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Author: NYPD violence has helped ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Appearing on Wednesday night’s broadcast of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, author Errol Louis, an anchor at NY1 News, explained how the New York Police Department has actually been a major motivating force for “Occupy Wall Street” and the 99 Percent movement. The most startling example of police violence came just…

NYPD charges Times Square protesters with police horses

When thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters marched north to Times Square on Saturday, the New York Police Department was quick to respond with barricades, horses, and arrests. Ryan Devereaux, a reporter with Democracy Now! who accompanied the march, described the police deployment of barricades and kettling nets and the…

Police arrest dozens in anti-Wall Street protests

US police arrested some 50 anti-Wall Street protesters across the country, but New York backed off plans to evict an unauthorized camp in the Financial District. Most arrests were on Friday in the western United States, where the protests spread from New York. In Denver, 23 people were detained, Sergeant…

NYPD bike cop runs over ‘Occupy Wall St.’ legal observer

During a march this morning, a New York Police Department officer on a motorbike appears to have run over a legal observer with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. The man was then dragged across the pavement by police and had a baton placed against his throat, despite his laying there…

‘Occupy Wall St.’ to resist mayor’s order to vacate park on Friday

The protesters at “Occupy Wall Street” in New York’s Zuccotti Park have voted to resist an order by the mayor’s office requiring them to vacate the park on Friday for cleaning, setting the stage for a major confrontation with police. Bloomberg went to the protest site, where several hundred people…

More than 700 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters arrested

NEW YORK — More than 700 anti-Wall Street activists were arrested in New York amid chaotic scenes on Brooklyn Bridge after the protest movement’s march against “corporate greed” was broken up by police. The activists, many of whom have been camped out in Manhattan for two weeks, were detained during…

UPDATE: 700 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters arrested on Brooklyn Bridge

UPDATE: As of 1:30 a.m. ET, MSNBC is reporting that almost 700 protesters have been arrested. At least 400 “Occupy Wall Street” protesters were arrested on Saturday as they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, according to the New York Times. The protesters have pledged to occupy Wall Street until…

Protesters march on NYPD headquarters

NEW YORK — About 2,000 anti-corporate demonstrators marched Friday from a protest camp they have occupied near Wall Street to the headquarters of the New York Police Department. The noisy but peaceful rally was the largest since anti-Wall Street activists occupied a small park in lower Manhattan two weeks ago…

FBI to update 80-year-old, women-only rape definition

The Federal Bureau of Investigation currently defines rape the same way it has for the last 80 years: “the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will.” After continued activist pressure, the FBI is considering rewriting that definition to better reflect that actual number of sexual assaults that…

Lawrence O’Donnell: NYPD will do everything to protect Bologna

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said on his show Wednesday night that the New York Police Department would probably do nothing to a senior officer who pepper-sprayed young women at the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. Update: The officer has now been identified in two unprovoked pepper-spray attacks. Watch the second one…

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