Riot Gear

A protester sits in a street in front of police in riot gear as protesters attempt to block an entrance to the Port of Oakland on December 12, 2011 in Oakland. (Kimberly White/Getty Images)

Riot Police May Incite Violence Among Protesters Instead Of Preventing It, UC Berkeley Researchers Find

Do police in riot gear and the tactics and equipment they use on protesters such as ini Ferguson, Mo. and the Occupy movement in the Bay Area prevent violent clashes or incite them?

08/22/2014

Protesters upset over the fatal shooting of Andy Lopez held up crosses during a protest at Santa Rosa City Hall on December 10, 2013. (CBS)

2 Arrested In Protests Over Fatal Shooting Of Santa Rosa Teen

Protesters rallying against a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a 13-year-old boy clashed with police in riot gear in front of Santa Rosa City Hall Tuesday evening.

12/10/2013

Oakland Police use tear gas to disperse a crowd during a protest against the raid of the "Occupy Oakland" encampment on October 25, 2011. (CBS)

Protesters Clash With Police After ‘Occupy Oakland’ Camp Raided

Police at Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza deployed tear gas on protesters Tuesday night during a demonstration over Tuesday morning’s raid of the “Occupy Oakland” encampment.

10/25/2011

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