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  •  Maybe diarist could update with this info. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people. --Tony Benn

    by rhetoricus on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 09:44:12 AM PDT

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    •  Will Do! (3+ / 0-)
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      An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail.

      by OllieGarkey on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 09:54:48 AM PDT

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      •  Glad for the updates - some support by NYC Council (4+ / 0-)
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        I thought to contact Barron because I knew that he supports the occupation and has met with the protestors.  Other city councilors, like Christine Quinn, are sympathetic. So I definitely agree and support your calling for the City Council to investigate the NYPD's Civilian Complaint Review Board. Absolutely!

        Randian for me means "Prince Randian" from the 1930s horror classic Freaks and is not a reference to libertarianism.

        by Randian on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 10:49:30 AM PDT

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        •  Thanks for that! (3+ / 0-)
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          Yours was a good call. It's one of the reasons I pay attention to comments on my diaries.

          An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail.

          by OllieGarkey on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 12:51:57 PM PDT

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          •  here's my email to Barron's office (1+ / 0-)
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            Dear Councilman Barron and City Council staff,

            I am a sociology professor at Lehman College - CUNY and a resident of Beacon NY, and I am writing as someone who fully supports the rights of the Occupy Wall Street protestors to gather and demonstrate on the streets of New York City, as well as supports their cause. I was very heartened to see that Councilman Barron likewise supports this action.

            Thus, I am dismayed to find out that Officer Anthony Bologna of the NYPD, who has repeatedly demonstrated a contempt for the law and for the rights of citizens has been given a slap on the wrist for his actions in late September when he assaulted caged, peaceful protestors with pepper spray, an action that was caught on camera and broadcast Youtube and other on-line media for all the world to see. The Daily Mail, a British newspaper is reporting that Bologna has been investigated by the Internal Affairs unit of the NYPD, and has been found to have violated NYPD guidelines. And yet, his punishment is to merely lose ten vacation days.

            Quite frankly, this is unacceptable. Officer Bologna is a threat to public safety and should be no longer allowed to disgrace the NYPD. He should be fired!

            I should add that the lawsuits against Bologna by the civilians that he assaulted, along with lawsuits stemming from his apparent misconduct in 2004, when the Republican Party's national convention in Manhattan was also met with considerable protests, will likely cost the city millions of dollars, and at a time when the city's budgets are stretched thin.

            Please, Councilman Barron, call for an investigation, by the City Council, of the NYPD and its disciplanary procedures. They appear to me to be much more interested in protecting one of their own, and a bad, dishonorable cop at that, than in protecting public safety and the Constitutional rights of citizens.

            Thank you for your attention to this matter!

            Sincerely,

            If I don't hear back from them within a few weeks, I'll follow up on my end.

            Randian for me means "Prince Randian" from the 1930s horror classic Freaks and is not a reference to libertarianism.

            by Randian on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 01:14:21 PM PDT

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