In preparation for tonight’s weekly Occupy riot in Oakland, the Oakland Police Department has issued mugshots of 11 protesters whom a judge has ordered to stay away from the protest sites due to their violent behavior at previous events:
Judge Issues Stay Away Orders to Violent Oakland Protesters
The criminal charges against 12 individuals stem from the arrests made during the Occupy Oakland protest on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Of the 12 charged, eight protesters were charged with misdemeanor offenses, and four were charged with violent felony offenses. The Oakland Police Department will continue to work with the District Attorneys office on the filing of criminal charges.
Protesters have publicly announced their intent to continue weekly marches in an effort to drain the City of Oakland of its financial resources. They have posted to their website a call to non-peaceful participants to take part in militant actions. They go on to say that these marches are not intended for people who are not fully comfortable with a diversity of tactics, and discourage the participation of anyone who is against action, assaults, or arrests.
Chief Howard Jordan said, “This type of destructive and aggressive behavior is not welcome in our City. Anyone who engages in criminal activity or assaults against officers or community members will be arrested.”
While the City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department welcome peaceful forms of expression and support the right to free speech, acts of violence, property destruction, and vandalism will not be tolerated.
The attached photos represent the first 11 protesters who have been charged by the District Attorneys office on criminal charges and served with stay away orders by the judge:
WEATHERS, Adam, (Felony) BRIONES, Joseph, WATLINGTON, Chloe Heather, WARWICK, Joanne,
OVETZ, Robert, WEISS, Geoffry, LUBIN, Michael, (Felony) HOOVER, Joseph, OZOLINS, Jason, 7/12/83 WINTHUNDER, Ahimsa, CASILLAS, Mario, (Felony)
Curious as to what “the 99%” look like? Behold their mugshots: