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55 Responses to Berkeley Cops Beating Cal Students On Campus

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    Fancys_Asst Female 18-29
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    November 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    Link: Berkeley Cops Beating Cal Students On Campus - You never would have expected this at ultra-liberal Cal State Berkeley. This went down on November 9, 2011.
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    CRAIGJ Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    How about cops keep Berkley students from destroying more property?
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    What was that needless violence for?
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    C_Frost Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm
    I love the kid in the zip up hoodie showing the cops he`s got a booboo on his hand at the end
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    Billy62 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    Students wanted to set up encampment, university said no, students set up encampment, police took it down, students set up again and link arms, police break through students and take down camp again.

    Cops just doing their job, students just wanted to have their protest. Cal Berkeley`s actions are what`s dumb to me- if the students want their encampment, what`s the harm?
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    I would have taken their stick away... Try to hit me like that and you lose your toy.


    I get using a baton when people are resisting arresting or attacking you. But I honestly don`t see any reason why that should have happened, unless that chick said something that really hurt his feelings.
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm
    So are these protests about fighting the 1% or the police?
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    botfly Male 50-59
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    November 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    No beating occurred. It appears the beatings should have happened 10 years ago, then these spoiled little morons might have a little bit different outlook on life.
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    xtkm1x Male 13-17
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    November 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    i woulda gone berserk. i know i woulda probably got tased and maybe even shot... but if the stars were aligned (a.k.a. they hit a student that was either close to me, or that i felt was innocent and i were in the front lines, etc etc) maaaaaan. spit would fly and fists would follow.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    I know ultra-liberal students at Berkeley are too `enlightend` (translation: STUPID) to understand this:

    IF AN OFFICER OF THE LAW TELLS YOU TO DO SOMETHING: DO IT!!!

    Do not antagonize people with the law on their side who happen to carry sticks, tasers and weapons.
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    InTheNameOf Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    How are those cops (and possibly whoever gave the order) not fired and in jail? So much for the myth of freedom in america.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    I bet Berkley officials were afraid it was going to be another `Tree Sitter Protest,` where they`d be there for months and cost the school thousands. That may be why they overreacted.
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    If they engaged without specifically citing who must do what then its open game on all cops..payroll or not thats pure bullpoo...best thing is start flicking open the pockets on their utility belts. Non violent..yet effective lol.
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    missPWNAGE Female 18-29
    298 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    @MeGrendel

    If an officer tells you to do something, do it? Are you serious? This is what destroyed our country - people blindly doing things without questioning why...
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    November 10, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    MeGrendel- If an officer of the law gives you a LAWFUL order, then you should obey- but cops tell folks to do things quite frequently, that have no lawful basis- then beat and/or arrest you for not complying, and often the only charge is resisting arrest.
    Circular logic, that.
    Carrying a badge, gun and baton doers not automatically imply that the law is on their side.
    When folks get fed up enough to carry the same weapons- things should get interesting.
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    iceblack Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    ok, Most of the time I`m very very aggressive towards police or any kind of abusive authority... BUT!

    People are just effing stupid! "Freedom" doesn`t mean you can do what ever you want, it means you can do anything that doesn`t affect others or others` properties...

    If the university didn`t give them the permission for their encampment (As Billy62 said) then they shouldn`t do it. You can`t just say "Hey, I have freedom and I`m doing it"

    And that exactly how people, more exactly teenagers, are starting to behave, and it must stop! Police could handle it a little better, but they were doing what they are for... Preventing people from doing something they are not supposed to do without permission.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    Let me fix the post title:

    Berkely Students doing anything they can to deserve a beating.

