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    Judge: OWS Protesters Wrongfully Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge

    a federal judge has ruled that the officers at the head of the march failed to sufficiently warn the Occupy Wall Street protesters that walking on the roadway would result in arrest and opened the path for a massive class action lawsuit against the NYPD. New York’s “finest” have been accused of wrongful arrests and
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    multiple times as the movement grew.“A reasonable officer in the noisy environment defendants occupied would have known that a single bull horn could not reasonably communicate a message to 700 demonstrators,” wrote Jed S Rakoff of the federal district court in Manhattan, in his decision. Rakoff added that protesters “might infer permission to enter the vehicular roadway from the fact that officers, without offering further warnings, proceeded ahead of and alongside plaintiffs onto that roadway”.Video shot by marchers was a huge factor in Rakoff’s decision, and reinforced protesters allegations that the police had led them onto the roadway, indicating that it was fine for the people to follow. Police maintained that the demonstrators were sufficiently informed that walking on the area intended for vehicles would result in detention, but even their own video footage did not support this claim.
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    This is just a small victory. Maybe the NYPD were just out to knock those "Un-American hippie heads"? Who knows. But just a small victory.

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    Re: Judge: OWS Protesters Wrongfully Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge

    A wrongful arrest is a wrongful arrest and justice should be served. Although this doesn't diminish the hundreds of other legal arrests of OWS individuals that did violate laws and merited being arrested. You have a right to protest, but there are also other laws and ordinances that must be respected.

    Then again, the illegal actions of some don't equate with the sentiment of the majority.
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    Re: Judge: OWS Protesters Wrongfully Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge

    I always appreciate the awakening of those americans.....
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    Re: Judge: OWS Protesters Wrongfully Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge

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    This is just a small victory. Maybe the NYPD were just out to knock those "Un-American hippie heads"? Who knows. But just a small victory.

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    I hope the financial settlement is large enough to teach a lesson to NYC. The videos showed this to be wrong from Day 1, and nothing was done. The police have been too heavyhanded with protestors. Payback time.

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    Re: Judge: OWS Protesters Wrongfully Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I hope the financial settlement is large enough to teach a lesson to NYC. The videos showed this to be wrong from Day 1, and nothing was done. The police have been too heavyhanded with protestors. Payback time.
    So you want to punish the taxpayers of nyc. Guess that is one way to redistribute the wealth.

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    Re: Judge: OWS Protesters Wrongfully Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge

    My hope.... The NYPD gets out of the way next time and lets NYC traffic do what the National Guard should have been allowed to do last year..... See how much these worthless sacks of **** are actually willing to bleed for their cause.

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    Re: Judge: OWS Protesters Wrongfully Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    My hope.... The NYPD gets out of the way next time and lets NYC traffic do what the National Guard should have been allowed to do last year..... See how much these worthless sacks of **** are actually willing to bleed for their cause.
    That's disgusting. Are you advocating shooting them down for breaking laws like this?
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    Re: Judge: OWS Protesters Wrongfully Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    That's disgusting. Are you advocating shooting them down for breaking laws like this?
    No. In this case I'm advocating running them down. In terms of the NG I had advocated bayoneting. They aren't worth the cost of the bullets necessary to shoot them.

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    Re: Judge: OWS Protesters Wrongfully Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    No. In this case I'm advocating running them down. In terms of the NG I had advocated bayoneting. They aren't worth the cost of the bullets necessary to shoot them.
    It is obvious that you don't agree with that ol' saw, "liberty and justice for all." You must be a republican.

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    Re: Judge: OWS Protesters Wrongfully Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I hope the financial settlement is large enough to teach a lesson to NYC. The videos showed this to be wrong from Day 1, and nothing was done. The police have been too heavyhanded with protestors. Payback time.
    you do realize the "financial settlement" means nothing to the NYPD. it's not their money it's the taxpayers (ows's) money. so the larger it is the more the taxpayers have to pay not the NYPD right?

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