Forum Post: Occupy Oakland police shoots a guy for recording video. I am totally speechless. How on Earth is this OK in America?
Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 6, 2011, 6:50 p.m. EST by precipice
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This is pretty incredible footage.
A guy is filming a police line in Oakland. It's fairly boring at first, there is no action going on. At about the 30 second mark, a cop raises a gun and shoots the guy with a rubber bullet. This is absolutely unwarranted. Guns are generally used when there is a direct and immediate threat that cannot otherwise be prevented, as a last resort. How on earth a man who is simply filming even represents a threat is incredulous.