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Occupy Riverside Claims Police Brutality

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A tent taken down by police Sunday afternoon turned the Occupy Riverside protest into melee, resulting in the arrest of 11 demonstrators. The group is accusing the Riverside Police Department of brutality. They said they were staying put at a tent they call the people's kitchen, which is where they serve meals. But Police Chief Sergio Diaz says his officers acted appropriately and he has the video posted on the group's website.

"What I've seen is videos that talk about police brutality, but what they depict is officers very calmly doing their job," Diaz said. The chief says his department is not stepping on anyone's right to free
speech, but they must draw the line at the sea of tents that had stretched across the public walkway in violation of the city's ordinance. "Sunday's event was not about displacing anybody from
the Main Street mall," Diaz said. "We're absolutely committed to people's right to dialogue, to petition for grievances, to have signs, to get on a stump and talk." During Tuesday's City Council meeting, Occupy members spoke out against the alleged brutality.

Several of the speakers issued a people's citation, charging City Council members and the police department with their own list of violations. Protesters said they will continue to hold their ground and fight for their rights.

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Added: Nov-9-2011 Occurred On: Nov-5-2011
By: jbpnw
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Tags: ows, occupy wall riverside, police, use of force, appropriate, protest, arrests
Location: Riverside, California, United States (load item map)
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  • I didn't see any brutality. I do know that if anybody gave me the sort of verbal abuse that those twerps were shoveling at the cops, there would be a fight.

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    • @jbpnw

      Can't we just pepper-spray them a little bit?

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  • "Fucking pigs" "take that badge off" One might take those as agressive or threatening statements.. Not too "peaceful" if you ask me.

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  • this is getting old

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    • @AngryWhiteMan

      ahhh if we really had capitalism, the banks would have failed. The auto companies would have failed. Pretty hard for someone small to compete and show "hot to do it" when the government helps the large corporations, in direct ways and in many indirect ways. Thats not capitalism.

      and I hate most cops I have had the displeasure of meeting, but the idiots insulting them are just that, idiots. I do think its expected though - cops have been pushing people around for quit More..

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    • @AngryWhiteMan As recently as last month, the goverment bailed out Bank of America for over $400m by buying out crap debt. Thats a failure of government & undue influence by lobbyists.

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    • @Seq255 We shoul've let them fail instead of an Obama bail out.

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  • So little respect shown to the people that one day may just save your life, or hinder burglars from entering your house.

    They seem to know their rights and stuff well, but still doesn't understand what disorderly conduct is. Screaming insults all over the place, throwing personal insults towards police officers . . . That's bad and does not represent the 99% that they pretend to be.

    They are the 0.5% fucktards that needs to vent their shit in front of cameras to gain that sweet 15 seconds of More..

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    • @NewPol That first part is Absolutely ignorant Police aren't their to Prevent people from ENTERING your house they SHOW up AFTER its done to take them out/away AFTER they commit crimes If you haven't noticed ON average It takes cops WAY longer to show up than for the burglars to come in kill you take some shit and leave When I've called the police on occasion it would take about 30 minutes for a shit cop to show up then do nothing and leave minutes later Your seriously in a delusion

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    • @Juliusstreicher This is true and why I arm myself.

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  • when demonstrators keep saying "fuckity fuck fuck, mother fucker" or similar things> crediblity of the protest dwindles.

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  • The old cop who the idiot with the camera asked "Aren't you a little old for this?" Should have responded with "Aren't YOU are litle old for this?

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  • Fuck that guy trying to claim to be a soldier. He should enlist so he learns some self sacrifice and what it means to really fight for freedom. Bunch of ungrateful little shits.

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    • @ParkwayDrive1976

      You got that right, that fuckin poser couldn't make a pimple on a Soldiers ass!

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    • @ParkwayDrive1976 i could care less if hes a soldier or not but im pretty sure hes not lying and posing as a soldier.. he had a point he took an oath to defend the constitution from enemies foreign and domestic right? if that's the case then hes right these are unjust debt wars and will never end as long as the oligarchs have people like yourself fight and die for a profit. i have lots of friends in the army, national guard, and marines who i support but what i don't support are these illegal wa More..

