In the following videos, you will see a demonstrators during the 2nd week of Occupy Wall Street. This was a peaceful protest on Wall Street mostly about bank bailouts, mortgages, and our crumbling economy. There were also a number of people defaming the recent execution of Troy Davis who was convicted of murdering an off duty Savannah, GA police officer in 1991. Many witnesses in Mr. Davis's case testified that they were coerced by police to give false statements.
September 24th was a hot, hot day in NYC. Police were sectioning off protesters with orange netting in an attempt to keep them out of the street. We all know how we feel about being corralled, but already yelling hot, sweaty protesters REALLY hate it. So when it starts to get a little out of hand, certain officers took matters WAY too far.
Keep in mind, this was not an anti-government protest. This wasn't a "Down with the Cops" event. This was a demonstration to protect the rights of everyone, including police, to social security, Medicare, a pension, and a home.
So don't just pay attention when you see a photographer get slammed into a cop car. Don't focus on just the one girl who was punched in the face and dragged by her scalp across the street. Take a special note, however, when a cop sprays mace across a crowd of already sectioned off, peaceful protesters AND fellow NYPD. Seriously, who is administering these police exams? Officer Barbrady?
In this last clip, you can really see the pepper spray cover the crowd, including my friends, the blondes up in front, AND the police. The police maced the police. Excellent work, Officer Doofy.
As I said, I try to keep my opinions on political matters and anything serious in any kind of nature OUT of my blogs. But when you mace my friends, you mace me. You mace me.
Hahaha, anyway, my friends are doing OK. They seem a bit hesitant to sue. We'll see.