Police Brutality at Wall Street Protests

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The “Occupy Wall Street” protests have been happening for over ten days and mass media are still pretty much ignoring the massive event. Despite the fact that the gatherings are overwhelmingly peaceful, several cases of police brutality and mass arrests have been reported. Do you expect anything else from the NYPD, which recently got an “unprecedented” donation of 4.6 million dollars from JP Morgan & Chase to “pay for 1,000 new patrol car laptops, as well as security monitoring software in the NYPD’s main data center”.

To those who say “I don’t see why they’re protesting” and “if you ask them, they don’t even know why they’re protesting”: I agree that some of the protesters might not be great at putting into words the reason of their protest.  Maybe the problem is so massively obvious that putting it into a few words to fit news report clip is rather difficult. If you’d ask me, I’d say that they’re protesting against the incredible power of major banks on a democracy that is supposed to be “by the people, for the people”. Some might disagree with the protesters and others might even call them “goddamn hippies” BUT freedom of speech and freedom of gathering are guaranteed by the Constitution and are staples of a healthy democracy. If these rights are “encouraged” in places like Libya and Egypt but violently repressed a few miles from the Statue of Liberty…well there’s some major hypocrisy going on here.

Here’s a video summing up the protests and the unnecessary brutality surrounding them.



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Well the cop that shot David Leclair of Aylmer Quebec, has been charged again, Pierre-François Blais og gatieau police county faces charges against the police act ranging from assault to writing a false report and torturing a man in his custody by turning on the car heater in the middle of August to make him suffocate.

The cop that shot David Leclair in town county of Gatineau, Quebec has been charged again for the 3rd time in less than 3 years. Pierre-François Blais of Gatineau police is to appear on trial at the ethics disciplinary committee for 2 other different incidents. Hearings will be held in April 2016 and June 2016 on these 2 separate incidents.

i came across this, and I thought it was funny, two of the elites favorite man puppets Russel Simmons and Mr. Kanye West (sarcasim) were sent to "join" and support the cause. read the article, cause it goes from funny to wow this is an insult to the protest and a big slap in the face. here's a quote from the article. Russell Simmons appears to confirm this with a condescending tweet: "I just walked @kanyewest thru the #occupywallstreet. I love how sweet and tolerant he was to the crowd Condenscending? really that wasn't condenscending that was an insult, allow me to translate, "I just walked thru the protest and I'm surprised that kanye isn't flipping out on the less important 99% of america who don't get an allowance from our owners, and to think I was going to get a kick out of this." <a>[UPDATE] Happening Now: Kanye West… Read more »

All I can say is that Elite IS AFRAID of us right now! That's why it has so low media coverage…

Police brutality is on the rise everywhere in north america, the following case shocked Canada's nation capital when a Gatineau cop assaulted a 73 year old woman and then killed her son. A Gatineau cop violated a man's Charter rights when he shot and killed him in 2008, according to a litany of charges filed under Quebec's Police Act. On June 29, 2011 — one day past the three-year anniversary of David Leclair's death and just five days after the Leclair family launched a $430,000 civil suit against the officer and the city — the province's police ethics commissioner slapped mall cop Pierre-Francois Blais with 10 charges. Though he remains on active duty, he was unreachable for comment Wednesday. "It'll never bring David back, it never should have happened to begin with," Leclair's sister, Donna told the Sun Wednesday. She is still pressing for a public inquiry into her brother's… Read more »
I live on the East Coast of Southern Africa and until recently there lived a people here (Homo Sapiens like you and I) who owned nothing. Read my lips – Nothing! They found all they needed in the rock pools at low tide and when their teeth wore out from crunching shells they died. Now I really feel for you Americans, you are going through a tough time and the toughness comes from that huge gap between what you have and nothing. Nothing for most of you is a long way down and it makes you fearful. Wake up to the fact that you are currently consuming eighty percent of the worlds resources and it all boils down to that old adage, "the more you eat the more you s**t". If you really want to get to the so called "elite" here is how it works: DON'T BUY THEIR S**T!… Read more »

