Jon Stewart: Unless Godzilla Himself Was Out There, the Oakland PD's Use of Violence Was Way Out of Line

Last night Jon Stewart took on the Oakland Police Department's over-the-top use of violence against peaceful Occupy Oakland protesters. As Stewart noted, "They were concerned about a public safety threat, so they did this? [cue footage of tear gas clouds and exploding stun grenades]." He then showed images of some of the "ruffians" who the police were targeting: a teenage boy, a middle-aged college professor type, and a person in a wheelchair.

Watch it, here:

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AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at October 27, 2011, 3:36am

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