Occupy Oakland Police Following Brutal Raid: ‘Just Following Orders’

Abby Martin of Media Roots went out to cover the immediate aftermath of the brutal police raid of Occupy Oakland at 6:20 a.m. on October 25, 2011. 500+ Oakland PD used tear gas, rubber bullets and completely leveled two encampments of peaceful protestors practicing civil disobedience. 90+ protestors were then arrested.

Contact the Mayor Jean Quan here: www.oaklandnet.com/contactmayor.asp

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  • http://KREET-N.BLOGSPOT.COM/ KREET-N

    slaves…mindless drones. greedy for a paycheck to feed their stupid fat mouths.  THEY DESERVE WHAT IS COMING TO THEM. QUIT NOW COPS. may you all live to see a day when your kind are no longer welcome in our cities.  I CURSE YOU ALL. FOR AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW ORDERS YOU SHALL BE DOOMED.  FOR AS LONG AS YOU WEAR THAT BADGE YOU SHALL BE HATED, WICKED STUPID THOUGHTLESS CLOWNS. I weep openly at the boundless lunacy you represent and live every day.  EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU IS GUILTY OF CRIMES AGAINST YOUR OWN KIND.  NEVER SHALL WE MEET. THERE CAN BE NO PEACE.  HATRED and loathing for you..nothing else.  when the revolution completes its cycle we will not kill you but banish you to the desert.  and there you shall die alone.  YOU MAY LAUGH NOW…but there are millions of me…seething writhing thinking about your demise…one day we will be free from this horseshit of a democracy…NONSERVIAM.

    and now for some sarcasm
    police officers are an important part of modern democracy. If people are unhappy and make noise..police shoot at them and douse them with chemicals to make them quiet..which as any good citizen knows..quiet=happy. therefore I suggest that we up our dose of anti-depressants and remain passive so that we don’t waste precious tear gas canisters on the faces of young people who mistakenly, foolishly joined a cause that wishes to make changes to our most honorable democratic system which does not lie constantly and hide behind police…oh yes…our great and wondrous lords love us so much they select the very finest candidates for us to choose from..like soda cans on a wal-mart shelf.

    • http://KREET-N.BLOGSPOT.COM/ KREET-N

      i apologize for ranting on and on…they just make me sick.

    • Mohanixrai

      dude….dont send them to the desert. its my home and i take offense to you seeing it as a place of punishment.

  • KREET-n SLAVE

    slaves…mindless drones. greedy for a paycheck to feed their stupid fat mouths.  THEY DESERVE WHAT IS COMING TO THEM. QUIT NOW COPS. may you will all live to see a day when your kind are no longer welcome in our cities.  I CURSE YOU ALL. FOR AS LONG AS YOU FOLLOW ORDERS YOU SHALL BE DOOMED.  FOR AS LONG AS YOU WEAR THAT BADGE YOU SHALL BE HATED, WICKED STUPID THOUGHTLESS CLOWNS. I weep openly at the boundless lunacy you represent and live every day.  EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU IS GUILTY OF CRIMES AGAINST YOUR OWN KIND.  NEVER SHALL WE MEET. THERE CAN BE NO PEACE.  HATRED and loathing for you..nothing else.  when the revolution completes its cycle we will not kill you but banish you to the desert.  and there you shall die alone.  YOU MAY LAUGH NOW…but there are millions of me…seething writhing thinking about your demise…one day we will be free from this horseshit of a democracy…NONSERVIAM.

  • KREET-n SLAVE

    i apologize for ranting on and on…they just make me sick.

  • Mohanixrai

    dude….dont send them to the desert. its my home and i take offense to you seeing it as a place of punishment.

  • 5by5

    Well if you’re going to walk the walk of a Fascist, I guess you might as well talk the talk, huh….

    Losers.

  • 5by5

    Well if you’re going to walk the walk of a Fascist, I guess you might as well talk the talk, huh….

    Losers.

  • Rodneypopper

    Only when the order is given to crack down on someone they know/love/respect, will the police come to their senses!  But I guess that would only apply if they have some sort of conscience. We all know that zombie robot slaves do not have feelings. Do not banish them to the desert… send them to hell!

    • Andrew

      Check out child abuse and domestic violence statistics and then tell me Americans won’t crack down on people they “know” and “love.”

  • Rodneypopper

    Only when the order is given to crack down on someone they know/love/respect, will the police come to their senses!  But I guess that would only apply if they have some sort of conscience. We all know that zombie robot slaves do not have feelings. Do not banish them to the desert… send them to hell!

  • Andrew

    Oh no… Godwin’s Law applies to reality!

  • Andrew

    Oh no… Godwin’s Law applies to reality!

  • Andrew

    Oh no… Godwin’s Law applies to reality!

