Oakland Police Beat Reporters and Young People of Color at Otherwise Peaceful Rally

March 14, 2003
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We’ve just heard from a veteran BBC war correspondent that the Pentagon is threatening to target independent journalists covering the war in Iraq.

But journalists should also be concerned for their safety when they report on anti-war protests here at home.

We’re joined right now by Ra’shida Askey, who is a staff writer with the San Francisco Bay View. Ra’shida Askey says she was reporting on the March 5th student walkout in Oakland, when three police officers jumped her, banged her head into the ground (breaking her front teeth), and beat her.

  • Ra’shida Askey, staff writer with the San Francisco Bay View.

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