I'm surprised I'm the only who 'liked' this comment

Alot of people are saying this protest isn't real, but it has been staged by the left. The Wall Street Banksters. but I disagree. I think what is happening is that they along with the media are sending some people to these protests. That girl on this video, Gonzalez, is one of them imo. I saw her on another video in You Tube being interviewed and right at the end of the clip, where she is saying goodbye to the woman who was asking her questions throughout, she shot the same Illuminiti hand sign that David Rockefeller has flashed. I don't like this woman, she seems quite full of bad energy to me. Not too long after I saw her in on You Tube, a fever startted all over the internet that Soros is behind this whole event. I feel the left is doing this to confse people and to… Read more »

Goddamn hippies!! hahahah Had to laugh when I read that, made me think of South Park.. 🙂

everyone start writing on any dollar bills you use.

write small simple messages, sharpie markers etc….

NO wars, NO Poverty, No hunger.

rise and rise again, until lambs become lions

"shady records was 80 seconds away from the Towers, then cowards fukd with the wrong building, they meant to hit ours"

cannabis is the only thing left to save the world….Food, Medicine, Fuel, paper, clothes, 100% safe for environment and humans.

the HEMPIRE STRIKES BACK! Allah akbar, LOVE PEACE WEED 🙂

"What They did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1995, actually outnumbers the Baby Boomers. They knew that if you ever turned your eye towards political reform, you could change the world. They tried to keep you sated on vapid television shows and vapid music. They cut off your education and fed you brain candy. They took away your music and gave you Top Ten pop stations. They cut off your art and replaced it with endless reality shows for you to plug into, hoping you would sit quietly by as They ran the world. I think They thought you were too dumb to notice. Indeed, I thought They had won. But I watched you occupy the capital of Wisconsin. I see you today as you occupy Wall Street. And I see a spark, a glimmer of the glorious new age… Read more »

That was beautiful…

remember , this is what they want. they want you to make the first move in a rioting aspect so they can take charge. the actions of police are getting worse and worse in trying to provoke said event. do not retaliate. make them fully show they are in the wrong by pushing and going to far , because when it finally breaks, military will hit the streets and never leave again. main stream media is TOLD how to handle it and will always show them in a good light, buy video cameras and keep them rolling. they can't get everybodies.

Christina Gonzalez summarized it so perfectly. Also, if they plan to do one in LA, then we should deinitely do one over here in DC, the main source.

F**k that s**t, Im not protesting and getting arrested for beating the s**t out of a cops because you know damn well they are saying s**t to rile up the groups, just so they have an excuse for one protester "like myself" to flip out.

My good friend works at the federal reserve and the protesters have been there since the 23rd of sept and the media have not even ONCE mentioned the protesters. They are friendly, non combative and mindful of the people around them but Chicago police have made it an issue to treat ANYONE protester or not with hostility.

It's going down in NYC right now. Crazy stuff. But it's all about getting people to accept the global economic system

Here's an article about how this is all headed to the Mark of the Beast economic system. And even Hollywood is helping to prep society not to just accept it, but to really want it.

http://beginningandend.com/mark-beast-humanitys-u

Funny how the supposed "Tea Party" protests were so covered and they only had around 25 to 30 people. Very telling about what is really covered by the media.

Hahaha I am glad these people got their asses beat. They should not provoke police and the cry later making the police out to be bad guys. Plus these protesters don't give a s**t about anyone but themselves. They protest their selfish agendas most of the time.

Oh look, someone who works at Wall Street come to make us nostalgic for the dislike button.

Prophesy cannot be stopped.

This is another "elite controlled" event, to instill order. Just as the Arab spring, and so many other historical uprisings were, to instill order. It just looks so phony. The women crying at the beginning of the video just looks set up and fake. What is the point? Will this stop greed? Will the traders throw money out of the windows to the protestors? Most trading and banking is done via computers so far away from Wall Street. Has gambling ever been an honored way to make money? Is this a surprise to anyone? Yet, it is how the elites control the world economy. Why is this happening now? There may be lack of media attention to prevent attracting more "real" people to the protest and make it uncontrollable. Though, I am sure there are "real" good-hearted people there. VC had an excellent article on how to effect peaceful change… Read more »

americanmom…..You are so right!! Its the start of "ORDER OUT OF CHAOS". They are generating this whole thing and everyone seems to be falling for it. Why in hell should we go to those that are beating us and ask them to bandage our wounds, IT MAKES NO SINCE!! We can create our own communities, grow our own food, build our houses. We can live as a collective without them. NOW THAT IS WHAT THEY FEAR!! They laugh at this because we fall for it hook, line, and sinker!

