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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Video: Oakland Public School Teacher Interviewed at Protest

Sorry for the number of consecutive posts about Occupy Oakland but that city seems to have become the frontline in this battle between capitalism and the Obama administration's fight against it. The Van Jones / Barbara Lee connection to the city is also too significant to ignore. Anyway, check out this video of a protester at Occupy Oakland. Take note that he is a public school teacher. Once you realize that mindless drones like this are actually teaching children, it's at least a bit easier to understand the actions of the mindless drones who are part of OWS.

Via SF Chronicle:

More via the Chronicle:
At least 15 percent of Oakland teachers took today off to participate in the Occupy Oakland general strike, the school district said.

A little more than 300 teachers missed work to join the strike, said Troy Flint, a district spokesman. The district won't know exactly how many didn't come to work until later today, Flint said

There weren't enough substitute teachers in a handful of schools, so some students had to be moved into other classrooms, he said.

"These are the people who followed our procedures," Flint said, referring to the teachers who stayed away. Teachers were allowed to take the day off if they submitted a request by Monday and the district was able to find a sub, Flint said.
Again, Oakland mayor Jean Quan is responsible for lawfully authorizing all 300 of those teachers to show up at the November 2nd, General Strike. Only in Oakland would a mayor invite vandals and lawlessness into her city. Oh, Quan is a liberal Democrat.

The good news is that the mask is finally off the evil that has infected America.

The bad news is that this evil has one ugly face (not a reference to Quan).

h/t GWP

Occupy Oakland Devolves into Bigger Cesspool; is Mayor Guilty?

Occupy Oakland has officially devolved into a much larger cesspool than it had been previously. Two weeks ago, Mayor Jean Quan issued a directive, ordering protesters to clear the area or they would be removed. On October 25, police began enforcing that directive. On October 26th, Quan allowed protesters to re-occupy the city. On Friday, October 28th, Quan issued a letter to all city employees and instructed them to take the day off and support the November 2nd protests in the city. Police were all ordered to report for duty.

Well, as you might guess, November 2nd was an ugly day for the City of Oakland and Mayor Quan is directly responsible for much of it. HERE is the letter from the OPOA, dated November 1st.

Store windows were broken, buildings and ATM's were defaced, and dozens of protesters were arrested. Yet, the Mercury News reports that the protests were 'largely peaceful.' No, seriously:
OAKLAND -- As many as 40 people were arrested in downtown Oakland early Thursday after what was mostly a peaceful day during the general strike Wednesday turned heated.

Late in the evening, protesters temporarily took over a vacant building, started fires in downtown and used homemade bomb launchers to fire M80s at police.

At 1 a.m. police had used tear-gas and flashbang grenades in attempts to clear the crowd from downtown streets. Some protesters tried to calm the situation by chanting "Don't throw (crap)" and yelling "Stand still the world is watching" but others continued to stand off with police and refused to leave despite police calling an "unlawful assembly" at midnight.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. police were ready to move in on the Occupy Oakland camp at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza and announced that arrests would be made. At least 100 tents are housing hundreds of people there.

Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan said there are about 70 people "determined to cause trouble and instigate a confrontation with police." They plan to release their photos at some point. Jordan said officers intended to separate the troublemakers from the rest of the campers. He said around 2 a.m. that between 30 and 40 had been arrested, although he could not confirm the exact number.

They may have been some of the same vandals who trashed Whole Foods on Wednesday.

"We are aware of people bent on causing problems, and we're taking steps to address those problems," Jordan said.
Oh, and the Mercury News place one paragraph in bold type. Here is the paragraph it apparently wanted people to really read:
Police are reporting no injuries to officers, although some protesters were hurt. Witnesses said one man was hit in the leg with a projectile fired by police, and earlier Wednesday, two protesters were struck by a car on their way to a rally at the Port of Oakland. Early reports are false that one of those struck died; all injuries are believed to be nonfatal.
Maybe if these whackos would stay home and avoid situations that are increasingly becoming violent, they wouldn't get hurt.

Check out these 'largely peaceful' protesters:

I submit that Jean Quan is more responsible for any injuries at Occupy Oakland than are any police officers.

Big Government has photos.

Marine Injured at Occupy Oakland Likely Injured by Protesters

Remember that anti-Semitic, Marine-hating, Marine veteran and IVAW member who suffered a critical head injury on October 25th at the Occupy Oakland protests? His name is Scott Olsen and he became an instant vehicle for left wing exploitation. He provided the perfect opportunity, or so the lefties thought, to portray police as bloodthirsty villains who couldn't control their urge to whoop up on protesters, who refused to obey police orders to leave the area by the way. The narrative was set. Olsen was the victim of a nearly fatal attack from police, who shot him in the head with a projectile.

Uh, not so fast. It's looking increasingly like Olsen was hit in the hit with a projectile hurled by a supposed ally.

Via San Francisco Examiner:
Protesters identified the three deputies based on preraid video that showed them from a closer and less chaotic standpoint — near enough to make their nametags visible.

The head of the union that represents sheriff’s deputies said activists circulated one deputy’s home address online. The union has requested it be removed.

The Sheriff’s Department said an internal investigation unit is reviewing the incident, but it’s unlikely the identified deputies caused Olsen’s injury. Spokeswoman Eileen Hirst said 35 of the 37 Sheriff’s Department personnel on site for the raid were not carrying projectiles, and the two who were equipped with them did not fire.

Hirst also said the department has a policy against deputies using weapons for which they are not trained, or borrowing weapons from other law enforcement during a raid situation.
So, not only are the police likely innocent but some despicable left wing whacko decided to post the address of one of the officers' thought to have been involved, who is also, more than likely innocent.

I'll say it until I'm blue in the face, anyone of these protesters asked for something bad to happen to them when they decided not to obey police by leaving the area. For some reason, that seems to be lost on the mainstream media, which continues to push the narrative that the police overreacted.

Read more about this incident HERE.

We already know protesters were in fact, hurling projectiles:

h/t GWP
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