Occupy San Diego-Protester Rights And Police Tactics
Monday, November 28, 2011
Aired 11/28/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Norm Stamper, former Seattle Chief of Police, former San Diego assistant police chief
David Blair-Loy, Legal Director, ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties
Know Your Rights
ACLU booklet on free speech and knowing your rights
Occupy San Diego is still asking the city for a designated protest area. Today, Occupy Los Angeles is being removed from outside L.A. City Hall. And of course, we're all aware of the pepper spray police actions against Wall Street protesters in Oakland, Irvine and briefly even here in San Diego. Most Americans are aware of their rights to join in a protest march - but what are our rights when protests dot the country and stretch out for weeks?
Over the weekend Occupy San Diego demonstrators announced they will set up tents tonight at 5 p.m. and risk arrest at the Civic Center Plaza.
We hear from the ACLU about protester rights and the former chief of police of Seattle joins us to talk about police tactics.
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