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New York Police Department to investigate pepper-spraying at ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said at a press briefing on Wednesday that the Internal Affairs Bureau would investigate Anthony Bologna, a senior New York Police Department officer who pepper-sprayed young women at the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. On September 24, four female protesters were rounded up on East 12th…

Pepper-spraying cop accused of abusing Bush protesters in 2004

Activists have identified the senior New York Police Department officer who allegedly pepper-sprayed young women at the “Occupy Wall Street” protests, and it’s not the first time he has been accused of civil rights abuses. The Guardian confirmed that the officer is Anthony Bologna, who was also accused of civil…

Protester allegedly arrested for filming ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Christina Gonzales, an “Occupy Wall Street” protester, told Democracy Now that she was arrested by the New York Police Department for filming the demonstration, which has now lasted 10 straight days. The protesters have been camped out in New York’s old Liberty Plaza, one block from the Federal Reserve, since…

Shocking video: NYPD roughs up protesters, making numerous arrests

The New York Police Department (NYPD) on Saturday cracked down on “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in a big way, arresting roughly 80-100 people, including members of the press, and accusing them of blocking traffic and resisting arrest. One person was charged with assaulting a police officer and one officer suffered…

Chris Hedges: Occupy Wall Street is ‘where the hope of America lies’

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…

Police arrest 80 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protestors

NEW YORK — At least 80 people protesting in New York against the US financial system and Wall Street practices were arrested in the first big crackdown since demonstrators began camping on city streets a week ago. “About 80 arrests were made,” a spokesman for the New York Police Department…

CIA opens probe into work with New York police

WASHINGTON — The CIA has opened an internal investigation into whether the agency broke a ban against domestic spying in its work with New York City police, top officials said Tuesday. Newly appointed CIA director David Petraeus, who took over the spy agency this month, said the probe by the…

Muslim community survey planned as rights groups question NYPD’s CIA ties

The connections between the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), revealed by an investigative report published this week by The Associated Press, are coming under heavy fire by a coalition of civil rights groups, who are demanding the city council immediately investigate the department. “Despite…

CIA aided New York police in spying on Muslims: report

Despite a prohibition on spying within the United States, the Central Intelligence Agency played a key role in transforming the New York Police Department’s intelligence unit into a cutting edge spy shop dedicated to gathering information on Muslims, and not just in New York. That’s according to a new report…

New York Fire Department accused of systemic racism

NEW YORK — The New York Fire Department, one of the Big Apple’s most iconic institutions, is in the hot seat over allegations that racism keeps its ranks almost lily-white. Thundering around on immaculately maintained red trucks, the city’s “Bravest” are local heroes, admired for their professionalism and lauded for…

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