Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Meet Brandon Watts: The Face of OWS


But he's not exactly the innocent victim of police brutality the protesters hoped for:
On Thursday, the Daily News reported, Watts was seated atop a wall on the border of the park, hurling AAA batteries at cops standing along the street. He then jumped off the barricade, charged the mass of cops, grabbed a hat off the head of one of them, and dashed back into the park, with cops in pursuit. They were eventually able to wrestle him to the ground as he fought back; his bloody wound came from striking his face against the ground, and required four staples when the police brought him to the hospital.

Watts has now been arraigned and charged with assault and grand larceny, and held on $1,500 bond (it’s expected that the protesters’ financial committee will provide his bail).

This is Watts’s fifth arrest since the protests began — previously, he had been detained for escaping from a prison van, resisting arrest, stealing temporary police fencing, and loitering in disguise. In an October interview with the New York Times, Watts claimed he had actually been arrested eight times already.
And he's from Philly no less.

4 Comments:

Blogger Dannytheman said...

Did he get to keep the hat??

November 22, 2011 at 7:27 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Danny - I hate to say this, but I believe the greater the divide between the have's and the have not's, the more of this we will be seeing. As for the hat, I don't think he'll be able to wear it. His head's going to be too swollen.

November 22, 2011 at 8:01 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This degenerate's head is swollen because he pounded it against a hard substance trying to make it appear he was abused by the police... Methinks that it is Dannytheman who has been supportive of the OWS and OWP and OWLA and OWO and all the rest... So you might want to think first and post second, Bob...

November 22, 2011 at 8:38 PM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

Anon - Your statment makes no sense in the context of this conversation. So you might want to think first and then think second, Anon....

November 22, 2011 at 9:56 PM 

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