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Add comment on:May Day Oakland Police Riots: OPD Violate Their Own Crowd Control Policy Yet Again, 5/1/12: video
At the tail end of International Workers' Day in Oakland — a day when Oakland police repeatedly instigated riots and near-riots by charging into non-violent crowds to attack individuals by shoving them over, using batons, tasers, and tear gas along the way — OPD decided to go with an age-old tactic of theirs, using their motorcycle fleet of Harley Davidson's and dirt bikes to intimidate and charge at a small crowd of journalists, protesters, and onlookers. This tactic, however, to disperse a crowd using police vehicles, happens to be expressly forbidden by the Oakland police department's own federally court-ordered Crowd Control Policy. (Video below)
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