NYPD Accused Over Occupy Protests

By Chitrangada Choudhury, Guardian UK

26 July 12

The first systematic look at the New York police department’s response to Occupy Wall Street protests paints a damning picture of an out-of-control and aggressive organization that routinely acted beyond its powers.

In a report that followed an eight-month study (pdf), researchers at the law schools of NYU and Fordham accuse the NYPD of deploying unnecessarily aggressive force, obstructing press freedoms and making arbitrary and baseless arrests.

The study, published on Wednesday, found evidence that police made violent late-night raids on peaceful encampments, obstructed independent legal monitors and was opaque about its policies.

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bleedingheartyankeeliberal - I should have a t-shirt made. I'm hugely indebted to the Teamsters for being able to live among the 1%. Before the last of us lucky ones become extinct, I'm volunteering with the LAUSD's Collective Bargaining Education Project. I'd actually like to get a little 'press' for the program. I believe 'Union' needs to be the word on the street. I'm talking high school kids.
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