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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

A November 9, 2011 Occupy Cal rally — before the confrontation with police. Photo: Tracey Taylor 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 […]

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

Chancellor apologizes for Occupy Cal police response

Chancellor Robert Birgeneau Chancellor Robert Birgeneau issued an apology today for police tactics during Occupy Cal protests on November 9 on campus. In a recording made while en route to spending Thanksgiving with his children and grandchildren on the East Coast, Birgeneau said he took full responsibility for the events that day and would do “his […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Poet writes about Occupy Cal, protesters plan next steps

Robert Hass: the Cal professor joined Occupy Cal protesters on campus recently and was beaten by police. Photo: Copyright 2005 Margaretta K. Mitchell 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 […]

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety, Schools

After night of camping, weary Cal protesters settle in

The mood at the new Occupy Cal encampment was calm Wednesday morning. Photos: Frances Dinkelspiel 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 […]