Oakland PD told a judge it wouldn't use projectile weapons any more
The Oakland PD's use of projectile weapons such as flashbang grenades used in the
assault (possibly by non-OPD officers
) on the Occupy Oakland camp seems to violate the 2004 court settlement it agreed to
in a class-action settlement with Iraq war demonstrators who were assaulted by police: "You would think that after signing an agreement and paying out taxpayer money to 'compensate' for abusive police practices, the Oakland Police Department would learn how to behave in a civilized fashion when dealing with people exercising their First Amendment rights." (Thanks, Cowicide!