Sounds like it might be time to return to a barter system. Remove the power of the fiat currency as much as we can.

Not surprised even a little bit. This is the same crap Bloomberg, whom is also incidentally the richest New Yorker of all as well as a man who bought himself a law change to get a third term, and Raymond Kelly always pull. The NYPD has done some unforgivable things under these two, including the mass arrests of THOUSANDS at the Republican National Convention a few years ago and shooting an unarmed man 30 times. These two are what happens when you give sell-outs power and there's some very dark things I could say about the truth of New York city.

And sadly, much to the media's delight, people are still too dim to realize that the mainstream media can't be trusted and don't deserve the wealth and prestige they've been enjoying.

There we go! POWER TO THE PEOPLE! 'you don't know you're wearing a leash if you sit by the peg all day'

Every watch fire ants take on an elephant. That is the secret to beating them.

Be the ant.

The fight is the first step. Once you take a stand, a transformation occurs and you begin to see outside the walls of your prison, as well as inspire others.

These tyrants can only rule by consent. Don't consent, and they have nothing to rule. If they wanted to kill all, they quickly would have done so by now. What they want is mental, spiritual and physical slaves. They are weak beings because they think that the secret to immortality is worship.

What they don't realize that the secret to immortality is love and heart power.

they think because they have a badge and know the law they can manipulate it, remember we amereicans have fought for our rights and lost alot of lifes to protect them, and if they dont believe we wont do it again they are wrong, this illuminati fagots are giving a bad name to my church and my country , that i will not allow, i dont believe in violence and corruption to socieaty, i believe in peace and freedom for everybody. so we are gona keep protesting, because is our right, we are goin to keep talking about them because is our right, they think money is power? i believe words are more powerfull, lets unite to dismantle this lyers and bring the good name of our coutry back. God bless us all, and peace to the world. sorry for my bad spelling. Puerto Rico is with u guys, keep… Read more »

I haven't heard of this Wall Street Occupation….but i have heard of the upcoming October 6th Washington protests, nevertheless i think this is great … its about time Americans stood up.

I hear many students come out of college and university only to find out there are no jobs in America… as a student myself i cant help but feel for these people and for all the Americans who oppose their Government's policy domestic and foreign but have to live with it… I salute anyone who makes it out to any of these protests….show the world Americans are not as brainwashed and clueless as the world thinks they are….take back your country!!..only if the police would back you and go up those elevators in New York and arrest all those Wall Street cronies and the criminal mafia in Washington.

everybody look at 5:50 at the guy with the black shirt. look closely at the symbol on his shirt…

could this whole uprising be nothing more than just a controlled opposition?

could this be a cointelpro agent?

could this be just a vigilant citizen fan? 😉

Yeah i've been hearing allegations that soros is behind it…if he was, wouldn't it be getting WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more attention? Once they find a way to exploit it for their agenda, it will be hard to ignore…

Didn't they catch these NY Cops grinding on girls labor day 2011 while on duty?

To Police Officers everywhere: You say you are here to "Protect and Serve"? You can do this without a uniform, a gun and hate. You don't need a loaded gun or power tripping to serve your fellow man.

Matthew 20:28 "just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."

Jesus Christ shows us the way. B.asic I.nstructions B.efore L.eaving E.arth

Aren't these the same NY Cops that they caught grinding on girls while on duty 2011?
http://youtu.be/qxEtK9d-Ztg

This is when technology comes in handy. People don't be afraid to speak up,to speak the truth.

Just don't fight fire with fire: http://youtu.be/lB_Hl4bcQNc

To Police officers everywhere: You say you are here to Protect and to Serve? You can do that without a uniform, a gun and hate. You don't need a loaded gun or power tripping to protect and serve your fellow man.

