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No Charges For A University Of Alabama Campus Police Officer In Fatal Shooting Of A NAKED Student

Fri, Mar 1, 2013 (2:26 p.m.) A grand jury has decided not to charge a University of South Alabama campus police officer in the fatal shooting of a naked student. The jury reached a decision Friday and said surveillance video proved Officer Trevis Austin was justified in shooting Gil Collar. Police said collar was naked and banging on a window at a campus police station Oct. 6. Austin, who went outside to investigate the sound, said Collar was acting erratically and lunged toward him. A grand jury report says Collar … Continued

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Oakland: Two people killed in shooting early Saturday morning

OAKLAND — A man and a woman were pronounced dead after a double shooting in East Oakland, police said. Residents called police to report gunfire just after 4 a.m. near Apricot and Blenheim streets, just off San Leandro Street, police said. No one else was injured. Both victims, who were not identified, were found in the street and pronounced dead at the scene. Police were still trying to identify both people and determine what their relationship was. There was no suspect information available Saturday morning. The shootings mark the 14th … Continued

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Oakland: Judge picks police overseer but won’t divulge name

OAKLAND — A federal judge has chosen a powerful overseer for the Oakland Police Department, but refused to reveal his pick Friday, citing the city’s failure to release data to set the official’s salary. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson gave Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker until noon Monday to file current salary information for both City Administrator Deanna Santana and police Chief Howard Jordan. The figures will be used to determine compensation for a compliance director who will have sweeping powers to make Oakland police fully satisfy court-sanctioned reforms that … Continued

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Students at the Berkeley Student Cooperative Turn Conservative on Labor Issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Person: Caitlyn Kelly-Kilgore Berkeley Student Cooperative Employee Association Telephone Number: (510) 982-1335 Email Address: cait.kil@gmail.com, bscea@googlegroups.com Liberal Berkeley Students Turn Conservative on Labor Issues In most ways, the Berkeley Student Cooperative – America’s largest student housing cooperative – epitomizes liberal Berkeley values. The BSC boasts solar panels on its roofs, communal meals in shared houses, hot tubs, LGBTQ, African American, and vegetarian theme houses. Governing the organization and setting its annual $10 million budget is a Board of Directors composed of 28 students elected by fellow … Continued

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FTP on 3,1,13 Meet at 14 and broadway 7:00pm

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Hello people of the world. It is time that people come and march as a bloc. Let’s keep it fun and cool , we have a set of rules to keep every safe so we can all march in peace. FUCK THE POLICE MARCH FTP2.0 – FUCK THE POLICE Take our pigs for a walk. They need the exercise. And it only costs the city $50K a week! *** This event is being called by the Occupy Oakland Tactical Action Committee. It might continue weekly. The Tactical Action Committee was … Continued

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Take Your Solutions to City Hall Day (Tue Jan 22)

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“On Tuesday, January 22nd, join the JAB Coalition and allies and come on back out to City Hall as the full City Council weighs what to do now that the Public Safety Committee has recommended moving forward on the Wasserman/Bratton consultancy proposal. In addition, the 22nd will be the 2 year anniversary of the murder of Raheim Brown by OUSD police officers Barhim Bhatt and Jonathan Bellusa. Please join us to come together for a rally to honor the lives of all of Oakland’s sons and daughters murdered by the … Continued

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Solidarity Messages from Czech Activists to Occupy Oakland

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Two activists who have been supporting Occupy Oakland have just come back from a trip to Ostrava, Czech Republic. They visited Přednádraží, a street where mostly Roma residents have been resisting forced evictions. They also met with local activists and organized a screening of Occupy the Bay documentary. During the GAs in December, members of Occupy Oakland recorded solidarity messages that were shared with the community at Přednádraží, as well as with activists who support them. . Occupy Oakland Members Solidarity Message to Přednádraží in Ostrava, Czech Republic Several messages were also … Continued

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This Is What Solidarity Looks Like. Labor, JAB and OOLSC.

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In the wee hours of the cold, wet morning of November 20th, 2012, as a cadre of SEIU Local 1021 workers in Oakland prepared to shut down the Port of Oakland in search of a contract without clawbacks they had been without for more than a year, a man wearing a Justice 4 Alan Blueford T-shirt — who has never been a member of a union — arrived. That man is Adam Blueford, father of Alan Blueford, executed by Oakland Police Officer Miguel Masso on May 6th, 2012. What would … Continued

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#DefendJodie. “A Terrific Initial Victory for People’s Action.”

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Jodie Randolph and the Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group crew have been defending Jodie from eviction now for seventy three days. In a terrific initial victory for people’s action and home defense, Jodie was able to meet Monday, 1/14/13, with Morgan Stanley (the bank which, with various shadow subsidiaries, ‘owns’ her home). In November, when Jodie came to Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense, she had no prospect of a bank meeting, and all negotiations and legal actions were – theoretically – over and done. 71 days into a 24-7 home defense, … Continued

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A DEEPER LOOK INTO WILLIAM J. BRATTON

A DEEPER LOOK INTO WILLIAM J. BRATTON . Joshua Smith of Occupy Oakland – Full Speech to Oakland City Council January 15, 2013 (Josh E-Mail: fredsbakery@rocketmail.com) . Regarding Agenda Item #4: Strategic Policy Partnership Contract Amendment From: Oakland Police Department Recommendation: Adopt A Resolution Authorizing The City Administrator To Amend The Contract With Strategic Policy Partnership, LLC In The Amount Of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) To Hire A Consultant (William J. Bratton) To Put In Place A Much Needed Short-Term Crime Fighting Strategy And A Citywide Reduction And Community … Continued

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