vicemag:

Is this some kind of cop joke?

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This is not going away any time soon. And we don’t mind that. We don’t mind marches and protests. We understand that. What we don’t want is the criminal behavior that goes with it. If you want to have a protest, great, we will help you, let’s work together. You want to have a march? We will help block traffic, we will make sure no one’s hurt, that everyone’s safe. But if you’re going to have criminal activity where you’re endangering people around you, that won’t be tolerated. There are factors we really have to take into consideration as a city. This is not just an OPD thing — this is a community thing. And this is going to effect our tourism. You know, the city of Oakland was just named #5 greatest place to visit in the world by the New York Times. We have this great piece of publicity and now we have kind of this shadow of marches that do turn — some of them, not all of them — turn violent. Things are being thrown, set on fire, damaged. We don’t need that. We need revenue in this city. We want people to say, I want to go to Oakland this summer.
OPD public information officer Johnna Watson to me today on Occupy Oakland. Full piece on the latest arrests and OPD’s new “smarter policing” at AlterNet coming as soon as the great Joshua Holland edits it. (via susie-c)
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futurejournalismproject:

Hey, honey! It’s the entertainment industry — they’re here to fix our Internet.
Noise to Signal.

futurejournalismproject:

Hey, honey! It’s the entertainment industry — they’re here to fix our Internet.

Noise to Signal.

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247oscargrantplaza:

Police Suppressed Shame and Embarrassment and Managed to Give One Citation to Someone—yes, someone using an umbrella in a public park. Oh, the humanity.

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nevver:

Occupy Hand signals, Adam Koford

nevver:

Occupy Hand signals, Adam Koford

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npr:

pbsthisdayinhistory: DECEMBER 15: THE BILL OF RIGHTS IS RATIFIED (1791)

On this day in 1791, Virginia ratified the Bill of Rights, allowing the United States Congress to add ten amendments to the Constitution. The Bill of Rights guaranteed for the first time individual rights. Among them are freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly.
The above image is part of the site for the PBS program “Liberty!” in which newspaper chronicles let you experience first-hand the excitement and uncertainty of the American Revolution as it happened. 
Test your knowledge on the American Revolution, and see if you can navigate your way to independence with the Road to Revolution game. 
                       

npr:

pbsthisdayinhistory: DECEMBER 15: THE BILL OF RIGHTS IS RATIFIED (1791)

On this day in 1791, Virginia ratified the Bill of Rights, allowing the United States Congress to add ten amendments to the Constitution. The Bill of Rights guaranteed for the first time individual rights. Among them are freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly.

The above image is part of the site for the PBS program “Liberty!” in which newspaper chronicles let you experience first-hand the excitement and uncertainty of the American Revolution as it happened. 

Test your knowledge on the American Revolution, and see if you can navigate your way to independence with the Road to Revolution game. 

                       Liberty Game

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