Oh wait, did we say investigate the law-breaking mob? Sorry, I meant he wants the Justice Department to investigate the police breaking up the mobs.
Minor difference. Guess it makes sense since Nadler and Eric Holder’s boss are behind the movement.
The House Democrat who represents the district that includes Lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park on Tuesday called on the Department of Justice to investigate allegations of excessive force by New York Police Department officers against Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D), who represents New York’s 8th congressional district, said in a statement that he is urging Attorney General Eric Holder to “launch a thorough investigation into law enforcement activities surrounding Occupy Wall Street — and its national offshoots — to determine whether the police have indeed violated the civil liberties of demonstrators or members of the media.”
“Our law enforcement officers have a duty to protect our health and safety, but that duty must always be discharged with respect for the fundamental First Amendment rights to free expression and peaceful assembly,” said Nadler, who is also the top Democrat on the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution.
In a letter to Holder, Nadler cited three specific instances in which members of the Occupy movement alleged that police officers used excessive force, including the Nov. 15 eviction of Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park.
Nadler cites three alleged incidents. Meanwhile, he overlooks at least 403 documented criminal incidents perpetrated by his friends. So by all means, let’s intimidate the police.
Speaking of law-breaking, now the thugs plan to “occupy” foreclosed homes. Illegally, of course.
For activists, the tactic is a powerful way to take on banks, which are unfairly foreclosing on homeowners, they say. But a ramping up of legal action against Occupy could sap the movement of money and energy, some experts say, and potentially alienate Americans by casting the protesters as law-breakers.
Apparently heretofore they haven’t been lawbreakers. Ignore that crime list above. Pretend none of it happened.