Chicago police again should indifference if not outright support for intimidation of peaceful Occupy Protesters. Nationwide the police and municipalities have steadily increased the pressure on Occupy Protesters while turning a blind eye to attacks and through their own concerted actions. This action can only be viewed as a condemnation of the protest’s aims, and outright support for the continued financial rape of the nation
Corporate control is so complete that not even President Obama will openly advocate the movement. The corporate media constantly attacks, demeans and belittles the activists. Even the police are commanded by corporate dictates thinly cloaked as local statutes, all of which are blatently unconstitutional in as much as they nakedly abridge constitutional rights. This is beginning to take a dangerous turn as intimidation is increasingly turning to violence.
Below is a partial list of acts of intimidation and violence against peaceful protesters asserting their constitutional rights.
September- NYPD officer punches woman in facehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWH4UaTxx_I&feature=related
September 24- NYPD launch sudden attack against peaceful and legal protest.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1_PQ6YtCcE&feature=related
Septmeber 30-Peaceful protesters illegally assaulted by NYPD officer with pepper spray.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDVCCTPEO80
September-October 2011- Chicago police harrass and arrest protesters over minor technicalities and infractions, overlooking harrassment and intimidation, including McDonald’s applications being dumped from Chicago Board of Trade by traders onto protesters
Octorner 23– Unidentified attackers throw a chemical bomb into the Lincoln Park Occupy camp in Portland, Maine.
October– Chicago police using anti-gang tactics against peaceful protesters
October 2011- Denver police use rubber bullets against peaceful protesters to clear park during legal protest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjSWxbUSVKU
October 2011- Police officer pepper sprays a small child during peaceful march http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nRKnmdRnl0
October 27- Oakland police seriously injure marine Vet Scott Olsen during Occupy Oakland crackdown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cGebglHtho
October 27– Injured woman, protesters directly targeted by stun grenades and tear gas canisters in Oaklandhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QngE6kKk8Lg
November– Police forcing homeless, gangbangers and drug addicts into the Occupy Wallstreet encampment, resulting in assaults and at least one sexual assault.
The American people remain ominously silent about the corporate rape and pilphering of the nation, while middle class and working poor families continue to compromise and scrifice their once cherished American Dream. The Right holds the 2nd Amendment sacrsanct and unassailable, and become hysterical and threatening at even the most reasonable of controls. Would the police be as oppressive at a pro-gun rally in which the protesters were armed? How would those protesters respond to a sudden assault by riot police, as happened in Denver and Oakland to Occupy activists. What would the effect be if Occupy protesters expanded their demands to include 2nd amendment rights?
There is a reason the founding fathers made the first amement number one. Maybe they were telling us something by putting the 2nd Amendment right behind it. Maybe Jefferson was not speaking hypothetically. But is that the road we want to go down? Surely that road would be a disaster. Considering the immoral and intransigent greed and gluttony of the 1%, one side will have to give, but for the 99%, that would mean a total abandonment of the nation, the constitution and their children’s future. One side is already using or threatening violence. To the credit, integrity and wisdom of the Occupy movement they have not, so far, responded.