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Video: Brentwood and Oakley Protest Remain Peaceful, Police Chiefs Take Knee

by ECT

On May 31, protesters demonstrated in both the City of Oakley and then moved on to the City of Brentwood in what was a peaceful demonstration.

While many cities across the San Francisco Bay Area are under curfew which includes Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Danville in Contra Costa to go along with San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Clara–Brentwood and Oakley showcased how a peaceful demonstration should be as seen in the video.

Oakley Police Chief Eric Christensen took a knee and chatted with protesters while Brentwood Police Chief Tom Hansen did the same — even addressing them saying change was on the way.

Note – this is raw video (unedited) from the event.

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Lola Saavedra May 31, 2020 - 11:32 pm

WTF is WRONG with these idiots? Taking a KNEE? Are they insane? They should send their officers out to crack some skulls … or use their knees to kick their butts! Maybe the chiefs can pick up a white flag and wave it! Maybe hand them a U-Haul so they can loot some more! Unbelievable!

YS Jun 1, 2020 - 12:37 am

Why??? They were peaceful. I watched them from my backyard!

VP Jun 1, 2020 - 5:54 am

Love how nothing is said about Walnut Creek looting. Wonder what kind of knees they were taking over there? Maybe they should have been helping out the fire department or WCPD instead of taking a knee. Not even going to bother to read news from this site any longer.

MP Jun 1, 2020 - 8:13 am

The protest was completely peaceful, no looting, no violence. If you paid attention, you’d see that a majority of protests don’t get violent until the police start using unnecessary force. You’re exactly what’s wrong with America today and you can’t even see it.

Jen Jun 1, 2020 - 7:32 pm

Peaceful…? They started screaming and cussing at a motorist driving down Main st.. why??? That’s not peaceful and does nothing for the cause

C.M. Jun 2, 2020 - 12:19 am

The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese, on donnie’s roundly denounced photo op at their church today: “I don’t want President Trump speaking for St. John’s,” Budde told The Washington Post after Trump’s visit. “I am outraged.”

“I am the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and was not given even a courtesy call that they would be clearing with tear gas so they could use one of our churches as a prop, holding a Bible, one that declares that God is love and when everything he has said and done is to enflame violence,” she added.”

Arlington County Board recalled their police from DC after trump’s vicious stunt: Their statement:

“Appalled mutual aid agreement abused to endanger their and others safety for a photo op,” she posted.

Tammy Jun 3, 2020 - 12:54 pm

This pig doesn’t tell our President what he can or cannot do. Who in hell is she? Another leftist pig, I’m sure. The swine should be banished to some Episcopal diocese in Timbuktoo or Islamabad!

Anthony Jun 2, 2020 - 1:15 am

That’s BS you leftist pig. It’s the other way around. The police get involved when the rioters start looting. Just wait till they hit your neighborhood or hit your place of business.

I wonder if that coward Brentwood Chief will take a knee while 5 fellow peace officers that were just shot this evening in 6/1/02 St Louis and who are in the hospital. 1 police officer in Las Vegas and 2 other police officers in Rochester New York.

Come to my neighborhood to riot and you will meet me with a 7.62 between your eyes.

Here’s the real truth regarding shootings and deaths of blacks from police. It won’t fit your narative


A Boricua man of color, an independent thinker, “The White Rose Movement”

Jim Seymour Jun 3, 2020 - 12:50 pm

Are you kidding? They were throwing bottles at motorists! Running to their cars ready to smash the windshields! Get real, man!

MsKris Jun 1, 2020 - 11:28 am

Peaceful protesters should be beaten and have their skulls cracked….Where’s you white hood? You have some deep rooted hatred in you Lola Saavedra. YOU ARE A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF EXACTLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY. Pitiful. Probably call yourself a Christian too.

Lola Saavedra Jun 1, 2020 - 2:17 pm

No, MsKris! I’m NOT a Christian and never have been nor will I ever be! Just so you know! No one cares about that George Floyd guy who spent 5 years in a slammer for a violent armed home invasion in 2009 and other crimes. He has a long rap sheet. It’s a crime to pass around counterfeit bills, but you probably didn’t know that.

