NYPD Caught Lying About RNC Arrests
I distinctly remember being told on NYCIMC that those arrested were obviously guilty because... they were arrested. Oops, wrong yet again, boys. From Democracy Now!:
In New York, the police response to the Republican National Convention protests is continuing to come under criticism. For the first time a high-ranking police supervisor has admitted that police arrested about 400 people around Union Square even though the police never gave an order to disperse. The disclosure was made in a deposition made by Deputy Inspector James Essig. On Wednesday the New York Civil Liberties Union accused the police of lying about the circumstances surrounding the arrests of hundreds of protesters during the Republican National Convention.