How police in U.S. work for corporate giants to target individuals and groups
Targeted Individuals will undoubtedly be fascinated to read how Pam Martens on Counterpunch has unravelled a major part of the mystery about why police stand down and even participate in targeting people. The “White Shirts” that Occupy Wall Street protesters have encountered, Twittered about, and videoed it pepper spraying peaceful protesters have been reported by “corporate media” as being police “supervisors,” a far stretch according to Martens’ investigation.
Videos “springing up across the internet showing uniformed members of the New York Police Department in white shirts (as opposed to the typical NYPD blue uniforms) pepper spraying and brutalizing peaceful, nonthreatening protestors attempting to take part in the Occupy Wall Street marches,” Martens writes.
“Corporate media are reporting that these white shirts are police supervisors as opposed to rank and file. Recently discovered documents suggest something else may be at work,” she says in her article, “Financial Giants Put New York City Cops On Their Payroll.”
What Martens goes on the detail is nothing less than fascism ordered by Rudy Giuliani and Wall Street corporations.
“If you’re a Wall Street behemoth, there are endless opportunities to privatize profits and socialize losses beyond collecting trillions of dollars in bailouts from taxpayers. One of the ingenious methods that has remained below the public’s radar was started by the Rudy Giuliani administration in New York City in 1998. It’s called the Paid Detail Unit and it allows the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street corporations, including those repeatedly charged with crimes, to order up a flank of New York’s finest with the ease of dialing the deli for a pastrami on rye.”
Targeted Individuals have been reporting for years that police do not protest and defend them. Targeted Individuals ask daily who and why is this happening. Who could have that much influence over the police for them to step down from protecting and serving victims of crime?
Martens might have some of the answers here for Targeted Individuals.
Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, after reading Martens’ report on the White Shirts, is now encouraging everyone to read and circulate it.
“The article exposes the collusive relationship between Wall Street banks and corporations and the NYPD,” CJF said in a special written statement Monday.
The PCJF filed a class-action lawsuit on Oct. 4 on behalf of the 700 protesters who entrapped and falsely arrested by the NYPD during the march of thousands from Wall Street to Brooklyn.
“Forward this article to your friends through email, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking websites,” PCJF urged.
Martens furthers with information that might be even more interesting to Targeted Individuals, “We may be learning a lot more in the future about the tactics Wall Street and the NYPD have deployed against the Occupy Wall Street protestors.”
“The highly regarded Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has filed a class action lawsuit over the approximately 700 arrests made on the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1. The formal complaint and related information is available at the organization’s web site, www.JusticeOnLine.org.
Read the full article on Counterpunch.