Yes, you’re right. I hate people who are irresponsible, lazy, grifters and want everything given to them!

By the way, you might also get some “book learnin’..” and it’s not “Where’s you white hood?” should say, “Where’s YOUR white hood?” See the difference.

Dan Jun 1, 2020 - 4:49 pm

I don’t hate you Lola, hahaha you are awesome. I love the way you think

Lola Saavedra Jun 1, 2020 - 7:19 pm

Thank you, Dan! It fries me to see our law enforcement people pull such a stunt! I don’t care if these people were “protesting” peacefully. It’s their “peaceful” protest which brings in criminals and looters!

Robert C. Jun 1, 2020 - 11:58 am

You are entitled to your opinion. However, you should read the facts instead of inventing your own. It was a peaceful protest and that’s all – no looters and rioters. Also, it is just possible that these police chiefs may have more knowledge of and better judgment about community relations than you do.

Barbara Jun 1, 2020 - 7:22 pm

Hey Robert! It is these people who inspire and bring in the looters even though they hopefully do not loot themselves. See my point?

Gina Jun 2, 2020 - 5:33 pm

So what should they do then ??

Roxanne Fox Jun 3, 2020 - 12:38 pm

They should stay home, write letters, discuss problems on social media and with their friends and relatives, call their elected representatives and present their grievances. Let’s face it, they don’t give a rat’s ass about that Floyd guy who was a habitual criminal: strong-arm robbery via home invasion, assaults, drug dealings, thefts and he was full of meth and cocaine at the time he died.

E.E. Parker Jun 2, 2020 - 2:35 am

It’s these “peaceful” demonstrations and protests which bring in the looters. Ever since the first protest started in Minneapolis, word got around fast via social media and the looting troops were on this right away. They were organized and ready to move.

Darcy Jennings Jun 2, 2020 - 9:32 pm

These peaceful protests are the ones which bring on the looters. They are right behind them ready to pounce and destroy! You want change? Write letters, arrange meetings with your elected officials or their representatives, seek discussion groups and bring your ideas. Do something useful.

Richard Ellis Jun 1, 2020 - 2:29 pm

Yes! This was a demonstration of total defeat! Shame on that Oakley Chief-of-Police! ” Oh yea, just show these scumbags how weak you are, Chief!”

Mel Jun 2, 2020 - 11:04 am

You’re stupid as hell and largely part of the problem. Get mental help asap.

Terry WIlde May 31, 2020 - 11:38 pm

Maybe the Brentwood CoP can just put his hands up and give in to the mob! Way to go, Chief! Way to go! Yeah! Show them who’s boss!

Captain save a hoe May 31, 2020 - 11:47 pm

Ahh there we go, the bootlickers have arrived. Way to be a pos person you earned it! ?

Maddy May 31, 2020 - 11:49 pm

Those two comments are exactly what’s wrong with today’s society. The protestors were doing absolutely nothing wrong. They were simply voicing their opinions and being heard PEACEFULLY and RESPECTFULLY. The officers had no reasons to ADD violence to the scene. Taking a knee doesn’t mean they are “soft” or “gave up”, they simply are voicing their opinions/views just like everyone else. Showing the community that they are with them and they see what is going on in the world. It is possible to be a police officer and still have feelings you know.

Martin Jun 1, 2020 - 2:08 pm

They can take their “opinions” and put them where “the sun don’t shine!” This was a display of WEAKNESS! Those “protesters” have nothing to protest about. They don’t give a hoot about Floyd or any of his brethren. Nothing is going to change and you can take that to the bank, Maddy!

Roxanne DeLacey Jun 1, 2020 - 2:26 pm

I agree wholeheartedly! If one is going to protest, it should be about something truly significant!