  • anonymousacolyte

    Nazi soldiers were just following orders doesn’t make it right be responsible for your actions and say no

  • anonymousacolyte

    Nazi soldiers were just following orders doesn’t make it right be responsible for your actions and say no

  • Andrew

    Check out child abuse and domestic violence statistics and then tell me Americans won’t crack down on people they “know” and “love.”

  • Andrew

    Check out child abuse and domestic violence statistics and then tell me Americans won’t crack down on people they “know” and “love.”

  • Mr Willow

    “I’m sorry, I am unable to respond adequately to your questions. It seems that portion of my programming has been removed, deleted, or blocked. Insufficient data. Does not compute.” 

    I wonder what the next order they will blindly follow will be?

  • Mr Willow

    “I’m sorry, I am unable to respond adequately to your questions. It seems that portion of my programming has been removed, deleted, or blocked. Insufficient data. Does not compute.” 

    I wonder what the next order they will blindly follow will be?

  • Heath

    “picket lines and picket signs, don’t punish me with brutality, talk to me so you can see..Whats GOING ON??!”

    These people fighting for all of us, remember, they are baiting you and all of us. Stand strong and do not resort to their tactics.

  • Heath

    “picket lines and picket signs, don’t punish me with brutality, talk to me so you can see..Whats GOING ON??!”

    These people fighting for all of us, remember, they are baiting you and all of us. Stand strong and do not resort to their tactics.

  • Tio Holtzman

    “We were just following orders.”   Now where have I heard that before….?

  • Tio Holtzman

    “We were just following orders.”   Now where have I heard that before….?

    • Null

      The Nuremberg Trials? 

      • Null

        lol nevermind, anonymousacolyte beat me to it.

  • Null

    The Nuremberg Trials? 

  • Null

    lol nevermind, anonymousacolyte beat me to it.

  • JaceD

    How awesome would it be if a huge number of officers walked away from their roles and joined the protesters. Actualy, how awesome would it be if the entire police force joined the movement and told the elites where to stick their million dollar donations. 

  • Anonymous

    How awesome would it be if a huge number of officers walked away from their roles and joined the protesters. Actualy, how awesome would it be if the entire police force joined the movement and told the elites where to stick their million dollar donations. 

  • chee1rs

    nothing like the sound of a billyclub cracking the skull of a loser

    • Andrew

      Or the sound of a tear gas canister cracking the skull of a veteran.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Nothing like the sound of a fascist choking to death.

      • chee1rs

        I voted for Obama and Clinton and am a life long Democrat —– if you mean fascist in those terms , I agree

        • Jin The Ninja

          well, at least you’re a self-aware fascist.

          • chee1rs

            Pol Pot, Obama , Fidel and Pinochet posters are on the walls

          • Jin The Ninja

            Is this more self-aware irony?

            You do realise Pinochet is the only historical fascist on your list?

          • chee1rs

            Obama isn’t ???

          • Jin The Ninja

            He’s certainly a corporatist, and a neo-liberal, devoted to the market and to the those who define it.

            He’s also engaged in various imperial wars abroad.

            i would assert the practices of the entire republic are rather fascist.

            but, no, he’s not quite in same league as mussolini.

            So what relationship does che, a marxist revolutionary, have with two fascists and an anti-intellectual maoist ,whose military regime comitted one of the worst genocides of the last 500 years?

          • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

            You have to close your eyes to think like partisan who happily guzzles the Kool Aid to grasp the finer points here.

            First…when a Marxist revolutionary, after peacefully campaigning for unions and wages, watches his fellows one by one end up dead when the wealthy landowners hire thugs to silence the opposition, takes up arms and kills for his cause…he is an insane criminal and every death caused in that revolution is a crime against humanity. But when a wealthy landowner hires mercenary troops to gut, butcher and rape people into terrified silence…its heroic and valiant defense against the perils of communism.Now…once you get a grip on that…you take it a step further and imagine that anyone who even remotely suggests that classism exists and that the sustaining of any capitalist system depends on managing it carefully with an eye toward preventing the most egregious abuses…is a Marxist revolutionary planning to commit genocide.If anyone in history does anything horrible…by default, they cannot be included amongst capitalists. If they were capitalists solely interested in power and money, but killed millions…they BECOME default socialists or communists. If anyone in history did anything good, but didn’t seem capitalist enough…whatever they did was inconsequential and irrelevant.Still with me? Good. Now…once we’ve swallowed those mantras…erase all history, ignore all contradictions, hold fast to total ignorance and proclaim your unwillingness to budge in the face of uncooperative facts as a virtue. Congratulations! You just graduated from Neo-con/neo-lib university!

          • chee1rs

            it’s too easy to get you going isn’t it , Fidel ?

            talk tomorrow

          • Jin The Ninja

            lol if you say so.

