Friday, March 16, 2012

Alameda County Arraigns Occupy Cal Protesters

Prosecutors have started arraigning protesters in relation to an Occupy UC protest last November, at which police beat student and faculty protesters as they linked arms around tents established on a campus lawn. Controversy over the conduct of the UC police led the university’s chancellor to declare an amnesty clearing all protesters from facing charges under the campus’s student code of conduct. But Chancellor Robert Birgeneau has not taken a public position on the criminal prosecutions—which some protesters says would not be proceeding without his consent. Brian Edwards-Tiekert has the story.