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…
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:
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:
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.
is this a cop protesting cop culture and behavior?
I genuinely don’t think I’ve ever seen this ever.
I cried. It’s not just because I’m due to bleed.
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.
“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
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.
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.
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
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.