Time magazine’s Person of the Year was the Protester, but it should have been Pepper-Spray Cop. More here.
If we live in the land of the free and all that twaddle, then why do our cops treat protesters as if they’re terrorists rather than fellow citizens? Inquiring minds, including a prominent United Nations official, want to know. More here.
Robert Hass, former poet laureate of the U.S., was among the teachers and students brutalized by UC Berkeley cops on the very site where the Free Speech Movement was born 50 years ago. More here.
… of what happened on Friday, in broad daylight, in America. I’m sorry, but can anyone out there explain to me why this cop shouldn’t face assault charges, and why the chancellor of UC Davis shouldn’t immediately be fired?
Naomi Wolf on the police offensive against the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan doesn’t seem like someone who would lie in a weasel-y way (hello, Mitt Romney) about her agenda. She just seems like she’s in over her head. More here.
Here’s a song for armed men in uniform who attack unarmed, peaceful protesters:
Ginia Bellafante should have been fired or reassigned to work for the fashion section. Instead, I’ll bet she was high-fived by her yuppie colleagues for writing this fashionably snide article…
What did Democracy Now! expect from the New York Daily News, or from any other mainstream media outlet on the scene? Police violence was the story Saturday, and that’s what was reported…