Politics and Other Societal Inanity

Power Structures of the World Don't Play Nice

Posts tagged brooklyn bridge

7 notes

robthecrowing:

police-attack-peaceful-americans:

Police attack peaceful protesters crossing a bridge? Is this Brooklyn, Syria or Brooklyn, America? Make sure you catch what goes down at 2:52, and you can follow OccupyTVNY on youtube.

This is what a Police State looks like!

(Source: , via roblocke)

Filed under American Fall Arab Spring American Fall brooklyn bridge occupy everywhere occupy together occupy wall street police brutality social action social awakening social awareness social injustice politics economy entrapment NYPD

39 notes

leftfourdead:

i was one of the 700 people arrested on the brooklyn bridge.

we were charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing traffic. please be aware that the NYPD led us onto the bridge to arrest us, and that my friends is called entrapment. they corralled us onto the bridge, stopped traffic for us to walk, and at about the halfway mark they cornered us from both sides with meshing and it was confirmed we were going to be arrested.

also note that jp morgan donated 4 million dollars to the nypd, that the officers who arrested us were told to come in because there was a fucking riot, which there most definitely was not, and the nypd themselves did not want to arrest 700 people. i was in handcuffs for two hours, and held in jail until 2 am. i have a court date 11/18.

liberty plaza was such a beautiful place this weekend. everyone was taking care of everyone else and it was amazing to see. i feel honored to be a part of something so great and i urge you all to get involved.

(Source: vodkatonics)

Filed under brooklyn bridge go big or go home i say occupy wall street politics NYPD entrapment ows

20 notes


Robert Stolarik for The New York Times
Marchers claimed a roadway on the Brooklyn Bridge.
October 1, 2011, 4:29 PM 
Police Arrest More Than 700 Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge
By AL BAKER, COLIN MOYNIHAN and SARAH MASLIN NIR
Updated, 11:59 a.m. Sunday | In a tense showdown above the East River, the police arrested more than 700 demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street protests who took to the roadway as they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
The police said it was the marchers’ choice that led to the enforcement action.
“Protesters who used the Brooklyn Bridge walkway were not arrested,” Paul J. Browne, the chief spokesman for the New York Police Department, said. “Those who took over the Brooklyn-bound roadway, and impeded vehicle traffic, were arrested.”
But many protesters said they believed the police had tricked them, allowing them onto the bridge, and even escorting them partway across, only to trap them in orange netting after hundreds had entered.
“The cops watched and did nothing, indeed, seemed to guide us onto the roadway,” said Jesse A. Myerson, a media coordinator for Occupy Wall Street who marched but was not arrested.
A video on the YouTube page of a group called We Are Change shows some of the arrests.
 
Read more »

Robert Stolarik for The New York Times

Marchers claimed a roadway on the Brooklyn Bridge.

October 1, 2011, 4:29 PM

Police Arrest More Than 700 Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge

By AL BAKERCOLIN MOYNIHAN and SARAH MASLIN NIR

Updated, 11:59 a.m. Sunday | In a tense showdown above the East River, the police arrested more than 700 demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street protests who took to the roadway as they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The police said it was the marchers’ choice that led to the enforcement action.

“Protesters who used the Brooklyn Bridge walkway were not arrested,” Paul J. Browne, the chief spokesman for the New York Police Department, said. “Those who took over the Brooklyn-bound roadway, and impeded vehicle traffic, were arrested.”

But many protesters said they believed the police had tricked them, allowing them onto the bridge, and even escorting them partway across, only to trap them in orange netting after hundreds had entered.

“The cops watched and did nothing, indeed, seemed to guide us onto the roadway,” said Jesse A. Myerson, a media coordinator for Occupy Wall Street who marched but was not arrested.

video on the YouTube page of a group called We Are Change shows some of the arrests.

Read more »

Filed under politics economy news ows occupywallstreet NYPD arrests Brooklyn Bridge

56 notes

13 yo mistaken for a terrorist?  .  .  .  I don’t think so .  .  .  She might be one of those aliens though .  .  .  the ones from up there.
sschlink:

#OccupyWallStreet protesters being arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge right now, including this young girl. The live feed is here, but it’s down temporarily, so their replaying clips from moments ago. Note the number of viewers when I screen shot this was 18,201. While it’s down I guess the Twitter feed is where to go for updates.

13 yo mistaken for a terrorist?  .  .  .  I don’t think so .  .  .  She might be one of those aliens though .  .  .  the ones from up there.

sschlink:

#OccupyWallStreet protesters being arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge right now, including this young girl. The live feed is here, but it’s down temporarily, so their replaying clips from moments ago. Note the number of viewers when I screen shot this was 18,201. While it’s down I guess the Twitter feed is where to go for updates.

(Source: schlinkblog, via gonzodave)

Filed under brooklyn bridge occupy wall street occupywallstreet take wall street takewallstreet politics news NYPD

Notes


Alex Goldmark/WNYC
 
Protests Snarl Brooklyn Bridge, Leads to Arrests
Saturday, October 01, 2011 - 05:27 PM
By WNYC Newsroom
 
The Brooklyn Bridge has been shut down in one direction after Occupy Wall Street protesters spilled onto the roads.
Police made dozens of arrests and were continuing to stop people from blocking the roadway Saturday evening. The group has clashed with police on other occasions, most notably last weekend when pepper spray was used against some demonstrators in Union Square Park.
A march to police headquarters Friday night was peaceful and without incident.
Earlier Saturday, two other marches crossed over the bridge without any problems. One was by a group opposed to genetically modified food and the other was marching against poverty.
Occupy Wall Street has been rallying against several issues including corporate greed, global warming and social inequalities.

Alex Goldmark/WNYC

Protests Snarl Brooklyn Bridge, Leads to Arrests

Saturday, October 01, 2011 - 05:27 PM

The Brooklyn Bridge has been shut down in one direction after Occupy Wall Street protesters spilled onto the roads.

Police made dozens of arrests and were continuing to stop people from blocking the roadway Saturday evening. The group has clashed with police on other occasions, most notably last weekend when pepper spray was used against some demonstrators in Union Square Park.

A march to police headquarters Friday night was peaceful and without incident.

Earlier Saturday, two other marches crossed over the bridge without any problems. One was by a group opposed to genetically modified food and the other was marching against poverty.

Occupy Wall Street has been rallying against several issues including corporate greed, global warming and social inequalities.

Filed under politics economy news NYC NYPD Brooklyn Bridge ows the99%

free counters