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Rubber bullets, tear gas in Berkeley

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posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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Berkeley California had some protesting problems last night it looks like.

Protests against the police problems especially in Ferguson and New York apparently turned violent and the police fired rubber bullets and shot off some gas canisters.

Some injuries reported.

Was this on the news anywhere?

Rubber bullets, tear gas in Berkeley as police disperse #EricGarner, #Ferguson rally



Protests against police brutality have turned violent in Berkeley, California, as officers are resorting to rubber bullets, flash bang grenades and tear gas in a tense standoff with demonstrators demanding justice.

The scene in this liberal college town remains chaotic Saturday night as reports of injured protesters at the hands of the police begin emerged. The protesters took to the streets to express their anger over a series of high-profile incidences involving the death of black Americans at the hands of white police officers - all of whom were cleared of any wrongdoing by the courts.

According to police, some of the protesters took to more violent methods of expression.



Looked pretty organized.




posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

How comes they're equipped with rubber bullets after the fact?


Why don't police only get rubber bullets and none of this would happen when they shoot people.



& don't give me that less effective crap because a bean bag full of rubber at 100mph is stopping anyone in their tracks.




Cameras and rubber bullets for law enforcement...

There will never be another protest about shootings again.
edit on 7-12-2014 by CharlieSpeirs because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 06:29 PM
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"Protests against police brutality have turned violent in Berkeley"

I was almost tempted to stop reading this post there. Insanity comes in many forms I guess.

Violence is always followed with more violence. I don't see the mindset of some people, I just don't. Violence, on an individual basis, ends up dragging everyone down and forces other people to act in ways contrary to their nature. Only the unloved and unkind use violence.

There needs to be a method to weed out these 'rogue' elements before protests begin or the rest of the protesters will be tarred with their bloody brushes. Generalisations run rampant when protests begin, right up until they end, and the worst generalisation that can happen to your cause is "They're a bunch of violent thugs just after freebies from the next shop that's smashed up".

People really are losing their minds. Its takes nothing now to make the fully emasculated man snap. Once the placebo of his sports addiction wears thin, or his pent up angst is no longer satiated through video games, it seems he's just about ready to explode for any cause, lashing out at anyone around, but still clinging to some tribal - societal like - cause. It's annoying and hopefully wont last much longer.

Out with the violence, in with the peaceful none compliance - the 'systems' literal worst enemy. How can corruption function if the victims aren't playing?



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 06:34 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

not a bad idea.




posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen



Was this on the news anywhere?


Nope but its fantastic because truth has a habbit of coming out and then the public trust the MSM even less.

Self, Foot , Shoot

At what stage did Hitler start using machine guns to shoot angry protestors ? Was it 1938 or 1939



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs



Why don't police only get rubber bullets and none of this would happen when they shoot people.


They would still keep coming up with an excuse for using live rounds on a 12 year old kid.

Them Tazer guns or cattle prods are now used like farmers use them to move the cattle along and if the old cow fulls down dead then who cares, off to the butchers yard anyway.

Wait untill the Fracking protests get going next summer and the catle workout that the farm land under their feet that they built a home on does not realy belong to them at all and then things we get into second gear i thinks



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


Was this on the news anywhere?

What, cops gassing and beating people up?

Only if deaths result. The media needs some oomph.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

It was on the local San Francisco news stations last night. A small group of people were breaking windows and stealing items from Trader Joes while protesters tried to block them from vandalizing and stealing. The group of looters were wearing masks and attacking protesters and media when they tried to stop them.

Berkeley: Protests result in six arrests, injuries to officers



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 06:57 PM
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a reply to: VirusGuard

Why do you keep trying to relate EVERYTHING to the Cleveland shooting? My god, that drum is worn out dude. It's tragic, but not everything in the world is related to it.

And as for bean bag rounds: no, they are not 100% effective. It is entirely possible for somebody to carry on after getting hit by one. They can also kill people. That's why they are "less lethal" and not "non-lethal" rounds. Same with rubber bullets. Same with Tasers.

