Who are you defending? How does the top 1% get all these low-paid cops to defend their right to rule? Aren’t police affected by poor economy as we all are?
How is it that WE have bought for our government all the tools of domination and war; weapons, cop cars, bullet-proof vests, choppers, planes, etc. And now they are using them against the people? What’s wrong here?
OAKLAND, Calif. — The second Iraq war veteran hospitalized after a confrontation at an Occupy Oakland protest wasn’t participating in the demonstration when he was injured and arrested, a friend and colleague said Saturday.
Kayvan Sabeghi, 32, had joined in a march the day before but was only trying to get home when he was beaten by police early Thursday, said Esther Goodstal, who co-owns a brewery with Sabeghi in nearby El Cerrito.
“I saw he had bruises all over his body, and that’s not right,” Goodstal told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “No one should treat another human being like this.”
An Oakland police spokesman didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.