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10 Arrests in 87 Minutes: The Anatomy of the NYPD’s Protest Dispersal Process

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 16, 2013, 12:23 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: Direct Action, NYPD, First Amendment

On the eve of the second anniversary of the Occupy movement, two video activists, have released a 10 minute short film providing perhaps the most detailed civilian account to date of the NYPD’s process of crowd dispersion during mass mobilizations. The video, shot on September 17th, 2012, during Occupy Wall Street’s first anniversary celebration action, details 10 arrests that took place over the span of 87 minutes. While at first glance many of the individual arrests appear to be arbitrary, careful analysis from the videographers illustrates a larger picture wherein the NYPD’s actions are calculated and designed to derail the protestors ability to effectively assemble.

OWS Anniversary from paul sullivan on Vimeo.

This video is a powerful resource for activists of all stripes in New York City. Please watch it, share it, carefully examine the NYPD’s process in it, and use it to inoculate yourself from their coordinated attempts to stifle your first amendment protections.“On the eve of the second anniversary of OWS it bears remembering that the occupations didn’t simply fizzle and dissipate,” says Paul Sullivan, who videotaped the police response, “this video, shot last year on the morning of the first anniversary, not only reminds us of how difficult it is to protest when the NYPD is determined to shut you down, but also how the NYPD continues to supress civil liberties in order to stamp out the movement.”

Read More: http://www.sparrowmedia.net/2013/09/nypd-s17-occupy-wall-street-10-arrests/



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[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 1 year ago

''Police Are More Dangerous To The Public Than Are Criminals'', by Paul Craig Roberts :

''The criminal psychopaths in Washington have squandered trillions of dollars on their wars, killing and dispossessing millions of Muslims while millions of American citizens have been dispossessed of their homes and careers. Now the entire social safety net is on the chopping bloc so that Washington can finance more wars.

''At the state and local level every American faces brutal, armed psychopaths known as the police. The “law and order” conservatives and the “compassionate” liberals stand silent while police psychopaths brutalize children and grandmothers, murder double amputees in wheel chairs, break into the wrong homes, murder the family dogs, and terrify the occupants, pointing their automatic assault weapons in the faces of small children.

''The police have been militarized and largely federalized by the Pentagon and the gestapo Homeland Security. The role of the federal government in equipping state and local police with military weapons, including tanks, and training in their use has essentially removed the police from state and local control. No matter how brutal any police officer, it is rare that any suffer more than a few months suspension, usually with full pay, while a report is concocted that clears them of any wrong doing.''

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[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 1 year ago

''This video is a powerful resource for activists of all stripes in New York City.''- Word !!!

Everyone who wonders about democracy should view this really. Solidarity @ '#S17' !!

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (31934) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago


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[-] 1 points by aeolusblue (1) from Creswell, OR 1 year ago

On Sept 16th and 17th the OWS protesters were going to hold discussion groups when they arrived at the exchange. One group was going discuss Charles Schwab & the government's harassing and spying on me. I was told they were blocked, so could not have the discussions. My story is in my book," Charles Schwab and the US Government: A conspiracy to obstruct justice." Thanks for this video.


[-] 1 points by BearDickinson (125) from Ewing, VA 1 year ago

NYC National Lawyers Guild hotline ! IF YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AT A DEMONSTRATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE NLG-NYC HOTLINE AT 212-679-6018. Download our fact sheets on what to expect at your first court appearance: Desk Appearance Ticket (DAT) Summons http://nlgnyc.org/resources/know-your-rights-information/ You can help the NLG-NYC provide legal support to protestors by making a donation here ! http://nlgnyc.org/support-mass-defense/

[-] 0 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 1 year ago

Excellent post.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 1 year ago

Yes it is an important and excellent forum-post and how and why you'd be -1 for saying so is telling of the 'Troll Attax' we all can expect here today. Solidarity TD & @ #S17 !!!

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