Oakland Protest

Oakland PD Evaluating Tactical Response to Ongoing Protests

Peaceful protests, rattled by swift outbursts of violent vandalism are…

Peaceful protests, rattled by swift outbursts of violent vandalism are essentially handcuffing the Oakland PD in their attempts to maintain public safety.

As Oakland again struggles to keep such episodes from scarring its downtown, city leaders and outside experts point to a core problem: the understaffed police force’s inability to control subsets of agitators and simultaneously ensure the free-speech rights of peaceful protesters.

Read more at SFGate.com.

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