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Forum Post: It isn't the cops........it's the play book

Posted 11 years ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 2 p.m. EST by shill (60)
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Most of the cops & governors weren't born or were very young back in the 60's. But they are doing the same thing as they did back then. Not allowing people their right to free speech. They do have more weapons now then they had back then,they had riot batons & bullets (real ones). Down south they liked to use fire hose & dogs.

So you have the same game but differt players. You need to protect yourself at these marches or sit ins, whatever the event will be. Wear helmets, big sunglasses, scarves that you can put over your mouth & nose. And if your going to be in the front wear plenty of padding for your chest & stomach area. Knee pads might be a good thing too. You need your riot gear too. Try and never rush the cops that's when all hell will break out.

It wouldn't hurt to start sueing states or city.

And keep those CAMERAS ROLLING....if you have a camera & you are attacked turn the camera on yourself to show whats being done to you.

Now get out there & fight for your future.



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[-] 1 points by shill (60) 11 years ago

Maybe we can find lawyers that would work for free

[-] 1 points by professorzed (308) from Hamilton, ON 11 years ago

Yes I agree with all of this. Expect it to happen, and wear protective clothing.

There is a good online zine about this. Google 'Bodyhammer self defence.'

Yes they should be sued, and a class action lawsuit is the best strategy to take. The only question is whether OWS vs. Bloomberg should include only the people who lost their tents in Zucotti park, or all the Occupiers in countries around the world that support them.

You could argue that the donations sent to OWS were an investment, something like that.

If you somehow included everyone, that would be something like 100 million people vs. Bloomberg and his cops. The litigation could take decades, and cost millions. Keep in mind that 100 milllion in legal fees is not much if every Occupier around the world chips in a dollar.

Arrest warrants could be placed for Bloomberg and the NYPD in every Occupied country in the world, just as there are arrest warrants for Donald Rumsfeld in Germany.

Yes, it's true that the NYPD covered up their badge numbers, so unfortunately the law suit will have to be against the entire department.

Of course, the Police in other countries probably won't arrest them once they figure it all out, but that would take some time. It's not as though Police in Greece or England would recognize Bloomberg on sight, and certainly none of the NYPD.

It's not that hard to go down to the local courthouse and place an arrest warrant out on someone, although of course it would have to be a civil suit. It kind of hurts to be restricted from going to the places you like to go on vacation.

Oh yes, and of course a camera is your best method of self-defence. Try to get the cop's badge numbers.

[-] 1 points by FawkesNews (1290) 11 years ago

Litigate em' back to the stone age. Hold each community accountable for the actions of its rogue officers. The settlements received by protesters will go to better causes, and will inadvertently strengthen the movement.

[-] 1 points by honestyblaze (151) 11 years ago

it wouldn't hurt to the sue people who represent the State! Common law applies, We don't have to accept they have immunity... The are accountable. I would be if I hit somebody. You can't impose laws you don't obey...?