Jamie Woods Jun 4, 2020 - 2:03 am

Actually, Roxanne, things will get far worse as the criminals think they will be handled with kid gloves. Won’t happen! More of them, just like this Floyd guy, will be sent onto their just reward. Remember, this guy was a life long criminal who assaulted and kidnapped people, led home invasions, was involved in multiple thefts. It’s all listed on his rap sheet in the Houston PD where he used to live until 2014 .. check it out. He was full of meth and cocaine and other drugs according to the two autopsies performed on him. He was a real winner and he was dealing in drugs as well.

Anthony Jun 2, 2020 - 1:27 am

Wrong again. The big difference is that those protestor were demanding the Chief take a knee. WHe and his department did nothing wrong, they haven’t killed any black people he so much as cowardly said I have never hurt anyone in 30 of police work. Your record should speak for its self.

What if he didn’t take a knee, I bet you it would have gotten out of hand right away. Since when does the mob rule dictate what a police chief have to do. It shows weekends on his part and some one the normal population of Brentwood can trust.

A Boricua man of color, an independent thinker, “The White Rose Movement”

Vivienne Chung Jun 2, 2020 - 9:06 pm

Police and men in authority are now bowing down to their conquerors all in the name of ” political correctness ” — the terminal disease of freedom

Bill Waite Jun 2, 2020 - 2:37 am

Just what is wrong with today’s society here in the USA?

Ava Grant Jun 1, 2020 - 3:00 am

The protesters, either those here or other cities nation-wide, don’t give a rat’s ass about George Floyd. It’s just an excuse for looting and terrorizing people. One San Jose woman and her children got trapped by the mob, slamming her car windows with batons. She tried to do a U-turn but the scum just surrounded her vehicle and she managed to knock over a few of them …… a cop shot at her vehicle — with her kids inside. Nice going, Copper! You protect yourself with whatever you have … even a vehicle.

LoveableCurmudgeon Jun 1, 2020 - 4:07 am

East County stooges never surprise me. Completely tone deaf. Crack heads, eh? Kick butt? TAKE A KNEE ON THEIR NECKS? Chicken bleep aholes whole cannot use complete sentences and would cower in the corner if someone with dark skin mean mugged them.

Renee Jun 1, 2020 - 2:23 pm

Care to show me where these people did not type in complete sentences? I’ll wait!

The Oakley Chief-of-Police seems to be a real ass-kisser and demonstrated defeat. Instead, he should have had his officers break up this crowd of noisemakers and send them on their way. There is nothing to protest about. If those “protesters” wanted to help, they could have descended on other cities and help stem the looters.

tammy Jun 2, 2020 - 2:40 am

If you take the time to observe closely, it’s not the dark skin. It’s the facial feature and then the most important thing….. BEHAVIOR

Rose Del Vecchio Jun 4, 2020 - 1:40 am

C’mon now, Loveable Curmudgeon! You were asked to produce an example of these people not typing in complete sentences! Well, did you do it? No, you did not. As they say, “you have no bitch coming.” You seem to be the one with your head up your ass. Now, there is a complete sentence for you!

Carl Jun 1, 2020 - 8:23 am

I bet the National Guard wouldn’t take a knee for them!

Jasmine Lee Jun 1, 2020 - 7:15 pm

Carl, you’re right. The National Guard will kick their butts. You know that’s coming and they will be cheered!

David Jones Jun 1, 2020 - 8:42 am

Racist hide in Oakley, well leave. Read their signs, nothing peaceful about their black pride sack of shot message. They were obviously attacking police officers that have no involvement in any killings. Why are they standing at the gate of the police station? What if their was an emergency that they needed to get out? You think those punks would have moved? I drove by on my way home and they were blocking traffic, yelling for people to honk. I will honk when you are u der my tires. And the pussy politics chief surrounded by thugs and hugging them…….. give me a break makes me sick to watch

Leslie Williams Jun 1, 2020 - 7:29 pm

David Jones! Love your comment! That’s when I would honk as well! Love the crunching sound! If the police need to go on a call, they should use FLAME THROWERS against the scum blocking their way. That would take care of them unable to get to a barber after the SIP we’re all going through.

