Friday, October 28, 2011

The Oakland Police Riot

I really have nothing to add but the images of when the Oakland police rioted against the peaceful citizens of their city.

They attacked with chemical weapons,
rubber bullets
and truncheons.
They used mass assault tactics in the dead of night
with brutal efficiency.
Yes, I know this last one is of Cairo police attacking citizens in Tahrir Square last spring. I thought I'd add a little perspective.
Occupy Oakland.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The US talks big, but many Americans hate free speech. Why am I reminded of the events of 40 years ago memorialized in Neil Young's lyrics"

"Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.

"Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?"