Today was a challenging day- both for Occupiers, and for the police. Fortunately, the majority of police acted in an entirely professional manner. And, yes, that was expected- after yesterday’s brutal violence, it was doubtful many cops would want to escalate further.
That said, there was one police officer who was totally unprofessional today, Officer R. Outlett #95544 truly crossed the line- on two counts! Perhaps he was unhappy being given the ‘grunt work’ directing traffic- or, perhaps he had a bad experience in his personal life. Regardless, there was no excuse for his behaviour.
A couple Occupiers observed a disturbing interaction he had this afternoon. When asked “where should I go now?” by a motorist, he responded saying “Do us all a favour and run them over!”
I went up to take his picture when I noticed he had pulled-off his name tag from his uniform! So, not only does this guy try and incite violence with the general public- but the coward tried to hide his identity after doing it! Here’s the video of my calling him out on his cowardly behavior: (sorry for the sideways video)
Can I suggest that assholes like Officer Roadkill and Officer Bubbles have a lot of responsibility for the growing gap between the police and the general public? If they can’t handle acting like professionals, they should be thrown off of the force…