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Call of Solidarity for Comrades Held in Van Outside 1st Precinct

Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 24, 2011, 6:09 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

This report just came in a half hour ago from the chair of the NYC IWW chapter:

Protesters arrested today (including the NYC IWW chair) are being locked inside a police van outside the:

1st Precinct Police Station
16 Ericsson Pl.
New York, NY 10013
+1 (212) 334-0611

They've been there for over an hour. One has a very bad concussion, possibly life threatening.

Right now the NYC IWW chair he is calling on us to send people NOW for help out and to demand medical care for our comrades.

If you can't make it in person then please call these numbers:

1st Precinct - (212) 334-0611 - 16 Ericsson Place
6th Precinct - (212) 741-4811 - 233 West 10 Street
NYPD Switchboard: 1-646-610-5000 Central booking: +1 (212) 374-3921
Deputy Commissioner of Public Information: +1 (646) 610-6700

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[-] 5 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

I'm a soldier deployable to the United States under the DCRF (Defense Chemical Response Force) mission. I'm with you guys. If things to REALLY crazy, like they did with union busting a little over a century ago, I could get called up to assist local authorities, but I'm still with the 99%. I'm a soldier who had to make hard choices to enlist facing unemployment and poverty.

[-] 2 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

Unfortunately, there are those who do not have compassion for themselves and therefore are not able to extend it to others. Again, thank you for your candid speech and indeed, soldiers lives are being wasted, as are the lives of so many people who have jobs. In response to a different post, a trader is said to have come our and mocked the use of Apple laptops, citing how Apple is trading at $400 a share on the market. Has it not been proven already that what is traded is not intrinsically valuable. Wall Street is liked to a casino, but it is not even as good as a casino, because the checks and balances are not immediate and they are bailed out when their investments fail. This is unethical and has served to undermine the legitimacy of our government. Not to mention that the nature of Wall Street trading to to reap the rewards presently even if they will not materialize in the future. The Republicans and Nancy Pelosi are ensuring this fraud by ensuring to grant government funds to for profit "universities," which are basically money laundering operations. What IS the value of anything, least of all education, if the sum total is only money and stature...especially when both are ill begotten gains?

[-] 2 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

neo5apien, you are a godsend of conscience and many thanks and applause to your solidarity to the cause of the people.

[-] 2 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

Thank you so much

[-] 1 points by Wob (1) from Carson City, NV 2 years ago

When the boots wore out, they'd be ready to listen. When the time came, I was able to take three battalions with me out of the front lines; the best day's work I ever did.

[-] 2 points by Sulley360 (5) from Anchorage, AK 2 years ago

Called Deputy Commissioner of Public Information. The guy refused the common courtesy of giving me his opinion. Mocked me, then diplomatically denied the occurances today. Excused it all saying the protesters were ordered, and by disobeying the orders of the police officers it was right for them to cordon off the protesters and detain them. Couldn't even recite to me the rights outlined within the declaration of independence when I asked him what they were. I said to the guyl I'd be there if this was still going on in a month (I live in Alaska, fiscally a plane ticket isn't possible at this time). He very assuredly said it wouldn't be going on. So I asked, "what, is there a plan to stop the protest?" And he gets all "If there is one, I can neither confirm or deny the existance. I wouldn't know." Then recited the same scripted junk the first guy I called gave me. "Thank you for calling, and I really appreciate this call."

[-] 1 points by MooGirl (4) 2 years ago

There is a protest, it isn't going to go away, and the more people there are who realize working three-four jobs and not being able to afford two meals a day and a roof over their head just is not mentally/emotionally sustainable, the more people who will join the movement.

[-] 2 points by Sulley360 (5) from Anchorage, AK 2 years ago

Called Deputy Commissioner of Public Information. The guy refused the common courtesy of giving me his opinion. Mocked me, then diplomatically denied the occurances today. Excused it all saying the protesters were ordered, and by disobeying the orders of the police officers it was right for them to cordon off the protesters and detain them. Couldn't even recite to me the rights outlined within the declaration of independence when I asked him what they were. I said to the guyl I'd be there if this was still going on in a month (I live in Alaska, fiscally a plane ticket isn't possible at this time). He very assuredly said it wouldn't be going on. So I asked, "what, is there a plan to stop the protest?" And he gets all "If there is one, I can neither confirm or deny the existance. I wouldn't know." Then recited the same scripted bullshit the first guy I called gave me. "Thank you for calling, and I really appreciate this call."

[-] 2 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

Where are all the unemployed lawyers? Would this not be a great exercise for them to be involved in?

