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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:41 PM

Children of OWS Post Paper Hearts, Cops Rip Them Down

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Children of OWS post paper hearts, cops rip them down

By Muriel Kane
Sunday, December 11, 2011

An anti-bullying march by parents and children directed against the New York Police Department’s arrests of peaceful protesters encountered a first-hand taste of what they were protesting against when police ripped down the paper hearts the children were attempting to post at City Hall.

As described by Margaret Flowers at October2011.org, “Parents for Occupy Wall Street, a collective community of parents & organizations in support of Occupy Wall Street met in Union Square Park on Saturday, December 10th (The International Day of Human Rights) to create 5,000 paper hearts to be delivered to Mayor Bloomberg. Each paper heart represented a peaceful protester that has been wrongfully arrested since the emergence of Occupy Wall Street movement.”

“We marched down to City Hall with our children eager to deliver our hearts and our message,” the account continues. “As we were not allowed onto the steps of City Hall due to renovations underway, we decided to tape the hearts onto the gates in front. We as parents watched in disbelief and disgust as the NYPD tore down the children’s artwork, ripped their hearts, and broke the children’s signs over their knees.”

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Reply Children of OWS Post Paper Hearts, Cops Rip Them Down (Original post)
Hissyspit Dec 2011 OP
izquierdista Dec 2011 #1
sakabatou Dec 2011 #2
Stuart G Dec 2011 #3
RKP5637 Dec 2011 #5
Kaleko Dec 2011 #6
RKP5637 Dec 2011 #4
WHEN CRABS ROAR Dec 2011 #7
EFerrari Dec 2011 #9
tblue37 Dec 2011 #8
CarmanK Dec 2011 #10
Fire Walk With Me Dec 2011 #11
Rex Dec 2011 #12
stillwaiting Dec 2011 #13
Uncle Joe Dec 2011 #17
ZombieHorde Dec 2011 #14
peace13 Dec 2011 #15
Hotler Dec 2011 #16
mrs_p Dec 2011 #18
workinclasszero Dec 2011 #19
WillyT Dec 2011 #20
unionworks Dec 2011 #21

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 10:04 PM

1. Where's the video?

 

As organized as OWS has been, I would have thought they would have anticipated the NYPD and had cameras ready for the show of assholiness.

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Response to izquierdista (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 10:07 PM

2. Here

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 10:25 PM

3. The cops did this, cause they were ordered to do so...that is my take on it...

Who ordered them?

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 11:16 PM

5. One would have thought anyone with any speck of wisdom would have left them up awhile, at least

until the kids and parents left. Once again, it was a show of power and might, and the message do not F with us. I am so tired of this crap. I'm a citizen, not a subject of the empire ... but give it a bit more time.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:11 AM

6. That video made me weep.

Please watch it, folks. Everything the protesters create is so brilliantly symbolic of the situation we find ourselves in globally.

Likewise the reactivity of law enforcement.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 11:05 PM

4. It's pretty clear, over and over, TPTB do not represent the interests of the majority of

the citizens. I really have difficulty feeling the majority of the citizens in this country will fare very well in the future. Just looking at the number of citizens in poverty, on food stamps is a pretty ominous predictor of the future. We are trying to run an economy and empire like we were still in the 19th and 20th centuries. Much we do is obsolete IMO.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:01 AM

7. The police think they are still in control of the peaceful 99%.

We have the numbers and time on our side.

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Response to WHEN CRABS ROAR (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:35 AM

9. Absolutely.

Plus these cops need to look at the art of kids who lived through security force violence, like the kids in Guatemala or in Gaza, because that's where they are headed and kids record it all.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:11 AM

8. It is foolish of the cops to train kids that young to believe that cops are the enemy. As

the kids reach adulthood, they will be the citizenry, and unlike their parents, they will not need a learning curve to mistrust and despise the police. They will bring that hostile attitude with them from childhood.

A police force needs cooperation from and a good working relationship with the community where they work. One reason cops get so little cooperation in minority neighborhoods is that they have always treated people in those parts of the cities as a subject population. Now they are treating everyone that way, so white middle class people who never understood the way cops harassed and brutalized minorities are now experiencing it themselves, and thus being turned against the police.

Today, even their kids were taught that the cops are not their friends, that they are not nice and not to be trusted--or cooperated with in the future.

Edited to add: The look on the face of the cop on the right is revealing: He is pissed at those people for daring to make use of their First Amendments rights, and he wants to tear into them! He is making a big show of destroying the hearts, and he is wearing his "angry" face while doing it, because he wants to intimidate.

One more edit: Betcha that "tearing down the hearts cop" will become another internet meme, like Lt. Pike and his pepper spray.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:48 AM

10. Watched Peter, Paul and Mary on NPR this evening, Oh how history repeats itself!

Their music is so beautiful and relevant for today. Someone made the comment, that folk music is passed down from generation to generation. It inspires and is all about life. They showed pictures of the protests against the VietNam war. The protesters were sprayed with fire hoses.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:00 AM

11. WTF

 







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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:17 AM

12. And once again the PIGS show their true masters colors and bring more people into the fold

I swear if it wasn't for the actions of a few pigs, thousands and thousands of people probably wouldn't have gotten involved in OWS.

THANKS PIGS! KEEP IT UP, WE WILL WIN AND YOU WILL LOSE...YOUR PENSION.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:38 AM

13. Wow, those protestors made a MESS of that place!

<sarcasm>

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Response to stillwaiting (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:08 PM

17. That's what I was thinking, that's some serious littering, don't they have laws against that?



I thought that was one of the excuses they used for tearing the tents down?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:49 AM

14. The next generation of anti-authoritarians are being reared. nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:42 AM

15. Oh how different the outcome if the parents had been tea baggers with guns on their hips.

I don't think the little man behind the fence would have felt safe enough to pull the hearts down then.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:45 AM

16. Fucking cops. n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:16 PM

18. those children are our future

an incident such as this leaves a mark they won't ever forget.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:08 PM

19. We need to get past thinking that the police are our friends, just protecting us from criminals

In the USA of today the police are a militarized assault force controlled by the 1% to deny citizens their constitutional rights.

Right now they are using billy clubs, pepper spray and tear gas to stop the 99% but soon it will be real bullets just like Egypt, Syria, etc.

Only a heartless cruel nazi slimeball would tear down a paper heart made by a child and trample it into the pavement.

These people like all teabaggers kill and murder innocents in their black hearts 24/7. Soon the 1% will unleash these homegrown stormtroopers with deadly force for real. It wont be the first time the rich have killed the poor and working class in America, thats for damn sure!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 07:55 PM

20. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!






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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:15 PM

21. Bastards!

 

Thereis no excuse for this. Now we. Know even more the contempt our "elected officials" have for us.

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