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BAMN demands right to put UC-Berkeley administrators, police on trial for brutality against ‘Occupy Cal’

BAMN July 31, 2015 Affirmative Action, Featured, Fighting Racism, Occupy Movement, Police Brutality, Public Education, Social Justice Comments Off on BAMN demands right to put UC-Berkeley administrators, police on trial for brutality against ‘Occupy Cal’

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On July 27, 2015, BAMN filed a brief in its lawsuit representing 21 plaintiffs suing UC-Berkeley administrators, University of California Police Department (UCPD), and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, demanding the right to put them on trial for attempting to suppress the new student and civil rights movement by unleashing police brutality against the “Occupy Cal” protest on November 9, 2011.

The defendants have filed motions for summary judgment, asking the judge to free them from having to stand trial for excessive force, false arrest, and violation of free-speech rights. BAMN’s brief systematically presents evidence and legal precedent, showing that the police’s and administrator’s actions were excessive and aimed at repressing political speech and must be reviewed by the community and a jury.

The success of this lawsuit will depend on the continued growth of the new student and civil rights movement. Contact BAMN today!

See the July 27, 2015 brief

See the July 27, 2015 brief WITH EXHIBITS (large file, 8 MB)

See the lawsuit

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BAMN is a mass, democratic, integrated, national organization dedicated to building a new mass civil rights movement to defend affirmative action,integration, and the other gains of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and to advance the struggle for equality in American society by any means necessary.

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