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Ohio voters reject Republican-backed union limits

November 9, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Ohio voters reject Republican-backed union limits 08 Nov 2011 The state’s new collective bargaining law was defeated Tuesday after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers and teachers against the Republican establishment [and an expensive Koch brothers’/Faux News-backed camgaign]. In a political blow to GOP Gov. John […]

Occupy Oakland calls for strike

27 October 2011 Last updated at 18:35 GMT Occupy Wall Street organisers say Scott Olsen was hit in the head with a police tear gas canister Activists taking part in the the Occupy Oakland protests have called for a general strike in the city. The call to strike on 2 November emerged as protesters gathered […]

Occupy Oakland: Iraq war veteran in critical condition after police clashes

An Iraq war veteran has a fractured skull and brain swelling after allegedly being hit by a police projectile. Scott Olsen is in a “critical condition” in Highland hospital in Oakland, a hospital spokesman confirmed. Olsen, 24, suffered the head injury during protests in Oakland on Tuesday evening. More than 15 people were arrested after […]

Oakland police fire teargas at Occupy Wall Street protesters

Hundreds of police swept into Oakland’s Occupy Wall Street protest, launching teargas and beanbag rounds before clearing out an encampment of demonstrators. At least 85 people were arrested when police broke up the camp, sparking fury among activists who have accused authorities of a heavy-handed response to their demonstration

Occupy Oakland clashes – in pictures

Police have used teargas after scuffles broke out between officers and protesters demonstrating against dozens of arrests at an Occupy Wall Street camp in Oakland, California

Sorority alumnae targeted in sex assaults

Plano, Texas (CNN) — Texas police are hunting for a man they believe broke into the homes of four former members of the same sorority, then sexually assaulted them. The alleged attacks took place over a span of months, and occurred in the Texas cities of Plano, Coppell and Corinth, according to police. No one […]

Occupy Chicago protesters to spend second evening behind bars

October 24, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Occupy Chicago protesters to spend second evening behind bars 24 Oct 2011 A group of Occupy Chicago protesters arrested Saturday is expected to spend a second night behind bars. Police confirmed Sunday that some of the protesters arrested Saturday night were also taken in to custody in the first […]

Amtrak trains crash in Oakland, California

(CNN) — Two Amtrak trains collided in northern California, sending emergency crews rushing to the scene,authorities said late Wednesday. Multiple injuries were reported in the collision that occurred in Oakland late Wednesday, police said. Oakland police, emergency personnel and Amtrak authorities have responded to the scene. No more information was immediately available. Share this on:

Cannabis-laced brownies served at California funeral

Cannabis-laced brownies served at a south California funeral sent three people to the emergency room over the weekend, Huntington Beach police said. Two 71-year-old women and an 82-year-old man were taken to hospital on Saturday following a friend’s memorial service, where a tray of pot brownies was offered. They complained of nausea, dizziness and an […]

Occupy Wall Street protesters march against police brutality

Several thousand anti-Wall Street protesters marched through downtown Manhattan on Friday night to protest against incidents of police brutality at a previous demonstration. The group was part of the Occupy Wall Street movement which has camped for almost two weeks in a New York square to protest against the finance industry, among other grievances. The […]