Here is the cell phone video of some vicious asshole driving self-importantly in his Mercedes through the protester crowd in Oakland last night until one male protester stops in front of the car and then pounds on the hood a few times. HEY HEY. Do not molest the rich man’s expensive penis car!!! So, insanely, the driver decides to hit the fucking gas, the protester, and another lady in the march. And yet! Want to know the actual worst part?
BWAHAHAHAHA the cops did not arrest this sociopath. Hooray for tiered justice systems! Oakland police certainly managed to arrest plenty of other people last night, but nope, not this young white guy in his Mercedes who tried to flee the scene until protesters blocked his vehicle.
From the SF Chronicle:
The driver, who was not identified, sat in his silver Mercedes-Benz sedan after the 7:30 p.m. incident while hundreds of people screamed at him through his closed windows.
BART police officers who were guarding nearby transit stations responded, questioned the driver and several witnesses, then let the driver leave the scene at 11th Street and Broadway in his car.
The two people who were hit, a man and a woman, suffered leg and ankle injuries that were not life-threatening, said BART Police Deputy Chief Daniel Hartwig. They were taken to Highland Hospital.
As the driver left, many in the crowd yelled at him and at police, saying he should have stayed at the scene or been arrested.
Jesus Christ. Anyway, the rest of the strike was largely peaceful and empowering and the Chronicle estimated there were about 7,000 people. Here’s a fun AP video of the daytime strike festivities with all the teachers and grannies and tuba players, the true heroes of this story.Related