Suspects Alexander Penley, Nicholas Thommen and Eric Marchese
The N. Y. Post is reporting that police officers were injured by a gang of thugs who got all hopped up at an anarchist book fair and attacked the first cops they saw, shouting “All pigs must die”:
Customers at an East Village Starbucks escaped a shot of shattered glass in their lattes when the cafe windows withstood an anarchist onslaught. Patrons at Astor Place coffee shop dashed underneath tables as metal pipe-wielding protesters attempted to shatter its floor-to-ceiling Plexiglas windows during a Saturday night riot, police and workers said. Luckily, the unbreakable panes prevented injuries, one barista said.
“It was scary, we didn’t know what was happening,” she said. “There were a lot of them with bats and wearing masks.”
The frightened woman and her coworkers scurried to lock the door, she said. “No one got hurt in here and that’s all that matters.”
But two NYPD officers weren’t so fortunate. A sergeant was hit repeatedly in the head, body and hands with a metal pipe, a police source said, while a lieutenant also sustained injuries. . .The group carried on and marched against traffic into the streets near Washington Square Park after leaving the Fifth Annual New York City Anarchist Book Fair at Judson Church on Washington Square South, police said. They began chanting “F— the NYPD”, “All pigs must die,” and “Cops are murderers’, officials said.
Read my report on the Soros-funded war on police at America’s Survival.
The cops swiftly arrested these “anarchists,” and one of them turned out to be “Occupy Wall Street attorney Alexander Penley.” The Daily News doesn’t mention it, but Penley is one of the original OWS organizers, not just an attorney they keep on speed-dial. Here he is in a November 2011 article in USA Today, talking up the wondrous “diversity” of his movement: “We come from all walks of life,” says Alexander Penley, a 41-year-old lawyer who helps organize protests for Occupy Wall Street, where the crusade to protest corporate misdeeds and income inequality began Sept. 17. “In 25 years as an activist, this is the most diverse group I’ve been associated with.”
I don’t know, they all look the same to me. Except for the nose ring.
Meanwhile, leave it to the anti-cop brain trust at the Christian Science Monitor to find some way to attack people for caring when cops get gunned down, or otherwise attacked. Earlier this week, they reported that the recent rise in cop-killings, spiking even higher after a rising, years-long trend, doesn’t, you know, really matter to thinking people:
Modesto cop killing highlights spike in violence against police
The number of cops killed on the beat had been declining since the 1970s and was bound to end, say experts. But the killing of cops in Modesto, Calif., and Greenland, N.H., Thursday could point to other trends.
By “other trends,” what they mean is: How dare you care about violence against police, you fascist pigs:
Two high-profile shootings of police officers in small towns – one on each coast – are highlighting statistics that show a sharp spike in police officer deaths nationwide during the past two years. But experts caution against the conclusion that criminals are ramping up a new “war on cops,” instead suggesting that the statistics merely show an end to a 40-year decline in officer fatalities.
There’s been a “sharp spike” in cop killings. But according to the Monitor, that’s not proof of increased hostility towards police: it’s really only an acceleration in the non-sharp non-decline in cop killings.
Sort of like the other headline story in the Monitor this week:
Global warming mystery: Some Himalayan glaciers getting bigger