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Police brutality at Occupy Portland today 27 members of Occupy Portland were arrested in the early hours Sunday. They were severely manhandles by police without provocation, and several report being injured while in police custody. Portland has been practically a poster child of good city/Occupation relations. Mayor Sam Adams has been a supporter; and Oregon Congressment Peter DeFazio and Earl Blumenauer spoke at an Occupation rally yesterday. (See video, next page) When the occupation shut down a main city street it was several days before the police moved in to make arrests, and even then it was only a few die-hards; the rest of the Occupation had already come to an agreement with police to free up the street.

District settles protest lawsuit The District said Monday it has agreed to pay more than $13 million to settle a lawsuit by protesters arrested during demonstrations nine years ago. The preliminary agreement includes a maximum payment of $18,000 to each of the 680 people who were arrested at the April 2000 protests tied to meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. D.C. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles said the maximum payout, including attorneys’ fees, is $13.3 million.

We Are the 99 Percent 14th October 2013 Question with 172 notes Anonymous asked: How can you claim to speak for 99% of people? Police Respond With Aggression to Wall Street Protests Police Respond With Aggression to Wall Street Protests Posted on Sep 25, 2011 Protesters claim 80 arrests were made Saturday as the occupation of Wall Street by scores of mostly young demonstrators turned violent, with police corralling, wrestling and appearing to pepper-spray participants. Occupy Melbourne. Peaceful, until their rights denied About this blog The authors of this blog are lawyers or consultants employed by the RCT Group of companies, which includes staff who work mainly within our Stringer Clark offices. From time to time, we may also invite guest bloggers to contribute, in which case this will be made clear. Authors who are part of the RCT Group are qualified to practice law in Victoria, Australia. Any advice applies to Victorian State law as at the date of first publication.

Police Mace Two Non-Threatening Female Protesters at Occupy Wall Street Police Mace Two Non-Threatening Female Protesters at Occupy Wall Street Sunday, September, 25th, 2011, 12:35 am Share on Tumblr Police Mace Two Non-Threatening Female Protesters at Occupy Wall Street was written by Sarah Jones for PoliticusUSA. © PoliticusUSA, Sun, Sep 25th, 2011 — All Rights Reserved About Sarah Jones (2,398 Posts) Occupy Wall Street finally releases their one demand « OntheWilderSide Demands Update 10/2/2011: Directly below, is the first list of demands, as presented on September 22, 2011 by Occupation Wall Street. There is a new document. The link for a new document, agreed to on September 29, 2011 and published on September 30, 2011 is available at the NYC General Assembly website HERE, and in full text in the middle of this post.

ANTHONY BOLOGNA = GUILTY : Occupy Wall Street: 'Pepper-spray' officer named in Bush protest claim A senior New York police officer accused of pepper-spraying young women on the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations is the subject of a pending legal action over his conduct at another protest in the city. The Guardian has learned that the officer, named by activists as deputy inspector Anthony Bologna, stands accused of false arrest and civil rights violations in a claim brought by a protester involved in the 2004 demonstrations at the Republican national convention. Then, 1,800 people were arrested during protests against the Iraq war and the policies of president George W Bush. Alan Levine, a civil rights lawyer representing Post A Posr, a protester at the 2004 event, told the Guardian that he filed an action against Bologna and another officer, Tulio Camejo, in 2007.

Anonymous Goes After Cop In Wall Street Pepper-Spray Video People were understandably upset after watching the YouTube video of several unarmed women being pepper-sprayed during the Occupy Wall Street protests this weekend. Whether or not the pepper-spray was used “judiciously” as the NYPD claimed, or whether it was a show of excessive force by one officer is probably only known by those that were part of the confrontation. But the video was pretty damming, and Anonymous, one of the groups associated with the protests, decided to do what they do best and take vigilante Internet justice into their own hands.

OccupyWallStreet Protests Coming to a City Near You Corporations were deemed people by the Supreme Court of the United States; politicians have declared publicly as such while self interest groups weakened the middle class. We could no longer remain ignored. Our elected politicians are no longer listening and so, we/they Occupied Wall Street. ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Turn Violent; Video Shows Police Macing Women Sep 25, 2011 1:03pm (Tina Fineberg/AP Photo) ABC News’ Olivia Katrandjian reports: Video posted by the group Occupy Wall St from the eighth day of protests against corporations show police using Tasers and mace to control the crowd, which the group says has only made it more committed to keep up the demonstrations in lower Manhattan for the long haul. A New York Police Department spokeswoman today confirmed the group’s claim that approximately 80 people were arrested Saturday, mainly for disorderly conduct and obstructing vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Economic Rebellion Update – This Is What Decentralized Resistance Looks Like By David DeGraw, AmpedStatus Report “There’s something happening here… Hey, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down…” - Buffalo Springfield Exciting times over here, to say the least! The June 14th Flag Day Rebellion against economic tyranny is growing much stronger and more rapidly than anticipated. As a small part of a decentralized movement, it’s hard to measure the overall impact, but my email inbox is exploding with support and interest. Cops Tackle, Mace Wall St. Protesters for No Reason Wait, the cops are at fault for "incit[ing] people to fuck with them physically"? Give me a break. Your comment, along with a lot of others in this thread, makes the assumption that the police are trying to beat the shit out of people to somehow protect their friends in Wall Street. Having had a few friends in the force, let me clue you in - the police do not give a flying fuck about this cause or any other cause when they're doing protest control. They're not for it, they're not against it, they really just don't give a shit. These guys make middle of the road wages and their pension funds got just as screwed as everyone else's the past four years, so in all likelihood they despise the guys on Wall Street as much as anyone protesting out there.