STFU, Conservatives: Police, Politicians, Concerned Americans: can we talk about this?

stfuconservatives:

Occupywallst is not going anywhere; certainly not anytime soon. You can kick them out of parks and arrest all of ‘em a dozen times. They’ll keep coming back, they’ll keep meeting up somewhere else and likely with more people. Every time you rough up one encampment, another one sprouts up in a…

greatinterest:

panasonicyouth:

marielikestodraw:

youthiswasted:

Emotionally intense images of retired Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis - who has joined the #OccupyWallStreet protests - being arrested by the NYPD.

Captain Lewis has been outspoken against the NYPD’s wrongful use of violence against peaceful protesters.

From what I have seen, Ray Lewis’ conduct defines honor, bravery, and dignity.

There is a media blackout on images of his participation in the protest, and on his arrest:

crosscrowdedrooms:

It’s proved impossible for me to get this shot of former Philadelphia Police Cpt. Ray Lewis being arrested, published anywhere.  I was adamantly rebuffed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, NYT, local NY papers, and Newsweek, before even looking at the photograph.  One of the only published photos of this paradoxical and intense event is located here at the NYC Observer:

http://www.observer.com/2011/11/former-philadelphia-police-captain-ray-lewis-arrested-ows/

Make this viral and they will come.

Ray Lewis gets 2 posts this morning, because this needs to be seen. I’m not even sure why, but this pair of photos made me cry hysterically.

oh my god. so much props to this man. this country has turned into utter fucking i******y. 

Wow. Just wow.

i mean

is this a cop protesting cop culture and behavior?

I genuinely don’t think I’ve ever seen this ever.

Holy shit.

I cried. It’s not just because I’m due to bleed.

nickturse:

From “The Occupiers,” a photo series by Eddie McShane.  He writes: “I wanted to see who these people were so I decided to set up a portable studio and make formal portraits. What I learned is that these people are not whackos, anarchists, or indigents. They are overwhelmingly working and middle class people of all backgrounds who feel that their government has failed them and does not represent their interests… They just want the basic promise of America; that everyone has a fair chance to live with opportunity and dignity.”  You can view the complete set of photos from this series here.

"[tw: police brutality] I was there to take down the names of people who were arrested… As I’m standing there, some African-American woman goes up to a police officer and says, ‘I need to get in. My daughter’s there. I want to know if she’s OK.’ And he said, ‘Move on, lady.’ And they kept pushing with their sticks, pushing back. And she was crying. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, he throws her to the ground and starts hitting her in the head,” says Smith. “I walk over, and I say, ‘Look, cuff her if she’s done something, but you don’t need to do that.’ And he said, ‘Lady, do you want to get arrested?’ And I said, ‘Do you see my hat? I’m here as a legal observer.’ He said, ‘You want to get arrested?’ And he pushed me up against the wall."

— Retired New York Supreme Court Judge Karen Smith, working as a legal observer after the raids on Zucotti Park this Tuesday, via Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism (via seriouslyamerica)

inothernews:

“Yes: to protect everyone’s health and safety, (Mayor Bloomberg) sent in this guy.  There he is, helping the wounded and the sick with his two fists — ‘Florence’ and ‘Nightingale.’”

STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report

"They pulled me out by the stethoscope, white coat and all as I was telling them I have a patient in there. One girl has a heart condition and wasn’t feeling well. They manhandled her and threw her on the ground."

Occupy Wall Street medic PAUL KOSTORA, on being forced to leave Zuccotti Park by the NYPD.

The police don’t care about you and your God-damned healthcare.

(via the NY Daily News)

OK I’m going to reblog this again when there’s more people on, but I want to make this very clear:

AN ATTACK ON A CLEARLY MARKED MEDICAL FACILITY/SPACE IS A VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTION. 

NYPD HAS COMMITTED CLEARLY DEFINED WAR CRIMES AGAINST US CITIZENS.

(via accordingtosami)

bedbugsbiting:

14kgoldnyc:

lau-ra-sau-rus:

inothernews:

mindbabies:

Hahahahahaha, I wonder who this whiteshirt is and if he knows he’s going down in internet history?

Meme the shit out of this guy.

omg “PROTECTING AND SERVING THE SHIT OUT OF YOU” is killing me

YES. Spread it, baby!

The internet is fast.

FUCK THE COURTS, I’M THE LAW

marxisforbros:

slaughterhousefive:

marxisforbros:

The Most Effective Protest Sign Ever

A chart! A government-cited, statistic-based chart.

Hard to chant though…

“The average household income before taxes is statistically proven to be disproportional! The average household income before taxes is statistically proven to be disproportional!”

Why do you always have to prove me wrong? In front of everyone? You’re just like facts.

thefuror:

occupytheplanet:

@NaomiAKlein: After cops raided #occupysf and tossed their stuff in the dump, garbage workers returned it to the protesters, saying “we r 99 % too”

!!!!!!!!!

AI