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Oscar Grant Rebellion in the Streets After Mehserle Granted Bail, Oakland, 1/30/09: photos
by dave id
Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
After it was announced that Mehserle had bail set for his release, demonstrators who had gathered at Oak and 12th Streets moved to the Alameda County Courthouse steps that face Lake Merritt and protested with bullhorns.
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§Demonstrators take to the street down 14th toward City Hall
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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Video can be found at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/31/18567146.php#18567147
§14th and Broadway
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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Photos and video of January 7th street actions at this intersection (and surrounding streets) can be found at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/08/18559668.php

Mapage and street views can be found at http://tinyurl.com/oaklandca
§Tellin' it atop an AC Transit bus
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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§Heading up Broadway toward OPD headquarters
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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§Approaching Oakland Police Administration building in background
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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§Riot police protect their fort
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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§Tear gas and flash-bang grenades unleashed
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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Within seconds of this unmarked SUV having its back window smashed, this cop jumped out and began hurling "riot control" devices all over.

For raw corporate media helicopter video of this incident, see http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/30/18567060.php#18567069
§Pavement marked by police "civil" munitions thrown into crowd
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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§Heading back up Broadway toward 14th Street
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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§Demonstrators mass after being pushed back at 14th and Madison
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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Desley Brooks has been supportive of those outraged by BART police abuse and murder: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/11/18561773.php#18561780. And she has called for the resignation or retirement of DA Orloff: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/15/18563276.php#18563277
§14th and Jackson
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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§Private or police vehicle? Two uniformed cops inside
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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§BART police proudly serving Bay Area residents like Oscar Grant
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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Oakland Police Chief has resigned: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/27/18566002.php

BART Police Chief Gary Gee has no intention of leaving at this point, and even sent a "stay strong" memo to his officers this week with instruction on how to help Mehserle while he was in prison, sympathies that the poor officers have to endure public and media abuse, and that they will all weather this storm: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=61&entry_id=35227

And how about Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff? http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/15/18563416.php Does he want to screw up the case against Mehserle on purpose? http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/30/18567058.php?show_comments=1#18567153
§Arrest footage on the monitor, corporate media phones it in
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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Speaking of phoning it in, Charles Burress, Heather Knight, and the Chronicle should be embarrassed that they actually published this shabby report: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/30/BAL715KJPS.DTL&type=printable. There are inaccuracies like ANSWER having organized the bail hearing demo, things that it sounds like they just made up ("several of them said they were angry bail was granted"), and frankly just lazy reporting ("At some point during the protest, police released tear gas" -- at some point?? -- and "The group stopped at a McDonald's parking lot at 14th and Jackson streets" -- is that what happened?). Where these reporters even there? Phoning it in is an understatement.
§Arrests at 14th and Harrison
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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For photos of several of the arrests, see http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/30/18567028.php
§Battening down the hatches on 14th
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:23 PM
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§Snatch squads roll as dark approaches
by dave id Saturday Jan 31st, 2009 4:38 PM
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Riot cops as passengers with doors open, ready to pounce: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/15/18563303.php#18563312