Pro-Palestinian protesters held a rally in front of an AIPAC event in New York City last night. A reader in New York just sent us this report:
The NYPD goes the way of the UK police — not protecting a New York Post photographer.
This is important. The NYPD allowed the “greenshirts” at a rally protesting AIPAC to bully and physically assault a NY Post photographer. This video was captured by an alert colleague. It’s another reason always to have a video camera with you at all times.
Our correspondent notes that a particularly negligent police captain should be readily identifiable from this video:
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There’s one police captain who shows up throughout here. If he can be identified, I think it’s worth asking why he took the side of the protestors and not that of the press.
The buddy system is important at events like this — two cameras, so if one person with a videocam is assaulted like this, a partner can record it.
A brief report on the event (including the arrest of some of the demonstrators) has been posted at the New York Post site.