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I myself know, I have never reached out at an officer, not once. Never would. But I have been detained for simply sitting on the ground when they came charging in. I will happily keep that ticket as a suvenoir of my younger days.
The park is open 24 hours a day. A judge declared, that protesters could use the park but that they couldn't bring tents or sleeping bags.
Are you that angry that Occupy won't endorse Obama that you will justify police brutality?
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
Yes 1 tent and 1 tarp were set up, which of course completely justifies having hundreds of cops storm the area and arrest willy nilly. But, what about earlier during the day when the cops were arresting people and pushing people around and beating journalists? Where's the justification for that or for denying a woman in medical distress, medical aide?
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by AaronWilson
The girl either threw something at them or took a swing at them. And there were also reports of her charging them.
So in your opinion...police officers should just sit there and allow that to happen???
We write to follow up on the series of correspondence and meetings we have had over the past few months regarding press-police relations, the lack of access and, indeed, the apparent restrictions and intimidation aimed at working journalists by police officers. We appreciate the steps you and Commissioner Kelly have taken. However, as we have reported to you over the past few months, subsequent to the issuance of the Finest message on 11/23/11, there have been numerous instances of unfavorable treatment of credentialed members of the press. There have been other reports of police officers using a variety of tactics ranging from inappropriate orders directed at some journalists to physical interference with others, who were covering newsworthy sites and events. Indeed, as recently as this Monday it was reported (attached) that at another OWS demonstration, police officers blocked the lens of a newspaper photographer attempting to document arrests." As a result, a number of press entities feel that more needs to be done if we are to resolve these issues in an amicable manner.