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, much of the abuse boils down to the First Amendment and related
rights - Oakland police denies ACLU access to public records of police violence
Free press, free speech, free assembly are denied. Public access to court records is denied; public access to prisoners arrest and booking records is denied; banking regulators unlawfully shred their own records, the right to file petitions is denied, and here - public access is denied to public police records.
Why Is the Oakland Police Department Hiding the Truth AboutIts Violent Crackdown on the Occupy Protests?
Oakland police appear to have violated their own guidelines, and now they're refusing to
release documents to civil rights attorneys as required by
November 9, 2011
After three notably violent crackdowns on protesters in as many weeks, Oakland Police Department officials haverefused a request by the ACLU of Northern California to release police reports documenting their use of force asrequired by law.“We saw events that we found extremely troubling, and which violated provisions of Oakland's own crowd control policy,”Linda Lye, a staff attorney with ACLU of Northern California told AlterNet.