    You can thank me later MODS
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    BTW, absolutely nobody engages in a peaceful protest with a bandana covering their face. Those are for when you absolutely know things are going to get violent and therefore you have come prepared for gas, etc.
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    bentley22 Male 30-39
    244 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 5:13 pm
    A billy club poke to the kidney just has to hurt like hell
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    Reading lot of comments in IAB that say
    "IF AN OFFICER OF THE LAW TELLS YOU TO DO SOMETHING: DO IT!!! " i`m arrived to one conclusion. The supposed land of freedom seem to be populated by a lot of sheeps and the worst thing is that they like to be sheeps. An uniform and a badge aren`t in any way the LAW. An uniform and a badge just mean tha in front of you there is just a pubblic servant. The LAW and RIGHTS are other things much more bigger than a pig in uniform. But as i can see lots of sheeps like to be ruled by a bunch of pigs.The law is not in officiers, the law is in the people. Officiers are just controlled by powers that in most of cases are really distant from real LAW and rights. If you like to be controlled by thems keep going but don`t call it freedom please.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    The longer these occupy non-nice individuals act like children the less I care about their well being.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4887 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    Ohh and how your country could be if George Washington decided to just follow what an officier tell him to do? Your country is born cause of a revolution, sure not cause your people have decided to follow orders of english officiers.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2105 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    Ah Pigs...I smell bacon.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm
    STOP CHANTING LIKE IDIOTS! STOP CHANTING LIKE IDIOTS! STOP CHANTING LIKE IDIOTS! STOP CHANTING LIKE IDIOTS! STOP CHANTING LIKE IDIOTS! STOP CHANTING LIKE IDIOTS!
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
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    November 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm
    I share the frustration that drove the police to do this. Not saying they were right, but I certainly understand.
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    chance13 Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    Um...an officer is ABSOLUTELY a representation of the law. Good, bad, they represent the law...and if one says to move along, they have the authority to arrest you or move you if you don`t comply. Before you go tossing around crap like sheep and pigs, make sure you know what you`re talking about.

    If you have to hide your face at a rally, it is in no way a peaceful protest.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5869 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm
    missPWNAGE-"people blindly doing things without questioning why... "

    I didn`t state `blindly do` something. An officer of the law, is just that. If he instructs you to do something, even if you don`t agree with it, follow his instructions (if you can do so safely), get his name and badge number and take it up with his superiors. It actually works.

    CaptKangaroo-"cops tell folks to do things quite frequently, that have no lawful basis"

    Then you take that up later with his superiors, AFTER the fact. Unless you can convince the officer that you were not breaking the law and/or his order is unlawful. (I don`t think that was the case in this video.)
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5869 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm
    piperfawn-"The supposed land of freedom seem to be populated by a lot of sheeps"

    Most intelligent people realize we are a Land of Laws, and that without those laws there would be no freedom and it`s entirely possible to express/experience that freedom WITHOUT breaking the laws. And that there are LEGAL ways to change the laws we do not like.

    piperfawn-""a pig in uniform"

    Obviously you are an idiot. I`m sure you`re the type that will call for a cop when someone`s being `mean` to you, and then call him a `pig` to his back.
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    ShamaziaV2 Male 13-17
    236 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    Ok so whether or not this particular stand in or whatever was for a non-idiotic cause, 1) I think the occupy protests will need to eventually turn violent against some of the blatantly excessive force used by the police and 2) the guy in the hoody must have little to no testosterone to not have tried his best to beat the cop directly in front of him down. There was an opening on more than one occasion.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    The cops couldn`t use pepper spray because it wasn`t organic.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    Anybody just consider turning on the sprinklers?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    Once upon a time, the Chinese communists published manuals on how to riot.

    The police`s advantage is Coordination, Courage/Committment and force Concentration. Their disadvantage is legal constraints.

    The crowd has overwhelming force of numbers. They can cycle the front line and disperse when it suits them. If they also chose to use coordination, courage and concentration, they would have the upper hand, at least temporarily.

    For example, if the crowd had a masked leader that said "Right, you five, grab this particular officer and drag him away. The rest of you block the others." The police would be forced into a crisis reaction. If said officer was quickly bundled into a van then there`d precious little the police could do. A single abduction would totally change police priorities for the immediate future. It would also precipitate a full on tactical escalation.

