Monday, February 01, 2010

Israel Declines to Press Charges Against Police for Shooting Tree Sitter in Head

Note: not a lot of news about Cal football of late, so I’m including this:


Excerpt from this article in the SF Chronicle:

Israel's Justice Ministry declared Sunday that no indictments will be filed against police in the case of an Oakland activist who was hit by a tear gas canister and left comatose during a violent demonstration in the West Bank last year.  Tristan Anderson, 38, was critically injured during a Palestinian protest in the West Bank village of Naalin in March. Amir Moran, spokesman for Israel's Tel Hashomer hospital, where Anderson is being treated, said his condition has not changed.


Before going to Israel, Anderson was one of the tree-sitters who occupied a grove next to UC Berkeley's Memorial Stadium until September 2008 in an unsuccessful bid to stop the university from clearing the trees to make room for an athletic center.


Per this article, he was the protester that called himself Crickett. When he finally gave up on the tree protest, he was wearing a half-rabbit, half-skunk outfit.  He had spent a year and a half in and out of the trees.

1 comment:

Bear2008 said...