A bloodied protester at Zuccotti Park. More here, which alleges this punishment was for knocking off an officer’s hat (including a shot of cops taking off his pants?!).
[Photo by Chang W. Lee/The New York Times]
Jesus. Was that necessary?
Really…when does “negotiation” become a tactic to consider by police? We don’t know if he was intentionally battered over the head. For all we know, it could have been an accident. But aggression leads to this. So maybe it’s time to come together as a society, a country, and talk, discuss, put down our masks, bandanas, shields, and guns to say hey “you’re probably someone’s father, uncle, brother, sister, mother, grandma…let’s get on the same page.”
Or we can go on seeing photos of pepper-sprayed grandmas and bloodied youth.