[-] 2 points by mattymatt (88) from New York, NY 2 years ago

A representative of the nat'l lawyers guild is here

[-] 2 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

Good.

[-] 2 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

Make sure you complain and moan a lot when you are being man handled by the police...and the rest of the protestors ought not yell too much so they drown out your cries of agony. I called all the numbers that are posted and the cops seem kind of frazzled, of course, but they just gave me the run around. Take lost of pictures and keep the video coming. Dignity, Integrity, respect, love= freedom.

[-] 1 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

I love those "Keep Austin Weird" T shirts. I was stationed at Fort Hood for a bit. Much love for Texas. SUPPORT THE TROOPS! USE THEM WISELY!. Austin is great. Forgive me, saluting captain morgan a lot tonight.

[-] 2 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

You like then, huh? The campaign to Keep Austin Weird, as it were, is being undermined by those who want to make Austin like L.A...lord have mercy.

[-] 2 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

Sometimes it takes filling the jails. Think back to the civil rights movements decades ago.

[-] 1 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

Yes, I agree, except I do not wish to tell anyone to be stuffed into a jail unless I am willing to be one of those people;) At present I am not, but this may change. What I am concerned about is the lack of transparency of our current legal system because of the influence of the Patriot Act...this is why I ask where the unemployed lawyers are...for those who are not trying desperately to be accepted by the embroiled status quo.

[-] 1 points by wallstreet (-1) 2 years ago

One day, a trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Adam Sarzen, a decade or so older than many of the protesters, came to Zuccotti Park seemingly just to shake his head. “Look at these kids, sitting here with their Apple computers,” he said. “Apple, one of the biggest monopolies in the world. It trades at $400 a share. Do they even know that?”

[-] 2 points by GumpyJumptooth (2) 2 years ago

Then the trader is a moron. Apple's computer share is what? 15%? Wow. Some monopoly. Also, a monopoly is defined by an absence of other choices. Ever hear of HP, Dell, Compaq....?

The trader? Well, it's a real big mystery as to why we had the financial crisis with brainpower like THAT.

[-] 2 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

This trader is suffering from his own ignorance. Does he know that factory workers in China are speaking out about the health problems, the neurological damage that they are suffering in the process of making iphones? Not to mention the external costs to people, the environment and the social cost. If these were considered and factored into the equation as important as profits the stock of Apple would plummet...as well as many other deleterious industries. This is the perversion that we must work to correct. It is arrogance that causes people to disregard the value of human life and to realize that we are not meant to be cogs in any industrial machine. There are beautiful people slaving away everyday to ensure profits for Wal Mart, a company that has proven to destroy the American dream of owning ones own business, and for what? Tell any trader that technology is only as valuable as its use and the demonstrators are putting it to very good use.

[-] 1 points by WaxyaBox (1) 2 years ago

Video I Took of Michael Moore at the protest today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHyCvXV-W-o

Enjoy for those who couldn't make it

[-] 1 points by WETHEPEOPLE (1) 2 years ago

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand what happened that day on Wall Street. The NYPD had been secretly waiting for this moment since the COVERUP of 9/11 begin. I am a resident of NYC and i've seen the uprising of the people that live there and the police department. These officers are using EXTREME force that is not needed. They need to be more focused whose paying their SALARIES and its the same people that were out there marching for there freedoms and the money that they BIG BANKERS STOLE FROM THEIR PARENTS, GRANDCHILDREN, AND CHILDREN. AMERICAN leaders must understand once and for all. We the PEOPLE who RUN THIS COUNTRY. WE THE PEOPLE ARE IN DEBT BECAUSE OUR TAX DOLLARS FUND ALL OF THEIR ACTIVITIES AND OVER 8% OF THE PEOPLE in this country are UNEMPLOYED while none of the BIG BANKERS, SENATE, CONGRESSMEN AND WOMAN are losing any dollars out of their bank accounts. We the PEOPLE are living off OUR SMALL Saving while the FEDS and Big BANKERS invest and reinvest and bankrupt our INSURANCES, OUR PENSIONS and OUR COUNTRY!!! IT's time that we all rise together and stand together to resolve this issue because OBAMA WONT DO IT, THE SENATE AND CONGRESS WONT COME TOGETHER FOR THE BETTER GOOD OF ALL OF AMERICANS AND THE BIG BANKERS AND JET OWNERS DONT GIVE A DAMN!!!!! i pray for everyone that was abused and harmed at this weekends march wont give up on this fight!!!

