NYPD goes the way of the UK police - not protecting New York Post photographer. This is your future.
There's one police captain who shows up throughout here. If he can be identified, I think it's worth asking why he took the side of the protestors and not that of the press.
Buddy system is important at these events - two cameras, so if one person with a videocam is assaulted like this, a partner can record it"
I have been covering these rallies for years, and I can tell you there has been a palpable change in the way the police have gone from protecting all parties to taking the side of the anarchists and anti-Israel Jew haters.
Squirrel has more here:
VSB was, also, harassed by these same bullies (male and female)and experienced the same NON response from the police. The 'Green Vested Brown-Shirts were consistent in claiming our streets as their own little empire...they ruled...not the police.
The officers attempted a couple of "pyschological" explanations for the harassment: "They just don't like what you...They just don't like your taking their pictures" and..."That's their purogative...to dislike having their pictured taken and to be brutes/bullies about it." They refused to get involved.
The officers were rude and disinterested.
The 'brown-shirts' were dictatorial and nasty and they defended "their streets" with a few choice statements. To the professional photographer they said "We don't need your pictures/coverage, so stop ...you can't take our pictures. Are you under-cover!" and to VSB", You are a zionist bitch. You put the pictures in your zionist papers. Why are you here. Why do you take so many pictures. Stop" Why they even bothered going to the police demanding that anyone they disapproved of be REMOVED (from a public street) seemed unneccesary...They were in charge. Not the police.
Not good, boys and girls.... Not good at all. So... Are you mad as hell yet? (...you should be)
Below is the info
on the anti-Israel Protest:
Gaza Protest against AIPAC Fundraiser,
***Please forward far and wide so even our people in Gaza hear about it! .***
Join a Student and Community Protest outside the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Benefit Dinner at NYC Times Square 's Marriott Marquis Hotel
Thursday, January 29, 6:00 pm
Broadway between 45th and 46th Sts.
Stand up to ruin the appetite for Occupation! Stand up for the people of Gaza !
Over the past month, huge protests have erupted around the world to support the people of Gaza in the face of the massive campaign of devastation by Israeli forces that killed over 1300 Palestinians, one-third of them children. This movement is continuing the political pressure to support Palestine even in the aftermath of the recent "ceasefire" that Israel has reportedly already broken. Israel 's general siege on Gaza has not stopped, as seen in the current blockades of construction supplies into Gaza to rebuild homes, schools, and hospitals, etc.
These apartheid conditions on the Palestinian people are given full political and economic support by the U.S. government, with added ongoing pressure by such groups as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). This Thursday night, AIPAC will have its annual benefit dinner where New York politicians and Zionists will be rubbing elbows over $1,500 plates while most of Gaza is still in ruins.
We want to come in full force and ruin their appetite.
Join a lively student and community protest this Thursday at 6:00 pm outside the AIPAC dinner at the Times Square Marriott Marquis Hotel. The people of Gaza must not be forgotten.
Organized by: Break the Siege on Gaza Coalition-Student Committee, Campus Antiwar Network, General Union of Palestine Students, International Socialist Organization