09.26.11 - 9:38 AM
Identified: NYPD Officer Who Maced Peaceful Protesters
A photographer has identified the cruel and cowardly NYPD supervisor who point blank maced a penned in group of young women and then slinks away Saturday at the Occupy Wall Street protests:
Deputy Inspector Anthony V. Bologna of the NYPD Patrol Borough Manhattan South.
If you think Deputy Inspector Bologna should be fired and prosecuted for his abuse of power, file an on-line complaint with:
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html
- and, NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly:http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mailnypd.html
- and, the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board:https://www.nyc.gov/html/ccrb/html/complaint.html
UPDATED: The Guardian is reporting tonight that Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna also stands accused of false arrest and civil rights violations in a claim brought by a protester involved in the 2004 demonstrations at the Republican National Convention. Then, 1,800 people were arrested during protests against the Iraq war and the policies of president George W Bush. Alan Levine, a civil rights lawyer representing a protester at the event, told the Guardian that he filed an action against Bologna and another officer in 2007. The case is expected to be heard next year.
Chief Police Spokesman, Paul Browne, said that the policeman used pepper spray "appropriately."
It's appropriate to mace people for doing nothing?
Lawrence O'Donnell's commentary on MSNBC:
nypd at it best, showing it true colorsReplyDelete