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Oakland To Punish Cops For Handling Of Occupy Protesters

View more videos at: Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said today that he wants to discipline 44 of his officers for misconduct in their handling of Occupy Oakland protesters at three major demonstrations in the

#Occupy Oakland: Over 400 Arrests, Protesters Injured In Brutal Police Assault

The number keeps rising, as I anticipated after watching the arrests on livestream Saturday, but Reuters is now saying more than 400 Occupy Oakland protesters have been arrested as Saturday night's protests continue into Sunday. That's a significant number, and it trumps the "between 200 and 300" number authorities gave earlier in the day and were reported throughout the media. As has been the case throughout the Occupy movement, police officers and government officials claim they are only doing their jobs of maintaining the peace, while protesters insist the authorities are going way overboard.