What is it with the NYPD?
Why do they feel that they can yank people from the sidewalk and into the street to arrest them. If they were on the sidewalk peacefully protesting, then leave them be. When they choose to protest in the middle of an intersection without a parade permit, then take action.
Why do they feel that they do not answer to the people?
We expect that the press can do their job observing in a peaceful manner without getting locked up.
The police should not be forming a human wall to prevent coverage by the media as to what is going on. What are they hiding?
The NYPD (or any other police department) does not get to dictate what is news. The press makes that choice. Granted, we often get fluff n stuff, but there are reporters who are trying to find gold in what goes on around us.
I think that the Occupy movement scared the shit out of them (and our federal government) and they were/are doing anything that they can and want to get it quashed.