The bumbling, wasteful (reported cost: $2 million in one night), and violent escalation of repression in Oakland yesterday was the direct result of the militarization of local police forces thanks to millions of dollars in grants from the Department of Homeland Security.
Where have I seen them do this before...? Oh yeah, they recently practiced at UC Berkeley's memorial stadium:
Sadly, Oakland is closing five schools today.
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