NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly has issued an internal message ordering officers not to unreasonably interfere with media access during news coverage and warning those who do will be subject to disciplinary action.
The message being read at police precincts citywide Wednesday came after journalists, including two from The Associated Press, were arrested covering Occupy Wall Street protests.
A coalition of media outlets, including the AP, sent a letter protesting the treatment. The media also argued police wrongly blocked journalists from seeing when authorities cleared out the Occupy camp in lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park.
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“The individuals who linked arms and actively resisted, that in itself is an act of violence,” UC police Capt. Margo Bennett said. “I understand that many students may not think that, but linking arms in a human chain when ordered to step aside is not a nonviolent protest.
Following her logic…
“OPEN THE FUCKING SAFE RIGHT NOW OR WE’RE GOING TO LINK ARMS IN A HUMAN CHAIN, MOTHERFUCKER! SAY WHAT AGAIN! I DARE YOU! I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU!”
“Police report that the battered woman, whose name is being withheld for her safety, was terrified that her husband would link arms in a human chain.”
“I am here today to stand up against bullying and violence in all its forms. Someone has to say ‘enough!’ Enough standing quietly in a line and linking arms.”
“Tonight, we have horrifying footage of police standing in a line and linking arms around motorist Rodney King…”
If there was any justice in the world, this woman would have already been fired for having such a profoundly twisted concept of violence, non-violence, and protesting. She is unworthy of the public trust.