Sandy Hawkins Jun 2, 2020 - 2:43 am

Made me sick to my stomach to watch that display of surrender.

Pastor Maynard Jun 1, 2020 - 8:43 am

This site, like the East Bay in general, is overrun by commentators that have had their heads up Ronald Reagan’s sphincter for so long they can’t see the bright light of reason anymore. Can you register the fact that people on here are saying to cracks the skulls of peaceful protestors? You entitled inheritors of mass privilege and constipated intelligence better wake up and face the fact that you’re being duped by the losers of history.

Daniel Jun 1, 2020 - 4:02 pm

Here we go again with the rubbish flowing From pastor mayonnaise mouth. Why don’t you use your black soap box and stop the looters? Fuck off

Lauren Adams Jun 1, 2020 - 7:05 pm

I wasn’t even born with Reagan was president. I was born in 1990! But I studied the Reagan Administration and also read his books! Reagan and Trump are THE best presidents we’ve had in the 20th and now 21st centuries.

What on earth? Our police kneeling to the scumbags? So what did that accomplish? The scumbags see police kneeling not as “I agree with you, I feel sorry for what happened” but rather “You win. We give in.” So now they can happily continue their rampage and looting. Nothing will happen due to their cowardly kneeling. It just empowers the scumbags.

Lilly Wong Jun 1, 2020 - 7:13 pm

It’s you liberals who are duped by the losers of contemporary history, namely, Obummer, Sharpton and their ilk. You swallowed their rhetoric lock, stock and barrel. Nice going!

Shut Up Jun 1, 2020 - 11:26 am

All the real black people were in Walnut Creek looting. All these photos are of White and Brown over privileged punk ass kids. Racists hide in Oakley? Stop killing us? Where the fuck do these people live?

Anthony Jun 2, 2020 - 1:39 am

He leftist racist show us all the bodies that you say whites are killing. all the violence has a black on black or brown on Brown doing all the killing. Go to the DOC website and read the crime stats. There is 5 times more black on white violance. And all the black lives that are lost are done by blacks,just 10 more last week in Chicago, but you don’t see anyone protesting that.

A Boricua man of color, an Independent thinker, “The White Rose Movement”.

Cowards Jun 1, 2020 - 4:46 pm

Cowardly chiefs. Trying to protect themselves by this hug a thug bull shit!
These criminals need to be hammered swiftly!! Quit coddling them.

Gerald Lee Jun 3, 2020 - 12:46 pm

Seems like the big coward who runs the Oakley PD (Christensen) has announced that he’s retiring at the end of this month! I bet he got hammered by his constituents for making an ass of himself and “taking the knee” with the swarm. He might need to lie low for a while.

Franci Jun 1, 2020 - 10:51 pm

“Can’t we all just get along “. I will never forget the words of Rodney King. Hearing that George cried for his mother broke my heart. Fix the Police dept please. The training needs to be different and Police need to be accountable for any damage they do to society.

Ryan Jun 2, 2020 - 11:21 am

I am appalled by how many racist and diabolical people I live among. I mean, we don’t live in the city, but one would think that people out here would think somewhat progressively. I can’t fathom what others had to, and continue to have to endure. It truly is saddening. I will admit; I wasn’t active with support in the past, but moving forward, I’d like to contribute. We are all people.

James Cotten Jun 2, 2020 - 9:24 pm

By “progressively” do you mean regressively?” We deal with reality unlike you liberals. You have ruined our country and divided it. Many of you start pulling out our Founding Fathers who were liberal, but liberalism had a different interpretation then. The Founding Fathers practiced “classic” liberalism. Today, we have “modern” liberalism which is also called SOCIALISM and it seems that today’s liberals have morphed into socialists/communists/fascists.

Ryan Jun 3, 2020 - 10:35 am

Damn, hella forgot I mentioned politics.

