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‘Respectful and proportional’

October 11, 2011


The Boston Globe:

Occupy Boston said today in a statement that police had ‘brutally attacked’ protesters.

‘Today’s reprehensible attack by the Boston Police Department represents a sad and disturbing shift away from dialogue and towards violent repression,’ the group said on its website.

‘Members of Veterans for Peace [a peace group that has joined the loosely organized protest] carrying American flags were pushed to the ground and their flags trampled as the police hauled them away,’ the group said in a statement.

Boston police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said officers ‘have a right to protect themselves,’ and acted with restraint.

‘We believe all our officers were respectful and proportional,’ she said.

(Members of the Boston Police’s Special Operations unit enact choke holds. Top photo: unknown credit. Below: Sam Tarplin, used with permission.)

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  1. October 12, 2011 08:29

    Your full of it Elaine and those who put you out there with that message are too. My guess is Elaine that your family is suffering just like the protesters your thugs abused. NO GUTS?

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