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  •  wow. (7+ / 0-)

    "This is just a couple of yuppies angry their sense of privilege and entitlement was violated."

    Just wow.

    informal derogatory
    noun: yuppie; plural noun: yuppies; noun: yuppy

        a well-paid young middle-class professional who works in a city job and has a luxurious lifestyle.

    We don't know the race, back round, or much about the diarist other then he/she is a student that visits NYC thrice a year. Your classicism is really messed up man.

     I've been a New Yorker for 20 years and seen this type of thing first hand  at OWS and up until the point of having a gun pointed to my head one time and being slammed against a van another for merely talking back to the NYPD in a polite manner in 2003,2004, 2006, 2008, and 2011.

    I've seen them harass photographers and other artists for trying to create art. The whole idea of banning video an photography from the bridges and other "sensitive" places has always been moronic. Terrorists aren't gonna suddenly have a great insight into how to launch an attack against a bridge by seeing a photo shot from the bridge ect.

    While this is not shocking to me from my own experiences, or a particularly large violation of their civil rights I did not immediately jump to the conclusion that this is a bunch of rich white middle class people with a sense of privilege that are "shocked - shocked I say" that a police officer would be less then polite to them.

    I think you need to check your bias man.  

    “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” George Orwell

    by Tool on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 06:53:26 AM PDT

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