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  •  Unbelievable...NYPD and Bloomberg are so (49+ / 0-)

    goddamned corrupt. All in the name of fighting terrorism. Who are the terrorists now? Not Occupiers and for damn sure not our veterans honoring their fallen brothers and sisters.

    Can you imagine this happening on the anniversary of 9/11 when the names of NYPD members who died on 9/11 are read aloud? No? Neither can I. Fucking hypocrites.

    "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by mindara on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 09:04:48 PM PDT

    •  All In The Name Of... (16+ / 0-)

      Keeping NYC "safe" for billionaires and tourists. The Disney-fication of New York started under Il Douche, Rudy Giuliani and has only accelerated under Lord Bloomberg (Note: I used to call him "Herr Bloomberg" but someone got mad about that so I stopped just so I wouldn't have to hear it anymore. I really don't give a damn if the insult is insensitive).

      NYC is a place where dissent is only tolerated if it's about the closing of a local bagel store or if Brooklyn gentrifiers are complaining about food carts too close to their pristine neighborhoods. Talk about economic or political issues will get you arrested in three seconds because that cuts into Lord Bloomberg's fantasy world where everyone is happy being rich or a servant of the rich.

      This head movie makes my eyes rain.

      by The Lone Apple on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 03:37:08 AM PDT

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      •  Herr is more insulting to (3+ / 0-)
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        Germans than anyone else. Not "using it" doesn't count if you mention it in the parenthesis.

        Why is everyone so damned attached to insults? Just let it go.

        •  Insults (5+ / 0-)

          Are like an extra set of punctuation marks that work like a thousand little knives cutting away at your opponent. However, it depends on the person. I can be insulted by someone who thinks what they are saying gets under my skin but I just find it funny and know that if I want, I can give it back so bad that they'll be crying in five minutes.

          Insults work best with people who are not used to being spoken to in a certain way.

          This head movie makes my eyes rain.

          by The Lone Apple on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 05:57:21 AM PDT

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      •  In NYC you CAN protest... (7+ / 0-)

        Al Sharpton was the darling of NYPD rank-and-file.

        All Al would need to do is pick a cause, and threaten to march over the Brooklyn Bridge and there's an offer for 20 hours of overtime.

        "March Al March!  Stick it to The Man!"
        Want to protest?  Picket the Israeli Embassy.  The Canadians are safe too.  France.  Holland.  None of them seem to take protesters seriously.

        Don't fuck with the Russians, the Afghanis, Pakistan, Saudis, Egypt, China, Mexico... (longer list) or you'll get slapped-upside-the-head, and taken off the street.  THOSE nations protest at OUR Embassies, and not the other way around.

        Protest bus fare increases.  Walk, wearing a T-shirt with a slogan.  Don't stand at bus stops wearing that shirt, or you'll get arrested.
        "I saw his shirt, and didn't stop the bus, as I was scared for my life."

        S 120.15 Menacing in the third degree.
          A person is guilty of menacing in the third degree when, by physical
        menace, he or she intentionally places or attempts to place another
        person in fear of death, imminent serious physical injury or physical
          Menacing in the third degree is a class B misdemeanor.
        The next reading of the War Dead should be planned as a Memorial Service, and Religious Observance.
        Here's why:
        S 240.21 Disruption, or disturbance of religious service.
          A  person  is  guilty  of  disruption  or disturbance of a religious
        service, funeral, burial or  memorial  service  when  he  or  she  makes
        unreasonable   noise  or  disturbance  while  at  a  lawfully  assembled
        religious service, funeral, burial or memorial service, or within  three
        hundred  feet  thereof,  with  intent  to  cause  annoyance  or alarm or
        recklessly creating a risk thereof.
          Disruption  or  disturbance of a religious service, funeral, burial or
          memorial service is a class A misdemeanor.
        Problem is, who's going to arrest the cops?
        •  I would surmize, on your final question (1+ / 0-)
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          that any NY citizen could make a citizens arrest.  In NY however, "Color of Law" violations are misdemeanors, not felonies and I'm pretty sure to make a citizens arrest here the witnessed violations must be felonies.

          OR the Federal Government's Department of Justice, which is currently controlled by President Obama. He could order the Attorney General to prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes.

          Okay, wishful thinking, I know. That would mean he actually thought we had the right to peacefully congregate.

          -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

          by gerrilea on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 08:27:04 PM PDT

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