By Dan Gainor
Occupy Wall Street, the global socialist/communist/anarchist revolutionary movement, wants to bill itself as mainstream and peaceful. They have complained loudly that police are pushing them out of their illegal gatherings in different cities, resulting in one severe injury in Oakland.
They don’t talk about how they taunt, harass, intimidate and threaten the very police they are complaining about. (Full video here.) In a video from the Occupy San Diego protests, a man and woman, who are running the live video feed and claim to be from “the fucking press,” complain loudly, obscenely and long about not being allowed access to the site where police are removing protester tents. At one point, the female member of the team screams at the police: “Get a new fucking job” and “You’re a fucking joke.”
The two “press” members, who claim even to have press credentials, proceed to scream for several minutes at the officers, call out one policeman, threaten to show the video to his daughter and call on their audience to “docs” the policeman. “You will not hide, Officer Pollack,” threatens the male protester. That’s a reference to the hacker group Anonymous, which is behind the protests, and calls on viewers to investigate the officer in question. The man in the pair also says “We are legion,” which is an Anonymous motto.
Here are a few highlights of the liberal press’s love for police:
-- Cries of “police state” and “shame, shame, shame” when the police won’t do what the two protesters want;
-- Harassing one officer about his daughter who is allegedly taught by the daughter of a protester, asking, “Do you care about your daughter” and screaming, “you look like you are about to cry.” When the officer arrested a protester who asked to be arrested, the duo threaten to show that video to the officer’s daughter.
-- The woman threatens the officers by shouting, “You will be exposed,” another implied threat going back to the docs-ing attack.
Another nearby protester’s comment about one police officer: “Fuck him!”