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"He has a right to speak," said the cop to the banker

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posted on Nov, 2 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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This was a really nice read from another website. I think ATS can appreciate it as well. Not much else to say on it except it's an excellent way to protest. If by doing such a small task can cripple the pockets of the banksters, then maybe it's a start instead of just standing around with signs.

www.dailykos.com...




posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 12:02 AM
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I think I like this cop.
Hopefully more cops will realize that Occupy is there for everyone, and be sure to call things down the middle.



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 12:06 AM
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Not nearly enough cops like that, that's for sure....



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 12:12 AM
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Outside the bank was an armed private security guard. His name is George. I know this because I first introduced myself, gave him a flyer and told him I would cause him no trouble. George is one of the 99% and he had no beef in the banks game.

He will have beef with the banks if he's their security guard on this protester's side, against his employer, if not BoA directly then his security company's account that is BoA.


Off1: "They say you are trespassing. Did you go into the bank?"
MB: "No Sir, I did not enter the premises at any time. I have been walking along the sidewalk, not blocking traffic or their business and I have been handing out flyers. If you ask George here he will tell you that I'm not bothering anyone, he's watched me for almost an hour". George nods, and says "this guy, no problem".


If George is the bank's private security and just sided with the protester over the BoA boss, then George will be joining the 99s, not percent, the 99 week'ers collecting unemployment.

Not a bad story overall of the difference one person can make.

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posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 12:47 AM
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Finished the read, great work, being polite does pay off! As for that BoA boss, waahhhh, I feel so sorry for him and those dumb, poor, normal people trying to make a difference. ROFL, down with banks and back to bartering goods for goods, I'm about done with Paper money. BTW watched the Brad Meltzer's DeCoded tonight about the Fort Knox gold, The Banks have nothing to rely on if the gold's not there to give the dollar value, and are running out of excuses, I can't wait for the day that top Exe's ask me for job, LOL

Great post, thanks S&F

Much Love



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 01:07 AM
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Great story and example as to how to protest and deliver a message without being tossed in jail for it. Appearance, courtesy, manners - they all make a difference.
He brought his best game and I'd say he's a winner.
Put your money in a credit union by all means, far more beneficial to the community than any big bank could ever be.



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 03:07 AM
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"He has the right to speak and the right to hand out flyers. Unless he blocks you or causes a disturbance, he has the right to be here - please don't call the police again if he is not bothering you. If you don't like free speech you should move to another country"

www.dailykos.com...



Originally posted by Evolutionsend
reply to post by stigup
 


I think I like this cop.
Hopefully more cops will realize that Occupy is there for everyone, and be sure to call things down the middle.



Originally posted by Ex_CT2

Not nearly enough cops like that, that's for sure....


I like this cop too


Cops are people too, they have families and are just trying to provide
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posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 04:43 AM
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1 or 2 people doing the same as this guy at various branches in their lunch hour is great.
I voted on the webpage at the OP's link:
the results:
"Your protest flyer is:
Lame 1% 67 votes
Incoherent 0% 23 votes
Counter Productive 0% 36 votes
Annoying 0% 35 votes
A good idea 18% 1023 votes
A great idea 56% 3188 votes
I wanna do this too! 19% 1080 votes

Meh 2% 168 votes
5621 votes"


Its amazing what you can do with a $4-5 ream of 500 A4 pages printed out....
Maybe an idea for ATS members to think about.
- something different to do next time you are walking the dog around the block one evening. or a walk around the block 1 lunchtime at work?

