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Oakland Police warns press of "potential risk to personal safety" covering Occupy Oakland
On November 11, Oakland Police emailed members of the press of "potential risk to personal safety" when covering Occupy Oakland after "members of the local press were assaulted and battered while attempting to report from the scene of a homicide near 14th and Broadway."
Press Safety Advisory
On the evening of November 10th, 2011 the Oakland Police Department received information that members of the local press were assaulted and battered while attempting to report from the scene of a homicide near 14th Street and Broadway. The following day, November 11th, an anarchist blog post advocated violence and urged readers to view and treat the media as an extension of the “bourgeoisie.”
Due to the totality of these circumstances, we are informing you of potential risk to personal safety when covering Frank Ogawa Plaza encampment developments. The Oakland Police Department Media Relations Office is here to facilitate your access to public safety issues as well as your safety in doing so. We encourage you to report all instances of crime you may encounter.
Oakland Police Department (Emergency) 911 or 510.777.3211
Oakland Police Department (Non-Emergency) 510.777.3333
Oakland Police Department Media Relations Office 510.238.7230 or opdmedia [at] oaklandnet.com.