#Occupy St. Patrick’s Day: The Wearing of the Green and the Clearing of the Scum UPDATE: Did ‘Police Brutality Victim’ Cecily McMillan Attack Policeman?
Posted on | March 18, 2012 | 35 Comments
St. Patrick’s Day, like New Year’s Eve, is one of those occasions when I carefully avoid alcohol because I refuse to drink with amateurs. But for many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day is a festive occasion celebrated with drunken revelry. Now imagine you’re a New York cop, looking forward to a Saturday night of green beer with your buddies, and you find out instead you’ve been assigned weekend overtime duty because a bunch of Commie freaks have decided to have a protest:
Scores of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested on Saturday night as police officers swept Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan and closed it.
Dozens of demonstrators sat down and locked arms as officers moved in about 11:30 p.m. The protesters chanted “we are not afraid” as the police began pulling people from the crowd, one by one, and leading them out of the park in handcuffs. . . .
(“We are not afraid”? By God, if they’re not, they should be. C’mon, NYPD, strike some fear in their hearts!)
The operation occurred after hundreds of people had gathered in the financial district to observe the founding of Occupy Wall Street six months ago. . . .
By 11:30 p.m., as police officers massed on Broadway, a commander announced that the park was closed. Those inside shouted back that the park was obliged through an agreement with the city to remain open. The commander then announced that anyone who remained inside would be arrested and charged with trespassing. . . .
(Whose streets? NYPD’s streets! You’ve been warned, Commies!)
By 12:20 a.m., a line of officers pushed against some of the remaining protesters, forcing them south on Broadway, at times swinging batons and shoving people to the ground.
Kobi Skolnick, 30, said that officers pushed him in several directions and that as he tried to walk away, he was struck from behind in the neck. “One of the police ran and hit me with a baton,” he said.
That’s the way to do it, NYPD! Give ‘em a sweet taste of the nightstick!
But doesn’t NYPD have tasers? Jack ‘em up with some high voltage!
Billy clubs, tasers, pepper spray, whatever it takes to keep Marxist scum off the streets of New York, do it. These whiny deadbeats are a menace to public safety — scabies! tuberculosis! rape! — and if they refuse to disperse peacefully, they have thereby declared war on the law-abiding citizens of New York, whom the NYPD are sworn to protect and serve.
There are reports that a handful of Occupy protesters were hospitalized with injuries. Unfortunately, it was only a handful, and none of those injuries were wounds from 9mm pistols or 12-gauge riot guns.
UPDATE: The Occupiers have claimed that one of their members, Cecily McMillan was the victim of police brutality. Sooper Mexican has details — including video — that appear to contradict that narrative:
Take a look at the video yourself. She clearly throws a nasty elbow at the cop next to her.
Read the whole Sooper Mexican post, as he has unearthed some interesting background on this left-wing protest pest, including her pride in being the grand-daughter of a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the organization responsible for the infamous Chicago “Days of Rage” riot.
UPDATE II: Where does the Occupy movement end and the liberal media begin? Sometimes it’s hard to tell. The NY Observer‘s Steve Huff:
Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan
Allegedly Beaten By N.Y.P.D.
Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist once profiled in Rolling Stone, suffered a seizure Saturday night during protest action near Zuccotti Park. Many on-scene reported Ms. McMillan had trouble breathing after she was tackled and handcuffed by law enforcement.
Is it your job, Mr. Huff, to publicize the tendentious propaganda claims of the Occupy movement? At this point it appears Ms. McMillan attacked a policeman prior to her arrest and that, whatever her medical condition may be, her arrest was an entirely lawful response by NYPD officers.
So, Mr. Huff: Why is the NY Observer paying you to promote these potentially phony victimhood claims on Ms. McMillan’s behalf? Are the Observer‘s editors, publisher and advertisers down with what would appear to be your pro-Occupy anti-cop agenda?
Hey, I’m just askin’ questions . . . And the NY Observer‘s toll-free phone number is (800) 542-0420. Be polite.