Saturday, March 3, 2012

Oakland PD Desperate to Demonize #Occupy - 3 charged with hate crimes

(Reuters) - Three Occupy Oakland protesters accused of surrounding and taunting a woman before stealing her wallet were charged on Friday with robbery and hate crimes, authorities said.

Michael Davis, 32, Nneka Crawford, 23, and Randolph Wilkins, 24, confronted the woman on the streets of Oakland in February after she told them not to riot in her neighborhood, the Oakland Police said in a written release.

Watson said the other two suspects were arrested at a February 29 Occupy Oakland protest.