Michael Porter, 24, works full time selling DirectTV, has camped at the Occupy Oakland site for the last 8 days.
The following video shows Oakland police deliberately firing teargas cannisters and/or flash grenades into a crowd of people seeking to help a seriously injured protester.
Finally from Colorlines.com, click on the photo for a short and well done piece from Robert Levato concerning recent issues with Oakland's police department and the resultant election of Oakland's first Asian mayor and her subsequently appointed Black police chief.
It seems post racial America has truly arrived.
Apologies if the formating is strange on your screen.
Try as I might, I couldn't lose the box around the above quote.