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Oakland Bail Fund

Posted 6 years ago on Jan. 29, 2012, 12:16 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

OCCUPY OAKLAND NEEDS BAIL FUNDS! (click here to donate) 

Police Chief Howard Jordan has been quoted in AP saying there were almost 400 people arrested yesterday. There are many people who were arrested that need urgent medical attention, people who have been injured by the police or do not have their medication with them that they need to treat prior conditions. We need the money to bail these people out!

Many people who have medical needs were unable to prevent themselves from being arrested, or to retrieve their medication, because the police did not give a dispersal order– they just kettled. We are still gathering names.

Our bail funds have been dwindling significantly as a result of the police backlash against occupy oakland in the last month, if you are able, PLEASE donate – 10, 50, 100, whatever you can!

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[-] 2 points by twobeaches (3) 6 years ago

Anarchists and vandals will only ereode any support the movement had hopes of gaining. The average 99% American wants nothing to do with punks and thugs. The 99% want to change the way the Government works in terms of representation and equality. The 99% needs leaders and representation in Washington or nothing will change. Look at what the Tea Party did in two years.

[-] 2 points by tinynewt (6) 6 years ago

some people here really need to do basic research on OPD before listening to anything they would ever say. That goes for corporate media and Mayor Quan too who is up against 2 separate major recall efforts right now. OPD is one of the most disgraced police departments in the nation so much so that they have until march to clean up their act or they're going to be taken over by the feds. I would also like to reiterate that there was no violence or vandalism at any time during the march(yes people defended themselves by throwing tear gas cans fired at them back at police). Everything that happened at city hall happened late at night after 400 arrests were made, peaceful people suffered serious injury, and the march dismantled. nobody broke into city hall some idiot left the door open. Honestly I'm shocked that the stupidity of Oakland city hall employees or council members leaving the door to city hall propped open in DOWNTOWN OAKLAND late at night didn't result in serious vandalism. Yeah some kids ran in and took the American flag and knocked over one tiny plastic display case in the front that was less than 2ft long and 2ft wide. NO OTHER DAMAGE.Media way overplayed it. Notice how the media tried to make it sound like police actions were in response to the city hall damage(or not damage i should say). How did protesters do that when they were all kettled or already in jail at that time? I don't know if it's the same there but here in Oakland you have to have a press permit issued by OPD to be allowed to cover the marches without risking arrest. The only news that has successfully acquired these permits are corporate media. Most independent journalists on the march were arrested in the kettle even one's that had press permits from SF, LA and other cities but those weren't issued by OPD. Most of these journalists are just now being released from jail and some will be in for another night. We should be seeing some real coverage about the march soon. Anyways here's some links that a basic google search will find you on OPD. http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/08/deadly_secrets_how_california_law_has_shielded_oakland_police_violence.html http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/will-opd-end-up-in-receivership/Content?oid=3108756

[-] 2 points by tinynewt (6) 6 years ago

It's really absurd that the bulk of people commenting on this definitely got their info about Saturdays OO march from reading or watching corporate media. There are so many lies about what happened on Saturday I couldn't possibly address them all in a comment box. City hall wasn't broken into the door was left wide open by some city council idiot or security guard and NO windows were broken ANYWHERE except 2 corporate media van windows of news stations who continuously lie about what happens in Oakland. The march was entirely peaceful until OPD opened fire and injured at least dozens of people. It wasn't until AFTER dozens of people suffered serious injuries such as having their flesh melted by flash bang grenades blowing up on them, rubber bullets some in the FACE, a pregnant woman being beaten by an officer, people being rushed to the hospital and receiving stitches, AFTER 400 people were kettled and arrested not given dispersal orders or allowed to leave and much much more it WAS NOT until after all that had happened that a small group of probably 20 people who went back to OGP late late that night and found the door to city hall open and decided to do whatever it was they did. The march was entirely peaceful. If someone shot a tear gas can at you on a peaceful march you'd probably throw it back at them. The corporate media loves to lie. Watch the ustreams and listen to independent media or go to occupyoakland.org before you listen to fox news.

[-] 2 points by Mrrotten (18) 6 years ago

While I don't condone the wilding in Oakland, I'm actually surprised that I haven't seen more of these types of incidents. This is hardly going to taint the "movement", however. When cops sell drugs or guns, or beat their wives, or fix tkts, or stick a plunger up a guy's ass does that taint the police to the point where people refuse to support them? hardly.

[-] 2 points by Justice999 (13) 6 years ago

$250,000 a year. Lawyers, doctors, scientists, cops, firemen, construction workers, teachers, etc. Do you REALLY think they support what's going on in Oakland? Smashing into City Hall, taring down art, and burning the American Flag? This is not what the REAL 99% wants, and your claims to represent them are a filthy lie.



[-] 2 points by proudofOKC (361) 6 years ago

No dispersal order? Gosh. Don't have much but will donate.


[-] 1 points by MonetPinckney (1) 6 years ago

this is ridiculous i spelled that wrong oh well. They need to heal these people if it wasn't for the people they wouldn't be getting paid that high amount of money that they need to feel so high. They need to stop playing games why would you rampage someone stuff what the world do that have anything to do with anything. They know they can't pay those bails and most of us are to selfish to donate. But all ends will meet and they will regret this useless wreckage.

