Wednesday, November 30, 2011

[UPDATE] Peaceful IU student protesters assaulted (forceful aggression) at JP Morgan-Chase event

Shame on this this detective! Shame on him! What is his name? Why did he shove these peaceful protesters? Is this how we treat our youth? Shame on him! Shame! Shame! Shame!

Credit: @OccupyColleges

Here is what someone wrote underneath the clip:

A group of peaceful student protesters were assaulted by detective Greg McClure with the Indiana University Police Department. There are more videos of him shoving and pushing other peaceful protesters that will be uploaded as they are collected. The students were protesting a JP Morgan-Chase Asset Managing event. This quote came from a press statement. "JP Morgan-Chase was among the major financial institutions that caused the 2008 financial collapse with its criminally greedy, fraudulent lending practices (in the forms of mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations). It should have failed then, but because of the influence Wall Street has over the government, it was bailed out, and it has used the funds from the bail-out to lobby against strong financial regulations in Congress and to pay its executives exorbitant bonuses. Worse, it has not ceased in their fraudulent practices. It has contributed enormously to the corruption of our democracy, has caused misery on a massive, debilitating scale within this country, and has a list of other crimes to its name that is too lengthy to enumerate."

Film Credit: Rachel Geiger

*UPDATE* ThinkProgress has a longer video and also reports that 5 students were arrested yesterday. Again, shame on this University! SHAME ON THE UNIVERSITY OF INDIANA.