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Forum Post: Peace Officers?

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 15, 2011, 4:30 p.m. EST by Marchelo (67)
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This image surfaced from the OWS raid last night. I added some text and pulled the "concerned for public safety" line from the NYPD's justification for the excessive force. PLEASE SPREAD THIS POWERFUL IMAGE:


Here is some news covering the NYPD's media blackout for those who are unaware: Associated Press: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OCCUPY_JOURNALISTS New York Times: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/reporters-say-police-denied-access-to-protest-site/ The Guardian: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/reporters-say-police-denied-access-to-protest-site/ Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2011/11/15/nypds_zuccotti_eviction_swift_shrew.php



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[-] 1 points by tumbleweed (36) from Bayonne, NJ 12 years ago

I'm against violence but I can't help reflect on what a handy tool a cattle prod is in certain situations.

[-] 0 points by alouis (1511) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Notice how it's often high ranking cops, like this one who get right into the mix. This is not a question of not enough training, or wrong kind of training, or rookies etc. This violence is policy and it goes right up to Bloomberg and Obama.