming […]

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Emails From Oakland Employees Show Attitude on Occupy Went From Acceptance to Alarm

March 1, 2012 | 2:31 pm

Emails From Oakland Employees Show Attitude on Occupy Went From Acceptance to Alarm

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Journalist Thomas Peele and database producer Daniel Willis from the Bay Area News Group have been posting dozens of emails about Occupy Oakland, culled from a set of 1,200 sent by Oakland city officials during the period when the Occupy encampment took root at Frank Ogawa Plaza, up to the first police raid on Oct […]

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February 21, 2012 | 11:17 am

Video: West Oakland Residents On How They Feel About Occupy Oakland

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KQED publishes ouRXperience, a blog from community correspondents, to enrich coverage of health issues across California. Xan West reports from her neighborhood of West Oakland. Because Occupy Oakland has so dominated the news in the last several weeks, West stepped outside of the health beat and asked a handful of her friends and acquaintances for reaction to the movement.

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February 8, 2012 | 2:53 pm

Video: Anonymous vs. Black Bloc?

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Here’s a video, posted a couple of weeks ago under the banner of “Anonymous,” which takes to task the notorious “Black Bloc” that has engaged in confrontational tactics with police and destroyed property during the Occupy Oakland protests. Anonymous, you may recall, is an extremely loose-knit group of computer hackers and activists that gained a […]

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Oakland Police Release Video of Occupy City Hall Vandalism

February 2, 2012 | 10:27 am

Oakland Police Release Video of Occupy City Hall Vandalism

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On Wednesday night, the Oakland Police released a video and photos of vandals breaking into and damaging City Hall and the YMCA, during the Occupy protests on Saturday. About 300 people were arrested during the daylong protests, which included an attempt to take over the Kaiser Convention Center to use as an Occupy base.

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Analysis: The Current State of Occupy Oakland

January 31, 2012 | 1:41 pm

Analysis: The Current State of Occupy Oakland

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After last weekend’s arrests of hundreds of people participating in the Occupy Oakland demonstration, various cross-currents seem to be roiling the group and its relationship with both city leaders and the community. The Chronicle today reports on a split in the movement over the use of violence. Meanwhile, the battered image of the Oakland Police […]

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Reporters Arrested, Detained During Occupy Oakland Protest; Newspaper Guild Wants Meeting w/ Quan

January 30, 2012 | 4:15 pm

Reporters Arrested, Detained During Occupy Oakland Protest; Newspaper Guild Wants Meeting w/ Quan

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On Saturday, when police and Occupy Oakland demonstrators squared off in clashes that resulted in the arrests of at least 400 people, a handful of journalists found themselves either detained or arrested themselves after getting caught in a police “kettle.” Here are just some of the dramatic tweets from reporters during the confrontations: Vivian Ho, […]

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