Meet Oakland police officer Fred Shavies who infiltrated the Occupy Oakland movement. He says the police violence against the Occupy protesters could be their "Birmingham moment." It's a rambling commentary but you can skip forward to 4:30.
OPD Officer Discusses Viral Copwatch Video from Justin Warren on Vimeo.
A tipping point? We shall see. Rob Ford appears to be considering a similar response.
We shall see how wise he is.
This is the same cop who assaulted a KGO cameraman a couple of years ago and subsequently cost his city hundreds of thousands of dollars in a case settlement. He says that he loves his town, but then he beats up its journalists, propagates this weird notion that Oakland cops still regularly commit police brutality, and effectively takes away tons of money that could have gone to help improve his own community. SF Chronicle article about it: http://blog.sfgate.com/crime/2010/06/02/roughed-up-cameraman-sues-oakland-police/
Thanks eeeeeee, that was an eye-opener.
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