Police Terrorize and Beat ‘Occupy Boston’ Followers
October 12, 2011 Leave a comment
Well the ‘rich elite 1 percent’ of Boston, Mass has shown the ‘Occupy Boston’ 99 percent who has the real power in that city.
Boston Police Brutally Assault Occupy Boston
“At 1:30 this morning hundreds of police in full riot gear brutally attacked Occupy Boston, which had peacefully gathered on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The Boston Police Department made no distinction between protesters, medics, or legal observers, arresting legal observer Urszula Masny-Latos, who serves as the Executive Director for the Massachusetts branch of the National Lawyers Guild, as well as four medics attempting to care for the injured.”
Notice they made no distinction between anybody there in the area. This is no doubt so that the word will get out that if you are there in any capacity you stand a good chance of getting your head bashed in…a favorite tactic of the fascist police squads. You want to protest (which is a legal right by the way), we’ll beat you up and there’s nothing you can do about it
“Earlier in the day, an estimated ten thousand union members, students, veterans, families, men, and women of all ages marched from the Boston Common to Dewey Square, and then to the North Washington Bridge to demand economic reform on Wall Street and the end of special interest influence in Washington.”
This is a very good cause and the protesters are behaving themselves, as are the spectators, the Medics and legal observers. The people gathering have lost jobs or pensions or homes and their ability to understand what’s being done to them by the rich”
“Following this massive outpouring of public support, dozens of police vans descended on the Greenway, with batons drawn, assaulting protesters and arresting more than one-hundred people. Members of Veterans for Peace carrying American flags were pushed to the ground and their flags trampled as the police hauled them away.”
The fascist police are even attacking veterans…those people who have fought for our freedoms and sacrificed so much for America…shame on them and shame on the Boston police and shame on the city government who allowed such a terrible and atrocious thing to happen to their own citizens.
“Following the raid, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis made no mention of veterans, organized labor, students, or families, nor did he issue an apology for his department’s aggressive tactics. Since the beginning of its occupation, Occupy Boston has worked tirelessly and successfully to maintain a positive working relationship with city officials. Today’s reprehensible attack by the Boston Police Department against a movement that enjoys the broad support of the American people represents a sad and disturbing shift away from dialogue and towards violent repression.”
They are attempting to squash all our freedoms to protest and to let the government know that WE are unhappy with how predatory corporation (Banks, Wall St. Robber Barons) and government policies are screwing citizens of America.
An Occupy Boston spokesperson says:
“Despite the city’s attempt to silence us, Occupy Boston remains, and bears no ill-will towards the men and women of the Boston Police Department who were simply following orders. We hope that someday the peaceful pursuit of economic justice will not provoke the beating of elderly veterans and the arrest of medics and legal observers. We encourage everyone who continues to feel as strongly as we do about limiting the influence of Wall Street on our democracy to join us tomorrow, and in the future, down in Dewey Square.”
Yeah, well, the Nazi’s used that excuse that they were just following orders when they were terrorizing and killing unarmed and peaceful people didn’t they?
All American government entities, from your local small town police dept. or sheriff to the Department of Defense (DoD) are training their people to follow orders even when it means attacking/killing their neighbors or fellow citizens. Unlike some government troops in Middle Eastern countries who would not fire on their own citizens, America’s police and military, when ordered, WILL.
“We will occupy. We are the 99 percent and we are no longer silent.”
American citizens should not be afraid of their government…the government should be afraid of the citizens
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. Thomas Jefferson