    All I can say is we can thank our lucky stars that all they are doing is shou
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    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
    330 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    I think we just let people do what ever they want. Damned if you do damned if you don`t. We have rules but when people decide to pick and choose what rules and laws to follow for a "cause" the police are always the bad guys. Vietnam protest I get that. This stuff is just silly.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    this whole movement is like a zit that you try and squeeze but just irritate than one day after trying to squeeze it several times BAAAAAAAAM
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    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 9:16 pm
    Umm, they pushed them back a bit.

    OH GOD THEY`RE BEATING THEM EXCESSIVE FORCE EXCESSIVE FORCE STOP BEING STUPID
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
    911 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm
    @Lolboy pushing them back a little? cause ramming a night stick repeatedly into the abdomens of people, (first few blows hit a women in the gut). you`re a drating idiot.
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    BBJellyFish Male 18-29
    549 posts
    November 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm
    Wow. That literally came out of nowhere. Totally uncalled for. ACAB!
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    rorschach72 Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2011 at 10:36 pm
    I can`t wait until people get sick and tired of being abused by corrupt, abusive scum with badges, realize they have the cops heavily outnumbered and start fighting back, and since it`s the U.S. they will probably fight back with assault rifles.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm

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    wonk61 Male 40-49
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    November 10, 2011 at 11:55 pm
    Not sure, but I think this is the second time the police moved in to take down tents. The students surrounded the cops and began pushing in (towards the cops taking down tents) and the "perimeter" cops in the video are responding.

    I enjoyed the kid wearing his backpack on the front like armor, but I can`t tell why he seems to be hanging on two girls.

    There`s an article at SFGate
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    gumbykiller Male 18-29
    12 posts
    November 11, 2011 at 1:23 am
    pusssies
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    Izaq Male 30-39
    173 posts
    November 11, 2011 at 1:24 am
    What`s the difference between American cops beating students, who want their freedom from capitalistic oppression, and Iranian police beating students, who want freedom as well?

    USA is so keen on pointing fingers at the "evil nations"...
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    youlikeicecr Male 30-39
    237 posts
    November 11, 2011 at 4:33 am
    Welcome to Democracy circa 2011
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    braindamaged Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 8:14 am
    Cal State Berkeley? Try UC Berkeley. It`s called Cal because they were the first school in the University of California system.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    November 11, 2011 at 9:05 am
    @Izak: Syria has 3500+ killed by the police/army. You want to compare apples to Blue Whales be my guest.

    These "protestors" are determined to fight with police, it`s only a matter of when, not if.

    Why don`t the cops haul them off to those FEMA camps Obama recently built? They can protest there til the cows come home!
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    pakalolo Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2011 at 9:45 am
    SHAME SHAME SHAME
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    trig45 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 10:55 am
    why cant people see that the powers at be want these kind of things to happen? they only wish to propagate more hate and violence so as to drive an even bigger divider between all of us.
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    ghoulie11 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    Never go to a peaceful protest without a knife to defend yourself.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    November 11, 2011 at 10:27 pm
    Beating the crap out of hippies has to be the BEST part of being a cop.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2011 at 1:40 am
    "Welcome to Democracy circa 2011"

    drat Democracy. This is a Republic.

    Democracy = mob rule, and is bad.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2011 at 5:00 am
    Ohh auburnjunky so for you is ok when your contry want to "export" democracy in foreign states but for you democracy is bad. Hmm interesting, maybe some psychologist can study your case.
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2011 at 9:13 am
    Dear cops... get a real job ya phucking wanks.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    November 13, 2011 at 8:39 am
    @Piperfawn: No I cannot stand it when people say "We are doing to bring Democracy to (fill in the blank).

    I think they just use that word because people are stupid, and think "Oh, Democracy means we can vote. Hurr durr."
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    photomstr Male 50-59
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    November 13, 2011 at 10:10 am
    dirty hippies . . . democracy has given us all those failed banks don`t forget. just because they are not nazis doesn`t mean they are nice people . . .
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    JJdagdelen Male 18-29
    102 posts
    November 17, 2011 at 1:14 am
    It`s UC Berkeley, not Cal State Berkeley.

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