[-] 1 points by MonetPinckney (1) 6 years ago

First of all they shouldn't have put all those people in jail. These are our people and we need to stop hurting them and doing things to hurt them. If they are injured they need to heal them. There is no good enough reason to rampage nothing come on you know your over reacting when your doing things that are not needed .

[-] 1 points by NiccoloMachiavelli (3) from Florence, Toscana 6 years ago

Ummm, how about no?I would rather give you the finger and tell you to go fuck yourself and let you rot in a cell rather than donate to your assorted horde of uninformed malcontent's.

[-] 1 points by FreedomIn2012 (-36) from Hempstead, NY 6 years ago

For our movement to be successful, we need to pay for all the damages and costs to the city. Otherwise, the rest of the 99% will tire of us because their taxes go up to pay for us!!

[-] 2 points by Mooks (1985) 6 years ago

I can't imagine the actions in Oakland gained Occupy any support among the 99%.

[-] 3 points by Nordic (390) 6 years ago

Chances are that any violence or vandalism was caused by the police posing as OWS'ers. They've been doing this forever. They're called "Agent Provacateurs" and it's old, old, S.O.P. for them.

Hell, not long ago it was even revealed that one of these agent provocateurs went so deep under cover that he fathered two children with a woman who he later abandoned.

You can't take anything at face value.

On edit: Found an article about this:


Undercover police had children with activists

Disclosure likely to intensify controversy over long-running police operation to infiltrate and sabotage protest groups

Two undercover police officers secretly fathered children with political campaigners they had been sent to spy on and later disappeared completely from the lives of their offspring, the Guardian can reveal.

In both cases, the children have grown up not knowing that their biological fathers – whom they have not seen in decades – were police officers who had adopted fake identities to infiltrate activist groups. Both men have concealed their true identities from the children's mothers for many years.

One of the spies was Bob Lambert, who has already admitted that he tricked a second woman into having a long-term relationship with him, as part of an intricate attempt to bolster his credibility as a committed campaigner.

The second police spy followed the progress of his child and the child's mother by reading confidential police reports which tracked the mother's political activities and life.

The disclosures are likely to intensify the controversy over the long-running police operation to infiltrate and sabotage protest groups.

Police chiefs claim that undercover officers are strictly forbidden from having sexual relationships with the activists they are spying on, describing the situations as "grossly unprofessional" and "morally wrong".

But that claim has been undermined as many of the officers who have been unmasked have admitted to, or have been accused of, having sex with the targets of their surveillance.

Last month eight women who say they were duped into forming long-term intimate relationships of up to nine years with five undercover policemen started unprecedented legal action. They say they have suffered immense emotional trauma and pain over the relationships, which spanned the period from 1987 to 2010.

Until now it was not known that police had secretly fathered children while living undercover. One of them is Lambert, who adopted a fake persona to infiltrate animal rights and environmental groups in the 1980s.

After he was unmasked in October, he admitted that as "Bob Robinson" he had conned an innocent woman into having an 18-month relationship with him, apparently so that he could convince activists he was a real person. She is one of the women taking the legal action against police chiefs.

Now the Guardian can reveal that in the mid-1980s, just a year into his deployment, Lambert fathered a boy with another woman, who was one of the activists he had been sent to spy on.

The son lived with his mother during the early years of his life as his parents' relationship did not last long. During that time, Lambert was in regular contact with the infant, fitting visits to him around his clandestine duties.

After two years, the mother married another man and both of them took responsibility for raising the child. Lambert says the woman was keen that he give up his legal right to maintaining contact with his son and cut him out of her new life. He says the agreement was reached amicably and he has not seen or heard of the mother or their son since then.

Lambert did not tell her or the child that he was a police spy as he needed to conceal his real identity from the political activists he was spying on. The Guardian is not naming the woman or the child to protect their privacy.

Lambert was married during his secret mission, which continued until 1988.

The highly secretive operation to monitor and disrupt political activists, which has been running for four decades, has come under mounting scrutiny since last year following revelations over the activities of Mark Kennedy, the undercover police officer who went rogue after burying himself deep in the environmental movement for seven years.

Police chiefs and prosecutors have set up 12 inquiries over the past year to examine allegations of misconduct involving police spies, but all of them have been held behind closed doors. There have been continuing calls, including from the former director of public prosecutions Ken Macdonald, for a proper public inquiry.

The second case involves an undercover policeman who was sent to spy on activists some years ago. He had a short-lived relationship with a political activist which produced a child.

He concealed his real identity from the activist and child as he was under strict orders to keep secret his undercover work from her and the other activists in the group he infiltrated. He then disappeared, apparently after his superiors ended his deployment. Afterwards, she remained under surveillance as she continued to be politically active, while he carried on with his police career.

The Guardian understands that as he had access to the official monitoring reports, he regularly read details of her life with a close interest. He watched as she grew older and brought up their child as a single parent, according to an individual who is aware of the details of the case.

