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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."

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20111209_Ex-cop_s_uni...
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