Wall Street Corporate Thugs Attack Peaceful Demonstrators

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80 people arrested at 'Occupy Wall Street' protest
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2011/09/25/80_people_arrested...

You won't hear this on WSPD or most of corporate owned media!

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Hmm, corporate thugs? Looks like police officers to me. Aren't most police officers union members?

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

Footage of peaceful Wall Street protest before the thuggery

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Anyone who takes a child to a protest with a near certainty of violent controntation with police is guilty of child endangerment.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

If anyone standing there hand in hand with their children are in danger from the police at any time, then it's the police who are guilty of child endangerment. If police are actually doing their jobs in accordance to basic civil rights, then you have nothing to fear.

So are you claiming the kid is a human shield?

What do you think is going on there...a sporting event?...or civil disobedience?

It's a mob of liberals.....of corse there is going to be conrontation with the police....of corse there is going to be pepper spray...of corse there are going to be arrests...

That's the whole point...to manufacture further victimhood...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Using a child as a human shield? By just standing there?

About the most severe civil disobedience going on is just standing there with your children. I wouldn't expect police to wander into that, truncheons swinging and capsicum flying. You can say that standing there is a crime, but it's not much of one. Certainly not the crime that inspires a lack of concern for nearby children on the part of violent actors (i.e. police).

If they do advance, then it's the police who have endangered the children.

If there's a real problem otherwise, then the children can be gently seized and carried away by the police. It's hard to make use of a shield if it's grabbed away from you.

Of course, Europe manages mass demonstrations without pulling the police-state act. How do they manage that sort of thing?

Seems like a bunch of misguided (liberal) folks hell bent on spreading their socialist doctrine.

If the wanted to play nice and show them a lesson, then maybe they should all just stop borrowing money from the evil bankers and just live within their their means for a change.

That would certainly show those greedy money lenders the error of their ways and make everything right with the world.

:-)

Hooda Thunkit

Very much so. Protesting Wall Street does nothing when you just go home after the protest event and then check on how your 401k portfolio is doing. Wall Street and corporations have all the power inherent from default support of the people.

If you have anything against Wall Street, then you should divest. Now. They only care about money and they only listen to money, and by keeping your money with them, they have already and effectively listened that you support them and their means.

Of course, most people refuse to follow this logic, being so deathly afraid that inflation will eat them alive, therefore they must continue to gamble in the stock casino. There's no saving most Americans. That's why I take great pleasure in laughing uproariously when I read about bankruptcies, foreclosures, divorces and suicides. People who wallow in self delusion deserve a terrible fate.

Corporation and government get their power from the same place. From the masses. Without people a corporation/government cannot survive.

MikeyA

Yep....good cop bad cop....

When the cops break the law and protest and strike....the left love the cops....

When the cops enforce the law...the left calls them pigs...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

BTW...part of this protest is to support executed cop killer....Troy Davis...

“protesting bank bailouts, the mortgage crisis and the U.S. state of Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis.”

You support cop killers dogboy?

Or do you denounce these left wing cop killer supporters?

"we are all troy davis"

Gee....chant that at NYC cops for hours then wonder why they might have a hard on for Libtard protestors...

What the cops heard was the crowd chanting...."we are all cop killers"....

Brilliant...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

We know the cops are unionized, we know the protestors support union and worker's rights, so what is the problem here. I saw no corporate thugs. I saw hard working police officers trying to enforce the laws which is what they are supposed to do. Is Paul saying that the cops work for corporate America? And just in case you weren't listening on Friday Paul I did in fact talk about the Day or Rage and the cops' handling of protestors, I was on the cops' side.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

The police were called in to break up what Wall Street finds to be an affront to their secret thievery. They pay large sums to cover and control "the message" that corporate media and political lobbyists work hard on everyday in media such as WSPD. These protesters are a threat to their lavish lifestyles so naturally the police are caught in the middle while the shiny shoe crowd watch from the safety of their high rise suites. People are realizing what the real score is here. Above the law Wall Street Banksters of which none have been prosecuted to date for the 2008 banking debacle! During the S&L banking crisis of the 1980s President Reagan at least threw 1000 of the criminals in prison. The protests started in Europe and are spreading to America. New York Mayor Bloomberg recently said, “You have a lot of kids graduating college can’t find jobs,” he said in response to a question about the poverty rate. “That’s what happened in Cairo. That’s what happened in Madrid,” he continued, referring to the uprising that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and the more recent protests against the Spanish government’s austerity measures. “You don’t want those kinds of riots here.”
George Carlin said it best years ago with this video.

Here's what Wall Street has done to us!

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Americans aren't buying what WSPD and the teabaggers are selling!