The policeman has been "haunted" by the experience of having no contact with the child, whom he thought about regularly, according to the individual.

The people who want to destroy OWS are SCUM. Utter SCUM.


[-] 0 points by BystanderDC (91) 6 years ago

Nordic your theory smacks of conspiracy theory. Seriously, it is plain and simple the Occupy Oakland movement has some bad apples in there. It has been commented over and over again from people in the movement. There were a few people in the movement there who wanted violence to erupt and they provoked a police response of year gas. Great for grabbing media headlines, but horrible for the overall movement.

[-] 0 points by BystanderDC (91) 6 years ago

The images I saw from the weekend put a bad taste in my mouth. All a few people did was seriously set back the Occupy movement in Oakland. Throwing rocks, breaking windows, and burning flags is not a way to peaceful way to bring about change. I think "this is what a leaderless movement looks like" should have been their mantra.

We need to hear from the Occupy Oakland movemt immediately and distance ourselves if this is how they plan to continue. It will only pull the entire movement down.

[-] 0 points by FreedomIn2012 (-36) from Hempstead, NY 6 years ago

I agree. Rampaging through downtown, through City Hall burning flags, destroying private property, doesn't make us look good. Now we have degenerated into thugs and slugs. Very sad....


[-] 1 points by oakwasenuf (66) 6 years ago

I'd sooner donate to the city. Police OT, street cleanup....you DID see all the trash laying around and legal expenses that will no doubt arise from your bs lawsuits.

Is the $100k on ows books for bail only for NYC protesters?

[-] 0 points by oakwasenuf (66) 6 years ago

Any update on funds collected??


[-] 0 points by freebail (0) 6 years ago

continue the peaceful protest in jail. stay in jail - don't request bail or release. you can refuse to sign release forms. the jail prison funding problem in cali is huge. once the jail gets full, they will be forced to stop jailing occupy. don't hire lawyer either. the lawyers are counting on you to get jailed then hire them for big bucks. with all the problems that prison and jail pose to the counties and state, the gov't will capitulate. screw the lawyers. some day, occupy will recognize that the real problem is the infiltration and invasion of lawyers into every position of leadership at banks, on wall street, in corporate america, in government, in politics, everywhere ... lawyers actually encourage the deprivation of your rights - its a huge moneymaker everytime constitutional rights are violated. they promote this and do little to prevent it from happening in the first place. who do you think drafts the language of all the statutes - its the lawyers stupid. who provides the campaign money to the politicians to pass these laws - its the lawyers stupid. if your serious about stopping the destruction of america and your rights - occupy the lawyer industrial complex.

[-] 0 points by Kachonka (0) 6 years ago

You guys put out some good videos. I especially liked the Sunday BBQ with taser special effects.






[-] 0 points by DarthBuddaGreenPassion (15) 6 years ago

The Take (La Toma) English subtitles (1/9) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEzXln5kbuw&feature=share Worker run future,,,,

Some don't understand that you fight for us all. Fight for Tomorrow.





[-] -1 points by HarryPairatestes2 (380) from Barrow, AK 6 years ago

Is the donation tax deductible?

[-] -1 points by karenpoore (902) 6 years ago

I am very disappointed in OWS ... close up shop because the 99% will never be on your side... at least not until many more have lost their jobs and homes ... and that will happen, but then there will just be mass riots where all of us will have to defend ourselves.

[-] -1 points by totenkopfelite (2) 6 years ago

rot in hell, you pieces of trash...

[-] -1 points by totenkopfelite (2) 6 years ago

i would sooner donate to obamas reelection campaign, then give you animals anything, maybe a few days and nights in jail will make you see straight, scumbags....

[-] 0 points by Kachonka (0) 6 years ago

Why not donate to the Oakland police dept so they can get some long range tear gas launchers, better tasers and rubber bullets with mace.

[-] -2 points by FreeDiscussion1 (109) 6 years ago

I would but, all of MY money has, "In God We Trust" on it and you probably would not want my money. So I will just keep it so it wont upset you. Just thinking about YOU, my friends.

[-] -2 points by FreeDiscussion1 (109) 6 years ago

You got George Soros phone number?

[-] 1 points by freakyfriday (179) 6 years ago

The Canadian anarchists have him on speed dial.


[-] -3 points by totenkopfelite (2) 6 years ago

i would sooner donate to obamas reelection campaign, then give you animals anything, maybe a few days and nights in jail will make you see straight, scumbags....

i would sooner donate to obamas reelection campaign, then give you animals anything, maybe a few days and nights in jail will make you see straight, scumbags....

i would sooner donate to obamas reelection campaign, then give you animals anything, maybe a few days and nights in jail will make you see straight, scumbags....

i would sooner donate to obamas reelection campaign, then give you animals anything, maybe a few days and nights in jail will make you see straight, scumbags....

i would sooner donate to obamas reelection campaign, then give you animals anything, maybe a few days and nights in jail will make you see straight, scumbags....

i would sooner donate to obamas reelection campaign, then give you animals anything, maybe a few days and nights in jail will make you see straight, scumbags....