Earlier this week, a video was posted online of NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna blasting a bunch of people at the Occupy Wall Street protest. Judging by the clip, it appears the spraying was not exactly warranted  and despite an initial statement by the police department expressing doubt as to whether it was edited to make the guy look bad, today it was reported that an internal investigation has been launched re:  Bologna maybe having an itchy trigger finger. While the NYPD probably would have preferred the incident not have been recorded, at least one guy thought it was great.

A Redditor has dug up a comment thread on Officer.com—an online forum for the law enforcement community—in which several forum members crack jokes about all the pepper-spraying that went on during Saturday’s Occupy Wall Street protest. One man’s burning eyes is another man’s source of laughter, as the old saying goes.

Chiming in from “Bigfoot Country” is a commenter who said: Those are great, the creaming kids are a hoot. I’m going to watch some more during football breaks. I’d love to see fire hoses employed, it would clean them up and clear the streets and sidewalks for traffic. We’d miss out on the entertainment though.

Online Cop Forum: Wall St. Protest Pepper-Spray Videos ‘Are Great’ [Gawker]
Police Probe Pepper Spray Use [WSJ]
Earlier: NYPD Pretty Sure Video Of Cop Blasting Wall Street Protestors With Pepper Spray Was Edited To Make Him Look Bad

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Comments (145)

  1. Posted by bogey4 | September 29, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Bologna? Pepper Spray? Coincidence? I think not…

  2. Posted by AIG Quant via LEH | September 29, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Awesome. I'd suggest live fire next time.

  3. Posted by guest | September 29, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    holy smokes!! online cop forum? topic discussed undoubtedly at one point: plunger or broom handle?

  4. Posted by bartleby | September 29, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Me and the boys stopped by the protest on our way to steaks last night and we all agreed that some of those smelly granola skanks were suitable for a hosing down….I've got a pair of dirty jeans that are nice and ripe so I thought i'd hit the scene on Saturday and see if I could not talk one of them into a dirty sanchez.

  5. Posted by anon | September 29, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    that was painful.

  6. Posted by David Guest | September 29, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    take a lap.

  7. Posted by PermaGuestII | September 29, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Macing hipsters = good start.

  8. Posted by pazzo83 | September 29, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Who will employ all the indie coffee shops then??

  9. Posted by Financial_Servicer | September 29, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Because turning fire hoses on protesters has such a distinguished history in this country.

  10. Posted by guest | September 29, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    meatiest, most awful way to start a terrible story :Me and the boys…"

  11. Posted by PermaGuestII | September 29, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Replace them with bars.

  12. Posted by Kegels123 | September 29, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    I'd be glad to employ my fire hose

    -Peter North

  13. Posted by pazzo83 | September 29, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    What, I don't see the problem there.

    - commenter from "Bigfoot Country"

  14. Posted by Festerbottom, C | September 29, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    So, what was public high school like, anyway?

  15. Posted by Guest | September 29, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Those cops have too much unchecked testosterone for the streets. This is their home right here.

  16. Posted by Hakuna Matata Guy | September 29, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Still vastly confused at this vague protesting. Need a South Park episode to clarify what they are fighting for.

  17. Posted by Mr. Pinchy | September 29, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    I say we go down there and show them what we really use dry erase markers for!

    Ping the Rabble Rouser

  18. Posted by Guest | September 29, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Officer.com vs. Dealbreaker.com debate?

    Matt, is this where you are taking your pet project?

  19. Posted by Randy Marsh | September 29, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Mace® & Wollensky

  20. Posted by Guest | September 29, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Hey!

    – Bull Connor

  21. Posted by Guest | September 29, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Hi there Randy! The R thing with the circle…how'd you do that?

  22. Posted by k | September 29, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Bigfoot & Wollensky

  23. Posted by Anthony Bologna | September 29, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    We seriously messed up with this spraying incident.
    We actually intended to spray them with Dr. Pepper as their parents had instructed us to do.

    We hope this didn't cause too much angst among the crowd and hope they return soon.

  24. Posted by Temporary Lesbian | September 29, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    For a website that counts Traders and Brokers as its core audience, there sure is a lot of Smith and Holyoke on this site. Not that there's anything wrong with that…

  25. Posted by Guest | September 29, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Matt, on your next pet project I suggest using clumping litter.

  26. Posted by guestapo | September 29, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Sorry your homoerotic joke just sucked?

  27. Posted by Bad Lieutenant | September 29, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Show me with your mouth how you suck a cock

  28. Posted by Shooter McGavin | September 29, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Oh, wait, Miss…..Diet?

  29. Posted by The Truth | September 29, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    I'd like a massage from some of those creaming kids

    - J Epstein

  30. Posted by NowOnePerson | September 29, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    That would be Holyoke & Wollensky. Rug-muncher. Get it right.

  31. Posted by early_hominid | September 29, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    As a good will gesture, I just sent 25 pizzas with bologna and hot peppers to the park. When you're done, we're coming through with rubber truncheons.

    See you soon,

    Anthony "Tony Baloney" Bologna

  32. Posted by D | September 29, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Fire Hose & Wollensky

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  34. Posted by Temporary Lesbian | September 29, 2011 at 2:35 PM

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    go sit in the truck

  37. Posted by CurrencyTrader | September 29, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Here ye here ye.

    I think we should settle this argument in the only honorable way possible. Yes, the time has come for the Bankers, PE, and Traders to have a match up with the protestors in..

    THE ULTIMATE FOOD EATING CHALLENGE! (read in Monster truck rally voice guy)

    Round 1 bracket:

    Traders V Hipsters

    Bankers V Hippies

    PE V Homeless hooligans

    First Round is 5 double downs, 8 donut holes, and 5 big macs. Organize please Bess

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  41. Posted by Incredulous | September 29, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    You're kidding, right?

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  43. Posted by bartleby | September 29, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    The transit workers union joins occupy wall street….transit svc no less shitty.

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    I agree!

    –Ping

  48. Posted by PermaGuestII | September 29, 2011 at 5:25 PM

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