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Pepper-Spraying Cop Accused of Abusing Bush Protesters in 2004

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I’m curious to see what will become of Officer Anthony Bologna since his actions have become a high-profile story…

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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 abuses.

The Guardian confirmed that the officer is Anthony Bologna, who was also accused of civil rights abuses and false arrest during the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.

Photographs of the officer’s badge also suggested that Bologna was the person in question.

A file released by the hacker group Anonymous pointed to a 2007 civil rights suit filed against Bologna.

Post A. Posr, the man named as a plaintiff in that suit, was arrested during the 2004 convention although he wasn’t actively taking part in the protests.

“Police contend that Posr hit the man with a rolled-up newspaper,” Posr lawyer Alan Levine told The Guardian. “He said he was just talking to the guy. Bologna ordered another officer, Camejo, to arrest Posr.”

Posr was taken to a make-shift detention facility at Pier 57, where he was held until the protests were over.

Officer Tulio Camejo was also named in the suit.

“A bunch of us were wondering if any of the same guys were involved,” Levine recalled.

Questions about Bologna appeared to go back to 2001, when the People’s Law Collective claimed that arrests he made helped to incite a Mayday riot.

Chelsea Elliott, one of the pepper-sprayed activists, described her ordeal to Animal New York.

“I will march again,” she said. “But I’ll wear sunglasses and a fucking bandana.”

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Anonymous Leaks Personal Details of Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Wall Street Protesters

I can understand and agree with exposing the police officer’s name and his record, but I cannot agree with anyone posting this police officer’s family members’ names and addresses nor can I condone anyone publicizing the officer’s personal information on-line.

I understand the frustration and anguish the protesters are feeling behind the police department’s abhorrent behavior during these protests, I really do! However, there are ways to handle this without exposing more innocent people to  horrific behavior.

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Anonymous is on the hunt for the cop featured in a video  pepper-spraying Occupy Wall Street protesters for no apparent reason. They say they’ve found him, and are circulating a document with his and his family’s personal information. This could get ugly.

According to a document posted on Pastebin.com, the cop who blasted young women in the face with pepper spray in the now-iconic video above is NYPD Captain Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna. Bologna was identified as the pepper-sprayer by a photographer who witnessed the incident and posted a blown-up image of his badge to his blog.

The Pastebin document, which has about 7,000 views at this writing contains Bologna’s name and possible phone numbers and addresses, along with a list of potential family member names. It reads:

You know who the innocent women were, now they will have the chance to know who you are.  Before you commit atrocities against innocent people, think twice. WE ARE WATCHING!!! Expect Us!

According to a 2005 article in the Villager, Anthony Bologna has been with the NYPD for nearly 30 years. He was in charge of Lower Manhattan’s police precinct for five years, before becoming the “borough executive” of the Manhattan South Precinct in 2010.

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