NYPD Silent On Pepper Spraying Of Downtown Protesters #occupywallst #takewallstreet #LibertySquare #occupywallstreet

NYPD Silent On Pepper Spraying Of Downtown Protesters

By: Erica Ferrari

 

 

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The New York City Police Department is not commenting about video that shows officers using pepper spray on protestors during the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstration in Downtown Manhattan.

 

Video of a policeman spraying demonstrators yesterday was posted on YouTube.

Protestors have complained that police used excessive force in trying to contain the crowd that marched from Zuccotti Park near the New York Stock Exchange to Union Square.

Police say about 80 people were arrested, and most were taken into custody for illegally blocking traffic.

Their charges include disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and in one instance, assaulting a police officer.

Police say the street protest was illegal as the crowd did not have a permit.

Still, many protesters claim the officers used excessive force.

"Officers started taking people who were saying the wrong things or too close to the barricades and just pulling them aside and beating them," said a protester. "And if they resisted arrest in any way, if you did not put your hands right behind your back, they kicked you in the stomach and six officers jumped on top of you and started arresting you as roughly as they could."

"What happened today was unfortunate. But we were being peaceful, nonviolent," said another protester.

“[The officer] grabbed me by my belt and the back of my pants and threw me over a bench," said a third.

Demonstrators are gathering again today in Lower Manhattan for their ninth day of demonstration to protest issues including what they call Wall Street's "close relationship" with Washington.

The NYPD will remain a strong presence by the ongoing protests.

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Comment by Shaktas Na on September 28, 2011 at 11:53pm

Gary Don, Honey, this is far,far past money. At this point, these men and women of police servitude are being threatened with loss of life and limb-not just for them, but their families and friends also.

 

The problem will not be due to these officers acting up-but when our own military (and their "affiliates") join the police in their efforts.

 

Do wait for it. It's just about arrived. ..

 

Elders of the group: think back to 67 and 68. That time is upon America again. Wash,rinse,repeat. I know you are prepared. Do prepare the less intelligent of the younger ones as best you can-some do not quite understand what is happening to them. I've a concern that more than the standard amount are about to become collateral damage. Those of you with grandchildren make take this part badly.

 

 

Comment by Gary Don Oliver on September 28, 2011 at 9:54pm
These cops are doing what they do for money.  There is a financial reason behind their actions, probably wall street bonuses or the incredible revenue they get from wall street.  In my experience the worst criminals in our degenerating economy are the cops.  These days cops are hired to make a profit for the government, any way they can, and get rid of those that don’t produce for the government.  All government bodies in the US have become the Godzilla of old Japanese movies. Oregon cops can issue a completely bogus traffic cite, then commit perjury in the most ridiculous impossible lies in court and the judges convict anyway, as if it were both a conspiracy.  I know. It happended to me in Oregon.  In Oregon, don't drive in your vehicle alone.   facebook.com/garydonoliver.

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