Lawrence O’Donnell on Police Brutality at Occupy Wall Street (video)


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82 Comments on "Lawrence O’Donnell on Police Brutality at Occupy Wall Street (video)"

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I literally cried within the first few minutes, frightened of this world, but more than ever I'm motivated to stay true to my beliefs – despite the opposition.

why do you think that cop did that? Because he does not care about us or what we are doing.

This is not surprising. I personally feel this global protest will be used to introduce the New World Police to govern the unruly crowd. I'm just counting down.

Thanx for sharing, VC!

As I tod all of you in another comment above, you are being conned in a major way. Read this and see what you think.

Who is behind the "Occupy Wall Street" protests? It's quite obvious to most of us who are paying attention, but to simplify it – two words = George Soros. One of the most evil and wealthy men among the entire global elitist cult.

Formula: Prepare and create the chaos and destabilize society, prepare to crack down on the anarchy and offer the "final solution"; i.e., Martial law, Global government and global currency.

Useful idiots, indeed.

The more things change, the more they stay the same….now more than ever before.

This is just physical what about the physiological harassment? Just google gangstalking.

Odonnell is a piece of garabge and now that his side of politics is under fire he is acting like a little girl!!! Dude you deserve to have your face caved in and how you treated Mr. Cain, a man much greater than yourself, made me sick!! The funny thing though is that he crushed you and now you are back tracking and looking for black racists like Sharpton to come to your aid!!! What a pathetic little man!! Hey what were you doing during Vietnam Lawrence?!?!?!

I work by the area, and Occupywall street has been there for 2 weeks, everyday more and more cops are in the area, watching over 50 cops, when its obvious the people are peaceful and kinda quiet, they act like they are criminals instead of the quiet peaceful group they are

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this mainstream media opinion piece reeks of carefully strategic chunk of PR stunt/ propaganda to me… This report has two-pronged approach, one is to give the viewer the brunt of the full police experience in the comfort of their own homes. In essence, we are subtly told not to protest peacefully, as he says at the end, no-one will get prosecuted in the police, even if you film it. (Also who doesn't watch this and silently think, glad I wasn't that person getting pepper sprayed in the face…) Secondly, to place the blame at the foot of the police, and not at the govt, which diverts the viewer away from the real villains in this story (goldman sachs et al / govt/global elite) it's like blaming the violent dog, when their owners have trained them to be so.. The job role is complicity and obedience to the laws, (that they… Read more »

What if the man with the pepper spray was not a cop. You notice he walks up, unholsters and aims, sprays then just walks away. At least the other commander that beat the s**t out of the guy with the camera stayed there and arrested him. I think they are trying to provoke a response, then they clamp down.

It really bothers me that the news refer to the movement as "a few people," but what OWS is trying to represent is that 99% of the world is being screwed over.

We're not God.

God is us!

People like Mr. O´Donnell brings me back my faith on human being.

Bill O´Reilly should spend some time with him and try to improve and learn how to be a good person.

For those cops I have 3 words: PIGS – BULLIES – BASTARDS

c'mon. it's msnbc. it's like faux, but with different logos in the background. owned by the same elite who financed fake protests in 3rd world countries, so yeah. when msnbc gets "hardcore" and does some "real journalism" it still sounds so fake.

Police need to wake up and realize that they themselves are part of the masses. The elite rulers will chew them up the same as the rest of us. In the global slave state they are building, the police are being trained to be the NWO's overseers. These videos are of the good overseers whipping the sheep that get out of line. The Constitution says you have the right to protest, but corporate America has other ideas. It makes me sick. Those NYPD officers need to be held accountable.

This is absolutely disgusting.


America : Aren't we the country that brings "peace"(sarcasm) to other countries?

If that's so, then why are these police officers beating human beings?

How do they(Police) feel at the end of the day? "Well I did my job" Yuck! How does their food taste that they bought with the money they made by beating and hurting other human beings?

Sad very sad. For the honest cops out there, Wow! keep your head up,because your uniform is and has been judged just like us…truth seekers, vilgilant citizens.

Amendment I:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Everyone buy a video camera, and keep it rolling!!!!!!!

