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For anyone familiar with the Occupy Movement - and the outrageous crackdowns by police in New York, Los Angeles, and Oakland - then what's happening in Anaheim shouldn't be too surprising. It's just the latest in a long line of cities to fully embrace all-out military-style suppression of peaceful citizens who are operating well within their first amendment rights. As a new report by several law school clinics found - NYPD officers have used excessive force on peaceful protestors 130 different times since September of 2011- when the Occupy Movement kicked off. Joining me is one of the authors of that report, and co-author of the book: Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in the US Response to Occupy Wall Street - Human Rights Attorney Emi MacLean and John Knefel joins us us from our New York studios - John is an independent journalist, co-host of Radio Dispatch - and regular contributor to The Fast Times.