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Oakland Riots

Hadn't heard about this until today.

Short version, because I just woke up: a transit police officer shot an unarmed man in the back at point blank range as he was being held face down on the floor in Oakland early on New Year’s Day. Overnight, west Oakland finally went up, probably triggered by 1) all the mealymouthing around the shooting from the authorities 2) while everyone else was watching the fucking video of the guy being killed and 3) probably also the news that the shooting officer has resigned and is reportedly refusing to cooperate with investigators. And that no-one seems overly bothered by same.


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