Friday, August 3, 2012

Individual Cop Blamed For Department Fostering OUR Social Referees’ Subcultural Intolerance

  RT headlined New York City refuses to defend the cop who pepper-sprayed OWS protesters, printing New York City will not provide a defense attorney for Police Officer Anthony Bologna, who was caught on camera pepper-spraying Occupy Wall Street protestors and now faces a civil lawsuit. The now-notorious cop, a 29-year veteran of the NYPD and a deputy inspector, will have to cover his own legal fees, with the help of his union the Captains Endowment Association.
  The widely seen YouTube video showed Bologna pepper spraying at least two girls who fell to the ground, screaming and crying in pain, at an Occupy protest, while the officer allegedly turned and walked away while recorded. A month after the Sept. 24 incident, a police investigation found that the cop had violated NYPD guidelines. Patrol Guide 212-95 lists situations in which an officer may legally use pepper spray. It may only be used in situations where the officer must protect himself or another from harm, establish control of someone resisting arrest or someone trying to flee from custody, establish control of an emotionally disturbed person or prevent an attack from a dangerous animal. The officer, as recorded, undoubtedly violated that rule.
  Officer Bologna’s immediate punishment was a command discipline docking his vacation by 10 days. He accepted the punishment, hoping he could move on with his career, according to RT, that makes it sound as if the officer hasn’t been hounded by remorse one iota. But in February, his two victims filed a lawsuit against Bologna for illegally spraying them. An unrelated group of two protesters filed an additional lawsuit against the officer on Tuesday. Aside from paying for his own defense, Bologna may also be held personally liable for financial damages that could arise out of the suit.
  Even though he claims he did not intend to spray the women, and in the video does seemingly spray in a general area rather than directly, it is nonetheless too aggressive in intent according to the law. The city is only required to provide “representation and indemnification if the employee was acting in the discharge of his or her duties and was not in violation of any rules or regulations of his/her agency at the time in question,” said Muriel Goode-Trufant, chief of the Law Department’s Special Federal Litigation Division, in an e-mail correspondence with the Wall Street Journal.
  In 1,376 federal civil rights cases pending against NYPD officers, the city has refused to cover defense costs in fewer than five per cent of cases, said Goode-Trufant. An attorney representing the pepper spray victims said she believes that the YouTube video of the incident affected the city’s decision not to defend the officer. “If it wasn’t on video, I think it would be another he said-she said case,” the attorney said. Wonder what the percentages of he/she said-they say cases are?
  RT states: But the scene, which clearly shows the officer bringing two harmless protesters to their knees, is a powerful image that may have embarrassed the NYPD and the city, leading to their refusal to be associated with the defendant. That the Wall Street Journal refers to as the department distancing itself from the officer.
  Now, here we are, once again, with the powers that be and apparatus at hand prepared to judge an individual. But as anyone who is familiar with New York City protests knows, at one time police management had better communicative relationships with protestors and in fact, quite efficiently, even protected protestors from unwarranted disagreeable bystanders. In fact cordoned off areas were as much for the protection of protestors as the outside public. Then came the 2004 Republican National Convention to Manhattan with street pens for on the spot imprisonment and a new intolerance that possibly happened because a new inappropriately trained or mis-inspired superior officer class attitude was directed toward any grievance that can be contrived as an intolerable nuisance in our police officers’ controlled day.
  Everyone has an attitude. But since 2004 intolerance was encouraged, or accepted community-wide in the police department, though I’ve met many friendly officers but being mad is written all over the pepper spraying officer’s face. He’s upset and frustrated as if thinking why can’t these people just accept what others in power think best for them? Right, distance yourself my proud, sometimes unnecessarily assaulted, fine New York City Police Department. But remember, the culture of intolerance spawned that officer’s reaction, and some day, somehow, a full accounting will come to pass and just blaming an individual will not fly.
  Occupy Wall Street isn’t particularly mad at individual bankers who got caught up in the frenzied money madness mess. What they’re complaining about is the pervasive industry indifference that led to the problem of money, that doesn’t really disappear, finding ways to hide from general circulation among the population. Sure, the officer made a mistake and he’ll pay. But pity is a two-way street. If you can’t help your own, how are we to expect the next happening of this sort to be squelched before more victims pile up, angry our peace officers neglect to care about everyone’s peace but their own and their privileged friends? We know better. Don’t we?
8/6/2012
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September 5 - ..., 2018
Individual Cop Blamed For Department Fostering Our Social Referees' Subcultural Intolerance
