Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Admits 18 Cities Were Consulting on #Occupy Crackdowns
Rumors have been swirling around various Occupy camps that a series of major crackdowns in recent days -- spanning from New York to Denver to Oakland, with several others in between -- were being done on the orders of Washington. That's unlikely.
But in an interview with BBC News, Oakland Mayor casually admitted that she had participated in a conference call with officials from 18 cities to discuss the OWS movement, tactics for managing its camps, etc.
The interview is excerpted in this episode of The Takeaway -- at about 5:30.
It's unclear whether they "coordinated" the recent raids, but it's an intriguing tidbit. I've reached out to a source and will update this if/when I get more.