Charges without any juice

CAMPUS ISSUES: The charges for 11 of 13 arrested Occupy Cal protesters were dropped, leading us to wonder why they were charged at all

The ends don’t always justify the means. Eleven of the 13 protesters arrested for their involvement in the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal demonstration have had their criminal charges dropped in the last two weeks, 10 since this past Wednesday. The remaining two protesters are UC Berkeley professor Celeste Langan, who
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Charges against 2 more Occupy Cal protesters dropped

The criminal charges against two protesters involved in the Nov. 9 Occupy Cal demonstrations were dismissed at a hearing Friday, leaving only two more hearings to determine the fate of the charges for the remaining protesters. Recent UC Berkeley graduate Erick Uribe — charged with blocking a public thoroughfare and
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Stay-away orders against Occupy Cal protesters disputed

This week, a dozen Occupy Cal protesters were issued orders to stay away from the UC Berkeley campus. Since many of those issued the orders are students, all 12 maintain their innocence, and none of the protesters have been convicted yet, concerns have been raised about the fairness of these
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