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Occupy Oakland protesters awarded $1 million over police brutality

Victims of excessive police force at one of the most violent flashpoints of the Occupy protests have received a $1m compensation settlement. The US district court in San Francisco made the award to a group of 12 protesters who complained of brutality during in confrontations with police in Oakland, California,…

Rich neighborhoods hiring private security as cities lay off cops

As cities lay off police, frustrated neighborhoods turn to private cops (via The Christian Science Monitor) Copyright ImageClick to View A closed and boarded up Oakland Police Department recruiting center is seen in downtown in Oakland, Calif., in 2010. Officer layoffs are one reason that some Oakland neighborhoods are hiring…

‘Anonymous’ sends ‘get well’ video to Marine injured at ‘Occupy Oakland’

In a “get well” video directed at Scott Olsen, the Marine whose skull was fractured by a police projectile in Oakland on Tuesday night, the faceless hacktivst group “Anonymous” pledges to honor the soldier’s sacrifice and stand in solidarity with him. “Scott Olson, it has come to our attention that…

Oakland fires 80 police officers, lists crimes cops will no longer respond to

The Oakland Police Department is feeling the burn of California’s unending budget crisis, as 80 officers were laid off Tuesday night after negotiations between city and police union failed to reach an accord. The department’s chief had said in recent days that unless the city could meet the union’s demands,…

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