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Forum Post: Police Surveillance

Posted 2 years ago on March 12, 2012, 12:46 a.m. EST by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA
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  • http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/nyregion/occupy-wall-street-protesters-complain-of-police-monitoring.html?hp

  • One thing to know is that the police have a difficult job, and they work in a vacuum. And they sometimes ... ok... often take things to the extreme. Paranoia gone awry if you will.

  • Or, perhaps it is all about overtime. Turf and expanded resources.

  • I have never seen a police agency that was satisfied with the number of personnel it had, the amount of technology, the amount of resources, etc.

  • But it is often about fattening take-home pay, even though it may seem that they take things to the extreme.

  • That is why you will read reports of police agencies spending enormous resources on investigating relatively passive and peaceful organizations.

  • While there will always be an exception, the OWS movement is peaceful, disciplined, and focused on an agenda that raises a host of public policy and political issues. Bravo. Kudus. Keep it up.

  • Rather than spin wheels worrying about under cover cops. Spend your energy on voicing the grievances of the common man. Petition for redress of our grievances. Cite examples. Provide proof. Demand change. Bravo.

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[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

Then, Ms. Moyer-Sims said, about 30 police officers surrounded her and the people in the car.

All four were arrested, said Vik Pawar, a lawyer for Ms. Moyer-Sims and two of the others, and taken to a police facility in the East Village. He said officers strip-searched them and ignored their requests for a lawyer. The fourth person could not be reached for comment.

Ms. Moyer-Sims, 20, said members of the Police Department’s intelligence division asked about her personal history, her relationship with other protesters, the nature of Occupy Wall Street and plans for upcoming protests.

Wall Street Protesters Complain of Police Surveillance By COLIN MOYNIHAN

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[-] -1 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

Do you ever stop and think about what douche bags the police have to deal with on a day to day basis.

The people in this country have no respect for themselves so what makes one think they will have respect when it comes to dealing with someone of authority.

It won't happen. And everyone wonders why a police officer goes off on the deep end every now and then.

Watch the series cops and you will get a taste of what's out there and what the police are dealing with every day.

[-] 2 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 2 years ago

"Do you ever stop and think about what duce bags the police have to deal with on a day to day basis."

yes, each other.