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