8/6/2012: Occupy Wall Street isn’t particularly mad at individual bankers who got caught up in the frenzied money madness mess. What they’re complaining about is the pervasive industry indifference that led to the problem of money, that doesn’t really disappear, finding ways to hide from general circulation among the population. Sure, the officer made a mistake and he’ll pay. But pity is a two-way street. If you can’t help your own, how are we to expect the next happening of this sort to be squelched before more victims pile up, angry our peace officers neglect to care about everyone’s peace but their own and their privileged friends? We know better. Don’t we?
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Blinded By The Light’s One Thing, 
But Mesmerized By Gold’s Quite Another
  For all the lights bells and whistles, (and there are numerous lights, bells, and whistles), hope resettlement holds a steady course in Team Jargon's facing, at least some, shame for itself. Magical huh, how frames of mind dictate tactic and strategies for, perhaps the whole purpose of, smudging nuance? Interpreted slant, void perspective. Embellishing trance?
  Respect for the presidency is more than any man or woman. More than the tendency to feel loyalty for your land of dominion's assaultive causes. Strength's exploited to excuse virtually anything, even flaws. Making it hard to grasp an incapability of maturing into the presidency. Sir, you practically said you're more corrupt than Hillary. But people didn't want to believe it for the greater cause of unlimited power. That's when a country of, for and by, the people's been had. 
  As unrealistic as this sounds, the president's only way out of infamy's gaining a broader understanding of ideas such as some in the following film. 
Last 24 minutes is the first Tuesday following the 2016 Presidential Election
     Hard to believe the country's lost without intellectual curiosity? Scope has little to do with pounded out political messages, other than knowing how you're influenced matters no matter your political slant. 
Strung Together Verbiage Striking The World In Various Myriad Ways 
  Nothing's perfect, but the "no one would understand" comment on the Puerto Rico hurricane crisis during the president's "great job" of outlining for the country the imminent danger of a "tremendously big and tremendously wet" hurricane that's directly hit North Carolina. Might not Walter Cronkite have gone daffy, as well, incessantly communicating all the time? Perhaps none of us are immune? ... Put down your phone and think about it?
  Of course part of the problem's picking on various idiosyncrasies that detour from following actual facts that have some difference between being bent or broken. 
  Of course there're explanations for the president's being tuned to the country's business all the time. Why there's not enough time to be pressed on substance between the endlessness of backtracked evasiveness. Fake concern? Atop it all. Acting out naked in need of clothes.
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Mother Nature's Always Kept Telling Something's Wrong
  Fascinating what a North of Ithaca, New York farmer knows without ever having seen the reality before. The power of documentation, of course, but also from the act of noticing nature more intimately than civilian life generally offers. The farmer'd never seen one before. But spying it, the realization was instantaneous. The Cicada, which emerges from dormancy at between 13 - 17 years, had alighted on the never before worn golden shirt. They both looked in amazement at the largest insect the East Coast American shirt wearer'd ever seen, his whole entire life, before attending The Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival at the base of Shawnee Mountain
  A lot happens in between the times the drumbeat of propaganda raises its' fevered pitches. The fastballs, curves and sliders that so mystify, demystifying's a hobby generally forsaken by the general public's awarenesses. The onslaught so immensely intense, the fleeting moments, for holding the dearest times dear, are washed away in the drenching of the public's feelings with disorienting pablum confusing and obliterating any focus at all. 
  That length of time the cicada kept to the shirt and crawled up to adhere to the neck before enticed to fly away by a viewer not alerted to the encounter's benign nature. Reality's vicious, especially when the key to nature's balance is the politics of human self-interest. When the cause of most imbalance are the consequences of what's affordable or not. Fear the well of money will dry up. Hurricanes in tandem? The Earthquake Assistance Program.
  The other North of Ithaca farmer, wife of the aforementioned North of Ithaca farmer, said he liked the shirt's wearer and the consensus was the insect was drawn to the unaccustomedly, never before, worn gold shirt. 
  Opening the drawer the selection entered the process by the volume of t-shirts prepared for the laundry. But even then it'd not been the type of flamboyance the wearer'd wear. Meant to be an undershirt at most. As, after all, it'd be a higher elevation and the sweatshirt would be normal protocol. After all the grey shirt, for the trip, could be worn in a pinch. 
  Not really best, the whimsical approach, especially when applied as the formula for dealing with the political issues of today. Regrinding yesterday's blemishes. 
  Awareness of the insect was common enough at the venue as the farmer called to a woman standing behind the woman giving a lecture under the spoken word tent. As opposed to the other musical tent where the Carlos Santana Tribute Band, Jingo played an originally interpreted set
Satirical Twists pursuing the Twin Legacies 
Andy Rooney and I.F. Stone?

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