Berkeley Police Tear Gas Harms Residents (Public Comment)

Marcia Poole
Sunday December 07, 2014 - 05:11:00 PM

We live on Regent St. and were at home when we started having burning eyes, skin and lungs. It seems that the police had started firing tear gas at the demonstrators on Telegraph Avenue. This is the most densely populated area in the city and the result of this police action had a direct impact on the residents living up here. When I called the 911 number and reported the problem and asked them to stop the tear gassing, the dispatcher said it was the protestors who had used tear gas and missiles against the police. They did not seem to care that the police action of gassing Telegraph Avenue was harming residents. Shades of the 1960s and James Rector.