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.
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.
- Anonymous Leaks Personal Details of Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Wall Street Protesters [Video] (gawker.com)
- Anonymous Identifies And Targets Pepper Spraying Police Officer Anthony Bologna (buzzfeed.com)
- Anonymous IDs Pepper-Spray Cop, Hit With Earlier Lawsuit (newser.com)
- Another Follow Up of the Day: Pepper-Sprayed Protester Speaks (thedailywh.at)
- Pepper Spray Cop Already Had Civil-Rights Complaint [Video] (gawker.com)
- Occupy Wall Street: ‘Pepper-spray’ officer named in Bush protest claim (guardian.co.uk)
- Occupy Wall Street: How often does the NYPD pull out the pepper spray? (shortformblog.tumblr.com)