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NYPD in Contempt of Court

NYPD in Contempt of Court

Even though, the protesters have been given legal permission to return to Liberty Park and the NYPD refuses to obey the restraining order. When you become a police officer you take an oath. Here is a sample:

“I (NAME) do swear that I will sell and truly serve our sovereign country and state as a police officer without favor or affection, malice or ill-will, until I am legally discharged. That I will see and cause our community’s peace to be kept and preserved and that I will prevent to the best of my power all offenses against that peace and that while I continue to be a police officer I will, to the best of my skill and knowledge, discharge all duties thereof faithfully according to the law. So help me god.”

This oath says nothing about the constitution but since so many NYPD are veterans they have taken a different oath too.

And here is the document that restrains them from harassing the protesters:

The last information I have received states that the only decision that still needs made is on the issue of tents. The decision should be reached by 3:30PM but I have a feeling that police will not let up even after the judge makes his decision. The tents are clearly needed to exercise the Freedom of Speech. We’ll see how blind justice is.

About karololesiak

Karol Olesiak is a poet, writer, and activist. He is a graduate of Eugene Lang Liberal Arts College at The New School and an MFA student at The University of San Francisco. As a Navy sailor, he commissioned the USS Ronald Reagan, navigated the straits of Magellan, and served in the Persian Gulf. In 2011 Karol headlined The Bowery Poetry Club in New York. That same year he became a staunch supporter of The Occupy Wall Street Movement and became entrenched in the Occupy network of affinity groups. Karol was one of the founders of www.soldiersforthecause.org. He became an antiwar activist in 2010 and has written many political essays. He has been translated into Spanish. Karol's poetry has been incorporated into cinematography and sound art.


  1. I have sworn an oath, too. I swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

    Now that I no longer have to defend the country against foreign enemies, I will do my best to protect American citizens from the militarized police forces we are battling with at home.

  2. Uniforms aren’t citizens.

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