Sunday, April 15, 2012

Occupy Wall Street Leader allegedly assaulted an NYPD sergeant with a metal pipe

One of the men, 41-year-old Alexander Penley (middle in pic?), arrested is a lawyer and OWS organizer. President Obama was a lawyer and community organizer. This makes me wonder what he would be doing now if he hadn't gone into politics.

Via Gothamist:
According to police, the two men who were arrested in front of the Sixth Street Community Center last night allegedly assaulted an NYPD sergeant with a metal pipe in front of the Starbucks on Astor Place. One of the men, 41-year-old Alexander Penley, is an attorney and has been an Occupy Wall Street organizer since the movement began in the fall.
Penley, along with 30-year-old Nicholas Thommen, were arrested around 10 p.m. after what witnesses described as a violent scuffle between the two men and police officers, and are charged with a litany of offenses, including assaulting a police officer, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and inciting a riot.
Penley has been quoted in stories about Occupy Wall Street in The Guardian and USA Today, and appeared on the local Manhattan television show Let Them Talk in October.
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