"Americans favor raising taxes on the wealthy to pay for President Barack Obama’s proposed jobs plan by a margin of two-to-one, a new Gallup poll Wednesday says.
Sixty-six percent of respondents said that they backed increasing income taxes on individuals earning over $200,000 and families earning at least $250,000, while only 32 percent were opposed."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/64017.html#ixzz1Z25SPfGq

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

"The police were called in to break up what Wall Street finds to be an affront to their secret thievery." Who called? Was it WSPD? Who runs the government in NYC?

Sorry but the ones who are behind this manufactured outrage are the same ones behind the police response. That's what you get when political operatives employ class warfare, and it's happening from the highest arches of government on down.

Maybe instead of looking for George Carlin videos you should think about that.

MikeyA

Come on Mikey I know you're not that naive.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

You rely on George Carlin to help determine your thoughts on political issues. And you refer to me as naive? You are lost and are happy to give the map up to someone else.

MikeyA

"Above the law Wall Street Banksters of which none have been prosecuted to date for the 2008 banking debacle! During the S&L banking crisis of the 1980s President Reagan at least threw 1000 of the criminals in prison."

Hey bro...your guy is in charge of the just-us dept...your guys had a super majority for two years and did exactly jack shit about it...

I want you to read this following paragraph v e r y s l o w l y:

"A few weeks before announcing his re-election campaign, President Obama convened two dozen .Wall Street executives, many of them longtime donors, in the White House’s Blue Room.

The source is the libtard favorite...the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/13/us/politics/13donor.html?pagewanted=all

The banks got what they paid for....political cover...from Obama..

How mush did it cost them?

Goldman Sachs $1,013,091
JPMorgan Chase & Co $808,799
Citigroup Inc $736,771
Sidley Austin LLP $600,298
National Amusements Inc $563,798
Wilmerhale Llp $550,168
Skadden, Arps et al $543,539
UBS AG $532,674
General Electric $529,855
Morgan Stanley $512,232
Latham & Watkins $503,295

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cid=N00009638

Dont forget the friends of angelo...remember those sweet deals from countrywide?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countrywide_financial_political_loan_scandal

Sandra Adams: Fannie Mae Account Associate
Nitirwork Armstrong: Fannie Mae Director
Gregg Ayres: Fannie Mae Customer Acct Manager
Jeffrey Baker: Fannie Mae Business Analyst
Ingrid Beckles: Freddie Mac VP Default Mgmt
Cherry Billings: Fannie Mae Asst to CEO
Christine Buckley: Fannie Mae Sr Assistant
Sharon Canavan: Fannie Mae Govt Relations/Lobbyist
Delynn Conley: Fannie Mae Underwriter
Carla Corpuz: Fannie Mae Senior Underwriter
Tanguy De Carbonnieres: Fannie Mae Legal Counsel
Bernard Deane: Fannie Mae Director
Mollie Dougherty: Fannie Mae Sr Business Manager
Roy Downey: Fannie Mae Director
Cynthia Fatica: Fannie Mae Legal Counsel
Jamie Gorelick: Fannie Mae Vice Chair
Lizbeth Grant: Fannie Mae Director Tec/Secondary Mkt
Greta Hamilton: Fannie Mae Manager/Home Loans
Lester Handy: Fannie Mae Consultant
James Johnson: Fannie Mae Chairman and CEO
Jack King: Fannie Mae Manager
Karen King: Fannie Mae Credit Risk manager
Gerald Langbauer: Freddie Mac VP Sales
Derek Lowe: Fannie Mae Technician/Home Loans
Mary Lee Moriarity: Fannie Mae Sr Underwriter Consult/Lending
Daniel Mudd: Fannie Mae Vice Chair and COO
Paulette Porter: Fannie Mae Sr Proj Mgr/Mtg Securities
Alan Quirion: Freddie Mac Director
John Radwanski: Freddie Mac Sr Port Director
Franklin Raines: Fannie Mae Chairman and CEO
Robin Ramsay: Fannie Mae Customer Acct Manager
Rebecca Rosena: Fannie Mae Credit Risk manager
Irwin Rosenstein: Fannie Mae Ass. General Counsel
Robert Sanborn: Fannie Mae Vice President
William Shirreffs: Fannie Mae Director
Joseph Silva: Fannie Mae Servicing Portfolio Manager
Donna Simpson: Fannie Mae Customer Acct Manager
Michelle Sorensen: Fannie Mae Sr Business An/Mortgage
Mary Ann Staley: Fannie Mae Marketing Dir
Deborah Kay: Tretler Fannie Mae VP Risk Management
Kirk Willison: Freddie Mac VP Trade Relations/Dir Industry Relations
David Yoon: Fannie Mae Acct Associate