Matthew 20:28 "just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."

JesusChrist shows us the way. B.asic I.nstructions B.efore L.eaving E.arth

Wow, no one here has heard the term *order out of chaos*!! Dont you see whats happening. The very people that they are fighting against are the ones that generated this whole thing! You see, if they can get us to get MAD instead of taking control back…..(We are the ones that work at the banks, schools, government buildings, oil fields ect.. ect..) We can create our own health care system, we dont NEED THEM. We are the doctors, lawyers, nurses and farmers. Well the latter is not so true, sad to say. But if they can get us to revolt and beg them to "FIX US OR OUR GOVERNMENT" then they can be the "saviors" when things are so out of control, even though they created the chaos! Please look into this sit-ins and find out who is behind it. There are a lot of good people that are… Read more »

I live in NYC i have not heard a thing about this dilemma & over a 100 arrest! I don't know about you guys but that is definitely something the news (fox news) should be covering. Instead the news informs us what to watch tonight on your "idiot box". I knew this was coming but not this soon …this truly saddens me 🙁

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Hey, I guess I have to change my "anonymous" name (wrote the prior two posts-@ No. 3; @ No.4). Now someone else is using it. Guess it's so generic anyone can! I'll be "formerly anonymous" from henceforth. I do not live in New York!

I don't support violence, but as a stock trader, screw those liberals.

He who controls the news controls the people. Yesterday, the President visited my neck of the woods here in southernest California. He had a fundraiser in La Jolla (near San Diego). The local news reported on the protesters, Tea Party Protesters!, who were out on the street to protest against President Obama. They went to a reporter on the spot. She reported that there were maybe 5 protesters. She pointed behind her and said that we could see 1 of them, the guy with the yellow sign. I could see nobody with a yellow sign, maybe he was behind the bus stop shelter. If there had been 12 Tea Party Protesters! out on the street it probably would have made the national news. Meanwhile in New York, things are a bit different. For more information on controlling news, I suggest reading about how the Nazis controlled all radio and telegraph… Read more »
Americans are not aligned with Israel, we do not seek to control natural resources and bleed and starve children, future adults. Our presidency died with Lincoln then again with JFK, who was murdered by NWO Fascists. These people control the US Government, so…the scapegoat for the worlds problems should be realized as just that…a cover in a covert operation spanning decades…hundreds of years in the making. I wish people could move beyond "Death to America" because most Americans are people who want life and love to be abundant on Earth. Our democratic ideals are dead to us, dead to the world. What you see on TV is a corpse, reanimated for the worlds sick consumption and pleasure. What they could not accomplish in the 60's…might have left us better off now if they had…because as I see it, things will get worse before they get better. Non-action is action. We… Read more »

Everyone on this site should take the leadership role of colluding to have a rally on the same day across the world. Don't show up to work and rally. It will get coverage then when profits fall because there's no one working. We can go back to being good at something and bartering our goods like they did before the banks existed.

I like what I see on this site, but I really dont agree with this post. Here is why: 1) they are putting themselves in a position that can easily get out of hand and police intervention is likely to happen. Whether its abusive or not is up to the officers and the people. 2) Instead of spending time, money and resources camping out for something that will probably have no change in policies; why not invest all that into their communities, their neighborhoods or non-profit agencies that could really use them? I know there are tons of people in Alabama and Louisiana that could benefit from all these people "occupying wallstreet", from their time and energy. As somone once said, "be the change you want to see in the world!" (paraphrased).

Thx!

The protesters are trying to make a point. They are unhappy with the direction of the economy. There are so many people out there with college degrees that are working as cashiers, waiters and janitors. They just want their voices to be heard.

OCCUPY DALLAS OCTOBER 6th! @ FEDERAL RESERVE BANK

I think this is the kind of behavior they are protesting.

Wall St Traders score worse than psychopaths on egotism and ruthless competition:
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/09/study_stockb

There is no winnin against the system at all. Anna is right. The only thing to do now is worry about your salvation and the ones you love. Just wait until the beast system is in full effect and everyone is forced to get r.f.I.d. tattoos to buy and sell. Then there's really nothing u can do but put rely on the lord.

