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And this isn’t political?

Here is a brief study in contrast. The first video below shows a crowd destroying an NYPD squad car. No pepper spray, no arrests, nothing.

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In the next video, which most of you have likely seen, an NYPD officer pepper sprays a number of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators directly in the face, for the crime of standing on the sidewalk.

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What are we to make of this, other than that the NYPD has been targeting #OWS for political reasons? Why else would they allow such riotous behavior go unpunished at the Giants parade, while non-violent political demonstrators (and even the journalists covering their events) are routinely mass-arrested, beaten and pepper sprayed? 

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