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Second Iraq War vet hospitalized after Oakland protest

The Guardian reported on Friday that a second Iraq War veteran is in intensive care in an Oakland Hospital, with a lacerated spleen allegedly resulting from a beating by police during the protests on Wednesday night. This follows the case of Scott Olsen, who was shot in the head with…

Man claims police threatened to kill his dog in pot raid

A medical marijuana patient in San Francisco claims Alameda Count sherriffs threatened to kill his dog if he didn’t consent to a search of his home. Jason Rivera, a paraplegic who suffers severe chronic pain, told Russ Belville of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) that he…