Kay Coakly and the Cops

Kay Coakley was the daughter of DA Frank Coakley. Kay witnessed a powerful blue light that came in her window. She slept with her radio on, and woke up to static. She showed me a circle of tiny burn holes in her lace curtain. My sisters saw a blue angel standing at the foot of their bed. I believe this was 1957.

Reagan reads from Frank’s report about a concert against the war in Vietnam. This was sucked the magic out of America. I have long suspected this war was kept going because the right-wing saw that a whole generation of beautiful young men, and women, were already radicalized – before my generation took drugs! The Baby Boomers were on the verge of launching a Political Revolution that would go beyond Kennedy’s Camelot, and the Civil Rights Movement. This was The God Generation that was poised to sweep the white bigots – to the curb!

John ‘The Seer’


As Reagan’s chief of staff, Meese was instrumental in the decision to crack down on student protesters at People’s Park in Berkeley, California, on May 15, 1969. Meese was widely criticized for escalating the official response to the People’s Park protest, during which law enforcement officers killed one student protestor and injured hundreds of others, including bystanders. Meese advised Reagan to declare a state of emergency in Berkeley, contrary to the recommendation of the Berkeley City Council. That resulted in a two-week occupation of People’s Park by National Guard troops.



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Whenever Kay Coakley needed to go to the store, she called her father and he sent a squad car. Kay was the old crone up the street who had a bad car accident when she was young. Her father was the District Attorney. We were impressed.


Frank Coakley Convicts Oakland 7

The District Attorney of Alameda and Oakland brought charges against anti-war demonstrators, and went after Mario Savio and the Free Speech Movement – as well as the Black Panther!In 1967 while taking a bus from L.A. to Oakland I was detained for being a professional Demonstarer and held in a cop room inside the greyhound Station. I was aksed if I was going to the demonstration in Oakland. I told the plain-clothes officer I knew nothing about a demonstration, I live there. This cop took out his truncheon and was going…

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