I put together this storify today aggregating instances of aggressive police force at Occupy protests across the country. As I write in the intro:
The story about national Occupy movement has now become as much about aggressive police tactics as it is about its original focus of income inequality. Videos or photos of non-violent protesters being pepper sprayed or beaten have come out of almost every single march or day of action and a group of professors at the Columbia Journalism School (my alma mater) recently sent a letter to Mayor Bloomberg protesting the arrest of so many journalists this week.
Most of these photos we’ve already seen — but in the constant cycle of digital news, I think it’s useful to have a place where these images don’t get buried in our twitter feeds or home page carousels and fade from public view. I’m also including links to followup articles where available and hopefully this could serve as a list of stories to be reported more fully. If you have links that are missing from this list you can tweet me at @mhkeller or email me at: michael [dot] keller [at] gmail [dot] com.
[Update] Apparently and to much more acclaim, AdBusters decided to do the same thing and is the featured story on storify. Oh well. I’ll keep updating mine and including followup reporting and stories.
Click the “Read More” tag to view the embedded storify.
Marching two abreast, blowing high-pitched whistles and chanting militant slogans, they sliced through the heaving crowd of protesters on Friday afternoon. The representatives of Local 100 of the Transport Workers Union provided a stark contrast to the…