Boston Police Attack Veterans for Peace
This is what a police state looks like.
Police violently arrest 100 protesters at occupy Boston
Same man? Badge reads Connolly:
Commanding Officer: Deputy Inspector Thomas J. Connolly
Union Square subway station: 14th Street/Union Square West,
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 253-7511
Has had claim against him of the sexual harassment of Sgt. Nelson Fernandez:
Fernandez described some of the incidents to the News.
“He’ll call me in for no particular reason. Then he’ll lounge back with his feet up, and he puts a pen in his mouth and starts sucking on it in a sexual manner,” Fernandez claimed.
According to the report, Connolly has also told Fernandez “how sexy” he looks.
Fernandez also alleges Connolly ogled his crotch and rubbed up against him on the subway.
UPDATE 10:09 - At least twenty arrested.
UPDATE 10:33 - Liberty Square is kettled.
UPDATE 10:40 - Liberty Square is still barricaded on all four sides but police are now allowing protesters in and out.
1st Precinct: +1 (212) 334-0611
NYPD Switchboard: +1 (646) 610-5000
NYPD Central Booking: +1 (212) 374-3921
NYPD Internal Affairs: +1 (212) 741-8401
Mayor Bloomberg: +1 (212) NEW-YORK or +1 (212) 374-3921
Identified: NYPD Officer Who Maced Peaceful Protesters
A photographer has identified the cruel and cowardly NYPD supervisor who point blank maced a penned in group of young women and then slinked away Saturday at the Occupy Wall Street protests:
Deputy Inspector Anthony V. Bologna of the NYPD Patrol Borough Manhattan South.
If you think Deputy Inspector Bologna should be fired and prosecuted for his abuse of power, file an on-line complaint:
Posted 2011-09-24 10:09:29 UTC by OccupyWallSt This report just came in a half hour ago from the chair of the NYC IWW chapter: Protesters arrested today (including the NYC IWW chair) are being locked inside a police van outside the: 1st Precinct Police Station They’ve been there for over an hour. One has a very bad concussion, possibly life threatening. Right now the NYC IWW chair he is calling on us to send people NOW for help out and to demand medical care for our comrades. If you can’t make it in person then please call these numbers: 1st Precinct - (212) 334-0611 - 16 Ericsson Place
16 Ericsson Pl.
New York, NY 10013
+1 (212) 334-0611
6th Precinct - (212) 741-4811 - 233 West 10 Street
NYPD Switchboard: 1-646-610-5000
Posted 2011-09-24 10:09:29 UTC by OccupyWallSt
This report just came in a half hour ago from the chair of the NYC IWW chapter:
Protesters arrested today (including the NYC IWW chair) are being locked inside a police van outside the:
1st Precinct Police Station
They’ve been there for over an hour. One has a very bad concussion, possibly life threatening.
Right now the NYC IWW chair he is calling on us to send people NOW for help out and to demand medical care for our comrades.
If you can’t make it in person then please call these numbers:
1st Precinct - (212) 334-0611 - 16 Ericsson Place
» LIVE SHOTS OF OCCUPIERS BEING ARRESTED EN MASSE BEING SHOWN NOW ON THE LIVESTREAM «
» TEARGAS REPORTEDLY BEING USED ON MARCHERS « — unconfirmed
Reports are coming in of today’s peaceful march of several thousand occupiers being brutalized, arrested and kettled in preparation for mass arrests.
Several arrests were mentioned throughout the afternoon as the march wound through Manhattan on its way to Union Square. NYPD is now believed to be encircling occupiers there with nets and crowd control forces. Bloodied occupiers were reported and heavy-handed police tactics are being used to corral the occupiers into mass arrests.
The occupier managing the Livestream equipment was reportedly arrested just a few minutes ago, and the broadcast is being switched to backup equipment.
There are fears that police may soon move on the encampment at Liberty Plaza, with a note handed out this morning ‘prohibiting’ sleeping in the park areas.
EDIT: mass arrests shown here via @jeffrae after splintering/corralling the crowd:
Here’s what we know so far about this morning’s violence at Liberty Plaza:
At least 6 occupiers were arrested by NYPD early this morning when police moved on the camp to disassemble some tarps and tents. The tarps were established over the course of yesterday evening to protect against incoming rain. Reports indicate that one person was arrested and ticketed for “illegal use of sound device without a permit,” and has been released at this time. The rest remain in custody without charge.
Several Twitter feeds have stated (unconfirmed at this time) that one individual is in critical condition after the incident. The police were filmed using substantial force in arresting the occupiers,
with one occupier reported to have lost teeth after being slammed to the sidewalk by a NYPD officer. It is unclear at this time if that was the same individual that is now in critical condition.
UPDATE via the Media Committee: “One of the protesters received a
large gash on their leg, another lost a tooth. Multiple police tackled a protester and sat on him as he continually warned them that he was experiencing an asthma attack. One of the medics on site informed the police that they needed to call an ambulance because this was a potentially fatal circumstance. They ignored him. We have no current information on this protester, but we hope that he hasn’t been murdered by the police. We are determined to remain a peaceful protest, in spite of the brutality we have witnessed.”
After this morning’s call for legal aid, several people have come forward and offered their assistance for monitoring police activity. One lawyer has come forward and stated that he believes establishing tents is protected by the law and would be willing to represent the protestors pro bono. The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) has also pledged its support for the cause.
On the supplies front: energy continues to be a need for the occupiers. Many have reported that they have enough food for now, but they still need generators/energy devices, Dell 1525 laptop batteries, and supplies (like tarps) to help protect them from the elements.
Unrelated to this morning’s police violence, Yahoo! admitted unintentional censorship of emails mentioning #OCCUPYWALLSTREET: ThinkProgress reports that users of internet giant Yahoo’s email service received strange warning messages when sending emails concerning the occupation, claiming their accounts were suspected of “suspicious activity” and refusing to send the messages in question. After many reports and videos surfaced documenting the issue, @YahooCare tweeted: “We apologize 4 blocking ‘occupywallst.org’ It was not intentional & caught by our spam filters. It is resolved, but may be a residual delay.”
You can continue to watch this blog for updates for the duration of #OCCUPYWALLSTREET. Anything ‘confirmed’ will be stated as such, but as it is an evolving situation some details will change. I will try to put a ‘digest’ of the news (received mainly via Twitter) up at least once a day, sometimes more often if developments warrant it.