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Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools, Video

DA serves stay-away order on Occupy Cal protesters

A number of people charged in connection with Occupy Cal protests on Nov. 9 2011 were today served with a stay-away order, according to Assistant District Attorney Teresa Drenick. Drenick confirmed that protesters being arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court today were given an order that they stay away from all UC property, except when going […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Criminal charges filed against four Occupy Cal protesters

Three UC Berkeley students and one professor have been charged with resisting arrest and other charges in connection with their participation in a Nov. 9 Occupy Cal protest. Professor Celeste Langan, who became well-known after a video was posted on You Tube showing a UC Berkeley police officer grabbing her hair and yanking her to […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Video

UC Police hit back on protest violence with open letter

The UC Berkeley Police Officers’ Association says it was not their decision to engage campus protesters on November 9th, claim some of their tactics, which have been widely criticized, were responses to violent protesters, and call out the Cal administration for not standing by the police after asking them to enforce its policies. The UCB Police […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Poet writes about Occupy Cal, protesters plan next steps

Robert Hass, professor of poetry and poetics at UC Berkeley, attended Occupy Cal this month and wrote about his experience in an op-ed piece for the New York Times on Sunday titled “Poet-Bashing Police”. He decided to go on campus with his wife, Brenda Hillman, after hearing about police beating protesters with truncheons in order gain […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety, Schools

After night of camping, weary Cal protesters settle in

A few dozen bleary eyed protestors who spent Tuesday night camped on the steps of Sproul Hall vowed Wednesday morning to stay in UC Berkeley’s main square as long as possible, even though UC Berkeley police announced numerous times Wednesday morning that the tent encampment was illegal. Now that police have rousted the Occupy Wall […]