Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The NYPD Didn't Want You To See Occupy Wall Street Get Evicted

Gothamist. Many links at site.

During our coverage of the eviction of the Occupy Wall Street protesters early this morning, a NPR reporter, a New York Times reporter, and a city councilmember were arrested. Airspace in Lower Manhattan was closed to CBS and NBC news choppers by the NYPD, a New York Post reporter was allegedly put in a "choke hold" by the police, a NBC reporter's press pass was confiscated and a large group of reporters and protesters were hit with pepper spray. According to the eviction notice, the park was merely "cleaned and restored for its intended use." If this is the case, why were so few people permitted to view it?

Because it's wrong and they know it.


David Aquarius said...

"No right is absolute." Mayor Michael Goldfinger (guess which finger)

"Restraining order? Wee don see no restraining order!" Besides what's a piece of paper against mace, batons, jackboots and gun butts.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure this country is really a democracy any more? Or is democracy now something only the 1% can buy.

Gordon said...

One definition of 'government' is those who have a monopoly on violence. Might makes right.

Can you say "Libya"?

Fixer said...

Little Napoleon flexed his muscles (the blue ones) today. Somehow, I don't think this will stop OWS. I wonder how they're gonna deal with the "no camping/no sleeping in public" decree.

David Aquarius said...

Fix, they're probably gonna do it anyway.

The more heads get busted, the more heads show up! Mayor One Percent is toast!

casey said...

Hello Gordon,

Just another OWS location that the powers that be (in this case Herr Mayor Bloomies) flexing their muscles. IOW the velvet glove is removed to see the fist of iron in action.