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Here’s a Question

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By Peter Wirzbicki

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Surely clown based police repression is not the worst thing that the NYPD has done lately. But here’s a question: Why are tax dollars being used to protect a metal statue owned by the public and on a public park? What was the clown going to do to a gigantic metal statue? Shouldn’t those cops be, I don’t know, protecting some corner store in the Bronx or maybe, god forbid, looking into corporate crime? Is the public really paying to ensure that protesters don’t get close to the bull in order to make symbolic political statements? What were they charged with? Creeping militarization of public spaces is no good, especially when it results in such flagrant discrimination against our nation’s hardworking clowns.


Written by Peter Wirzbicki

November 16, 2011 at 12:46

Posted in Uncategorized

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