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NYPD Showing Massive Presence in Grand Central for Expected Protest

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posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 04:54 PM
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Twitter is starting to light up with reports from people in Grand Central of a massive police presence, complete with busses outside, ready for mass arrests.


Media is starting to show up.




posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

What's the protest about?



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 04:59 PM
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Usually GC has people in camo standing around with machine guns. I say just get more of them


Mass arrests, this country's insane, when will the people say enough is enough?



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 05:00 PM
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It's ok for them to protest but when it's our turn....

It really is us vs them.



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

Because without their badges, above the law statuses, they're little men with faults and they're frightened of the citizens finally saying no more. Without their guns for compensation they're us. They try to take the guns from citizens but they beef up with armored vehicles? And they wonder why people look at them and wish they'd go away.



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 05:03 PM
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originally posted by: thesaneone
What's the protest about?


Police reform.




edit on 12-1-2015 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer because his mug got filled with chemtrail residue



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: Yeahkeepwatchingme

On point.

Man your on a roll today I like it keep it going.
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posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

Thankyou onequestion, have a wonderful night.



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Thanks.



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 05:17 PM
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Would we expect anything different?
They have been showing the rules don't apply to them.
And when they get called out they cry and call it anti police and say we are all putting them in danger for harboring and promoting the 'police violence'



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 05:28 PM
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New York Transit Authority has stated that they will no longer allow die-ins which have been happening every day since the cop that killed Eric Garner got off without an indictment. I think the protest tonight is about that. The transit authority is (I believe) a tax payer funded private org. (lol) so I'm sure there will be mass trespass arrests tonight.

ETA: Or it's about police brutality.
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posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

Hence the hypocrisy. "We support their right to protest" (in another country), but have a hard time condoning it here.

But it makes sense: the protests (against power) in other countries are largely in the favor it those in power here; the protests here are against the power here, and are therefore a threat against established power.

And sense police largely protect higher interests of the state, any protest against that—by extension—undermines the power structure.



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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Small crowd tonight.



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

Those same police officers just finished protesting the funeral of two of their fallen comrades.

The hypocracy is real.



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: Liquesence

Those same police officers just finished protesting the funeral of two of their fallen comrades.

The hypocracy is real.



Wrong they were protesting the mayor silently.



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

Protesting AT give me a freaking break my god.
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posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 06:40 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: onequestion

Hence the hypocrisy. "We support their right to protest" (in another country), but have a hard time condoning it here.

But it makes sense: the protests (against power) in other countries are largely in the favor it those in power here; the protests here are against the power here, and are therefore a threat against established power.

And since police largely protect higher interests of the state, any protest against that—by extension—undermines the power structure.


You are correct, but NO ONE wants to admit to themselves, what the TRUE purpose of LEO’s are in the 21st century.

If you have any doubts, just read the article:

“Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone”, By LINDA GREENHOUSE, Published June 28, 2005

Once people begin to understand, accept and take it ALL in, it becomes VERY easy to see why Law Enforcement Agencies don’t have any people with good consciences serving within them currently. So even if good people with consciences tried to enact grass-root change from within, they would simply be denied entry to the agency or get quickly removed from the ranks through various legal and administrative means:

LEOs are in place to do the following and NOTHING MORE:

1. Protect themselves.
2. Maximize their total compensation.
3. Act as a source of revenue generation for the department currently employing them, the union they belong to and the local government authorizing their activities.
4. Protecting the commercial interests of national corporations (with PAC's lobbying on their behalf)
5. Protecting the private property of large land owners within their jurisdiction, that also contribute to and participate in local politics
6. Controlling dissenting narratives that would interfere with 1-5.

They’ve been totally co-opted, insulated from consequences and the citizens are picking up the tab. Its that simple, but no one understands this, nor are many willing to accept these facts. Also most importantly, that’s how Fascism works and in turn uses domestic police forces. This is the simplest answer that nearly everyone continues to ignore.

We should ALL be trying to de-fund police departments, instead of trying to prosecute their employees or change laws. Such measures have proven overwhelming to be ineffective. De-funding police departments is perfectly legal and solves the bad apple problem MUCH faster, than legal action in the court system.

Activists should be finding ways to legally cut the budget for NYPD and all the other PD's acting illegally, forming their own PAC's (Political Action Committee) focused on chipping away at this single Budget reduction issue, little by little. Cutting off the money supply will stop them cold in their tracks.
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posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 06:49 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: thesaneone

Protesting AT give me a freaking break my god.


........No they were all gathered in masse , as is customary for the funeral of fellow police officers.......

All they did was turn their back........

How is that the same thing.......

They were already there for a FUNERAL....

And they were turning their back on the mayor, not holding signs with megaphones , disrupting the general populace....


That being said, i say protest away.......there DOES need to be reform with the police state for sure



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

So they were protesting at a funeral?



posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

So they were protesting at a funeral?


I wouldnt call it that, I would call it a show of defiance, you and I both know that the connotation of this line being repeated is disingenuous......

Aagin like i said, im all for them protesting , there definitely needs to be a change in the police state



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