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bigmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 09:44 PM
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10. It's happened in between, in the early '90s.
Edited on Wed Nov-09-11 09:45 PM by bigmonkey
There was a whole lot of political action when the University tried to take back "People's Park." I had a friend who was subjected to punitive lawsuits. The University put in a sand volleyball court in place of the park to make it seem like the takeover was community-friendly. No-one from the community would use the court, so the University hired off-duty police (I think their own) to play volleyball there to make it seem like the court was being accepted. My friend and other activists would disrupt the games, and she was charged with an "attack with thorny weapons", if I recall the charge properly, when she threw roses into the game, and a stupid police person decided to stomp on them!

Police violence pretty commonly through the period. Two members of the Berkeley Police Review Board didn't believe all the charges against the police, so, against the advice of friends, they went to observe a protest there, wearing ID that showed their status. One was beaten senseless by the U. of C. police (or the Berkeley police, I can't remember which), the other was found wandering dazed from being beaten. Just horrible. I may have some minor naming details incorrect, but that's the gist. There was more, but it's a long story.
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  - Kick for the protesters  deutsey   Nov-09-11 08:05 PM   #1 
  - Is this a private or public university?  nineteen50   Nov-09-11 08:07 PM   #2 
  - public  alp227   Nov-09-11 08:11 PM   #3 
  - the University of California Berkeley is a public institution...  mike_c   Nov-09-11 08:13 PM   #4 
     - Isn't that splitting hairs? If UC-Berkeley is a public institution  coalition_unwilling   Nov-09-11 08:22 PM   #6 
        - That would be my thinking as well  primavera   Nov-10-11 05:10 AM   #16 
  - Ah, Mario Savio is smiling:  coalition_unwilling   Nov-09-11 08:21 PM   #5 
  - What is this bit with the police always in riot gear?  Hardrada   Nov-09-11 09:20 PM   #7 
  - Its all that Homeland Security money Bush gave away.  Historic NY   Nov-10-11 12:09 AM   #13 
  - Riot gear and rifles....  freshstart   Nov-09-11 09:21 PM   #8 
  - Well it ain't the first time that's happened  socialist_n_TN   Nov-09-11 09:23 PM   #9 
     - It's happened in between, in the early '90s.  bigmonkey   Nov-09-11 09:44 PM   #10 
     - And 1970  freshstart   Nov-09-11 10:40 PM   #11 
     - Did Reagan have them shot, or just gassed so they trampled?  Sirveri   Nov-10-11 05:04 AM   #15 
  - That explains the helecopter  Mz Pip   Nov-09-11 11:27 PM   #12 
  - Video of Police Brutality  cory777   Nov-10-11 12:27 AM   #14 

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