By now we’ve all seen the image by Noah Berger of the undercover officer brandishing a weapon during the Oakland protests against police brutality. Apparently, these guys have no fear of reprisal whatsoever.
Another question that begs an answer is why would the CHP EVER be in Oakland unless requested by OPD?
About 50 people were marching near Lake Merritt just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when some of the demonstrators began calling out two men who were walking with the group, said the freelance photographer, Michael Short.
“Just as we turned up 27th Street, the crowd started yelling at these two guys, saying they were undercover cops,” Short said Thursday. “Somebody snatched a hat off the shorter guy’s head and he was fumbling around for it. A guy ran up behind him, knocked him down on the ground. That guy jumped backed up and chased after him and tackled him and the crowd began surging on them.
“The other taller guy had a small baton out,” Short said. “But as the crowd started surging on them, he pulled out a gun.”
But that doesn’t answer what they were doing there in the first place. All inquiries are being referred to the CHP who, of course, aren’t saying a word. Yet.
The Chronicle also offered some very interesting images from Michael Short:
I have some questions… looks like he has a barbecue lighter in his left hand. Planning on starting fires???
The guy on the left in the black boots… what does he have in his right hand? A shank? Is this one of the cops that came as back up for these undercover CHP?
The man with the gun looks very familiar to me. Anyone recognize him?
This should be interesting. Who can guess what sugar spun bullshit the CHP will come with for these shenanigans?