Today, in New York City, six police officers thwarted the attempts of CODEPINK terrorists to…uh…shame Bank of America officials who had been accused by environmentalists of having helped finance the Spectra Pipeline. Rae Abileah, co-director of CODEPINK, was arrested at the corner of Washington place and W 14th St as she blatantly threatened bank officials with a “pink bra.”
The police sting, secretly known as Operation Pink Bust, involved several militarized police forces and a lingerie model borrowed from a lower Manhattan boutique.
A similar protest, held Wednesday near the intersection of Gansvoort Street and the Hudson Parkway in NYC, netted six members of Occupy the Pipeline. The protesters complained that the massive natural gas line, which will extend from New Jersey to New York, could endanger the lives of citizens who live along the route.
EcoWatch said:An anonymous source, who quoted an anonymous city official, said that Wall Street criminals are now safe to wreak havoc on our financial system without fear of reprisal from women who toss underwear.
“The recent anniversary of the enormous natural gas explosion that destroyed an entire neighborhood in San Bruno, California, two years ago is a reminder and a warning of what can happen when a natural gas pipeline the size of the Spectra pipeline explodes.”
Raw Story has uploaded a video of the arrest:
NOTE: Am I the only person who thinks our law enforcement agencies have lost their way? I normally don't post inane diaries, but each time I read articles about white collar criminals who have committed heinous crimes -- with impunity -- against American citizens, and then watch videos of policemen arresting non-threatening protesters for exercising their rights to freedom of speech, I lose what little respect I have for our legal and judicial leaders. Surely, there is at least one political leader left (besides Senator Bernie Sanders) who is willing to stand up and say, "Enough is enough."
And aren't the people who sanction these petty acts of reprisal ever embarrassed by their actions?
I apologize for the lame attempt at snark, but I just couldn't find any other way to write the story.