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Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street:
Posted By Editor On November 19, 2011 @ 9:28 am In National & World News | Comments Disabled
Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism
We host a discussion on policing and the Occupy Wall Street movement with Chuck Wexler, director of the Police Executive Research Forum, which helped organize calls among police chiefs on how to respond to the Occupy protests, and with Norm Stamper, the former police chief of Seattle, who recently wrote an article for The Nation magazine titled “Paramilitary Policing from Seattle to Occupy Wall Street.” “Trust me, the police do not want to be put in this position. And cities really need to ask themselves, is there another way to handle this kind of conflict?” Wexler says. Stamper notes, “There are many compassionate, decent, competent police officers who do a terrific job day in and day out. There are others who are, quote, ‘bad apples.’ What both of them have in common is that they ‘occupy,’ as it were, a system, a structure that itself is rotten. And I am talking about the paramilitary bureaucracy.” … Read More 
Democracy now has extensive coverage of Occupy events not carried in the main stream media.
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 Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/11/17/paramilitary_policing_of_occupy_wall_street
 NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Detained in Zuccotti Raid, Urges Mass Involvement in OWS: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/11/18/nyc_council_member_ydanis_rodriguez_detained
 84-Year-Old Dorli Rainey, Pepper-Sprayed at Occupy Seattle, Denounces “Worsening” Police Crackdowns: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/11/17/84_year_old_dorli_rainey_pepper
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