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Admittedly, some people chose to stand their grounds as the NYPD repeatedly told them to back off, but those who wanted to move really couldn’t. There was no space to get away. And these horses were pushed into the crowd… I didn’t understand and continue to not understand what the NYPD was trying to do.

-Ryan Devereaux, Reporter for Democracy Now!

Times Square on October 15.  Some serious footage.

Thoughts:

#1. Police Horses are still a thing?

#2. Police Horses should not be a thing. Poor horse (1:30).

#3. That is definately some unnecessary shoving of heads between 2:00-2:16.

#4. The police brutality seems to always be by the white shirt cops. Apparently, you get promoted in the NYPD by being a violent dick.

#5. Whatever happened to Tony Bologna? Mr. Pepper-spray-o-matic? Still under investigation, according to the Manhattan DA.

Consumer-created media is public accountability.  Use it.

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: #ows, Occupy Wall Street, police brutality, police horses, times square, white shirt cop

The congregations of protestors loosely associated with the “Occupy Wall Street Protest” has hit the 12th day of their resistance movement in Lower Manhattan today, September 29, 2011.

Occupy Wallst dot org is the unofficial de facto planning group committed to providing support to the protestors supporting the movement against political influence of the business world.  While a “leaderless group”–they have no official goals or support specific legislation–their base shares a general spirit to persuade the US people and government, according to the site,  “to no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the [top wealthy] 1 percent.”

Video of arrests here:

Many more amateur videos can be found with the youtube search term “Occupy Wall Street.”

In their Sept. 29 video, Democracy Now! interviews Michael Moore and talks to one of the protestors that allegedly experienced police brutality.  Michael Moore participated with the crowds, who were not allowed by public law to set up PA systems, by rallying them to repeat anti-Wall Street corruption chants aloud as a group in Liberty Square.

It is perfectly legal to video tape a police officer on duty.  Stand up to police brutality.  (Do this discreetly, when possible; police are often ignorant of the law and will destroy evidence of their abuse in situations with less accountability.)  The right to film police was recently upheld as a constitutional right in New England’s First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Police who were caught on film pepper spraying female protestors, are currently under investigation by the NYC DA.

A Civil Rights Attorney comments on the right of the people to assemble and establish temporary tents of a reasonable size:

Categories: Knowledge has vagina dentata so don’t you fuck with it, Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: civil rights, Democracy Now, Michael Moore, Occupy Wall St, Occupy Wall St videos, Occupy Wallstreet Movement, police brutality

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/taser.death.nypd.2.825077.html

What’s with all these naked men being tasered?  Where are all the naked ladies?

The only major difference between this story and the first one was that this guy was on a ledge and DIED.  Normally, nudity and tasing would go under “things that amuse me,”  but I’m not that cruel.   I just leave it as commentary on “human nature,” in this case, the immutable stupidity of pigs.

Categories: human nature Tags: nudity, police brutality, taser, tasered

http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200880913007

That is one hilarious story of potential police brutality.

Too bad it wasn’t caught on camera.  We could make another Don’t Tase me Bro remix using footage from it.

Categories: things that amuse me Tags: nudity, police brutality, tase, taser