Even Oakland’s undercover cops say OPD has gone too far against Occupy Wall Street
Two weeks ago, we reported on an expose – outing Oakland Police who were attempting to infiltrate the Occupy Movement.
Now, one of the cops who was exposed as an undercover agent has spoken out. He says the police brutality perpetrated by his own force may well be remembered as a turning point in changing the country, just as police brutality in Birmingham, Alabama was a turning point in the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s.
He says he was just doing his job and that personally, he’d rather be on the side of the Occupy Movement.
SHAVIES: I’m a police officer. I’m part of the 99 percent. […] In the ’60s when people would protest, would gather in order to bring about change, right? Those protests were nonviolent they were peaceful assemblies. They were broken up with dogs, hoses, sticks. […] It looks like there was a square, and police shot tear gas. That could be the photograph or the video for our generation. That’s our Birmingham. So, twenty years from now this movement could be the turning point, the tipping point, right. It’s about time your generation stood up for something. It’s about time young people are in the streets. […] Ya’ll don’t need to throw gas canisters into a group of people occupying an intersection.
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