NYPD Investigating Apparent Occupy Wall St. Protester’s Online Threat
Police are investigating an apparent Occupy Wall St. protester’s online threat to kill cops.
Someone with the Twitter handle “smackema1” tweeted this message at 11:39 p.m. Saturday, following a clash at Zuccotti Park.: “we wont make a difference if we dont kill a cop or 2.”
The tweet was directed to a page on Ustream showing live footage of the protests.
The writer was had tweeted several comments about the protests Saturday night.
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The NYPD is seeking a subpoena to find out who’s behind the Twitter account, according to Paul Browne, the department’s top spokesman.
Protesters attempted to stay overnight in the park Saturday, after their encampment was booted out Nov. 15.
“We had planned on being there for 24 hours,” said protester Aaron Black, 38, of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “They were using their clubs and beating the crap out of people.”
Police swept them from the park again early Sunday, arresting dozens in the process.
Cops are also pursuing phone threats to two cops and their families made Saturday, officials said.
Activist Cecily McMillan, 23, is seen elbowing her arresting officer in the face as she is lead from Zuccotti Park in video released by police.
She then appears to suffer a seizure in video released by activists.
She was treated at New York Downtown Hospital and released into police custody, cops said. She was charged with assault on a police officer.