Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 11, 2011, 4:13 p.m. EST by tumbleweed
from Bayonne, NJ
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OWS, the Youtubes of Occupiers threatening and assaulting documentarians and newscrews are mounting. I'll put my message in two ways: a gentle way and then a more blunt way.
Gently, you are really discrediting your movement. If violence and destruction continue the tide of public opinion will turn against you in a harsh way.
Bluntly: if I show up on public property and I wish to document, if you oppress my rights or assault me, I will respond with superior force and I will defend my rights and myself. I will resist you as I would any other violent oppressor. And this kind of thing might make it in liberal, disarmed NY or CA but DON'T try this in Arizona or any armed state. Your right to protest does NOT negate the rights of any other individuals.
This assumes that your movement wants to remain nonviolent. If not, well, if violence you want then violence you can have.
http://www.pixiq.com/article/occupy-san-diego-activists-attack-woman-recording-them http://www.pixiq.com/article/occupy-portland-protester-turns http://www.pixiq.com/article/occupy-vancouver-protesters-assault-videographer http://www.pixiq.com/article/joey-boots-harassed-and-threatened-for-video-recording-girl http://www.pixiq.com/article/occupy-wall-street-protester-threatens-to-stab-reporter http://www.pixiq.com/article/media-shuts-down-cameras-as-oakland-pd-fires-tear-gas http://www.pixiq.com/article/occupy-activists-need-to-brush-up-on-first-amendment-law
Stay friendly! Have a nice day!