The thug army who beat on the Occupy Wall Street Zuccotti Park encampment — in complete violation of their constitutional rights to assemble peacefully and speak out, all the while barking “STOP RESISTING,” WHACK, WHACK, KICK; “STOP RESISTING,” POUND, ASSAULT, BATTERY — have hunted down the drone poster artist and locked him up.
Such bogus, bullshit “charges” as “criminal possession of a forged instrument” are being leveled against one of the city’s most important artistic voices in an attempt to silence the message and discourage others from lampooning the NYPD and its military occupation tactics. This brand of laughable legalese attempting to criminalize speech should prompt lawsuits and wrongful arrest charges against those violating the right of the artist to parody the authorities. Parody is a long-protected form of speech, and arbitrary attempts to label it a criminal act should not stand against the US Constitutional protections of same.
Already the New York Gulag is an emerging rights-free zone where “stop and frisk” searches are permitted by cops against the civilian population. Numerous minority civilians report persistent harassment by New York’s paramilitary forces.
Here is an interview with the artist, “Essam” explaining his drone campaign: