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On Friday, December 30, Oakland police raid city hall plaza under orders from city hall. They tell everyone to gather their things and leave. But moments later, without warning, the police begin arresting people. A woman is grabbed by police for having a yoga mat under her arm, and taking some food off a table. An officer clearly states that they are arresting people for “having property in the plaza without a permit.”
Shortly after these first three arrests, the police rush back into a group of protesters and forcibly grab Tiffany Tran, a small Asian woman. A policeman says she was arrested for says “instigating that first one … when you cause other people to be arrested, then you get arrested too.”
According to the combined statements of the police on the scene, Tiffany Tran was arrested for instigating other people to have property in the plaza.
All of the arrestees are held in hot van without water or food for 8 hours before they are taken to Santa Rita prison. At the prison, 13 hours after first being arrested Tiffany is charged with the crime of “lynching”.
The anti-lynching California law dates back to 1933, and was created seeking to prevent white vigilante mobs from taking black prisoners away from “peace officers”, such that these racist mobs could hang black prisoners without trial.
But today, the situation has been reversed. The police are no longer “peace officers” trying to protect and serve. The police are now the ones engaged in brutal repression of peaceful citizens. And the same law, and same punishment, which was designed to try to prevent racist mobs from hanging people, is now being used against Tiffany Tran.
Now, granted, that's not the commonly understood meaning for "lynching," but it seems like it would be appropriate here.
The taking by means of a riot of any person from the lawful custody of any peace officer is a lynching.
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
reply to post by charles1952
What are the Statutory requirements that transform an assembly of the people into a riot under the California penal code?edit on 3-1-2012 by TheOneElectric because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by lyrc07
reply to post by Screwed
"I love my country and agree with whatever actions I am supposed to agree with".
WOW!!!!!! that is very disturbing.... Its people like you that have us in the situation were in now! Get off your knees and be a man, You were born with feet for a reason, use em'... WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People like you really will be the demise of America the country you love so much.
Maybe you should visit the Wizard of Oz, someone needs a brain!!!!
Originally posted by Screwed
People who speak out against our government are ungood.