Why is the New York Police Department beating up on the peaceful protesters at Occupy Wall Street. Well we’re sure there are a number of reasons, but when we came across this little piece of news, we had to do a double take and wonder if this may have had something to do with it.
It may be a simple coincidence, or it may be the perfect embodiment of exactly why thousands of protesters across the US are hitting the streets en masse under the banner of Occupy Wall Street (OWS). Earlier this year, financial giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. donated $4.6 million to the New York Police Department (NYPD) to “strengthen security in the Big Apple” and several months later, the NYPD conveniently arrests over 700 individuals, all at one time, involved in peaceful OWS protests.
JPMorgan Chase, of course, is already the epitome of what OWS protesters are speaking out against — the corporation was one of the first to receive taxpayer-funded federal bailout money to the tune of at least $12 billion from the Federal Reserve back in 2008. And meanwhile, millions of Americans are still unemployed or underemployed as the US economy continues its rapid descent into oblivion.
There is definitely something real fishy going on, when peaceful Americans, doing what this country was built on are gathered up, maced and locked up. Four million, six hundred thousand dollars sure buys a lot of fish!0