By Max Berger (Contact)
To be delivered to: New York State Attorney General Eric Schneidermann, New York State Attorney General
The New York Police Department has repeatedly used violence against peaceful protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement. On March 17th, several protesters were hospitalized by police violence. The Department seems to be actively attempting to suppress the nonviolent movement through infiltration, monitoring and violent arrest.
We call for a full, independent investigation by the state Attorney General into the active suppression of the movement by the New York Police Department, including, but not limited to:
1. The use of taxpayer funds to infiltrate and monitor peaceful Occupy protest planning
2. Departmental practices that lead to, or allow for, the violent dispersal of crowds and the violent arrest of protestors
3. Civil rights violations of protestors by the police
On March 17th, the NYPD seriously injured several peaceful protesters at the six month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, including a few that needed hospitalization. No police were injured and no property was damaged. We demand an investigation into the violence.
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