NEW YORK, NY - On September 24th in front of the GMC Brevoort Garage on E 12th Street near University Place, NYPD's deputy inspector of Patrol Borough Manhattan South Anthony Bologna shot pepper spray into the eyes of Chelsea Elliott as well as hitting 4 other female protesters (including 3 police officers) whilst they had nowhere to go. The same supervising officer was seen laughing after the arrests while looking at his text messages.
We demand that Anthony Bologna be charged with assault for his actions and that he sees jail time.
We demand that Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly resigns. Not only can he not control his most senior officers, he is involved in actively sheltering them from receiving any punishment. Anthony Bologna is just one example in a long line of problems, not to mention the rape commited by Officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata or the handcuffing of a 7 year old earlier this year for decorating an easter egg, or Michael Mineo who was sodomized by NYPD officers in Brooklyn with a baton and later taunted about it by other NYPD officers, or Sean Bell who was unarmed and had a total of 50 shots rain into his vehicle on his wedding day in Queens, the list goes on and on.
We demand that Mayor Michael Bloomberg address the Occupy Wall Street & General Assembly and apologize for the police brutality and the weak attempt at a cover-up that has followed.
Mayor Bloomberg: +1 (212) 639-9675 or +1 (212) 788-2958
Deputy Commissioner of Public Information: +1 (646) 610-6700
NYPD Switchboard: +1 (646) 610-5000
First precinct: +1 (212) 334-0611
Make our voice heard. Make sure that the world knows that everyone deserves equal protection, service, and punishment.
Remain true to our principles of non-violence.
Remove Raymond Kelly, jail Anthony Bologna, K. Moreno, F. Mata, et al.
The brutality shown by the NYPD to its people has gone on for too long and without enough internal oversight and discipline. We need a police for by the people, not against the people.