Quotes of the Day: On Occupy, Oakland Police, and the A’s

The best quotes of the day:

1. “The city has to stand up with us now and say, ‘Stop,’ ” said Mayor Jean Quan, referring to Occupy Oakland protests.

2. “I’m not condoning violence, and I’m not condemning it,” said Occupy Oaklander Cat Brooks. “I’m just saying that 99 percent of the time when violence happens, it’s police who start it. And you have to do what you have to do.”

3. “I don’t see a way for it to peacefully end,” said former Oakland Councilman Wilson Riles Jr., a staunch progressive. “Like so much in Oakland, Occupy has tremendous potential, but it seems like that potential is being squandered. I think it’s come to a point where the larger community is going to have to step in if anything is going to happen.”

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