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    • @GoodVsEvil1989
      If you think the wars were illegal, how can you support your friends fighting them? If your friends are fighting illegal wars, they're war criminals and you shouldn't support them.

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    • @fishteeth9 you obviously don't get it just like my friends.. i tell them these wars are illegal but they tend not to care until one of them gets blown up or loses their best buddy.. i thought i made that clear to you in the statement i support my friends as individuals but not the so-called freedom defending wars they think their fighting for.. just because they go other there doesn't make them war criminals.. the only war criminals are the people in charge imposing their deception on the other More..

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  • Im still confused at what they are protesting. Looks like a homless person convention.

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    • @sullyscurve lol yes, but in other videos, "real" homeless complain that their space is occupied by these protesters. So in the end everybody is just protesting and complaining, really confusing.
      they should go to work, then they had less time to complain about whatever

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  • They were told to vacate, they didn't.

    That's an open invitation (dare?) to move them forcibly.

    Sucks to be stupid... I hope many of them have permanent marks and scars to remind them of their wasted youth.

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  • The only people in this video who seem to be cool, calm and collective are the police!!

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  • Those occopy movement are a bunch a whiners... They are the 1%.

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  • the cops are just trying to do their job. These assholes are mouthing off and if a punch is served so be it.

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  • Kill these occupying leeches. We need a great idealistic thinking dictator to destroy these fucks and bring some pride back to being an American. Hitler predicted these problems with democracy and only now are we feeling the effects of allowing a two party system to fight each other and get nothing done. Everyone hates each other and is pointing fingers, liberals vs conservatives, if we could only get one guy who knew what he was doing and gave him complete control (with the complete knowledge t More..

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  • Much support to Riverside PD if you need help taking out more trash Let me know... send a PM

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  • COPS--> Good Guys
    OCCUPY--> Bad Guys, thugs, socialists, smelly hippies, etc...

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  • Brutal. The way they gently pushed that guy into the car and the reassuring way the one cop put his hand on the the back of the masked protestor who called him a mutherfucker was crazy. They are fascists!

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  • Just to let the "occupiers" know, you are the farthest thing from the 99% in this country. Your actually the .01% of lazy jobless scum, trust me, if these people were the 99% we would be fucked.

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    • @Mikey-D That would be 9% and 14 million scum. Thank gawd for hard working companies like Bank of America who just had $400m of crap debt bought by the government last month.
      Also stuff the bottom 80% who only share 7% of US wealth. How dare they protest, they should know their place.

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    • @jimbo111 You are just pissed off someone had to pick up all of your overdrafted account starbucks coffee fees when you defaulted.

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    • @jimbo111
      Pulling numbers out of your ass isn't impressive, you know. Anybody can make crap up. Watch: "The top 1 percent own 1569 percent of all wealth." See how easy it is?

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    • @fishteeth9 Glad you asked, check out US bureau of labor for the 9% unemployment rate & non-farm based employment data. www.bls.gov.

      For income disparity check http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html

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    • @fishteeth9 Bank of America bailout www.thestreet.com/story/11216921/1/bank-of-americas-backdoor-bailout.html

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  • Riverside Police Department is the BEST! Those of you who were attempting to antagonize police officers simply doing their jobs are despicable. You should get off of your lazy asses and get a job. If spent your time searching for a job you wouldn't be wasting your time occupying the mall. You are NOT the 1%. You are less than 1,000,000,000th a percent.

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  • Agreed, the occupiers are the farthest thing from the 99%.

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  • I dont get why the police dont beat the shit out of them? any normal citizen would kick the ass out of someone calling them like shit, those cops are like doing nothing at all yet they say there is police brutality over there.

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  • there doing there job you guys have no IDEA what that means

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  • Holy fuck, when will these morons stop abusing cops and then crying like motherfucking bitches.

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  • While the little shit bags are bedding down and trying to sleep, they should bring in vehicles with very loud loudspeakers and play polka music at about 8000 decibels!

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