Here is a taste of what you can expect from Obama-endorsed #OWS this Spring and Summer. The left wants war ..... so does O.
The NYPD is under attack by Islamic supremacists and leftwing fascists.
UPDATE: Thanks to Choi: According to a short search, Alexander Penley is one of the main OWS organizers. Get this straight: Alexander Penley, #OWS organizer, was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon while inciting a riot. Attacking this NYC Starbucks has to be the red line. This is not about about 'freedom of assembly," this is about sedition. The era of Obama's sanctioned lawlessness must come to an end.
Panic as anti-government goons smash up E. Village April 15, 2012, NY Post (hat tip Pamela Hall)
Anarchy in New York!
Cops last night arrested three self-proclaimed anarchists who assaulted two police officers and terrorized patrons at an East Village coffee shop, authorities said.
The melee broke out at 8:45 p.m. when a gang of 25 authority-haters, some wearing masks, wielded 8-foot-long metal pipes and tried to smash the windows of the Starbucks at Astor Place and Lafayette Street, police said.
Coffee drinkers hid under tables during the fracas, cops said.
The group had just left the sixth annual anarchist book fair being held at a church off Washington Square Park.
They then took to the streets marching against traffic chanting, “F--- the NYPD!” “Cops are murderers!” and “All pigs must die!” authorities said.
In addition to the Starbucks vandalism, a group of about 150 were seen tipping garbage cans and spray-painting anarchist symbols on storefronts, sources said.
One sergeant spotted, Eric Marchese, 24, smashing windows at several stores in the East Village, police sources said. He was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Two other protesters, Alexander Penley, 41, and Nicholas Thommen, 30, were slapped with several charges including assault, criminal possession of a weapon and inciting a riot.
UPDATE: Gothamist has more: Occupy Protester Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting NYPD Officer With Metal Pipe
According to police, the two men who were arrested in front of the Sixth Street Community Center last night allegedly assaulted an NYPD sergeant with a metal pipe in front of the Starbucks on Astor Place. One of the men, 41-year-old Alexander Penley, is an attorney and has been an Occupy Wall Street organizer since the movement began in the fall.
Penley, along with 30-year-old Nicholas Thommen, were arrested around 10 p.m. after what witnesses described as a violent scuffle between the two men and police officers, and are charged with a litany of offenses, including assaulting a police officer, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and inciting a riot.
An NYPD spokesman said that officers received a report around 9 p.m. that a "disorderly group" had gathered in front of the Starbucks at Lafayette and Astor Place. A video transmission detailing that an officer needed assistance followed, and police found "individuals hitting the window of the establishment." When a sergeant attempted to intervene and make an arrest, "the crowd became unruly," and he was allegedly struck with a metal pipe by two men.
The officer sustained minor injuries to his hands and knees, and was taken to a local hospital before being released. The two men fled.
Around an hour later, police received a report that the two men in question were in front of the Sixth Street Community Center. The police spokesperson could not confirm accounts that police believed that bottles were being thrown off the building, which is what witnesses said they were told when the police arrived around 10 p.m.
An employee at the community center who refused to give their name said that to their knowledge, no one at the event was involved in any of the vandalism or violent action that had taken place beforehand, and had caused police to close Tompkins Square Park. Other witnesses agreed with this assertion.
Ben Myers, a mass defense office coordinator at the New York City chapter of the National Lawyer's Guild, said the organization was aware that Penley was arrested, but couldn't comment on the specific charges. "We're still working with jail support to secure his release."
[UPDATE] The NYPD's press release on the arrests refers to them as "anarchist-related arrests of individuals among a group of 25 who fought with police and who had tried to use eight-foot-long galvanized metal pipes to smash windows of a Starbucks at Astor Place and Lafayette Street at 8:45 p.m." The police also claim that patrons of Starbucks were hiding under the tables during the incident.
The release states that an NYPD lieutenant also sustained injuries in the incident, but there is no mention of their severity. After police took one man into custody outside the Starbucks, "At an after-party at the 6th Street community center within the confines of the 9th Precinct, police were assaulted again as they took a suspect outside of the location there into custody."