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Police Brutality

Police officers protect the City Hall

Occupy Oakland Members Claim Police Abuse During Saturday Protest

Members of Occupy Oakland stood on the steps of Oakland City Hall on Wednesday, making claims of excessive force and baseless arrests during demonstrations Saturday.

02/01/2012

Police officers surround the Occupy Oakland camp to secure the area before moving into the camp to take down tents to evict the protesters on November 14, 2011. (Photo by KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Threatens Oakland Police Department With Federal Takeover

A judge says the scandal-plagued department will go under federal control if it fails to quickly make good on reforms agreed to nine years ago.

01/25/2012

'Occupy Cal' protesters on the UC Berkeley campus on November 9, 2011. (CBS)

Occupy Cal Protesters File Lawsuit Over Police Response

Students and community members filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday alleging that police used excessive force against them during an “Occupy Cal” protest on Nov. 9.

11/29/2011

Occupy Cal, UC Berkeley

Thousands Gather For Day Of Protests At Cal Campus

Dozens of students and faculty at the University of California, Berkeley gathered Tuesday for teach-ins at an outdoor plaza as part of a campus strike to protest tuition hikes and budget cuts.

11/15/2011

Occupy Oakland protesters march towards

2nd Iraq War Veteran Hurt In Occupy Oakland Protest Arrests

A friend of the second Iraq war veteran hospitalized after getting hurt at an Occupy Oakland protest said the man wasn’t participating in the demonstration when he was injured and arrested.

11/05/2011

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (R) speaks as police chief Howard Jordan looks on during a press conference on October 26, 2011 in Oakland. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan held a press conference to address police action taken on Occupy protesters who staged a demonstration in downtown Oakland on Tuesday evening. Nearly 100 protesters were arrested. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Occupy Oakland Violence Energizes Campaign To Recall Mayor Quan

After a turbulent week of violence and political drama, an effort launched last week to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan seems to have new life this weekend.

10/30/2011

A demonstrator wears a mask during a protest inside the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Anonymous’ Member Offers Look Inside Hacking Activist Group

Recent protests of the BART system have been fueled by computer hackings and street demonstrations by a group known as Anonymous. One man who claims to be a part of the clandestine “hactivist” squad agreed to talk to CBS 5.

KPIX 5–08/18/2011

A Taser X26 stun gun (AP Graphics)

San Jose Trial Could Set Precedent For Police Use Of Force

A San Jose couple that was shocked and shot by a police officer’s Taser and gun are going to court this week, charged with resisting arrest in a case that will test the limits of police use of force.

CBS San Francisco–10/13/2010

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