Members of the hacktivist group Anonymous have released sixty hours of footage of the raid by the New York Police Department against Occupy Wall Street on November 15, 2011. The footage posted is from the NYPD’s Technical Assistance Research Unit (TARU), a surveillance unit that is regularly present at political demonstrations to film police actions. It was posted as a torrent for download late in the evening on September 23, 2012. A tiny sample of the footage, including a statement read by a member of Anonymous, was posted on YouTube.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday September 24, 2012 3:23 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday September 24, 2012 1:03 pm|
The screams pierced the air of a scene already filled with chaos and disorder fomented by squads of men in blue. The female protesters shrieking were on a street near Union Square in New York City and were part of Occupy Wall Street, which had just taken over Zuccotti Park one week ago. They were penned inside orange mesh netting the New York Police Department had used to corral and control protesters. One of the young women sprayed dropped to her knees and threw her hands up into the air and continued to scream in pain. The young women had been pepper sprayed by a white-shirted NYPD officer, who they would later find out was named Anthony Bologna.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday August 9, 2012 2:25 pm|
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief Ray Kelly, the NYPD, and Microsoft unveiled software yesterday that, with new developed capabilities, transforms the department’s already expansive network of surveillance cameras in Manhattan into a supercomputer system that seems like something straight out of a 1970s science fiction movie.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday November 15, 2011 5:30 am|
Early this morning, at around 2 a.m., Mayor Bloomberg’s New York Police Department entered Liberty Square and forced all occupiers to leave. Those who refused to leave were arrested. The police then completely dismantled the camp. Lawyers for the occupiers have obtained a TRO against the City, which is not yet complying.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday June 13, 2011 5:00 pm|
“Nobody’s gonna remember how long it took. They’re only gonna look and see that it was done.” – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, on the use of eminent domain to build a basketball arena in Brooklyn.
And if it were not for tonight’s film, Battle for Brooklyn, how many would remember how long it took to build the Nets’ arena at the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic, and the human cost as well?