domingo, octubre 02, 2011

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Here an article about the incidents at the brooklyn bridge and how NYT change their story about people taking the bridge.

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Brooklyn Bridge mass arrest
On October 1, 2011, protesters set out to march across Brooklyn Bridge. The New York Times reported that more than 700 arrests were made. 10 buses were used to carry protesters off the bridge.[56] Spokesman for the New York Police Department, Paul Browne, vouched that protesters were given "multiple warnings" to stay on the sidewalk and not block the street, and were arrested when they refused. According to RT, the group walked on the Brooklyn Bridge, when on the bridge, the police showed up, locked both sides of the bridge, moved toward trapped protesters, arrested them (about 700) and journalists as well on the ground of traffic disturbance. An RT journalist expressed concern over the hundreds of arrests upon the expanding movement.
On October 2, The Guardian and others reported the controversy and emerging videos showing the police, after letting the protesters walk on the bridge pedestrian walk way and prevent them walk on the main road, they eventually let the protesters walk to the bridge's main road to then arrest them on traffic disruption charges:
Protesters started marching up the pedestrian walk way over the bridge while others tried to take the traffic lane. For a few minutes officers held the line and then they turned around and led the way up the traffic lane on the Brooklyn Bridge. From what I saw no police told any of the protesters to leave until they created a barricade in front of the march about halfway through the bridge. They then pulled vans and buses up to the back of the group and started arresting everyone.
Video leaves no doubt that, whatever the NYPD told the first group of protesters, cops were at the head of the march as it moved onto the roadway — whether this was deliberate or not, it constitutes entrapment, meaning the police leading people into the commission of crimes in order to arrest them, which is illegal.
By October 2 all but 20 of the arrestees had been released with citations for disorderly conduct and a criminal court summons.[

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