Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Police State: Occupy Oakland Turns Dramatically Violent

Occupy Oakland has been under siege for several hours this evening - tear gas (at least 6 rounds now), rubber bullets, and flash hand grenades have been used in extreme ways. The first siege actually began around 4:30 AM PST when riot police raided the camp. Apparently, our constitutional right to peacefully assemble no longer exists, at least not in Oakland.

Here's a very disturbing testimonial from a young man, who is visibly shaken. He talks about the crowd being tear-gassed this evening, and a woman being knocked unconscious.

The man says, "The police opened fired with tear gas and rubber bullets on the crowd, and flash hand grenades. One woman fell to the ground. She was lying there unconscious, bleeding. And a bunch of us ran back to try and get her, and when we ran back, the police opened fire, like on a second round, hitting me, and I watched her - she's already on the ground bleeding - I watched a flash hand grenade land right next to her head and explode right in her face."

Here's a picture of another young man who was hit in the head with a rubber bullet. If that thing had hit his eye, he probably would have lost it.

Oh, well, so much for constitutional rights for the 99%. Welcome to the authoritarian state. It infuriates me to Look at these young men, and their sad, shaken faces. They DESERVE BETTER THAN THIS. And meanwhile the clowns on Wall Street continue to benefit from starving the rest of us, and stealing our future. Basta! Basta!

One protester injured. Rubber bullet to the head.

Source: Tweet by @OccupyOakland

Oh, and here's what a "harmless" rubber bullet looks like:

Here's what it looks like when things turn really ugly. Let's compare a massacre in 1970 to images today . . .

Kent State

Occupy Oakland


Kent State . . . Hmmm . . . does the language sound familiar? "Bums" were killed? 

And in this lovely video, the sheriff tells them if they do not leave, that "chemical agents" will be used. He also states in Orwellian terms that it is now an "unlawful assembly." Uh . . . ACCORDING TO WHOM!?!? Watch to the end, when the police knock a protester to the ground. People scramble to help the person out - it appears she has been knocked unconscious - only to be struck by more flash hand grenades. The young protesters are screaming at the police to stop attacking them, but to no avail.

1 comment:

Nando said...

"The following information was obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The original printing was of June 1, 1984. The information herein is UNCLASSIFIED and does not come within the scope of directions governing the protection of information affecting the national security.

It took a little more than three years to obtain a full copy of Operation Garden Plot from the U.S. Government, and was done so under the freedom of information act for unclassified documents. The implications within the full context of this document should make the hair on the back of your head stand on end!!!!!

In this document signed by the Secretary of the Army, is hereby assigned as DOD Executive Agent for civil disturbance control operations. Under Plan 55-2 he is to use airlift and logistical support, in assisting appropriate military commanders in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and US possessions and territories, or any political subdivision thereof.

The official name of this project is called "Operation Garden Plot."

Under this plan for the deployment of Operation Garden Plot, the use of CIDCON-1 will be mandatory. This direct support of civil disturbance control operations is to be used by the Army, USAF, Navy, and Marine Corp. with an airlift force to be comprised of MAC Organic Airlift Resources, airlift capable aircraft of all other USAF major commands, and all other aerial reconnaissance and Airborne Psychological Operations. This is to include control communications systems, aeromedical evacuation, helicopter and Weather Support Systems.

If any civil disturbance by a resistance group, religious organization, or other persons considered to be non-conformist takes place, under Appendix 3 to Annex B of Plan 55-2 hereby gives all Federal forces total power over the situation if local and state authorities cannot put down said dissenters."

The pigs have it in the bag. Operation Garden Plot has been in place for a long time. The PATRIOT Act also reinforces and strengthens the state.