Looks like the dredges of the earth, er, I mean, Occupy Albany is back at it again. Last week we saw them offering up their children as human shields to defend against pepper spray.
Then, they were seen causing nearly $30,000 in damage to a holiday lights display in the park.
And now they’re threatening and harassing a police officer who had the audacity to defend himself during the Occupy Albany eviction.
Via the Times Union:
Police are taking steps to protect an Albany police officer whose family has received threats after he was publicly identified for using pepper spray to quell Occupy Albany protesters last week.
A “wanted” poster seeking information including the home address, telephone numbers and “map to home” of Officer Richard Gorleski was posted Wednesday on a Facebook page used by Occupy Albany.
Of course, being the Mensa candidates that they all are, the protestors can’t even harass people successfully:
Gorleski’s address and telephone numbers are not publicly listed. But Gorleski’s father, a Troy resident who has the same first name as his son, began receiving unsettling telephone calls from blocked numbers this week. Troy police said they have taken measures to keep watch on the residence.
“We have, in fact, been in contact with Officer Gorleski about his concerns, and they will be our utmost priority,” said Troy police Capt. John Cooney. “We are aware of Rich’s concerns, and we’re going to take it very seriously and maintain a safe environment for his family, as we would for any person in that position.”
What has raised the ire of the Occupiers?
Gorleski used pepper spray when, according to police officials, the crowd grew unruly and converged on Gorleski and his horse.
Apparently self defense is frowned upon by the 99%.
At this point, Occupy Albany has slowly graduated from trespassing, to vandalism, and now to harassment.
Why wouldn’t they really?
District Attorney, David Soares, has made it clear that prosecuting crimes is not a priority of his when it comes to politcally charged cases such as Occupy Albany. Soares is an enabler who has empowered himself to pick and choose which laws people should adhere to based on his own personal opinions.
Now the Albany police force will have to pay for the spinelessness of the DA.
Hopefully it won’t end violently.