[-] 1 points by JasonC (7) 2 years ago

See the Oscar-winning documentary movie “Inside Job” (available as a DVD) and read the book by Michael Lewis, “The Big Short” to know how corrupt and irresponsible the banksters are. It's not just the folks in the US who have lost or are losing their homes and jobs, but hundreds of millions around the world..

[-] 1 points by Rakasan (1) 2 years ago

Hi all, I am a disabled veteran and consider myself part of the lower 99 Percent. Don't give up your Faith, Strength, and Hope. That is what they, the idiot's that think they run the place ie. Police, politician's and his Crony's, want. HELL, to start off with I didn't get a shelter in the Infantry 99 Percent of the time. I say, Hit them with tear gas when their not expecting it, before they hit you. It's easy to get or make just look online or ask your friendly local law enforcement officer , you know the guy in blue uniform that is 6' 6" that I'm sure is on illegal steriods with the high pitched voice that is ready to kick anybody's if they even look his way. Yeah We the 99 Percent did nothing to try and control this "TRAIN WRECK" and now their is alot out of control. The 1 percent has spent alot of "OUR MONEY" for a situation just like what is happening now. They have controlled our country for far too long, for example take a look at lobbiest in the house and senate, this is just a polite way to say legal corruption guided by the 1 Percent on those poor unfortunate missguided, yes I have to repeat miss as in Missing, BASTARDS in the House and Senate.

[-] 1 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

Just so you know, anyone promoting violence is perceived as an instigator for those who want to shut down the demonstration.

[-] 1 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

Yes, 11 BILLION dollars each month to occupy Afghanistan. The corporatized war machine is a conscienceless beast that needs to be reigned in the the remaining human beings that make it function. I watched Restrepo and it is disgusting how soldiers are told to simply accept death of their friends and potentially themselves as thought it were merely a consequence to their '"jobs." There is not dignity and honor to service and we fail to honor and take care of our soldiers.

[-] 1 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

Dear Sir, As much as I appreciate your service, this must remain a non violent protest. We cannot be embroiled in the madness of total war. Indeed, we are suffering from the unchecked conceit of a few vane men and it is this kind of corruption that must stop. These wars have been useless except for the war profiteers. War is madness, war is confusion and we must try to empathize even with those who do not respect us. They are lacking their own self respect. Dignity, integrity, respect, love=freedom.

[-] 1 points by TheVolunteerWino (112) 2 years ago

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march.

[-] 2 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

Who are the terrorists? The cops? They don't look so cunning, but cruel indeed.

[-] 2 points by TheVolunteerWino (112) 2 years ago

Banks and Corporate America from where I see it

[-] 1 points by TheVolunteerWino (112) 2 years ago

This was a quote from George Bush

[-] 1 points by Volodya (2) 2 years ago

Is this a DEMOCRACY about you talking in all world, americans? Ha-ha-ha.

Hello from Russia.

[-] 1 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

Hey, don't mock. We are exercising our rights and it is natural that the status quo will exercise their perceived duty to quash people who step out of line. It is no secret that here in the U.S. people have their limitations of freedom and this is what we are working to correct. If you support Democracy, mocking a symbolic action that promotes free speech is not praiseworthy. This is a global movement to make our government accountable to the people instead of the wasteful and mindless profit motive that is bankrupting us financially and morally.

[-] 1 points by GarnetMoon (424) 2 years ago

TO ALL PEOPLE THAT COMMENT: PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER THE TROLLS/AGENT PROVOCATEURS....IGNORE THEM, NO MATTER WHAT.

[-] 1 points by TheVolunteerWino (112) 2 years ago

i answer them with common sense shortly and simply put. . , . fighting the good fight, .. arrrrwwwooooooo!

[-] 1 points by mattymatt (88) from New York, NY 2 years ago

Orange nets are being dstributed at all 4 corners of the park

[-] 1 points by FTapeMusic (6) 2 years ago

I just called the 1st Precinct asking that my friend receive medical attention after being detained at the protests-the officer I spoke with informed me that he would not be held at 1st precinct and call 646-610-5000 but when I called them I was instructed to call 212-477-7436. Any one else have info? http://soundcloud.com/f_tape/a-fair-warning

[-] 1 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

they are giving people the run around, so keep calling. I called back and the phone is busy. So long as they know people are aware that they are detaining people then they cannot keep it a secret. I pray that the person with the head injury will be given medical treatment...disgusting.

