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Council members used news reports of police using excessive force at the Occupy Oakland protests and at previous protests at UC Berkeley as reason for not renewing the agreements that usually are approved each year without fanfare.
The 8-0 vote, with Mayor Tom Bates abstaining, means the council will revisit those agreements at a later date after scrutinizing them more thoroughly.
If no one trusts them, then who are those who wonder? Seriously though, I'd like to get real numbers on who's with us, who's against us, and who doesn't have a clue. Polls lie and miss demographics. Even gatherings are infiltrated by the opposition and onlookers. I get the feeling there are some enjoying our inability to get together. Occupy Oakland is beautiful in its outreach. I'm hoping the superficiality brought on by having to cater to so many mental health victims doesn't cloud their messages.
Originally posted by chewy1314
People wonder why no one trusts the police, politicians, and everyone of authority. Here is your proof that these people are no longer respected.