Police Bludgeon Peaceful Occupy UC Berkeley Protesters with Batons

George Washington's picture

This is just the latest in a series of criminal acts of unprovoked police violence against peaceful Occupy protesters. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.

As I noted earlier today, the problem is the militarization of U.S. police forces:

Journalists from across the spectrum have documented the militarization of police forces in the United States, including CNN, Huffington Post, Forbes, Esquire, The Atlantic, Salon, and the Cato Institute.




But the militarization of police started long before 9/11 … in the 1980s.

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BarrySoetoro's picture

Hey basement dwellers, if you love these shit-bags so much, why don't you invite them into your own homes? 


merchantratereview's picture

If these kids learn anything it's that they should max out their student loans, use the cash for investing in physical (land, gold, etc). And for chrissakes, use a un-traceable trust!

TDoS's picture

Premise Four: Civilization is based on a clearly defined and widely accepted yet often unarticulated hierarchy. Violence done by those higher on the hierarchy to those lower is nearly always invisible, that is, unnoticed. When it is noticed, it is fully rationalized. Violence done by those lower on the hierarchy to those higher is unthinkable, and when it does occur is regarded with shock, horror, and the fetishization of the victims.

TDoS's picture

If there was video of a group of cops curb stomping an 80 year old woman, there would be authority worshipping goons screaming left and right how she deserved it.

maximin thrax's picture

Increasing the number of college graduates no more increases the ranks of the middle class than increasing the number of carpenters results in more home construction. All we get are better educated unemployed and more debt. Graduates don't suffer from the loss of manufacturing jobs directly, since most degreed individuals aren't going to work on assembly lines, so they gave scant attention to the outsourcing of production. They are suffering more directly from the contraction of the FIRE sector and from the contraction of the public workforce. Government expansion has been one giant sponge that absorbs excess graduates, and it's now saturated. So, we have these protests...

Oswald Spengler's picture

OWS just tossed two protesters from the movement. One got a job and the other inherited some money/

Outlaw Of The Wasteland's picture

ooooops......2 more.......2 drug addicted homos "married" and are now hitchhiking to sodom by the sea (san fran) in lieu of trainfare.

Outlaw Of The Wasteland's picture

I love the sound of crushed communist skulls in the morning.

Sounds like victory.

TDoS's picture

You truly are a damaged person, aren't you?  Abusers were often abused themselves.  I wonder what you must have gone through to twist you so.

BarrySoetoro's picture

Maybe it's the culmination of a lifetime of leftist shit-bags taking a fat slice of every paycheck, micromanaging every aspect of our lives, and demanding more.  They're squatters, vagrants, drug addicts, and perpetual losers.  Tell me, TDoS, hy do you so admire these filthy dregs?  Is it Stockholm Syndrome?


High Plains Drifter's picture

police attack demonstrators.


students respond to attacks 


police call in national guard


martial law


Sweet Chicken's picture

Shit this stuff makes me more mad then I can possibly express. FUCK YOU PIGS!!!!! Jesus H. Fucking Christ this really isn't the USA anymore!!! Tear it all down and let's hang these mother fuckers!!!



BarrySoetoro's picture

Big talk from a little boy...nothing more.  Nobody is impressed.

Mercury's picture

Police Bludgeon Peaceful Occupy UC Berkeley Protesters with Batons


Oh please.  As if it isn't every UC Berkeley student's dream to be bludgeoned by a police baton.  They probably got course credit for it anyway.

One must take into account that the impulse to bludgeon UC Berkeley students just on general principals is more or less overwhelming for most normal people every minute of every day.


If you want to see real police brutality and abuse of citizenry spend a day following around some state environmental police.


Imminent Crucible's picture

"the impulse to bludgeon UC Berkeley students just on general principals is more or less overwhelming for most normal people every minute of every day"

That statement tells us nothing about normal people, but it tells us volumes about who and what you are.

If there are any generalized impulses to bludgeon among normal people, they are directed at Congress, the Fed and their Wall Street owners.

PrinceDraxx's picture

Not a hundred percent sure, but I'm thinking I might succumb to temptation. lol

Mercury's picture

Yup. and UC Berkeley students.

gringo28's picture

Yah, and the same moron students would probably protest against curbing "union bargaining rights" which are extremely skewed towards financially benefitting the same brutal police force (that is simply doing it's job and clearing an illegal encampment). Bottom line, student protests have ALWAYS been exaggerated by the media and completely underwhelming in their impact. I love that they've recycled the same boring, predictable 'whole world is watching' chant - because it's true, albeit mainly for entertainment purposes.....

LasVegasDave's picture

Terminate with extreme prejudice

tickhound's picture

Well put your blindfold on then, bitch.

JW n FL's picture


(Fox News)

you poor bottom feeders are sooooo easily led around by your noses..

seriously.. -----> Huffington if out this door and thru theres.. lots of other people who figner paint with there own shit there.. for you to play with.


El Oregonian's picture

It only gets bitter from here...

jwoop66's picture

Cops have always been thugs.  Nothing new there.  So are most OWS protesters.   They hinder the use and enjoyment  of PUBLIC places.  Public places are not just for ("whiney, no solid platform but Communism"(???)  are you fuckin kidding in this day and age?!), but public places are for the public.   They have been there long enough and have caused enough damage, and don't have any legit platform.   This is why we hire cop thugs.  It is now; after two months, time to unleash them and send these dirtbags back home. 

