WOULD OCCUPIERS ABUSE THE POLICE? (A conversation between Matt Pearce and Malcolm Harris)
@destructuremal: That’s what Milgram and Zimbardo show: ACAB. [All Cops Are Bastards, for the uninitiated.] It’s not about exceptional circumstances within being a cop, being a cop is an exceptional circumstance that makes you terrible.
my first experience with pepper spray by raine
an 80 something year old lady was maced in the face. a pregnant woman was maced two or three times, then hit in the stomach with a bike. a priest was maced. so many fucking people were maced in the face for absolutely no reason. threatened with arrest for standing on the sidewalk. i didn’t get hit directly but it was/is in my contact lenses. it’s in all my fucking clothes and the beautiful scarf helena made me. f u c k cops
Oh my shit.
What’s funny is a dude I’ve clashed with before on the topic of Occupy Wall Street posted this on my facebook status about the raid today: “I find it funny how people seem to think the NYPD are keeping media out so they can use unnecessary force. One track mind.” and “I’ve seen countless videos of occupiers attacking police / being belligerent, as well as countless videos of police being rough with protesters. What’s happening here is that your bleeding heart is making villains of the NYPD. Which is on par with your general attitude towards the Occupy issue.”
It must be nice to not give a fuck about reality.