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Chef Eric Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:03 AM
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Ex-cop's uniform an Occupy no-no, Ramsey says
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Source: Philadelphia Daily News

A retired city police captain who's been wearing his uniform to Occupy Wall Street was given written notice by Commissioner Charles Ramsey and the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police that they do not support his protest attire.

If FOP President John McNesby has his way, the retired captain, Ray Lewis, a 24-year veteran, would be booted from the FOP and lose his retirement benefits. "I champion him for going up there and pleading his case, but he shouldn't have done it in a police uniform," McNesby said. "When he put the freaking uniform on is when he crossed the f----ing line."

Recently, Lewis, who is back in Zuccotti Park in uniform, got separate letters from Ramsey and the FOP. The first told him to cease wearing a uniform; the latter said a motion regarding his conduct had been referred to the FOP's grievance committee for "action."

Lewis said he found the letters "disgusting." "It's purely bullying and intimidation tactics, and I am profoundly disappointed," he said. "You are not going to intimidate me."

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  -Ex-cop's uniform an Occupy no-no, Ramsey says Chef Eric  Dec-09-11 04:03 AM   #0 
  - OWS will probably rally around him  lunatica   Dec-09-11 05:01 AM   #1 
  - Worked in Poland.  Octafish   Dec-09-11 07:02 AM   #5 
  - FPB is a fnon-profit orgainization. How do they decide his pension?  jerseyjack   Dec-09-11 06:01 AM   #2 
  - They don't  rpannier   Dec-09-11 06:23 AM   #3 
     - Police pension funds  olleander   Dec-09-11 11:27 AM   #20 
  - He owns the uniform and  The Wizard   Dec-09-11 06:53 AM   #4 
  - However, if he wore the uniform to a funeral that would be okay...  rfranklin   Dec-09-11 07:07 AM   #6 
  - Good point...  midnight   Dec-09-11 07:19 AM   #7 
  - A funeral is not a political event  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-09-11 07:32 AM   #8 
     - All the other cops get to wear theirs.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-09-11 08:25 AM   #11 
     - So what? Not the point. Did he break a law by wearing it to OWS or not?  No Elephants   Dec-09-11 08:40 AM   #12 
     - "A funeral is not a political event"  greiner3   Dec-09-11 11:09 AM   #19 
     - Or when the powers-that-be forced us to mourn Reagan . . . nt  mistertrickster   Dec-09-11 04:45 PM   #27 
     - I threw a three day bash when Reagan died...  RoccoR5955   Dec-10-11 07:20 PM   #32 
     - Exactly what Alawaki's brother said recently. n/t  24601   Dec-10-11 11:10 PM   #33 
        - Did he lose a brother because a president said  RoccoR5955   Dec-11-11 09:12 AM   #36 
           - Sorry about your brother but Reagan didn't chase him down & murder  24601   Dec-11-11 09:24 AM   #37 
              - He sure did. He wouldn't fund research that would make him better.  RoccoR5955   Dec-11-11 04:11 PM   #40 
     - That was mourning? I thought we were revising history as we beatified him.  No Elephants   Dec-11-11 01:27 AM   #34 
     - yes. Try saying a funeral in Northern Ireland isn't a political event.  provis99   Dec-10-11 05:04 PM   #30 
     - In much the same way that you're not a genuine Democrat n/t  brentspeak   Dec-09-11 03:01 PM   #26 
     - Yeah, those of us who have worn a uniform remember signing all kinds of papers...  Shoe Horn   Dec-09-11 05:54 PM   #28 
     - I could be wrong  quakerboy   Dec-10-11 11:49 AM   #29 
  - "When he put the freaking uniform on is when he crossed the f----ing line."  Javaman   Dec-09-11 07:52 AM   #9 
  - What line did he cross? Maybe Ramsay is the one overstepping.  No Elephants   Dec-09-11 08:43 AM   #13 
  - I'm referring to the protesters protesting. If you don't cross lines you aren't protesting.  Javaman   Dec-09-11 09:08 AM   #14 
     - Oh, Javaman, I never meant to imply that I thought you were on the wrong side of the issue.  No Elephants   Dec-09-11 09:31 AM   #16 
        - :) ahhh okay.  Javaman   Dec-09-11 11:37 AM   #21 
           - Cheers to you, too!  No Elephants   Dec-11-11 01:31 AM   #35 
  - Screw the line! The cops crossed the line when  RoccoR5955   Dec-09-11 10:44 AM   #18 
     - The FOP is a labor union:  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-09-11 02:53 PM   #25 
        - OK my bad. Here in NY it's a lobbying group. But still,  RoccoR5955   Dec-10-11 07:18 PM   #31 
           - If he acts against officers' freedom, he has no right to hold his position as head of the union.  tcaudilllg   Dec-11-11 10:11 AM   #39 
  - Ray Lewis is wearing his uniform so the NYC cops don't split his skull with an aluminum club  Kolesar   Dec-09-11 08:00 AM   #10 
  - Retired police can do whatever they want with their uniform, unlike the military -  haele   Dec-09-11 09:19 AM   #15 
  - Huge irony  bongbong   Dec-09-11 10:30 AM   #17 
  - "When he put the freaking uniform on is when he crossed the f----ing line."  Bunny   Dec-09-11 11:39 AM   #22 
  - Under What Authority Can McNesby  DallasNE   Dec-09-11 12:07 PM   #23 
  - For this retirement is lost, but not for beating innocent people.  Dawson Leery   Dec-09-11 12:37 PM   #24 
  - McNesby is an enemy of freedom.  tcaudilllg   Dec-11-11 10:08 AM   #38 

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