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Occupy Wall Street: Where Reporters Get Whacked And NYPD Brag

by | 6th, October 2011

THE BIG APPLE is not a jolly place at the moment as the Occupy Wall Street protest continues, despite the fact that the NYPD has been shown to be pretty heavy handed throughout.

And things don’t seem to be easing up either.

On Wednesday night, two Fox reporters got beaten up by the cops (stop laughing). While covering the protests, Fox 5 photographer Roy Isen got maced and reporter Dick Brennan got a smack in the stomach by an officer’s baton.

They managed to capture some footage too. Oof!

Not only that, but one NYPD officer was caught on tape bragging about beating protesters, which is a pretty dumb thing to do, seeing as the NYPD is most certainly having one of the worse weeks for PR in some years.

The officer in question can be seen chuckling that his nightstick is going to get a workout on those who make up the Occupy Wall Street protest.

On The Bridge:

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A large group of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement attempt to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, effectively shutting parts of it down, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in New York. Police arrested dozens while trying to clear the road and reopen for traffic.(AP Photo/Will Stevens)



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