UPDATE: Video of NYPD targeting media on #D12
Heard reports that NYPD targeted observers with cameras for arrest yesterday, in their raid on a day of action targeting Goldman Sachs. Here’s an account.
Salon.com: Busted for Tweeting, by Molly Knefel
Several cops pushed me away as I asked, “What is he being arrested for? He was taking pictures.” A cop said, “He didn’t produce an official press pass, so that means he was resisting arrest.” I quite literally didn’t understand, so I said, “What?” At that point, the same cop said, “If you don’t step back immediately, you will be arrested too.”
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A protester next to me was yelling at the cops, something about free speech or unnecessary force or any number of logical things to say at a time like this, I was too distracted to pay attention. But then, an officer said to him, “Get out of my face. I have a gun, and I don’t need people up in my face like this.”