People's Park, Berkeley, 1969. Downtown, Alameda County Sheriff attacks. Photo: Don Patterson. At least 128 Berkeley residents were admitted to local hospitals for head trauma, shotgun wounds, and other serious injuries inflicted by police.
People's Park, Berkeley, 1969. The killing of bystander James Rector by Alameda County Sheriffs. Photo: Kathryn Bigelow, "about two minutes after he was shot." He was killed with "00" pellets, which the sheriffs denied using until doctors at Berkeley hospitals saved it after removing it from the wounded.
SAN LEANDRO / Suspect in girl's slaying kills himself / Inmate leaves note in cell after confrontation about DNA evidence -- victim's family relieved. Jessica McHenry, 14 was kidnapped, tortured, raped, and murdered by Moncada Relatives of the girl, Jessica McHenry, had nothing but praise as they hugged Alameda County sheriff's investigators at a press conference where authorities said the suspect, 35-year-old Derick Moncada, hanged himself last week in his cell in a state prison. DNA…
People's Park "Bloody Thursday," Berkeley. 1969. Alameda County Sheriff's deputies used shotguns to fire "00" buckshot at people sitting on the roof at the Telegraph Repertory Cinema, fatally wounding student James Rector and permanently blinding carpenter Alan Blanchard. The University of California Police Department (UCPD) claims Rector threw steel rebar down onto the police, however according to eyewitnesses, Rector was a bystander, not a protester.