The NYPD effed up

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    Occupy Wall Street protesters sue New York City

    Between that and the JP Morgan contribution, things are really starting to look ugly in NYC.

    Hey NYPD, Give Morgan Its Money Back! » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
     
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    The NYPD sometimes ain't the brightest kids on the block.
     
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    A lot of this could have been avoided if they hadn't tried to play games. Just let the people do what they want to do within the confines of the law. That's it.

    Do they not know about iPhones, Facebook and Twitter? They can't get away with anything. And certainly not in a crowd of this magnitude.
     
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    Whew! Girl, you know how to make someone think!

    Again, generally I'm for the "little people" (like myself), but some of this is ridiculous. It's never a good idea to call the bluff of a man or woman carrying a gun.

    My father's been a police officer for 35 years. I'm guessing that most of NYPD is concerned with one thing: Going home to his/her family at the end of 8 hours. They aren't concerned with the politics of what's happening. Probably some of them agree, and some of them disagree. They are probably much more forgiving in New York as a whole, than a Tennessee police officer would be.

    I can't seem to find a video of the incident. Still looking.

    They are as passionate about their plight, as the NYPD employees are about keeping their jobs and feeding their families. That's what I think. I have job security as long as people continue to ride motorcycles at 120 mph, and rednecks continue to say "Watch this!".

    NYPD is just trying to survive like the rest of we little people.
     
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    The video does not prove anything IMO.

    Here is it:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz67fULXc-0]Police Leading #OccupyWallStreet Protesters Onto The Brooklyn Bridge Traffic Lane - YouTube[/ame]



    Strangely it cuts off just as it would seem the cops are turning and directing them onto the walkway. Where is the rest of this video? Not to mention did the cops say ‘follow us’ or did the protestors just walk behind them after an order was given?
     
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    EDIT: Deleted, cuz I'm inclined to agree with the version Cafe au Lait linked to.

    The NYPD may not be be squeaky clean, but it looks like in this case they may have been provoked.
     
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    Waiting for the big bad ACLU to get involved and really make some wingnut heads explode.
     
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    This has been NYPD standard procedure - to force people at protests into breaking the law, and then arrest them. That's why getting arrested at a protest is a badge of pride in NY - half the elected officials in NY have done it.

    If the NYPD loses this, it'll be a landmark case. But they'll probably win.
     
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    The NYPD effed up

    and...that surprises who?
     
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    I have friends who went to the protests with the intention of being arrested.
     

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