Networks Cut Police Violence Coverage

Major television networks suddenly cut all coverage of the Occupy Oakland demonstration last Tuesday afternoon just as police in full riot gear began using tear-gas, flash-bang canisters and rubber bullets to disperse the gathering. was the first to report the coincidence.

"This is not usually something TWS reports on but no other 'media' outlet will," the natural disaster news and custom weather forecast office posted on its site, a weather watch and extreme weather alert service.

According to both CBS and ABC news, the helicopters overflying the event had to turn back to station to refuel.

"There was a camera on the ground for a full minute," reported The Weather Space. "Showing exploding canisters, people screaming, and gas being covered everywhere and that was shut off shortly after."

Earlier that morning, police had "raided the Occupy Oakland camp and destroyed everything the occupiers had built," blogger and protester Aaron Bady wrote in his Oakland Local blog

Local media and police claimed demonstrators "clashed" and "sparred" with authority, who "had to deploy gas in order to stop the crowd and people from pelting us with bottles and rocks," which contradicts eyewitness accounts and independent sources such as

Without referring to the incidents specifically, Google inexplicably re-iterated its stance on "Google Apps and government requests: enhanced transparency" two days after the events.

"Apparently they’ve had requests and/or demands from law enforcement agencies to take down videos," wrote Chris Burns on

Videos of the incidents taken on cell phones and cameras by individual citizens and uploaded to YouTube are alleged to have been requested removed by law enforcement, "for fear that they would 'defame' law enforcement officials".

Unconfirmed reports indicate another protester was hit in the head by a rubber bullet, though grazingly and not as seriously as US Marine demonstrator and member of Scott Olsen, who was hospitalized in critical condition after receiving a projectile to the head.

Police are not supposed to be aiming so high with non-lethal weapons.

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... and sorry for not directly linking to that story - I should have and had it listed, but just forgot :P

A Message to All Police Officers From Occupy Wall Street

A Message to All Police Officers From Occupy Wall Street

Mike Ruppert addresses those police officers who have begun a campaign of violent and brutal attacks at some of the Occupy Wall Street protesters around the country, and around the world.

Seems YouTube Pulled the Video?

Since "this video does not exist" for Youtube, here it is on Vimeo:

A Message to All Police Officers From Occupy Wall Street from on Vimeo.