AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to raise this issue, that we’ve just learned. J.P. Morgan Chase donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the New York City Police foundation. The gift was the largest gift in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police to strengthen security in New York. The money will pay for 1000 new patrol cars, laptops, they say, as well as monitoring software in the NYPD’s main data center.
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I don’t want it to sound like I think #Operation wallstreet is some how responsible for the money for the police state. I think the protests help to make visible just how entwined big money is with big prison/police unions.