I usually load 50-100 sheets of my own paper into the printer at work... zip/zap... then letterbox them while walking out at lunch.

if ( $5 bucks && 500 pages && 10 evenings == 1 less sheeple in my neighbourhood ) {
worth it
}
else {
assimilate && shut up
};
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posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 05:09 AM
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Originally posted by AK907ICECOLD
reply to post by stigup
 


Finished the read, great work, being polite does pay off! As for that BoA boss, waahhhh, I feel so sorry for him and those dumb, poor, normal people trying to make a difference. ROFL, down with banks and back to bartering goods for goods, I'm about done with Paper money.BTW watched the Brad Meltzer's DeCoded tonight about the Fort Knox gold, The Banks have nothing to rely on if the gold's not there to give the dollar value, and are running out of excuses, I can't wait for the day that top Exe's ask me for job, LOL

Great post, thanks S&F

Much Love


I live about 15 minutes from the gold vault and around here its pretty common knowledge that theres no gold in the vault.

Shaade



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 05:21 AM
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Good for the officer. Funny thing that most people don't see. Police stereotypes. Most people only see the bad ones being brought up. I have met many many officers for the most part they have been good experiences. They are just people as well trying to get by like the rest of us. Some I agree take it way to far. But its nice to see the spotlight on One doing his job in a positive manner. Most don't post the good stuff kinda like the news. If its isn't bad it doesn't sale...

Therian



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 07:05 AM
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I hope people don't rag on the security guard, those guys don't get paid all that much, and a lot of them do like to help, and the bank can't really have him fired for not doing his "job" as the guy handing out flyers did't break any laws, or trespass on their property



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 08:21 AM
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This is an AMAZING AMERICAN story!! This is THE PEOPLE exercising their Constitutional Rights and we need to follow this true American's example!!

We need to make a MAJOR SHIFT in this country from kicking out the career, thieve politicians and WITHDRAW your hard earned cash from crooked banks and deposit into credit unions or community banks.

God Bless America and it's awake citizens!!




posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 09:04 AM
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I loved this story
just wish the guy had secretly recorded it all so I coulda seen the Bank Manager's face

This is the way to do it folks.
I also laughed at the fact that the Bank Manager automatically assumed he was in the right and when the cops showed up they put him back in his place.
I once went to a anti Scientologist rally in Leed's a few years back and the police were there just incase of any trouble, One of the Scientologists came over asked my name and took my photo, a policeman saw this and asked me "Did you give permission to him to let him take your photo" I said "No" and the police man took the guys camera and deleted my photo
dont know if it was legal but hey.
Most of the time the Cop's are the good guys, it's good that we here of stories like this to remind us
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posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 09:23 AM
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This story seems kind of made up but I like its message



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 10:18 AM
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I doubt it. He's probably just a smart guy that made sure to cover his butt. You can do that ya know.
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posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 10:26 AM
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That's a great form of protest.

Squating in a park...not so much. Confronting police...not so much. Blocking traffic...not so much. Mobs going into banks...not so much.


OWS can learn a few things from this guy.



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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i think they should actually OCCUPY wall street
that way they get up the noses of the people the protesting against and causing a proper stir!

occupy london has been gathered outside a church (its not allowed to protest outside london stock exchange?)
shame the only people they are ###ing off is bishops and not bankers

why are they not allowed their human right to protest anywhere anytime for any reason?
oh yeah cause rich people pay politicians into office (donations)
and politicians decide what police wages and pensions are...



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 10:32 AM
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If protesters were always this polite, then the police would also be more polite.
It's when things get out of hand that the really bad things happen.
(For example standing clear of the police, helps deescelating the situation!)

This guy wasn't rude or inpolite he didn't swear nor did he shout. He kept the situation calm and in control and abided by the laws.

Most importantly he didn't say 'NWO', TPTB or anything else that could make people believe he may just be a 'conspiracy nutjob'! Kinda makes you more believable when talking to the 99%!

BB, Sam



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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There is an old guy that does this in front of a court handing out flyers telling people about their rights in court. That didn't go down so well. He got arrested for not actually breaking a law.



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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And this is a good idea. It's harder for haters to call mob or terrorist or riot if there's only a few people at one spot. Maybe that's the kind of protest that's needed. Individuals doing their part and contributing to the collective whole.






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