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Nadler Calls for Full DOJ Investigation into NYPD Conduct with Occupy Wall Street and Media

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posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 09:21 PM
Nadler Calls for Full DOJ Investigation into NYPD Conduct with Occupy Wall Street and Media

Tuesday, 06 December 2011
NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, and the representative of Lower Manhattan, urged U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to launch an investigation into numerous allegations of excessive force used by NYPD officers against Occupy Wall Street protesters – and by other police forces in demonstrations around the country – and whether certain officers deprived protesters or members of the media of their civil liberties. In a letter to the Attorney General, Nadler detailed many of the disturbing accounts of alleged police misconduct and pressed for a thorough inquiry.

Heres a link to the PDF and the his website with the story.
PDF of letter to DOJ.

So is this going to go anywhere? Or is the NYPD to powerful a force to be messed with? After all the NYPD is ran by a fmer CIA agent link. And he has seemed untouchable so far. And he has no over sight because the NYPD is a police department and is not under federal control and the board that is supposed to do over sight does not have clearance to do

From the last link.

Peter Vallone, the chairman of the council's Public Safety Committee, said the council doesn't have the power to subpoena the NYPD for its intelligence records. And even if it did, he said the operations are too sophisticated for city officials to effectively oversee. More oversight is likely needed, he said, perhaps from the federal government.

"That portion of the police department's work should probably be looked at by a federal monitor," he said after Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly testified Thursday at City Hall.

So will Congressman Jerrold Nadler be able to change things or will the terrorism trump card be used again? Atleast hes trying.I guess.

posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 09:44 PM
This smells like a whole bunch of politics to me. I looked up the Congressman on his website and his district is almost entirely made of up the people OWS is sworn to put into total ruin. He was reelected in 2010 with 75% of the vote for his 10th term and has spent a staggering 35 years in elected office.

Wow.. With friends like that, OWS needs no enemies. This IS the face of who they are claiming to fight and he apparently smells a way to make political hay and capital. How else could he possibly expect to literally face the 1%er's he is re-elected by, in 2014 to get himself another term?

Everyone in AND out of politics is taking a crack at turning a profit either monetary or political on the backs of Occupy. It's amazing the protesters aren't asking for full time chiropractors in camp to deal with the strain.

'Full DOJ Investigation' sounds like code for 'Full Dog and Pony Show'. Then again, I could just be getting cynical.

posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 09:55 PM
reply to post by JBA2848

Nadler is running for office. He's pandering for votes.

posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 09:58 PM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000

There is more to this. I saw this discussed a couple of weeks ago. That area used to not have many residences and hence very few voters eligible to vote there. That has all apparently changed and now many of the old buildings now house residences. It was developed that way because that area was basically dead after everyone went home from work and they wanted to create a environment to support businesses there.

He's pandering for votes. The people who work there cannot vote for him. Two entirely different crowds.

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