[-] 1 points by GarnetMoon (424) 2 years ago

I made several calls also, I am from out of state...the last call I made to the switchboard of the NYPD I was x-ferred to an officer who kept saying he didn't know what I was talking about when I explained my reason for calling to demand the release of the protesters...yep, claimed he didn't know what was going on in Lower Manhattan... But, you are right tdsisti, keep the pressure going... call the White House, jam their switchboard as well as NYC government offices... We will not be silenced!!!

[-] 1 points by trisaratops (2) 2 years ago

Stay peaceful, stay strong. Remember why you're there. Even if there is a mass arrest, the end result will only help the cause. While I hope you all stay safe, excessive force/arrest on behalf of the government has been the driving factor in the success of many movements

[-] 1 points by undercover88 (7) 2 years ago

got nothing but love for you wallstreet. Even if you do have a stick up your butt :P

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[-] 1 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

How often are you going to spam this same comment? Who are you? Why are you pissed at the protesters?

[-] 1 points by wallstreet (-1) 2 years ago

because I need to walk on the street. Go to the subway and stuff. Get off of the streets you douchebags. I need to walk on it.

[-] 1 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

Hmmm, occupy the subway, yes, that sounds like a great idea. Pass it on. Yeah, lock down the NYC subway transportation as well as the streets in the name of liberty and justice for ALL. Great idea, thanks for bringing it up.

[-] 1 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

I was unemployed, broke, selling my own blood to survive when I decided to enlist in the US Army. Soldiers are part of the 99%. Soldiers are pressed into service to avoid poverty, unemployment, and high education costs. The student loan system is destroying hope in education to provide a better life. Soldiers sacrifice their families, their sanity, their limbs, and their lives fighting in dumb wars against enemies that are no threat to the USA. SUPPORT THE TROOPS! USE THEM WISELY! No more dumb wars. People deserve a change to get educated and succeed in a good job without fighting wars against non threatening enemies.

[-] 1 points by plainjane (5) 2 years ago

90 year old soldier speaks the truth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkI5VdttemU

[-] 1 points by TabithaDean (17) 2 years ago

These are not dumb wars; they are profitable wars, but not to you and me. Stay safe soldier.

[-] 1 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

PLEASE, stay non-violent. Don't throw things at police. Don't resist arrest. If you get arrested just go limp. You're not resisting arrest by refusing to move, you're just refusing to assist your own arrest. Make them drag you away, even if it hurts. There may be a big crackdown tonight. Get ready. Prepare for chemical attacks.

http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemicalweapons/a/teargasexposure.htm

[-] 1 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

Unfortunately, the police are the basic barrier and crude obstacle to asserting civil liberties, as they are employed to uphold the status quo. I have called each number to ask about the person they are holding who needs medical attention and they are evasive. Keep in mind that not all cops are abusive and that it the role playing that our hierarchical society promotes that causes this violence and abuse. If we want this symbolic action of civil disobedience to last, then it is valuable to have it remain as peaceful and noncombative as possible and the only ones who are expected to use restraint are the demonstrators. Dignity, integrity, respect, love=freedom.

[-] 1 points by MarcosGuevera (4) 2 years ago

There was no tear gas used, it's retracted on the front page. NYPD doesn't even carry tear gas, afaik.

[-] 1 points by davidscameracraft (12) 2 years ago

No, a supervisor walked up to a young lady and pepper sprayed her in the eyes from point blank range. I still have pepper spray and the milk we used to wash her eyes out on my shoes.

[-] 1 points by rickied (31) from Worcester, MA 2 years ago

Fun fact: pepper spray is pepper spray, and not tear gas.

[-] 1 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

Even if they don't carry tear gas, you can be sure that they stockpile it at police stations, and if not, it's no problem to get it. It's best to be prepared for the worst. Take steps to defend yourself.

[-] 1 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

I know, that was a "just in case" post so that people can prepare. I heard on the livestream feed that police are planning an operation come nightfall, in order to be less visible.

[-] 1 points by MarcosGuevera (4) 2 years ago

word

[-] 1 points by MarcosGuevera (4) 2 years ago

shit. looks like there was gas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moD2JnGTToA

[-] 1 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

Mace/Pepper spray is not the same as tear gas, but if you can get some good tight goggles to wear, please do so. It will help against the pepper spray.

[-] 1 points by hstryk (1) 2 years ago

Not tear gas, mace. There's a difference. STILL this was an example of UNACCEPTABLE FORCE

[-] 1 points by MarcosGuevera (4) 2 years ago

scuse me, you are correct.