Oh, and none of those are effective against somebody wearing body armor, or enough clothing to limit the impact. Knowledge

edit on 7-12-2014 by Shamrock6 because: Typos. Ugh.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 07:32 PM
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Well, Berkley was the birthplace of the free speech movement, about 50 years ago.

How ironic that less than two months after banning Bill Maher from speaking because they didn't like what he might say, their protestors get tear gassed by police.

What goes around, comes around. Free speech isn't something that you pick and choose when you'd like to apply it.
edit on 7-12-2014 by babybunnies because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 07:51 PM
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originally posted by: babybunnies
Well, Berkley was the birthplace of the free speech movement, about 50 years ago.

How ironic that less than two months after banning Bill Maher from speaking because they didn't like what he might say, their protestors get tear gassed by police.

What goes around, comes around. Free speech isn't something that you pick and choose when you'd like to apply it.


Haha but isnt that how ALl libeals roll?!?!



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 08:55 PM
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a reply to: babybunnies

Problem is it wasn't just protesters who were tear gassed, but don't let that get in the way of your infantile attempt at making a point.

When the cops were so loose with the tear gas that they gassed senior citizens and others, having nothing at all to do with the protest, while exiting movies and concerts in the area, that's a problem. And it's a problem that has nothing at all to do with Bill Maher.



posted on Dec, 7 2014 @ 09:33 PM
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On NPR tonight on my drive home they were talking about the protest
& that a small rogue of people (not protesters) were the ones that had
caused the problems.

Cheers
Ektar



posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 03:09 PM
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And they continued last night....

Frothing Mob Chanting “Peaceful Protest” Turns Violent in Berkeley



Hundreds of protesters returned to East Bay streets on Sunday for a second night of raucous demonstrations against police killings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.

Sunday’s protest started out largely peaceful in Berkeley, but by 9 p.m. crowds had climbed past lines of California Highway Patrol officers onto Highway 24 in Oakland, where they blocked multiple lanes of eastbound traffic.

Even as the crowd chanted “peaceful protest,” a group of people jumped on top of two law enforcement vehicles and kicked at the sirens, and several set small fires nearby. Police eventually moved protesters away from the cars, one of them damaged by fire.






posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 11:13 PM
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Berkeley Protest Organizers Tell Crowd Violence is Acceptable



BERKELEY, California -- Organizers of a demonstration against police killings told a crowd of hundreds before their march Monday evening that they should feel free to use violence if they so chose.






posted on Dec, 9 2014 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

It's funny. I just saw another thread on here that makes it sound as if the police waded into a crowd of people singing "Puff the Magic Dragon" and holding hands. No mention of any sort of violence or vandalism or anything in that thread. Soooooo weeeeeeirdddd



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: Joneselius

I actually had a friend who was caught in the midst of it (not a protester). He said that there were only a few that were breaking windows and he saw the protesters trying to get just a few guys that were breaking windows to stop. That's when the tear gas and rubber bullets kicked in and well, Berkeley PD also had an armored vehicle tank thing down there to boot. Friend didn't even know they had one.

He wasn't a protester but said that he was more afraid of the police at the time than he was of the protesters. The mass majority, according to him, were peaceful and organized.

Here's a more local article on the protests and what has been happening since Saturday night that is lacking in "frothing mouths' and incitements to violence.

www.mercurynews.com...



posted on Dec, 10 2014 @ 06:44 AM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: xuenchen

It's funny. I just saw another thread on here that makes it sound as if the police waded into a crowd of people singing "Puff the Magic Dragon" and holding hands. No mention of any sort of violence or vandalism or anything in that thread. Soooooo weeeeeeirdddd


It's called bias, Shamrock. Berkeley is a well known liberal college. Breitbart is a well known conservative website. The other one is a freaking blog. Not hard to do the math as to why incongruity exists.



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