FAQ Sheet #1 for Brooklyn Bridge Arrestees
A union representing 5,000 New York City Police Department sergeants blasted Occupy Wall Street protesters on Thursday and threatened to sue them should they injure police.
This week hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protestors around the country have been arrested, sometimes clashing with police dressed in riot gear. Mara Verheyden-Hilliard joins us to discuss the laws that govern police actions and protester rights in Washington.
Expired tags, as it happens, were just one of 160 misdemeanor offenses where officers can choose either to take offenders into custody or to write them what is essentially a glorified ticket.
Political activist, Marcel Cartier, discusses the Occupy Wall Street protests and their suppression by the NYPD.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund encourages you to read and circulate this excellent Counterpunch article exposing the collusive relationship between Wall Street banks and corporations and the NYPD.
PCJF just had our Twitter account suspended while working on collecting contact information from arrested protesters.
Ben Becker, 27, sat in the back of a police-commandeered transit bus on Saturday night, his hands placed tightly behind his back in plastic cuffs. This was a scenario Becker knew well.
A group of people arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests last week filed a suit against New York City on Tuesday, alleging that officers had violated their constitutional rights by luring them into a trap and then arresting them.