November 10, 2011
The Associated Press describes police beating students at the University of California at Berkeley as “nudging.” The video below clearly shows cops beating students with batons.
Since the advent of small video cameras and now cell phones, the establishment has had a more difficult time spinning the brutal behavior of cops around the country. Thuggish behavior by cops is often posted to the internet minutes after they brutalize non-violent protesters.
Regardless of what you think of the Occupy movement, the video reveals that the students did not threaten police or were they violent. They attempted to set-up and encampment on campus and the police were ordered to stop them from doing it.