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BrooklynVegan is proud to present another free show. But I'll let Deer Tick do the talking:

Deer Tick will be playing a show on Monday, presented by Brooklyn Vegan, with the intention of raising awareness of the unnecessary and unjust police brutality on the part of the NYPD against the 'Occupy Wall Street' peaceful protesters this past weekend... Most specifically, the band would like to draw attention to the group of women who we're assaulted by NYPD officers. While standing peacefully, these women were sprayed with pepper spray and dragged across the ground. The band would like to see the NYPD take responsibility for the unnecessary use of force that took place on Saturday, and requests that deputy inspector Anthony Bologna (aka Tony Bologna) face charges and is immediately dismissed from his position at the NYPD. While Deer Tick is grateful for the great service that the NYPD-- and all police agencies for that matter-- provide in keeping citizens safe, the band is outraged by this instance of unnecessary use of force and power against citizens standing peacefully. Please join the band on Monday, October 3rd in "exercising their first" and letting the NYPD know that this type of behavior is completely unacceptable.

In case you're not up to speed on the events of last weekend, this is a good starting point: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgr3DiqWYCI

The all ages show will take place at Death By Audio in Brooklyn on 10/3. It's a venue Deer Tick hasn't played in a few years, and much smaller than the one they'll play in NYC as part of their fall tour. It's first come, first served, but please help us avoid any complaints by not lining up for the show before 8pm. Flyer below...

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Comments (43)

Pro tip: If you're going to hold a political protest, your declaration is stronger if you spell check.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 8:39 AM

I support the police in this instance. Those protestors are provoking the police, straight up. And don't post shit about it if you haven't been down there and haven't seen it first hand either, we get enough uninformed opinions around here already.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 8:53 AM

Awesome, i'll be there!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 9:04 AM

8:53-- how can you possibly support the police in this instance? The videos clearly show them assaulting innocent bystanders. And how anyone can read that NY Times article that outlines all of the double talk on the part of the NYPD and still take their side is beyond me.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 9:16 AM

9:16 = wasn't there

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 9:23 AM

so they're going to 'raise awareness' and then make 'demands'. how cute.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 9:25 AM

The girls who were pepper sprayed by Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna were just standing there. He sprayed them and nonchalantly walked away. There was no attempt to arrest them. He sprayed them because he could.

In a 2nd video Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna is seen spraying people who were actually dispersing. They were no resisting arrest. They were not doing anything wrong.

“If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
― Malcolm X

Posted by The Mighty KC | September 29, 2011 9:35 AM

9:35 is right. watch the footage - http://youtu.be/TZ05rWx1pig

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 10:09 AM

I don't get it. Internal Affairs already said they are investigating this. There is mass awareness for this. Confused. It sounds like this is being investigated and handled correctly by the city. This type of event would make sense if the NYPD and the City is ignoring it but this is not the case.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 10:14 AM

"occupy" = peace? Huh?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 10:20 AM

10:14- right, because bad cops always are always punished appropriately by the NYPD. This should not be an Internal Affairs issue. This is on video. This should be a criminal case. What other protestors were doing is irrelevant. These women were not a threat and, as others have pointed out, were already dispersing when they were assaulted. Imagine if you or I were on video doing the same thing. We would have been arrested and charged days ago.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 10:28 AM

10:14 AM -- NYPD is still denying any wrongdoing:
"When asked about the matter, the chief spokesman for the Police Department, Paul J. Browne, said it had been used “appropriately.”"
" A sequence of photographs published on the City Room blog of The New York Times showed precisely the opposite: a deputy inspector tried to pull a protester over a barrier, and then he jumped over to grab the protester. Mr. Browne later said he had gotten his facts scrambled."

Posted by alec baldwin | September 29, 2011 10:29 AM

Cops are like an organized gang that are allowed to used weapons and get away with it. That's basically the state of affairs in 2011.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 10:33 AM

Stories like this upset me because I have several friends who are in law enforcement. Pieces of shit like Anthony Bologna only serve to make their jobs harder.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 10:50 AM

They were no resisting arrest. They were not doing anything wrong.

Posted by Dubizzle | September 29, 2011 10:53 AM

One bad apple does not define the NYPD. Looks like "Occupy Wall Street" is exploiting this for press.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 10:54 AM

Here's an analogy:
Guy #1 grabs girls ass, gooses her on street.
Girl turns around, loaded for bear
Guy #2 begins to film on iPhone
Girl slaps Guy #1, shouts in his face, punches him in belly.
Guy #2 posts video on YouTube, titles "What A Crazy Bitch! For No Reason!"

