Last week I asked the question, Which Side Are You On?
Here's a video shot last night in Boston, where the Boston Police attack and violently arrest a contingent of United States Army Veterans who are protesting as part of the Occupy Boston Manifestation.
I was alerted to this incident by my friend, Stephen, a US Army Vet in Toledo, who recognized his friend a fellow Veteran who he had served with, Rachel McNeil, an eloquent spokesperson for Veteran Issues and a political activist, being violently assaulted at the 1:51 point in the video. Ostensibly, the reason for the Boston Police action was to protect the $150,000 worth of shrubbery at the site of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the site of the Occupy Boston Demonstrations. The Boston Globe reported that the arrested demonstrators were "put n their stomachs, cable tied and dragged off..."
You know, the police are reduced to attacking non violent protestors because they are the unwitting agents of the banks and financial institutions that have paid them off. In NYC, many of the police are refusing to take part in the repressive actions against the protestors as they realize that they are in sympathy with the movement. In spite of the disinformation and incessant media smear campaign, this is a movement which only grows and defines itself more eloquently each day. Which side am I on? You have to ask? I'm with the Marines!