TDoS's picture

I bet you'd never complain if Verizon pitched a bunch of tents in a public park and started promoting a new line of cell phones. Maybe OWS protesters need to start selling things to gain the respect of Americans, who can apparently only respect activity that is related to consumption.

Moe Gamble's picture

i hope you die of a bleeding d1ck, dirtbag.

Madcow's picture

A global police state run by bankers = "Change we can believe in" 

bullchit's picture

The only green shoots I see in the USA today are coming from the "liberty tree'.

To spill ones blood in support of the constitution is every Americans right and duty, regardless of persuasion of sex, religion, class, politics, etc. All the ad-hominems are totally meaningless.

This movement is in it's infancy. Ghandi's peaceful protest lasted years.

One can only hope that the protesters can and will remain passive. Civil war is not the answer. Overwhelming numbers is.

If the protesters cause is strong enough nationally, then it will overcome.

Lots of grief, blood and sadness meantime.

Some of us believe that the conflict is being fought on this thread. It's not. Out there on the streets, my brave lads....or not.


maximin thrax's picture

India had Gandhi, OWS has... a dog, I think. Oh, and many overbearing and controlling "facilitators." A movement needs real leaders who can build real consensus on a select few intrensic issues. The great Leaderless Experiment is listing.

dizzyfingers's picture

Constitution's dead. Did you not get Obama's memo?

markt61's picture

I believe it was Ben Franklin who Said the tree of liberty from time to time must be watered with the blood of patriots.

Imminent Crucible's picture

Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to a friend.

LasVegasDave's picture

Theres not a single Patriot in that crowd of marxists, anarchists and fascists.


323's picture

Lol, what makes you say that? Rush?

Outlaw Of The Wasteland's picture

I believe that would make you a moron.  There is a tent waiting for you at zuccotti park.

OldTrooper's picture

Not a moron, Outlaw - just ignorant - and his heart's in the right place. Let's point him in the right direction...


And this for brief context of the quotation...


bullchit's picture

'And that would make you a picky little cunt. (Within the rules of fight club, I believe)

LawsofPhysics's picture

Although I agree with the author, this was hardly a "beating" and it was clear that the action was ordered in hopes of initiating a violent response from what were very clearly peaceful protesters.  You will see more and more of this until the police and the kleptocrats behind those badges get what they keep hoping for - a viloent response.

Personally, I can not wait for a few more of my brothers in arms to come home.  I hire veterans, but I am always surprised by those who don't.  Idle hands will find something to do, somethings never change.  hedge accordingly.

web bot's picture

Just a bunch of #uckin thugs in uniform.

America is making a very, very critical mistake. Most think that these are just a bunch of young punks or anarchists. The fact is that this is the middle class... who have middle class parents... This is a precursor of what's to come.

So far, America is turning a blind eye to this... when the crisis washes up on our shores from Europe and the middle class gets out into the streets... there will be a sea change in public opinion on the police.

This is shameful...

dizzyfingers's picture

web bot:  ACORN Officials Scramble, Firing Workers and Shredding Documents, After Exposed as Players Behind Occupy Wall Street Protests

It's the commies -- again

scatterbrains's picture

there you go let yourself get sucked in by the disimformation.. if you think anyone would follow Acorn your an idiot..not saying you are but do you really believe that horseshit ? lol

catch edge ghost's picture

"..that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.." 

LawsofPhysics's picture

Exactly.  Life and Nature make no promises regarding anyone's survival, all you have to fear is indeed fear itself.  Take a stand against tyranny and insure your own security and survival, as well as that of your neighborhood and community.

JustZaFakz's picture

There was a warning posted at resumesWINinterviews.com about the rising frustration among both the 99%ers and the government...  http://www.resumeswininterviews.com/fix.html   It is indeed going to be rough for the 99%ers for quite a while while they try to get their "sea legs" under them in this matter...  This definition from a colleague captured the spirit of the movement rather eloquently and may help the movement:  "99%ers are NOT collateral". 

dizzyfingers's picture

Also at resumesWINinterviews.com, this... is it common sense, or uncommon sense?

Mike "Mish" Shedlock, Investment Advisor:

  • End bank bailouts...prosecute fraud, [I add: and not just the little guys]
  • Scrap Davis-Bacon and all prevailing wage laws
  • End public unions' right to collective bagaining
  • Legalize hemp and then tax it
  • Lower corporate tax rates
  • Stop the wars...stop being global police
  • End the Federal Reserve and fractional reserve lending
  • Implement campaign reform to stop vote-buying by unions and corporations

I would add, all of congress to serve only for one year, no pay, no benefits, no big trips, no bribes. Violation of the last will be considered treason.

chunga's picture

The atrocity of the day. It's early.

johnQpublic's picture

sooner or later the guy filming from that balcony above the crowd will be shooting from that balcony above the crowd


then, and only then, will you truly witness the atrocity of the day

Seasmoke's picture

not if he is shooting at the thug cops