Average BV commenter = "Yeah, that bitch is wrong! Just look at the youtube!"

You children need to calm the fuck down and learn all the facts before you start making sweeping judgements. Unless you were there and saw the whole thing, you don't know the whole story. End of story.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 10:54 AM

The world needs another Deer Tick show, yeah?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 10:58 AM

10:54- the video showed them dispersing, as they were asked to do. They were then assaulted. Your comment is pointless.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 11:06 AM

10:54, no it looks like Deer Tick is exploiting this for press

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 11:09 AM

MOAR DEER DEAR BANDS PLEEZ KTHANKX


On the other hand, lefty bassists are cool.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 11:41 AM

Fuck the Police

Posted by FuckTyler | September 29, 2011 11:47 AM

10:54 - Educate us then since you "were there" and we don't get why police brutality is a good thing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 12:15 PM

i'll never post "worst deer band" again

the cops need to realize they're there to protect the protesters.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 12:58 PM

Damn. Pipsqueak hipster a-holes deserve everything they're gonna get when the Amerikkkan Empire collapses.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 1:15 PM

unemployed 20-somethings always = trouble waiting to happen.

cops ought to just keep whacking them with billy clubs until they get the picture and join the human race or assume room temperature.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 3:34 PM

1:15 and 3:34 : Wow, you seem really edgy and intense. Can I be your friend?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 3:40 PM

3:34, where are the jobs for these unemployed 20 somethings?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 3:46 PM

3:46 - You don't want a job. Jobs are given by those same capitalists that you want to protest. Or, is it that you protest because the capitalists don't give you a job?
Bet in high school you spread viscous rumors about all the boys that wouldn't go out with you too. Silly little sheep.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 3:55 PM

the oddest thing about the rabid right winger who posts here is how much he loves "people with real jobs"... but somehow has time all day every day to post trite lectures on a music website about how "grown ups" behave

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 5:54 PM

the only economic policy more dysfunctional than communism is libertarianism

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 6:04 PM

5:54 you really nailed it regardless of the truth

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 6:11 PM

eat my butt with a coconut

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 6:37 PM

There is more than one right winger on here. And trust me, next year, everyone will see just how many right wingers there are out there (a whole lot)

How can anyone still be on board with the democrat ideology when Obama has done nothing but quickly destroyed the foundation of this country (strong economy, freedom from the gvt)

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 6:37 PM

I'm not done. Has anyone looked at europe? It's a mess. And you know why? The same ideologies as Obama. We're headed there, people. Unemployment has SKYROCKETED under the idiot. You how is there not more outrage over that? Oh ya, you're all a bunch of stupid, racist sheep, who would rather talk about how "wonderful he is at speaking" and how "inspiring it is that we have a black president"

Wake up. He's doing a terrible job. The idiot protesters are a bunch of lame sad-sacks. They can't be saved. Maybe you guys can?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 6:39 PM

the bubble blew out under Bush, dumbass

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 7:13 PM

right wing ideology is a fairy tale for white male failures with dick envy

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 7:21 PM

Dear quit

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 7:25 PM

free market libertarians don't if their social experiment causes more pain for more people in the short term, or if the implementation of their belief system ultimately lead to so much power being put into the hands of the elites that the rest of the population are little more than slaves.

the reason they don't care is simple: they believe in the laughable fallacy that the rich are rich because they are superior people

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 7:27 PM

(typos corrected...)

Free market libertarians don't care if their social experiment causes more pain for more people in the short term, or if the implementation of their belief system ultimately leads to so much power being put into the hands of the elites that the rest of the population are little more than slaves.

The reason they don't care is simple: they believe in the laughable fallacy that the rich are rich because they are superior people.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 7:39 PM

Credit default swaps, financial deregulation, and financial 'innovation' (as a response to depressed wages and workers in the US wishing to maintain the illusion of a middle class existence over the last 30 years) is what caused the global financial collapse. End of discussion. Wall Street has owned Washington for a very long time, and to debate whether it's Bush's fault or Obama's or Clinton's ad nauseum is missing the point: our political system has been 'occupied' by Wall Street. These people are courageous for trying to wrest control of our democracy away from these decidedly undemocratic institutions. Rock on, OWS!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 8:35 PM

it wasn't the workers' wish to maintain an illusion, the rug was pulled out from under them IN ORDER to discipline wages. debt instead of keynesianism. and debtors don't tell their bosses to go fuck themselves!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 10:05 PM

nothing has destroyed the American family like shrinking wages and debt. if it takes mom and dad both working to bring home the same income that dad alone used to make, families crumble.

tell that to the conservatives

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 10:37 PM

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