And in other news Wall Street bankers are claiming homeowners victimized them in the sub-prime mortgage crisis. What a topsy-turvy world we now live in.
Having been to the occupation on a number of occasions and observed a few of the marches, it’s absurd to suggest that the NYPD are victims. This is pure spin—a public relations effort that should be expected from a spokesperson. It is Mr. Browne’s job to distort the story, to paint the NYPD in a positive light—and if that can’t be done, then to claim victimhood.
Bologna’s actions certainly don’t represent the entirety of the force, but he deserved every bit of derision and publicity that he received. And if, by extension, that reflects poorly upon the NYPD force as a whole, then so be it.
We ask you this, Mr. Spokesperson: If the NYPD was the victim on Saturday, why did Bologna sneak in, mace the protesters, then turn and high-tail back to the police zone like no one would notice?