          • remyngtin

            Obama is a failure

      • remyngtin

        loser

  • Anonymous

    nothing like the sound of a billyclub cracking the skull of a loser

  • Anonymous

    nothing like the sound of a billyclub cracking the skull of a loser

  • Anonymous

    nothing like the sound of a billyclub cracking the skull of a loser

  • Anonymous

    nothing like the sound of a billyclub cracking the skull of a loser

  • Anonymous

    nothing like the sound of a billyclub cracking the skull of a loser

  • Anonymous

    nothing like the sound of a billyclub cracking the skull of a loser

  • Andrew

    Or the sound of a tear gas canister cracking the skull of a veteran.

  • Andrew

    Or the sound of a tear gas canister cracking the skull of a veteran.

  • Anarchy Pony

    I believe the term ‘good germans’ applies here.

  • Anti-Citizen1

    Nothing like the sound of a fascist choking to death.

  • Anti-Citizen1

    I believe the term ‘good germans’ applies here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chinagreenelvis Eric Vinyard

    Read the book “Obedience to Authority.” It will tell you everything you need to know about military machines and the mindset that makes them work. “Just following orders” will come as no surprise to anyone who has read it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chinagreenelvis Eric Vinyard

    Read the book “Obedience to Authority.” It will tell you everything you need to know about military machines and the mindset that makes them work. “Just following orders” will come as no surprise to anyone who has read it.

  • Anonymous

    I voted for Obama and Clinton nd am a life long Democrat —– if you mean fascist … I agree

  • Anonymous

    well, at least you’re a self-aware fascist.

  • Anonymous

    Pol Pot, Obama and Pinochet postersmare on the walls

  • Anonymous

    Is this more self-aware irony?

    You do realise Pinochet is the only historical fascist on your list?

  • Anonymous

    Obama isn’t ???

  • Anonymous

    Obama isn’t ???

  • Anonymous

    He’s certainly a corporatist, and a neo-liberal, devoted to the market and to the those who define it.

    He’s also engaged in various imperial wars abroad.

    i would assert the practices of the entire republic are rather fascist.

    but, no, he’s not quite in same league as mussolini.

    So what relationship does che, a marxist revolutionary, have with two fascists and an anti-intellectual maoist ,whose military regime comitted one of the worst genocides of the last 500 years?

  • Anonymous

    He’s certainly a corporatist, and a neo-liberal, devoted to the market and to the those who define it.

    He’s also engaged in various imperial wars abroad.

    i would assert the practices of the entire republic are rather fascist.

    but, no, he’s not quite in same league as mussolini.

    So what relationship does che, a marxist revolutionary, have with two fascists and an anti-intellectual maoist ,whose military regime comitted one of the worst genocides of the last 500 years?

  • Anonymous

    He’s certainly a corporatist, and a neo-liberal, devoted to the market and to the those who define it.

    He’s also engaged in various imperial wars abroad.

    i would assert the practices of the entire republic are rather fascist.

    but, no, he’s not quite in same league as mussolini.

    So what relationship does che, a marxist revolutionary, have with two fascists and an anti-intellectual maoist ,whose military regime comitted one of the worst genocides of the last 500 years?

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    You have to close your eyes to think like partisan who happily guzzles the Kool Aid to grasp the finer points here.

    First…when a Marxist revolutionary, after peacefully campaigning for unions and wages, watches his fellows one by one end up dead when the wealthy landowners hire thugs to silence the opposition, takes up arms and kills for his cause…he is an insane criminal and every death caused in that revolution is a crime against humanity. But when a wealthy landowner hires mercenary troops to gut, butcher and rape people into terrified silence…its heroic and valiant defense against the perils of communism.Now…once you get a grip on that…you take it a step further and imagine that anyone who even remotely suggests that classism exists and that the sustaining of any capitalist system depends on managing it carefully with an eye toward preventing the most egregious abuses…is a Marxist revolutionary planning to commit genocide.If anyone in history does anything horrible…by default, they cannot be included amongst capitalists. If they were capitalists solely interested in power and money, but killed millions…they BECOME default socialists or communists. If anyone in history did anything good, but didn’t seem capitalist enough…whatever they did was inconsequential and irrelevant.Still with me? Good. Now…once we’ve swallowed those mantras…erase all history, ignore all contradictions, hold fast to total ignorance and proclaim your unwillingness to budge in the face of uncooperative facts as a virtue. Congratulations! You just graduated from Neo-con/neo-lib university!

  • Anonymous

    it’s too easy to get you going isn’t it , Fidel ?

    talk tomorrow

  • Anonymous

    lol if you say so.

  • Anonymous

    how are these Occupy losers today ?
    it’s quiet at the pot smoker’s camp

  • chee1rs

    how are these Occupy losers today ?
    it’s quiet at the pot smoker’s camp

  • Anonymous

    loser

  • Anonymous

    Obama is a failure