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Oakland protester sentenced for vandalism of police building

An Occupy Oakland protester was found guilty of felony vandalism and sentenced to six months in jail following his arrest at a Nov. 3 Occupy protest. During the trial, a police officer alleged the defendant destroyed six windows and the door of a police building near Oakland's city hall with a metal folding chair. The officer stated the man wore black clothes, goggles and a dust mask at the protest. However, the Sacramento County man wholly denied having committed any such acts of vandalism at the Occupy demonstration.The judge's stated intent during sentencing was to use the man as an example to others who may consider committing similar acts, and the deputy district attorney claimed the sentence sent a strong message to the city and surrounding communities. In addition to the six-month sentence, the protester was ordered by the judge to pay the city of Oakland $6,654 for the six broken windows.

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