On Monday, April 2, 2012, agents from the DEA, IRS, and U.S. Marshals Service raided Oaksterdam University and several other businesses associated with Oakland cannabis activist Richard Lee.
The Oakland Police Department was not notified in advance of the raids and did not participate in them, but did provide crowd control as the morning progressed and increasing numbers of angry locals opposed to the raid arrived at 19th and Broadway.
In this clip, Oaklander Max Allstadt expresses his thoughts about OPD’s participation.
Transparency statement: Clipped from the longer raw video; captions, title, and end text added; otherwise unedited.
We’ll be posting clips to highlight incidents (interviews, arrests, etc.) as soon as our excruciatingly slow net connection and correspondingly creaky computer hardware allow. In the meantime, here’s the raw video.
Tony from #OO ARC: Stay-Away orders #PressConference. #Ocam #StayawayCr3w #Occupy
Tony Marks-Block of the Stop The Injunctions Coalition and the Occupy Oakland Anti-Repression Committee speaking after the official press conference about the stay-away orders issued by the City Government against several OO activists. Thu Mar 8, 2012.
Joint Press conference between the Occupy Oakland Anti-Repression Committee and the Stop The Injunctions Coalition protesting “stay-away orders” against OO activists, as well “gang injucntions” issued in parts of Oakland, both seen as violations of constitutional rights
March 3,2012 #OccupyOakland “Fuck The Police” march, pt 2/2. #OO
Note at ~14:14, Shawn Polly of Vallejo, CA talks about Samsons Unit, the men’s sober-living space he set up in the house he’s been renting. The house is now owned by Fannie Mae, and they are not renewing ANY leases. If you can’t buy the house, out you go.