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Forum Post: Liason with the Police

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 6:25 p.m. EST by nickrules (0)
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I am curious if anyone has tried to organize a line of communication with the police. I'm not talking about shouting of chanting at them, but rather creating an information pamphlet that discusses why we are protesting, what we hope to change, and how it would benefit the cops. If we distributed something like that in the police stations, where they could read it on their own time, I think it could be effective. How powerful would our message become if off-duty officers joined in the discussions at Zuccotti Park? And how could the police justify beating their own officers for sitting in the streets? Has anything like this been tried yet?



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[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 12 years ago

just like you.. a cop will not jeopardize his job. there are no other jobs to take its place. if this means killing fellow americans for a pay check ,a cop will do so cops are wage slaves the same as you. i.e. if your boss announced that anyone caught posting on this site would be fired . you would not post on this site.

[-] 1 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 12 years ago

Police are inculcated with the ideology of protecting the 1% besides the fact that they are obligated by law to do so. To do otherwise would jepardize their livlihood, their homes, their ability to put food on the table.

I'm not suggesting that any cops are "bad." This is a political question, not a moral question and despite what they are paid or the fact that they have a union. The social role of the police force is to protect the 1%.

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

I don't know whether this has been tried, but this is a terrific idea. I second it.

[-] 0 points by buckles (6) 12 years ago

They're not on the job to agree or disagree with your protest. They are, however, there to protect and serve the public at large, and part of that job unfortunately includes a fair number of crazies yelling and spitting in their faces as they try to keep people from blocking streets, being hit by cars on the bridge, and otherwise being a nuisance that has cost taxpayers in my city alone over $5M in overtime and cleanup crews. Nothing but respect for the NYPD. Fly right, you're alright.