Police Try to Kill Protester in Oakland

[ protest, ]
October 29, 2011

After "somehow" hitting a protester in the face from point-blank range with 40mm teargas canisters intended to be used from long-range as a last-ditch crowd-dispersal effort, Oakland police throw a grenade directly into the crowd of people attempting to help. http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/04/07/assassinations ``Today, both The New York Times and The Washington Post confirm that the Obama White House has now expressly authorized the CIA to kill al-Alwaki no matter where he is found, no matter his distance from a battlefield. I wrote at length about the extreme dangers and lawlessness of allowing the Executive Branch the power to murder U.S. citizens far away from a battlefield (i.e., while they're sleeping, at home, with their children, etc.) and with no due process of any kind.''

In Iraq or Afghan war-zones, this (targeting people helping the injured) is illegal under the Geneva Conventions (it's also illegal for them to stand around not helping).

No matter what you think of the Occupy protests or their message, this is an extremely clear message about our new reality: protest is illegal. Scott Olsen, the man injured in the above video, still cannot speak due to brain injury. He is a member of Iraq War Veterans Against the War. More on indybay and reason.com + BusinessInsider.com in case you think indybay is biased.