More of that mostly peaceful violent non-violence or something. Honestly, I don’t know what’s more annoying any longer: These Obama zombie protesters or the head up their ass reporters who continue with this absurd “peaceful” schtick.
An Occupy Oakland protester has been charged criminally for kicking a police sergeant last Saturday night following a peaceful march protesting police brutality.
Stephanie McGarrah, 28, of Fremont, was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor battery, resisting and obstructing arrest, and a probation violation by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office for kicking Sgt. Roland Holmgren in the leg following a peaceful Occupy Oakland protest at Frank Ogawa Plaza Saturday night, police said.
Also charged with obstructing arrest was her companion Matthew Henderson, 35, also of Fremont, for trying to pull her away from arresting officers. A third man struck a police sergeant in the head with a picket sign and fled. He was not arrested. Both McGarrah and Henderson are free on bail, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s office records.
So let’s recap: One kicks a cop and another bashes a sergeant in the head with a sign.
Mostly peaceful, except for the criminal assaults on cops.
The arrests came after a group of about 20 protesters, who were among the estimated 75 that had marched through downtown and West Oakland, surrounded a California Highway Patrol officer who was arresting a motorist for drunken driving. The crowd started angrily shouting, but tensions eased after Oakland police officers arrived at 14th and Clay streets.
Angry, but peaceful.
And wouldn’t you know it, but the peaceful assaulter has a rap sheet. Imagine that.
McGarrah is currently on probation following the November 2010 felony arson charge for setting a garbage can on fire during a protest over the killing of Oscar Grant by former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle on New Year’s Day 2009. The outcome of that case was not immediately available Thursday.
Oh, and one more reminder in case you didn’t get the message.
Aside from the two arrests, the Saturday night march was the second to go off relatively peacefully since a clash between Occupy protesters and Oakland police that led to more than 400 arrests in late January.
Relatively peaceful. Except for all the violence and angry shouting.