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Dear Mayor Jean Quan,
It is unacceptable that the Oakland police assaulted unarmed Occupy protesters this week in a crack-down that left Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen in critical condition.
I demand that you fire police chief Howard Jordan for his role in the crackdown, order the Oakland Police Department to release all records, and begin a thorough investigation into police misconduct, punishing those responsible. Above all, you must allow peaceful protesters to remain in the park as is guaranteed by the First Amendment.
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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan: Do Right by Scott Olsen
The violent police assault on Occupy protesters in Oakland left Iraq War Veteran Scott Olsen in critical condition with a cracked skull and hundred of others injured and sick. This is unacceptable. It’s time for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to do the right thing.
Because of public pressure, she is allowing Occupy Oakland protesters back in the public plaza — for now. But the Mayor, Police Chief and Oakland City Administrator must answer for the larger issue of the abuse of power, excessive force on unarmed protesters, and our right to free speech and assembly under the First Amendment.
Mayor Jean Quan must:
- Fire the newly-installed interim Police Chief Howard Jordan for his mishandling of the entire operation.
- Order the Oakland Police Department to release all records about the use of force.
- Begin a thorough investigation into police misconduct and punish those responsible.
- Allow peaceful protesters to remain in “Oscar Grant” Plaza, as is guaranteed by the First Amendment.