Matt Taibbi: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ can spark movement, motivate change

Raw Story Author and Rolling Stone columnist Matt Taibbi appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the “Occupy Wall Street” protests and their potential for motivating change.  The protest, as it stands, is mostly made up of young people who are feeling fed up and disaffected, but Taibbi sees the protests as a reflection… More Matt Taibbi: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ can spark movement, motivate change

Pepper-Spraying Cop Accused of Abusing Bush Protesters in 2004

  I’m curious to see what will become of Officer Anthony Bologna since his actions have become a high-profile story… Crooks & Liars Activists have identified the senior New York Police Department officer who allegedly pepper-sprayed young women at the “Occupy Wall Street” protests, and it’s not the first time he has been accused of civil rights… More Pepper-Spraying Cop Accused of Abusing Bush Protesters in 2004

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell rips ‘unprovoked police brutality’ at ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Speaking truth to power, the Lawrence O’Donnell way… The Raw Story Replay MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday condemned the “unprovoked police brutality” that occurred at the “Occupy Wall Street” protest over the weekend. Video recordings showed female protesters being rounded up in an orange-colored mesh pen by police and subsequently sprayed with mace without any provocation, and other… More MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell rips ‘unprovoked police brutality’ at ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Cops Tackle, Mace Wall St. Protesters for No Apparent Reason

Protesters to Wall Street and the corporate media:  Can you hear us now? Gawker Looks like the ongoing #OccupyWallStprotest against corporations got a bit tense on its eighth day, with lots of cops present for today’s march to Union Square and the official protest home page reporting at least 80 arrests. Folks on the ground photographed several of the arrests—which, the New York Timesreports, were… More Cops Tackle, Mace Wall St. Protesters for No Apparent Reason

New York City Police Use 150-Year-Old Law Against Wearing Masks To Arrest Wall Street Demonstrators

Where are the mainstream media reports on the Wall Street demonstrations? Think Progress As ThinkProgress previously reported, hundreds of demonstrators have encamped themselves in the financial district in New York City, hoping to call attention to Wall Street’s misdeeds. Yesterday, seven protesters were arrested by the New York Police Department, despite being peaceful and not noticeably disrupting the normal… More New York City Police Use 150-Year-Old Law Against Wearing Masks To Arrest Wall Street Demonstrators