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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:

“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.”

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.

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.

Originally posted to praenomen on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 02:05 PM PDT.

Also republished by Police Accountability Group, Sluts, and The Rebel Alliance.


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  •  To answer your question (15+ / 0-)
    Am I the only person who thinks our law enforcement agencies have lost their way? you are not.
  •  Cops are thugs. (10+ / 0-)

    Or as my brother the cop has told me more than once "Cops are whores."

    And Michael Bloomberg is a giant crepitating asshole.  And he is so rich he can keep anyone from telling him about the stench he exudes.

    Just calling them like I see them.

    I used to be Snow White. And then I drifted. - Mae West

    by CherryTheTart on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 02:37:17 PM PDT

  •  The police force in our country has completely (4+ / 0-)

    lost it's way. It's been that way for awhile but it gets worse and worse.

    They spend millions of hours of man power going after people for things like going ten miles over the speed limit, possessing a small amount of marijuana (and act like they are a hard drug user), and a thousand other silly things that are not worth wasting time over.

    But that isn't what the police are supposed to be there for. They are supposed to be serving the community, keepers of the peace, dealing with truly important problems that threaten the safety of others.

    But instead they have turned into overzealous hall monitor types that you see in sitcoms. They care only about the letter of the law and enforcing every petty infraction they can find, and meeting quota's. They no longer care about protecting citizens, the profession more and more attracts the bullies of society, who see it as a legal way to act out their desire to lord over others. They take steroids, claiming it helps them handle tough criminals. In truth all it does is make them more unstable, and out of control. It makes them the ones we need to be afraid of, it shouldn't be that way, but it is.

    There is no longer any true rhyme or reason to it. Yes, there are good police officers still, but the system itself needs to be completely revamped from the bottom, the top and everywhere in between. And there are too many out of control officers now. Among the law abiding citizens I know, respect for police in general is less and less every year. Even among those who would never dream of breaking a law, they are starting to find that the cops are no longer on their side. They are no longer making things safe. Rather, we are living in fear of our own police force, this is completely backwards.

    Infractions like weed are treated as if those possessing are hardened criminals who should be treated like felons, while white collar criminals who rob the country blind walk free. You protest the white collar criminals who stole all the money in our country and yanked the economy out from under us, and you get arrested. You destroy the economy and steal the wealth of the country and you get a bonus. The police have become more and more militarized, they respect citizens less, they harass them more. They bully and they profile and they treat people so badly that respect for them is declining quickly.

    Something needs to be done about our police force, our laws and our country. It's a total mess. If we don't wake up, push our elected officials like crazy, and do something, then things will only get worse. Our police system becomes worse by the day, and inaction will not get us anything but more of the same. The only question is what to do, the problem is systemic and incredibly wide spread. Drastic change is needed. Together we can make this country somewhere worth living but we have a lot of fighting to do. The right to assembly, and to free speech have been tested quite a bit lately, and unfortunately they are not working very well.

    As long as we have love, we will always triumph over hate, for love is the most powerful force in the universe. There is nothing greater.

    by Crazy Moderate on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 03:25:25 PM PDT

  •  Most cops are felons, as merely following the blue (5+ / 0-)

    code of silence is participating in a conspiracy to violate citizen's rights.

    Not many cops in this country can truthfully say that they've never looked the other way as their colleagues mete out cruel and unusual -- and sometimes lethal -- pretrial punishment in the street.

    It's long past time to overhaul our whole criminal justice system from top to bottom. Crooked cops, prosecutors, judges, jailors, attorneys, and politicians should be all held accountable for their illegal behavior. We need to elect and appoint prosecutors and judges who care more about law and order in the community than upward mobility in their careers. We need to change our prison system so that it treats people like humans and prepares them for a better life when they get out. We need to staff our police departments with sensitive people who actually care about the people they're paid to protect and serve.

    What we have now is a bunch of violent gangsters (police), whose lies trump the truthful testimony of their victims in court; prosecutors, who withhold evidence which could exonerate defendants just to get a conviction; and judges, who allow police and prosecutors to get away with conspiring to violate people's rights, then sentence innocent people to prison or death.

    The most effective place to end this travesty of justice is at the ballot box.

  •  F@ck the police; welcome to being a POC (1+ / 0-)
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    The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

    by a2nite on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 04:14:38 PM PDT

  •  When is Bloomburgs term up? (1+ / 0-)
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    When dems take over  the NYPD should be overhald and the brownshirts.. I meam whiteshrits should be punished.

    "We need a revolution away from the plutocracy that runs Government."

    by hangingchad on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 04:40:33 PM PDT

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