I would like to praise the NYPD for doing what was necessary in putting down the unruly demonstrators who were marching near Wall Street without a permit. In my view, they could have endangered many lives.
They were angry over our financial systems and say they unjustly benefit the rich over the poor. This is true, but not the way to go, for when large groups forget they need to act in a peaceful way and obey the laws of the land, than you have anarchy.
They could have caused a riot and that could have meant injuries, loss of lives, and destruction of private property. What the NYPD did was the only thing they could, and that was to enforce the law and protect all those concerned, and that included the demonstrators.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village