nightsticks came out once again on Wall Street

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    Why Not Jail Wall Street Corporatists?

    Despite clear evidence of fraud, not a single banker has gone to jail for crimes that led to the financial meltdown.1 But over 1,000 protesters have been arrested in the inspiring Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City.
    Thousands marched in New York City and across the country Wednesday in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. But we must ensure that now the October 5 marches are over, the police do not resume their campaign of violence and intimidation aimed at breaking up the Wall Street protests just as they begin to gain traction and build momentum.

    Thousands marched in New York City and across the country Wednesday in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. But we must ensure that now the October 5 marches are over, the police do not resume their campaign of violence and intimidation aimed at breaking up the Wall Street protests just as they begin to gain traction and build momentum.

    Tell Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly: Respect the Occupy Wall Street protesters' constitutional right to peaceful assembly. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

    The very existence of Occupy Wall Street could be endangered by strongarm NYPD tactics aimed at intimidating protesters and ending their three-week stand against the big Wall Street banks.
    At 8pm last night, the nightsticks came out once again and a high-ranking police "white shirt" was caught on video using his baton to beat protesters. A local television news crew that was caught up in the violence was both beaten and pepper sprayed. And a police officer was caught on video saying he hoped his nightstick would get a "workout."2

    Tell Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly: Respect the Occupy Wall Street protesters' constitutional right to peaceful assembly. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

    Many of the rank and file "blue shirts" of the NYPD have shown great poise, respect, and even moments of solidarity with the protesters. After all, they are members of the 99 percent of Americans who have been victimized by Wall Street.
    However, NYPD leadership has used brutal techniques to break up the protests. In an incident last week, a police officer attacked nonviolent protesters with pepper spray. There are multiple videos of the attack on four women protesters who did nothing to provoke the officer's action. The New York Times reported that the officer in question "looked as if he were spraying cockroaches."
    The officer involved in that attack was not a rank and file cop. He was a deputy inspector with supervisory responsibilities for the police action. What's more, he has a history of violating the civil rights of protesters and is currently facing legal action for accusations of wrongful arrest and civil rights violations at the 2004 Republican National Convention demonstrations.

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    Arrest Dodd, Frank, Durbin, Franklin Raines, Jim Johnson and Jamie Gorelick
     
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    They'll go peacefully. No need for nightsticks.

    Well, Bawney Fwank might enjoy it, but still ....
     

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