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May 2, 2012 | 4:49 pm

Occupiers of 888 Turk Defend Their Actions

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Twenty-four people who identify with Occupy San Francisco were arrested early Wednesday morning for trespassing, as San Francisco police and sheriff’s officers moved in to clear out 888 Turk Street, a building the group took over during Tuesday’s May Day protests.  I spoke with a few of them as they left the Hall of Justice […]

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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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May Day Protests Around the Bay

May 1, 2012 | 4:30 pm

May Day Protests Around the Bay

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Today was May Day, and many in the Bay Area turned out to protest. The day started with the ferry commute for North Bay denizens headed to San Francisco cancelled due to a labor action by workers in a dispute over health care. A planned protest aimed at shutting down the bridge was called off, […]

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What is May Day, Anyway?

May 1, 2012 | 1:38 pm

What is May Day, Anyway?

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So … what is May Day anyway? For some, it means prancing awkwardly around a feather-wreathed pole. But that ancient Druid rite of Spring that school kids for some reason still rehearse is probably not what today’s Occupy protesters have in mind. In countries throughout the world, May Day is actually the official labor holiday, […]

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May 1, 2012 | 6:34 am

Police Station, Businesses Vandalized in Mission Ahead of May Day Protests

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From AP: San Francisco police say one person was arrested after a protest march in the city’s Mission District turned violent. Officers responded to a large group of demonstrators vandalizing property a little after 9 p.m. on Monday. Among the properties that were damaged was the Mission police station. From the Chronicle: At least a […]

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April 30, 2012 | 2:48 pm

Golden Gate Ferry Service Cancelled For Tuesday Morning

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Update 3:20 p.m. In the “boy it’s always something” department for commuters: Over the weekend you were supposed to avoid the Golden Gate Bridge and maybe take a ferry because of the Doyle Drive demolition. Tomorrow…reverse that. Golden Gate Bridge District spokesperson Mary Currie confirms to KQED’s Mina Kim that Golden Gate Ferry service from […]

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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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Occupy Cal Protesters Issued Stay-Away Orders

March 20, 2012 | 10:08 am

Occupy Cal Protesters Issued Stay-Away Orders

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(Bay City News) Four Occupy Cal protesters were arraigned yesterday on misdemeanor charges for their involvement in a demonstration at Sproul Plaza at the University of California at Berkeley campus on Nov. 9. At the request of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, Superior Court Judge Paul Seeman issued orders which require that the protesters […]

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March 15, 2012 | 9:32 pm

Judge Leans Toward Releasing Davis Pepper Spray Report; Read the Tentative Ruling

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The judge considering an attempt to block the release of a report on last fall’s UC Davis pepper spray incident has issued a tentative ruling saying he’ll allow the document to become public. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo said that attorneys for UC Davis Police Sgt. John Pike had failed to show that […]

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