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NYPD Launches Investigation into Florida Man in Response to Angry Tweet

Published On March 20, 2012 | By Matt Gratz | cop watch, Occupy, Police, police state, Protest

Rather than holding individual police officers responsible for violent acts on unarmed political protesters, the NYPD has launched an investigation into a Florida man who used twitter to express internal anger, or perhaps a reactionary outburst based on what he was watching on an OWS live stream as police officers used excessive force to clear Liberty Park on the six month anniversary of the growing American uprising.

While viewing TimCast’s Ustream on Saturday night, @Smackema1 tweeted, “We won’t make a difference if we don’t kill a cop or 2.”

This tweet followed, but did not upstage the actual physical violence that was unleashed on protesters after the NYPD decided they needed to clear Liberty Park late in the night so it could be “cleaned.”

According to reports, the man who penned the perceived threatening tweet was referring to killing officers in another country that is experiencing a violent revolution, though the tweeter does not recall the country in which he was referring to. The Florida restaurant owner say’s NYPD took his tweet out of context and even went as far as saying, “I don’t want any cops killed. They’re doing their job. They’re civil servants.”

Obviously I disagree with the previous quote, and something tells me so does the man who said it. The violent “civil servants” who repeatably dismantle occupy camps with no regard to human rights, civil rights or the safety of their victims, are not serving the public, but the few who hold the power ($) over this distressed civilization.

The truth is that humans react based on emotions. It’s hard to watch violent “peace officers” serving and protecting the shit out of people without feeling the need to stop them. Had those who acted with such violence been dressed in anything other than a police officer’s costume, their would have been an instant reaction within the surrounding crowd to stop them from further injuring their targets.


Fuck the Police.

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Matt Gratz
Matt Gratz founded Political Fail Blog in December of 2010. As a human rights activist, Matt has spent years in the bay area fighting for social justice in the streets. Follow PFB to keep up to date with his photos, videos & blogs! Follow me on twitter!

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