The politicians extended such favorable financing included the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Christopher Dodd (D-CT), and the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Kent Conrad (D-ND). The article also noted Countrywide's political action committee had made large donations to Dodd's campaign.[1] The largest recipient of campaign contributions from Countrywide, though, was Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), House Financial Services Committee), who has received $37,500 since 1989. [2] Dodd has advocated that the federal government, through the Federal Housing Administration, insure up to $300 billion in refinanced mortgages for distressed homeowners.[3]

Franklin Raines, then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fannie Mae, on July 31, 2002 It was reported by the Wall Street Journal on 6 June 2008 that 2 former CEO of Fannie Mae, Franklin Raines and James A. Johnson, who was also an adviser to then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, had received loans from Countrywide.[4] On July 16, 2008, The Washington Post reported that Franklin Raines had "taken calls from Barack Obama's presidential campaign seeking his advice on mortgage and housing policy matters."[5] However, Raines and the Obama campaign both allege that Raines has never advised Obama.[

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

We know both sides are playing this game. So don't make it partisan.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

"don't make it partisan"

As though you are being NON prtisan???

Too late...it IS partisan.. democrats made shit worse....

Remember these words?..YOU typed them:

"Fred we welcome all next week in celebrating the bold leadership of President Obama to realize the truth and cut through politics and save the Midwest employers."

When the democrats took control of congress , Unemployment was 4.6%...the bad old Bush days...2006...

YOU wanted these fuckers in charge...and now you are reaping what you've sown.....sky rocketing energy prices...high unemloyment...stagflation...falling consumer confidence...malaise..

You were WARNED what would happen....and now it's happening and you want to blame someone else...

The "fundemental crippling of America"...

"Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution"

Saul Alinksy....Obama hero.

You helped put the radical left in charge...and then gawk in amazement when they institute leftist policy and engage in croney capitalism like solyndra or GE...

You bicth about "wall street" fat cats....and your fearless leader goes fund raising on wall street...he puts fat cats on his Jobs boards who send jobs to CHINA...

Then you point your finger at anyone BUT the people you put in charge...

Obama has been in office for three years...he had a congessional super majority for the first two years...

And the democrats didnt lift a finger to go after wall street...no they put thier hand out...and shoved nationalized health care down our throats...

At least Bush threw Ken Lay from ENRON in PRISON....

What CEO has Obama put in prison for graft and fraud??

Bueller?

Look at ANY socialist country...there IS NO middle class....there is only the peasants, the working poor, and the super rich party members who rule from behind armed gaurds and gated compounds...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Don't make it partisan? Democrats are still planning on voting for that Socialist Kenyan, and Republicans are still planning on voting for Palin-o-Romney or whatever rightwing robot that emerges. There's nothing going on BUT partisanship.

In the 2012 election, the D and R candidates will collect over 95% of the votes, leaving any sane alternative in the dust. Then for four more years, Wall Street will continue to have one of their employees occupying the Oval Office. That is the problem. And until Wall Street stops collecting 95% of the vote, it will remain the same problem.

At the current rate, it's going to get much, much worse before we get even a hint that it must get better. Notice how the media keeps stringing us along about the housing crash (which is still deepening). They call the bottom every month, and every month they are wrong. Sometimes there's a burst of semi-honesty and they say "next year". They've said that every year since Countrywide Financial and all those other mortgage companies crashed. We're constantly being told to "hold still" while the elite (the rich, the bankers, the politicians, the unions) grope behind themselves frantically for a large stick to beat us with. This is all a waiting game to see who in the mass of commoners finally gets it and invokes real change in the economy. And then their real weapons of middle-class destruction will appear.

Now that's the most hypocritic thing I think may have ever been posted out here!

Chris Hedges: Occupy Wall Street is ‘where the hope of America lies’
http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/09/chris-hedges-occupy-wall-stree...
Journalist Chris Hedges put in an appearance at the Occupy Wall Street protest on Sunday morning and engaged in a lengthy interview, during which he described the protest as “really where the hope of America lies.”

Hedges was particularly impressed by the significance of Saturday’s mass arrests on the part of the New York Police Department. He told the interviewer, “The real people who are scared are the power elite. Of course, they’re trying to make you scared and us scared. But I can tell you, having been a reporter for the New York Times, that on the inside they’re very, very frightened. They do not want movements like this to grow, and they understand on some level — whether it’s subconscious or, in other cases, even overt — that the criminal class in this country has seized power.”

Hedges went on to say that the protesters should be seen as “conservatives” because “they call for the restoration of the rule of law.”

“The real radicals have seized power,” he asserted, “and they are decimating all impediments to the creation of a neo-feudalistic corporate state, one in which there is a rapacious oligarchic class, a thin managerial elite, and two-thirds of this country live in conditions that increasingly push families to subsistence level.”

