Arresting the Eyes
NYPD Does It Again Dept: Occupy Wall Street protesters and those documenting their actions cite a troubling escalation by police, who seem to be increasingly - and increasingly roughly - targeting media, especially independent journalists who might tend to be more sympathetic to their cause. When protesters marched earlier this week to the World Financial Center, owned by Brookfield Properties, cops grabbed everyone in sight with a camera - which is alot of people - including independent journalist John Knefel, who has covered the protests for Salon and is seen here trying to grab his glasses. His sister was told "he didn't produce an official press pass, so that means he was resisting arrest." Need it be said again: This is not what democracy looks like.