I've been reading articles by Vigilant Citizen for a long time now but this is the first time I've commented on matters. Back before the story I'm about to share with you, I was as brainwashed as the rest of the herd. Sure, I had acquaintances and friends who spoke passionately on these subjects but it had no real lasting effect. In retrospect, I regret that I hadn't investigated further into detail. It took my own experience of being in the crosshairs of a sneering corrupt cop's Remington Shotgun that brought about my enlightenment. This was quite a few years ago but it still feels like a distant memory. I shudder even thinking about it… I was in my early twenties at the time, living in a typical (I can't stress that enough since this goes on all the time around here) suburban city in Southern California surrounded by yuppies,… Read more »

I am so sorry that this has happened to you.

May God bless you and keep you and your loved ones safe.

God sees everything,even things that take place in the dark.

Peace be with you.

No words…

Thank God you lived to tell the tale. This is shocking but actually I'm not that shocked. It a shame you didn't get the support you needed to actually complain and get some kind of justice for what you experience. Instead you were faced with ahrrasment and intimidation. Stories like this make me glad to live in Britain where cops do not carry guns as routine. Not to say we do not also have police brutality but an incident such as this would not happen and if it did they would never be allowed to get away with it. Bursting into an unarmed mans house and shooting him in the head for no reason, then dragging his injured and unconscious body around the house – my goodness. I believe that they will be held accountable for their actions in some way even if its not until judgement day.
Hello again, I'm sorry I haven't replied since the last time I commented on this subject but my internet had a fallout. I'm amazed at how long my post was but I just couldn't help myself. The words just seemed to scream out of me. Especially when I typed the last paragraph which was practically the length of an essay. This is my story and my reality. But I was one of the lucky ones that was actually able to walk away from this. They may have left me bloody and abused but I'm still standing and breathing so they can't break me! It happens all over the world but sadly we aren't ALL unifying against these criminals, and I do mean criminals. I've heard stories from my lawyers from drug running /protecting dealers, hit and runs, even assassinations. I even met a former police officer who fled the state… Read more »

Basically everywhere is more or less the same. Could you tell me what kind of things goes on in England?

I was crippled by cops after gangstalking, false arrests/convictions that have ruined my life. IEven attempted murder! am sorry for what happened to you. Mine was all covered up and the more I tried to tell the truth, the worse the sheriff/cops treated me. I doubt I'll Everett see justice in my situation. I hope I did. God bless.

Given the video evidence, can the police actually be charged for assault?? There's a thought!

They could, but it won't stick…the police department have already given these officers a pass, and really, the police are just doing the bidding of people who could easily get any charges dropped anyway

So now it's illegal to peacefully protest? Police State becomes more and more of a reality every day.

By the way, Lawrence O'Donnell, is an admitted Socialist with an agenda, his reporting is not to be trusted as a matter of rule.

Exactly. This is absolute socialist propaganda and rhetoric, and I really thought that people who regularly visit this site of all places would recognize that. Disappointing. Anyone with a discerning mind should know by now that mass media edited video clips like this that emphasize only a few moments in time are deliberately seeking to paint a certain picture, not reporting the facts of the situation. Words out of context, or actions – it's all the same tactics, and MANY stories like this going back to the Vietnam hippie protest era were later shown to be exactly that – riots organized by Weather Underground and other communist agitator front groups, that were done specifically to provoke the police response, precisely so that it could be exploited on the evening news. Then you cleverly edit out and ignore the bottle throwing, etc that incited the police response to begin with and… Read more »

So what is the hidden agenda behind this video? What is this video and lawrence o'donnells hidden agenda suppose to provoke in me?

I normally LOVE and rave about your blog. But in this case it is important to know, that police brutality aside and despicable, that what has happened with this "Day of Rage" has been orchestrated and funded by George Soros and is not an organic movement but generated by the communists/anarchists and socialist activists. Please do this research, as your site is about exposing the truth behind what lies beneath the exterior veneer. This link is not the BEST place to start, but it is a good place and links to others. Communism always uses "revolution" to infiltrate and get the people behind it. I have watched a lot of video from what is happening there, and find many instances when youth seem to purposely try and agitate the police.

Please describe the "agitation" you are referring to that warranted police brutality. I watched the videos myself. Freedom of speech may agitate the police, but it is a constitutional right.

Nobody is talking about socialism or communism. Its about free speech and the right to assemble without violent repression from the autorities.

Free speech is guaranteed even to those you don't agree with.