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Lawyers on behalf of 5 elected officials and over half a dozen members of the press filed a major lawsuit today in federal court alleging the City of New York, the MTA, the New York Police Department, Brookfield Properties, JP Morgan Chase and others are in violation of numerous civil rights, including First Amendment rights to free speech and assembly. The suit seeks redress for police misconduct in arrests made during the “Occupy Wall Street” protests and asks that a federal independent monitor be appointed to oversee the NYPD in order to safeguard the public. The 143 page complaint submitted by a group of civil rights attorneys including Leo Glickman, Yetta G. Kurland and Wylie Stecklow, was filed today in United States District Court in the Southern District and includes a 24 minute video which highlights the use of excessive force and selective enforcement which many have claimed has become an issue over the past 6 months during the “Occupy” protests.
Originally posted by DrNotforhire
I hope JP Morgan chase and the Cops win this...
more frivolous lawsuits by the leftists at OWS...
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by DrNotforhire
I somehow doubt you were able to do that. Let me ask you...you realize that a police force that is militarized even if only slightly, a police force that continuously breaks laws, accepts money from private firms (you see where I'm going here) etc... is police force that could potentially enable a dictator to usurp the Constitution. Who is POTUS atm? Oh yeah...The MIC er Big Oil er Big Banks er Obama. This is how dictatorships come about, erode civil rights buy off law enforcement, turn rebels into scum so that they cheer as they are rounded up and treated differently under the "law". Let me ask you something else, if the Second Amendment is the only Amendment you will fight for, who is going to stand with you and fight...because that will be last one.
ETA it's not the protesters "they" are using to usher in harsher eroding of our Rights, it is the fools eating up the rhetoric your corporate media feeds you. You are the ones making it all okay.edit on 30-4-2012 by Kali74 because: (no reason given)