OWS Organizer Attacks NYPD Officer With Metal Pipe

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 at 10:53 am

I know what you’re thinking: These losers are still around?

According to police, the two men who were arrested in front of the Sixth Street Community Center last nightallegedly assaulted an NYPD sergeant with a metal pipe in front of the Starbucks on Astor Place. One of the men, 41-year-old Alexander Penley, is an attorney and has been an Occupy Wall Street organizer since the movement began in the fall.

Penley, along with 30-year-old Nicholas Thommen, were arrested around 10 p.m. after what witnesses described as a violent scuffle between the two men and police officers, and are charged with a litany of offenses, including assaulting a police officer, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and inciting a riot.

Penley has been quoted in stories about Occupy Wall Street in The Guardian and USA Today, and appeared on the local Manhattan television show Let Them Talk in October.

An NYPD spokesman said that officers received a report around 9 p.m. that a “disorderly group” had gathered in front of the Starbucks at Lafayette and Astor Place. A video transmission detailing that an officer needed assistance followed, and police found “individuals hitting the window of the establishment.” When a sergeant attempted to intervene and make an arrest, “the crowd became unruly,” and he was allegedly struck with a metal pipe by two men.

These morons were marching and calling cops murderers. Then they assault them. Lovely.


One Response to “OWS Organizer Attacks NYPD Officer With Metal Pipe”

  1. Blue Hen on 16/16/12 at 12:56 pm

    Elizabeth ( I’m failing to win as a dem in Taxachoositz) Warren says: Remember how I said I formed the basis for this? Forget it. Please.