According to Hedges, the corporate state wants to “reduce the working class to a status equivalent to serfdom. … They want us to remain passive and to remain frightened. And as long as we remain passive and frightened, entranced with their electronic hallucinations, we are not a threat.”

“The moment people come out and do this [kind of protest],” Hedges concluded, “the corporate state is terrified — and if you doubt me, look around you at the huge numbers of cops, and not only that but the kind of brutality the cops have visited on peaceful protesters.”

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

I can only repeat myself in other terms: Protesting voluntary associations is pointless. Those who are protesting there would have better made the point as I do here, in urging people to divest from Wall Street (which of course follows from my personal practices).

Stop parking your money in Wall Street. All WS cares about is money, and all they listen to is money, and when you park your money there, they have prima facie evidence that you support them. Any protest is just an exercise in police overtime and some hours of news coverage and commentary. And then nothing changes.

Anyone who feels that WS is some criminal fraternity (and it is) should have completely sold off their stocks and bonds and then said "never again". Did you, Wolfman?

Wow...talk about delusional...do you really believe that crap dogboy?

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

The following came from Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hedges

Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont) is an American journalist, author, and war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies.[1] His most recent book is The World As It Is (2011).[2]

Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. A quotation from the book was used as the opening title quotation in the critically acclaimed and Academy Award-winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker. The quotation reads: "The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug."[3][4][5]

Chris Hedges is currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City.[6] He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times,[1] where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005).

In 2002, Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. He also received in 2002 the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University and Princeton University.[1] He is currently the F. Ross Johnson-Connaught Distinguished Visitor in American Studies, Centre for the Study of the United States at The University of Toronto. He writes a weekly column on Mondays for Truthdig and is married to the Canadian actress Eunice Wong. They have a son and a daughter together and Hedges has two children from a previous marriage.[2]

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

He's a flaming "do nothing" libtard communist agitator who lives a life of privilage and wealth while telling you how you are getting screwed by with privilage and wealth.....and you lap up this communist agit-prop like koolaid...

Hedges is a self avowed SOCIALIST:

Chris Hedges' Columns
Why I Am a Socialist

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20081229_why_i_am_a_socialist/

Chris Hedges' Columns
This Country Needs a Few Good Communists

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/this_country_needs_a_few_good_commun...

Communists have a term for you dogboy...."useful idiot"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot

Look...I told you ages ago...I used to BE a Democrat....but what drove me away from the democrat party was being witness to open support for communism....a political system that is directly responsible for the murder of over 50 million Russians and 70 million chinese....

What drove me away was people like YOU.....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

What war is experts say the best definition came from Clauswitz. Clauswitz called war an extention of policy by other means. Policy by his definition is politics.

So Mr. Hedges is wrong. Politics is the drug, war is the pipe or needle by which it is applied.

But of course I wouldn't expect you to understand that. Your understanding of politics, war, national policy, and economics don't extend beyond secondary education and you have no interest to actually learn their lessons in your own time.

MikeyA

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Paul!!!! How dare you disparage the hard working middle class NYPD. The union members built this country with just this type of community outreach program and now are being attacked by the neocons and tea party members who only want to destroy these middle class, blue collar, union workers.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Cell phones give you cancer, yet he has one and they use them to communicate with each other to create flash mobs. This guy reminds me of one of those jail semi educated guys you see in the old blackploitation films of the 70's.
How would he like the country to work? Does he realize that under a Democracy he could lose any rights he might currently enjoy is the majority decides to revoke them? The founding fathers knew that a Democracy wouldn't work which is why they established the Republic
I'm looking for the debate which Paul alluded to in this video, so far all I've seen is some guy enjoying his 15 minutes. He says what it isn't about but never once says what he wants it to be about once he and his friends have the power.
Finally at the end he agrees with WSPD that there must be change and that the current crop of politicians both Democrats and Republican must be removed from office. It sure took him long enough to get to that point.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Yeah Fred I watched it. All I could think is it's a lot of whining.

Instead of trying to use civil disobedience they should try to change the system through civil obedience. The occupy wall street is nothing more than the same tactic used in Wisconsin where they occupied the state capital. It didn't work then and it won't work now. Because all common folk see is people preventing others from doing their job.

They criticize the tea party yet the tea party has acted through civil obedience. They've spoken their message at venues that have encouraged discussion. Additionally when they've protested they've done it in an organized fashion within the letter of the law through permits. When did the Tea Party block traffic? When did the Tea Party prevent someone from doing their job? There are ways within the system to get your message heard. That is the difference between the two grassroots movements and that's why one will be successful and the other will not.

MikeyA

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