Well more people are going to protest in the future. I wonder if later on, the government will stop people from coming into Manhattan unless they are going to work.

Lupe Fiasco was there too. He gave a great interview. Please watch.

http://youtu.be/9rCxIjd0Wtc

Will you people please start following anonymous! VC is the man but anonymous the movement. We all know by now from this site that there is a global elite that rule the world. Time to stand up and unite. Get your asses on twitter! Join the revolution! Follow me on twitter @an0nsequitur and then follow who I follow.

any kind of resource for people who are not on twitter, facebook or any other social monitoring tool?

Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed Wall Street Protesters is Named in Civil Liberties Lawsuit from 2004 RNC Protests

Officer Anthony Bologna stands accused of false arrest and civil rights violations in a claim brought by a protester arrested in New York in 2004.

http://www.alternet.org/story/152540/officer_who_

Posterboy for police state meathead.

i don't understand this. can someone tell me what is going on in the most basic way possible? . . .seriously. lol

-i mean like why the protest??? lol

oh. ok.. it's starting to make sense now. thank you!

Easy. End corporate personhood. End fascism.

For all of you who aren't aware of Adbusters, here's their website: http://www.adbusters.org/ They're the ones who launched #OccupyWallStreet. In a nutshell, they're protesting corruption in Wall Street. If I'm not utterly mistaken, there are several parallel protests taking place in other countries as well. (Like Spain.) There was a small piece about it stuck in the back of my local newspaper, but they were misleading about who the protests were conducted by. Anyway, I'm really pleased about it– I've been following Adbusters for years and it seems like they're finally making an impact. I'm really tempted to fly out their and participate, but I'm a student and I live thousands of miles away.

Then start a local rally. Your voice matters.

"Give me liberty or give me death" At least someone is taking a stand against the corruption. The unrest will be global soon but trust in Yahweh and you will be delivered. No Need to fear the NWO, its foretold in prophecy.

What's funny is that no one in my house knew about the london riots until I told them about it from thise site. O.o the world is becoming crazier and crazier each passing day. I am really interested at what wil happen in la. I live about 40 minutes away, and might check it out. :p

50,000 were killed in Syria the last months, why is there no news coverage?

They're too busy reporting on kardashians. They seem to be fascinated by anything and everything that the ghastly kardashians and co do. Distractions from the real issues.

http://my.firedoglake.com/mflowersmd/2011/06/06/h
Go to this link and read it…. Spread the word…

RE people not knowing exactly what they are protesting about… Most people don't understand the insane economic system at all, or realize it was created by the banks for the banks ….. and is completely insane. This includes most of the people who have everyday jobs in the world of finance. Is it better to pretend to know (for fear of ridicule), or better to force the subject into the open and get people talking, even if we are not experts ourselves? Not understanding the economic system might be in itself, a brilliant reason to protest! After all, this system rules our lives and it is NEVER taught in schools. For example, where does money come from? … Why is all the money is apparently 'disappearing' (I mean *someone* must have it right?) These are all valid questions. 'Protests' don't have to always be about wanting to 'make people do… Read more »
"The entire economic system needs sorting out. It needs to be thrown out and replaced! The problem is that from school onwards all training in economics and finance has been designed to make people fit in with, and conform to, the current economic model. This is because any other training would produce people who would say “Woaaa! This system is mental!!!! It only serves an elite few .. and will always collapsing inevitably!” The average life expectancy of fiat currencies currently stands at 27 years. It’s designed to be flawed because it suits the ruling powers. Without fiat currencies you cannot really have wars or even governments! We should all be asking “what is money?…. what IS it and who created our current economic (fiat) system and WHY?”" I agree with the idea that we should know our monetary and economic system better, but having had the same suspicions as… Read more »

great post, best two questions ever asked on here…what is money? what is flat currency? thank you! thank you thank you thank you both. these are the two questions people should ask themselves and others daily. because money is debt.

What people need to know is that fiat money isn't even real. They print money out of air people! The central banks need to be destroyed. The elite continue to take our wealth in exchange for fiat currency.