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by Patrick Meighan
Sunday, Dec. 04, 2011 at 11:25 PM
An #OccupyLA arrestee attempts to put the detention of 292 nonviolent protesters into perspective...
Speaking as a person who was arrested Wednesday morning at City Hall for the crime of peacefully, respectfully protesting the wholesale fraud perpetrated by our nation's financial sector, I just want to say:
I'm not mad that an LAPD officer slammed me face-first into the pavement.
I'm not mad that my personal property was forcibly stolen, destroyed and disposed of by the LAPD.
I'm not mad that my arms were painfully zipcuffed behind my back for 7 consecutive hours.
I'm not mad that the LAPD zipcuffs cut off circulation at my wrists, causing evident nerve damage to my right hand.
I'm not mad that the LAPD spent the entire day refusing to accept all bail postings for nonviolent Occupy LA protesters like myself, while at the same dutifully bonding and releasing countless violent arrestees back onto L.A.'s streets.
I'm not mad that the LAPD denied me access to a lawyer for the entire duration of my jail stay.
What I'm mad about is that none of the above has been done to even one of the Wall Street criminals who committed the most egregious act of larceny in American history, trashing the lives and futures of millions of Angelenos and hundreds of millions of American citizens.
Culver City, CA
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