Monday, October 10, 2011

Worrisome: Wall Street Has NYC Mercenary Cops On Their Payroll

An unsettling article by Pam Martens in Counterpunch describes the city's Paid Detail Unit, which allows the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street corporations to order up platoons of NYPD cops to protect their private property.

What is the relationship between the Paid Detail Unit and the uniformed members of the NYPD who pepper spray or beat protestors in the Occupy Wall Street marches?

The corporations pay the city an average of $37 an hour (no medical, no pension benefit, no overtime pay) for a member of the NYPD, with gun, handcuffs and the ability to arrest, says Martens. Taxpayers pay the rest -- and assume liability if the mercenaries break the law.

Read the rest of this story at Counterpunch.

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