Wall Street elites enjoy police protection
Commentary: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ harassed while bankers go free
By David Weidner, MarketWatch
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — It had to be a case of mistaken identity.
Protesters had been swarming Wall Street and Lower Manhattan for a week.There were at least six arrests the first day Occupy Wall Street camped out and chanted near the New York Stock Exchange. There were dozens more by the weekend.
By Saturday, the hundreds of protesters appeared to have lit a fuse with New York City police. There were rough arrests that bordered on brutality. Pepper spray brought tears and pain. Watch YouTube video of female protesters penned and pepper sprayed .
And to a nation’s shock, not one of the police targets was a banker.
So much for law and order.