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[Part 2] On January 28th, an Occupy Oakland action led to the mass arrest and brutal, even tortuous detention of over 400 individuals. While Chris Hedges was distracting progressives w/ his rant against the Black Bloc tactic, some of us were interviewing people in an effort to verify the claim that corrections officers had used tear gas on people who were incarcerated. Here is a very small portion of one of our conversations.

Even though it was reported by DailyKos very soon after the event as possible torture http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/31/1060354/-Breaking-Oakland-Arrestees-Tortured-UPDATED, no media other than Susie Cagle seems to have thought it was an interesting enough story to do follow up on. Gassing in jail. Meh.
[Part 2] On January 28th, an Occupy Oakland action led to the mass arrest and brutal, even tortuous detention of over 400 individuals. While Chris Hedges was distracting progressives w/ his rant against the Black Bloc tactic, some of us were interviewing people in an effort to verify the claim that corrections officers had used tear gas on people who were incarcerated. Here is a very small portion of one of our conversations.

Even though it was reported by DailyKos very soon after the event as possible torture http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/31/1060354/-Breaking-Oakland-Arrestees-Tortured-UPDATED, no media other than Susie Cagle seems to have thought it was an interesting enough story to do follow up on. Gassing in jail. Meh.

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[02:11] <5> i have heard reports of cops shooting tear gas in the cells of protesters, true or you dont know

? [02:11] <tordad> will stick around a bit then. [02:12] <tordad> MM, [02:14] <tordad> we hadn't gotten off bus quite yet. [02:15] <J28er> yeah, so thing about a cell for 38 hours wih lights always on, the time tends to blend [02:15] <tordad> that's completely purposeful [02:15] <J28er>> I seem to recall at least twice when the vents emitted a tear gas like irritant [02:15] <J28er>> other ppl saying 1-3 times [02:15] <3> I need a POI [02:16] <tordad> so far as you know, was there a way for that to happen in just your cell? [02:16] <3>You were taken inside around 5:30, you said (if I remember correctly?). Were you put in the cell immediately? And when were you released? [02:16] <J28er>> speculation that this was a cleaning agent froma janitor = nope! harshest lye or ammonia or bleach never made me cough, wheeze, sneeze, and choke like that [02:16] <J28er> released 7pm monday [02:17] <J28er> kettled 7pm saturday [02:17] <3> ffs [02:17] <tordad> I mean technically w/ the vents. [02:18] <J28er> idk with the vents, others have complained, but it wasn't a prolonged episode = few minutes of coughing and back to sleep [02:18] <J28er>> so it wasn't some deterent to our banging on the doors demanding a phone call, meds, or to see a lawyer [02:18] <J28er> it was while we were sleeping/quiet [02:19] <tordad> more like toward the beginning, middle, or end of stay. [02:19] <J28er> just to mess w/ shit b/c they could. [02:19] <tordad> and sounds like lots of other just mess w/ shit happened too. [02:19] <J28er> I know it happened at least once 95% sure twice beginning middle, to middle for 1 & 2 gassing [02:20] <J28er> yeah so many its hard to even pick up on one

[02:20] <J28er> but NO phone call for 48 hours detention [02:20] <J28er> No lawyer contact for 48 hrs [02:20] <J28er> NEVER told what I was charged with UNTIL I was released [02:20] <tordad> very little food. washroom situation bad. [02:21] <J28er> Yeah, no soap until about 36 hours in [02:21] <3>how many people were in your cell? [02:21] <J28er> 24 in a 10X10 cell [02:21] <4> fuck [02:21] <J28er> as pleasant as that sounds

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