[-] 1 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

How to deal with tear gas.

http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemicalweapons/a/teargasexposure.htm

The best defense against tear gas is a gas mask, but if you don't have a mask there are still steps you can take to minimize damage from tear gas. If you think you might encounter tear gas you can soak a bandana or paper towel in lemon juice or cider vinegar and store it in a plastic baggie. You can breathe through the acidified cloth for several minutes, which should give you sufficient time to get upwind or reach higher ground. Goggles are a great thing to have. You can use tight-fitting swim goggles if chemical safety goggles aren't available. Don't wear contacts anywhere you might encounter tear gas. If you are wearing contact lenses, immediately remove them.

[-] 0 points by Lookatmema (21) 2 years ago

You guys suck! You don't even know what you are mad at. You keep saying you're growing, yet the rest of us can hardly see you. LMFAO! Take a bath and shave, maybe you can get a job and buy a home, loosers!

[-] 2 points by plainjane (5) 2 years ago

I have a job, I own a home, I bathe regularly and I am twice the age of most of these demonstrators and I don;t feel threatened by them. Why do you?

[-] 2 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

Loser, dear, it's spelled loser. What's your job?

[-] 2 points by tdsisti (80) from Austin, TX 2 years ago

You are funny, mr. so and so, but you are missing the point...sorry people can't be as gorgeous as you allege to be. There are plenty of clean shaven, well bathed jobless people who are without work. Why you gotta hate? This is not about simply getting jobs, its about restoring legitimacy to our broken economic system. Open your eyes to the crumbling status quo around the world. Dignity, integrity, respect, love=freedom

[-] 0 points by resident (0) 2 years ago

breaking news! you guys win. Now get the fuck off Wall Street!!

[-] 0 points by wallstreet (-1) 2 years ago

I live on Wall Street. Get the FUCK off of Wall Street you fucking douchebags. I live here.

[-] 0 points by FTapeMusic (6) 2 years ago

How about you tell us where you live tough guy?

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[-] 1 points by TabithaDean (17) 2 years ago

No answer. Guess he's on his way.

[-] 1 points by Lookatmema (21) 2 years ago

How bout you stick your finger where you like it, little lady. You gonna hurt this guy cause you don't like him defending his home? I'm going to invest in mace and beg the police to use it on you dirty filthy marxist liberals! You are mad because you are and forever will be loosers who want what they can't earn for themslves. Ha Ha, I have 4 homes, 5 cars, and the ability to defend them. What do you have?

[-] 1 points by Ahousan (1) 2 years ago

You mistake your fortune for privilege over those who have not fared as you have in this life. In reality, you have accumulated material possessions that make you feel safe and comfortable. You even feel like a higher being over those who are brave enough to risk their lives to speak out about something that is not right. I can't believe you have convinced yourself that you are just that much better than the masses. You can have 4 homes and 5 cars in a country where mothers are barely feeding their starving children, because greedy men made terrible investments on junk securities to earn an absurdly high return. You are a fool if you think that is a sound reality.

I make you no threat, but know this: if the walls come tumbling down, not even your police, national guard, and military can protect your homes.... nor will they. You are exactly the blindly ignorant villain these men and women are protesting against. You implicitly support corruption and the oppression of the poor. The poor own this country. Don't think that your fancy high-rise is impervious to the meddling of this youth, for when you oppress them, they will grow.

We are the answer to your arrogant oppression. We are the by-product of a system that is so off-track that its got NYPD officers, who start at only $26,000 a year and are some of the bravest men I know, pushing and arresting people protesting the same scourge that sees fit that they make such little money for their sacrifices.

How many have to die before you see who the real enemy is? We must stand together here and now, else we risk losing everything. Either stand together, or fall together. Those are our only options. Choose

[-] 1 points by TabithaDean (17) 2 years ago

Honey, your are clueless. I hope you lose it all so you may have some compassion in your heart. God speed.

[-] 0 points by wallstreet (-1) 2 years ago

I live on Wall Street. Get the FUCK off of Wall Street you fucking douchebags. I live here.

[-] 2 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

Don't you know the police are keeping people in the park. Who's on wall street? lol. And who cares if you have trouble sleeping tonight because Banks got bailed out and the rest of us are in the unemployment line.

[-] 0 points by wallstreet (-1) 2 years ago

I live on Wall Street. Get the FUCK off of Wall Street you fucking douchebags. I live here.

[-] 1 points by neo5apien (44) from Leesville, LA 2 years ago

Then join the party. C'mon, it'll be fun, and it's for a good cause. You know you wanna.