Posts Tagged ‘NYPD’

Today is the Day: February 28 Rally @t Union Square to Support OCCUPY WALL STREET

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Date: Tue Feb 28 01:14:49 EST 2012
Subject: [occupy_antisuppression] Anonymous re-tweets, posts
To: just put an alert at the top of the site:


A Talk by Carl Dix

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012


NYC February 28 Rally Against Suppression of Occupy Movement

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

What:    Rally & March
When:   5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28
Where:  Union Square, New York City (north end)

Support is growing for a non-violent mass action Tuesday, February 28 in NYC against the suppression and repression of the Occupy Movement, raising the demands, “Stand with the Occupy Movement!  No Rubber Bullets – No Beatings – No Tear Gas – No Mass Arrests, Don’t Suppress OWS. Drop All the Charges Against Occupiers.”  The General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street reached consensus February 11 in support of the Call for Mass Action Against the Suppression of the Occupy Movement, and specifically in support of the February 28 Mass Action at Union Square in NYC.


This Is Happening Whether “They” Like It Or Not!

Monday, February 13th, 2012


Supported by: Occupy Wall Street General Assembly; Occupy Cleveland GA; OWS Anti-War Working Group & 700 signers online including Boots Riley and Scott Olsen from Occupy Oakland.


A Call for Mass Action Against the Suppression of the Occupy Movement

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

The Atrium, Wall Street Area, Meeting With General Assembly, OCCUPY WALL STREET. Saturday, February 4, sometime after 7 p.m.

I’ve been working with an ad hoc group that wants to do a mass action rally against the blatant political suppression – via NYPD – of OCCUPY WALL STREET in New York City and the attack on the movement in general across the country. The purpose of the nonviolent rally is a quick infusion of visible energy and support to OWS  in this time of crisis, to stir up the spirit of millions in the wake of the NYPD attack on Zuccotti Park, evicting OWS. I was concerned that though the spirt of OCCUPY is manifest, the NYPD eviction could be interpreted as a defeat for OCCUPY and that the movement has been thwarted.

Members of the ad hock group believe that a quick response is necessary as a response to the police eviction. So, I was there in the Atrium with the ad hoc group seeking approval to move forward with the plans: An interesting experience for this writer who did not participate directly in the Zuccotti Park action. Most of the 50-plus GA members seemed generally supportive of what we wanted to do. There were at least four who didn’t and, based on the rules formulated by OCCUPY, one could block the support. And, of course, there were four.


NYPD Commissioner Wins “2011 Bull Connor Award”

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Bull Connor Theophilus Eugene “Bull” Connor (July 11, 1897 – March 10, 1973) was the Commissioner of Public Safety for the city of Birmingham, Alabama, during the American Civil Rights Movement. Connor directed the use of fire hoses, and police attack dogs against peaceful demonstrators, including children during the Civil Rights era. Read more here.

Check out the WORD’s Michael Hensley’s story on NYPD’s Stop and Frisk taking place in primarily Big Apple Communities of Color.

NYPD Spying on Hunter/CUNY Muslim Students

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

TheWORD’s Senior Editor Colleen Siuzdak did a thorough reporting job on this article, including the only journalist thus far to interview Muslim students at Hunter about this questionable surveillance.


NYPD Spying on Hunter-CUNY Muslim Clubs

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The WORD’s Senior Editor Colleen Siuzdak is running down this story first reported by Leonard Levitt on his NYPD Confidential, about New York’s Finest (several of whom have been indicted in a ticket-fixing scandal; check out NY Daily News, Your Free Press, Huffington Post, Hizb ut-Tahrir America, et. al).


Wow! A Very Savvy 17-Year-Old Youth

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

The Daily News reported:

A Bronx teen said two cops roughed him up when he mouthed off after one of them stepped in a pile of dog doo.

After he was beaten, according to the News, the youth, Tyre Davis, contacted Internal Affairs and the NYPD duo – Joseph Murphy, 26, and Jose Ocasio, 28 – was arrested. There’s no mention of a lawyer helping the youth. There’s no mention of how the News got the story.

But if this story is accurate, it’s impressive that this kid was savvy enough to fight to protect his rights. Hoorah!

Headline: ‘It smells like doo-doo’ quip prompted cops’ attack, Bronx teen Tyre Davis saysFull story here.

Savvy Straphanger This Guy

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

How savvy, I thought.

I should have stayed as long as he was to be there to see what was to happen next but I wanted to be on time for my class. Would NYPD roust him?  How did the idea come about? Much better than trying to find comfort in those anti-roosting seats [in the background] to discourage the homeless from napping. Yet, something inside me wanted to scream.

Frack the Tabloids: Why I Subscribe to The Chief and Encourage Savvy Students to Do the Same

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Editorial – The Chief
NYPD Crime Story

Copyrighted: “The $50-million lawsuit that Police Officer Adrian Schoolcraft filed against the NYPD and 11 of its supervisors is likely to send shock waves across the department if it ever goes to trial.


NYPD Brutality Costs New York City Taxpayers Millions …

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

… but New Yorkers Not People of Color love the head-bangers soooo that the City’s paramilitary force can get away with – literally and figuratively – mayhem and murder. New York Civil Liberties Racial Justice Project: Hundreds of thousands of innocent New Yorkers of Color stopped and frisked.

To: Louis Mader, Director, Department of Public Safety, Hunter College

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Normally, I would follow up an email like the one below with an email or a phone call or a visit if I didn’t get a response. There have been times, though not recently, when I would post on Hunter-L if I didn’t get a sufficient response. Hunter-L being a main campus listserv for information and scandal and mischief.

However, these aren’t normal times (the NYCLU has recently filed a lawsuit against the NYPD for its stop-n-harass SWAT tactics of hundreds of thousands of People of Color in NYC annually) and I didn’t get a response and I’m feeling, sniff, a bit sensitive.

So (not personal, just business):