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My Daughter Was Tear-Gassed at Occupy Oakland

My daughter, cartoonist Susie Cagle, was teargassed on Tuesday and had to avoid rubber bullets fired by Oakland police.

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My daughter, cartoonist Susie Cagle, was teargassed on Tuesday and had to avoid rubber bullets fired by Oakland police attempting to prevent a peaceful march of Occupy Oakland protesters from walking to the police department. Susie shot the iPhone video above.

“As I crouched down to protect myself, a teargas canister rolled right under my face and exploded,” she told The Daily Crosshatch. She’s been spending time at Occupy Oakland as part of her graphic series of the movement, which she is funding through Spot.Us.

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A sketch from Susie's Occupy Oakland graphic series.

She’s also decided to change the original scope of her series:

Yeah. It’s going to have to be totally different now. It was going to be a five-part piece about how different Occupy Oakland is from the rest of the occupation. When the camp was up, it was very different. They were primarily concerned with creating this functional mini-city, rather than doing focused protests and actions, which is very different than the other ones. They spent more time trying to figure out how to feed everyone and building a kids’ area, and a library and a community garden. That’s what they were spending their time on.


Read the entire interview here.

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post. For the past 35 years, Daryl has been one of America’s most prolific cartoonists.

19 replies on “My Daughter Was Tear-Gassed at Occupy Oakland”

This is not true. Several local GOP/TPs here in Florida said they’d seen on Faux News that the protesters were throwing rocks and such and the police did nothing.  

Susie, I’m sorry, but those Occupy people are violent socials and you had best not be seen with them if you ever want to run for office on the Tea Potty ticket. 

– Robin

Fux Noise lied, as usual. There has not been even ONE video of anyone throwing anything at the pigs, at least not before being viciously attacked. And I’m not sure what a “violent social” is, but I did see a few protesters in NY playing the violin and cello. The cello is enough to freak anyone out.

Fux Noise lied, as usual. There has not been even ONE video of anyone throwing anything at the pigs, at least not before being viciously attacked. And I’m not sure what a “violent social” is, but I did see a few protesters in NY playing the violin and cello. The cello is enough to freak anyone out.

Isn’t it amazing the “conservatives” that claim to be “strict constructionist” of the constitution don’t have a clue when the first amendment applies to an opponent.

 So the protesters can just stay on public property and act like they own it forever? Having the police using tear gas to remove the protesters is what OWS wants. These kids are being used as pawns by manipulative people to achieve money,fame and publicity for staging a circus of every leftwing cause on earth. It was Adbusters,Moveon.org,Micheal Moore,Prisonplanet and other that are the ones responsible for Susie Cagles tear gas.

Those who ordered the tear gas to be used are the guilty parties, not those who encouraged the protesters to assert their First Amendment rights.  This is blaming those who advocate dissent for the acts of the police.  Some of us are not kids.  The Occupy movement involves people of all colors and ages and backgrounds.  

Those who believe in First Amendment rights are supporting the protesters. 

Blaming Michael Moore or Alex Jones for the teargassing is just dishonest.  This is an excuse for police brutality.  If you have ever faced armed and hysterical police at a demonstration you would never make the lying claim that  being attacked is “what OWS wants.”  

Police brutality may in fact help the movement grow, but anyone who protests non-violently and faces the weapons of the police state is not dying to get shot or gassed. What the non-violent resisters desire is to change the thinking of those who oppose them and to win the support of those who witness their courage.  What a vicious lie Elomeno asserts from the safety of his anonymous computer against those facing the brutal force of the police state!!  Oh, they want to be shot and beaten, he thinks.  Jesus Christ on a crutch!

Why were they going to the police department????  What do the police have to do with the movment?Sounds like they were planning to start things.  I kept watching the video and it looks llike a mob running toward the police…..what to they expect to happen?   It seems there are many in the movement who don’t like just camping out….they want some action!!  Many OWS are instigators not protestors.

the police are acting like they are imitating the mid-east military.  They are totally brainwashed or totally owned by local republican government and the rich.   I hope some of them decide to remember their oaths to defend people.

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