Neil Howe Jun 4, 2020 - 1:50 am

Guess what, Ryan! You have no idea how people think in this town. You would crap little green apples if you really knew. People here don’t like having minorities try their crap on them. Our once fabulous little city now has garbage moving in for some time and it’s not appreciated.

Ryan Jun 4, 2020 - 9:28 am

Sounds pretty racist, Neil.

Then go!! Jun 4, 2020 - 10:53 am

Feel free to GTFO ! We dont want you here either!

Emily Jun 2, 2020 - 5:35 pm

Love what our young folks are doing. Makes me proud.
Black lives matter.

Samantha Diamond Jun 2, 2020 - 9:39 pm

We are the young folk, Emily! We won’t let criminals from other cities ruin our’s. We were brought up to be respectful and in case you aren’t aware of it, it’s ALL LIVES MATTER — but criminals don’t think like that.

Marie Louise Forrest Jun 3, 2020 - 4:24 pm

I’m a young person (18) and it’s so obvious that the leftists are using black people as “useful idiots” to try to bring down President Trump! You can look up as to who used the term “useful idiots” first. After the “useful idiots” are no longer “useful” they get throw out with the trash. That’s how leftist work.

George Jun 2, 2020 - 6:24 pm

My white silence is violence!! Lmao well I posted a big black Gorilla face for black out day. Hahahahaha fuck your feelings be better get treated better.

Deckard Jun 2, 2020 - 9:30 pm

Let them protest if they are peaceful, it’s a right. But taking a knee was started a sign of disrespect to the flag and country, so in doing so, you are symbolizing that. How can the real looters and rioters take a force seriously that they see kneel ??? They can’t. You guys should have just expressed that you support their right to protest, support justice for the deceased, and if anyone attacks property or persons in your city, they will have the full wraith of the force on them.

Ryan Jun 3, 2020 - 10:39 am

Was the anthem playing during the protest? How is taking a knee a sign of disrespect to the flag and country? Perhaps they were kneeling in unison to express their support to oppose police brutality and racial injustice?

Ryan Jun 3, 2020 - 10:44 am

“How can the real looters and rioters take a force seriously that they see kneel ??? They can’t.”

…Deckard, do you really think that criminals cared about police beforehand?

Mick Jun 2, 2020 - 10:09 pm

First, ALL LIVES MATTER! If you are where you are not supposed to be then don’t be surprised if and when something happens that is out of your control. You are taking risks. Yes, you/we have the right to a peaceful protest/assembly but when you invade others freedoms by impeding their rights you are out of order and crossing a line. Those of us who are not part of the problem (E.g.racists, criminals etc.) are not sympathetic to your disruptive and over the top actions. We are watching.

Charlie Tonnato Jun 3, 2020 - 1:50 pm

Isn’t this incident actually Minneapolis’ problem? Why involve other cities? The guy was a life-long criminal from the get-go bringing his “craft” from Houston to Minneapolis. He should have been arrested and tried again like he was in Houston for the home invasions, assaults, thefts, etc.

mamas&papas Jun 3, 2020 - 5:08 pm

nobody doing any California dreaming anymore you pathoic morons.

Daniel Ingram Jun 3, 2020 - 5:36 pm

This is why this hateful frame of kind exists. You are not superior to anyone. Crack innocent protesters in the head. You are a privileged human being. Most of the looting is being done by young white men and women. Watch youtube. There are skateboarders breaking windows and white young people painting “Black lives matter”, being chased from looting by black and white people.

Get out of your glass house. With all the years of continuous oppression and violence towards black men and women. You should be ashamed if you dont have compassion for the people that literally built this country wealth without getting a dime and given you the privileg of being white in a country built for your people. Message from a black man.

BlM is bullshit! Jun 4, 2020 - 10:58 am

Blacks are treated like everyone else. Act right!! They act ghetto, shit all over everything, bleed the tax payers of welfare and every free thing they can, then cry racism! Fuck that!! BLM is bullshit!
Get a job! Go to work! Act right!!
Dont do criminal shit and you have nothing to worry about from the police!

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