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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73 Comments on "Occupy Oakland Police Following Brutal Raid: ‘Just Following Orders’"

  1. KREET-n SLAVE | Oct 28, 2011 at 11:32 am |

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. KREET-n SLAVE | Oct 28, 2011 at 11:51 am |

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

  4. Mohanixrai | Oct 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm |

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

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

    Losers.

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

    Losers.

  7. Rodneypopper | Oct 28, 2011 at 3:25 pm |

    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!

  8. Rodneypopper | Oct 28, 2011 at 11:25 am |

    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!

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

  9. Oh no… Godwin’s Law applies to reality!

  10. Oh no… Godwin’s Law applies to reality!

  11. Oh no… Godwin’s Law applies to reality!

  12. anonymousacolyte | Oct 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm |

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

  13. anonymousacolyte | Oct 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm |

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

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

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

  16. Mr Willow | Oct 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm |

    “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?

  17. Mr Willow | Oct 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm |

    “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?

  18. “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.

  19. “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.

  20. Tio Holtzman | Oct 28, 2011 at 8:55 pm |

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

  21. Tio Holtzman | Oct 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm |

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

  22. The Nuremberg Trials? 

  23. lol nevermind, anonymousacolyte beat me to it.

  24. Anonymous | Oct 29, 2011 at 12:53 am |

    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. 

  25. 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. 

  26. Anonymous | Oct 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm |

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

  27. Anonymous | Oct 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm |

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

  28. Anonymous | Oct 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm |

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

  29. Anonymous | Oct 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm |

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

  30. Anonymous | Oct 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm |

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

  31. Anonymous | Oct 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm |

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

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

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

    • Anarchy Pony | Oct 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm |

      Nothing like the sound of a fascist choking to death.

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

        • Jin The Ninja | Oct 31, 2011 at 6:11 am |

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

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

          • Jin The Ninja | Oct 31, 2011 at 4:28 pm |

            Is this more self-aware irony?

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

          • Obama isn’t ???

          • Jin The Ninja | Nov 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm |

            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?

          • 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!

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

            talk tomorrow

          • Jin The Ninja | Nov 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm |

            lol if you say so.

          • remyngtin | Nov 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm |

            Obama is a failure

      • remyngtin | Nov 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm |

        loser

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

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

  35. Anti-Citizen1 | Oct 29, 2011 at 10:43 pm |

    Nothing like the sound of a fascist choking to death.

  36. Anti-Citizen1 | Oct 29, 2011 at 10:43 pm |

    I believe the term ‘good germans’ applies here.

  37. Anarchy Pony | Oct 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm |

    I believe the term ‘good germans’ applies here.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. Anonymous | Oct 30, 2011 at 9:01 pm |

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

  41. Anonymous | Oct 31, 2011 at 10:11 am |

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

  42. Anonymous | Oct 31, 2011 at 11:33 am |

    Pol Pot, Obama and Pinochet postersmare on the walls

  43. Anonymous | Oct 31, 2011 at 8:28 pm |

    Is this more self-aware irony?

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

  44. Anonymous | Nov 1, 2011 at 11:44 am |

    Obama isn’t ???

  45. Anonymous | Nov 1, 2011 at 11:44 am |

    Obama isn’t ???

  46. Anonymous | Nov 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm |

    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?

  47. Anonymous | Nov 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm |

    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?

  48. Anonymous | Nov 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm |

    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?

  49. 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!

  50. Anonymous | Nov 2, 2011 at 12:36 pm |

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

    talk tomorrow

  51. Anonymous | Nov 2, 2011 at 4:58 pm |

    lol if you say so.

  52. Anonymous | Nov 2, 2011 at 5:03 pm |

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

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

  54. Anonymous | Nov 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm |

    loser

  55. Anonymous | Nov 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm |

    Obama is a failure

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