Berkeley Cops Beating Cal Students On Campus

Submitted by: Fancys_Asst 5 years ago in

You never would have expected this at ultra-liberal Cal State Berkeley. This went down on November 9, 2011.
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Male 766
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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Male 10,338
@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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Male 977
Dear cops... get a real job ya phucking wanks.
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Male 5,167
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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Male 10,338
"Welcome to Democracy circa 2011"

drat Democracy. This is a Republic.

Democracy = mob rule, and is bad.
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Male 15,832
Beating the crap out of hippies has to be the BEST part of being a cop.
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Male 359
Never go to a peaceful protest without a knife to defend yourself.
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Male 73
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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Male 19
SHAME SHAME SHAME
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Male 40,764
@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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Male 102
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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Male 237
Welcome to Democracy circa 2011
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Male 173
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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Male 13
pusssies
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Male 9
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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Male 6
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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Male 550
Wow. That literally came out of nowhere. Totally uncalled for. ACAB!
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Male 910
@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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Male 798
Umm, they pushed them back a bit.

OH GOD THEY`RE BEATING THEM EXCESSIVE FORCE EXCESSIVE FORCE STOP BEING STUPID
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Male 2,384
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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Male 330
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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Male 15,270
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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Male 1,404
Anybody just consider turning on the sprinklers?
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Male 3,060
The cops couldn`t use pepper spray because it wasn`t organic.
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Male 236
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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Male 8,547
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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Male 8,547
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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Male 219
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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Male 749
I share the frustration that drove the police to do this. Not saying they were right, but I certainly understand.
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Male 17,511
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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Male 2,216
Ah Pigs...I smell bacon.
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Male 5,167
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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Male 2,841
The longer these occupy non-nice individuals act like children the less I care about their well being.
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Male 5,167
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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Male 244
A billy club poke to the kidney just has to hurt like hell
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Male 2,796
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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Male 2,796
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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Male 551
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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Male 3,212
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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Female 298
@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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Male 1,252
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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Male 1,071
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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Male 335
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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Male 8,547
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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Male 432
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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Male 616
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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Male 469
So are these protests about fighting the 1% or the police?
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Male 768
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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Male 159
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? [Saying this as someone who doesn`t support OWS, fwiw]
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Male 148
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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Male 6,737
What was that needless violence for?
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Male 146
How about cops keep Berkley students from destroying more property?
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Female 1,780
Link: Berkeley Cops Beating Cal Students On Campus [Rate Link] - You never would have expected this at ultra-liberal Cal State Berkeley. This went down on November 9, 2011.
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