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    Posted May 4, 2012 by
    New York, New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Occupy Wall Street

    Accuist and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Occupy Wall Street protests
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    Protester hit in throat w/ BATON intentionally by white shirt NYPD officer for crossing the street


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Occupy supporter Accuist demonstrated in the May 1 "May Day" protests in New York City, and shot this video of an NYPD officer thrusting his baton at an Occupy protester's neck. 'I was in the march all day long and this was very odd, it was the first time I'd seen a police officer react this way,' he said. 'From what I saw in that situation, the protester was not provoking the police. It was horrible, crazy.' The NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    During the mayday protests when officers were at an elevated level of intensity they were out of control. Arresting people that were doing seemingly nothing wrong and assaulting people for just crossing the street in a cross walk. If you think police aren't above the law then come to NYC and experiene the NYPD and the injustices that have been going on for many generations. Stop and Frisk is one of the most common injustices of racial profiling in the world and if you think the NYPD isn't profiling protesters then read more about the coverage around Mayday organizers that were profiled and had their privacy invaded on the morning before mayday.
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