Patrick Meighan, writer for Family Guy, was a protestor for Occupy LA.
He was one of the 292 protestors that were arrested by LAPD during a raid at City Hall.
Meighan states that LAPD forcibly brutalized the nonviolent protestors and destroyed their belongings.
The writer states that he contributed the canopy over the Occupyers' First Aid tent and watched LAPD destroy it.
Meighan tells the story of how his particular group of protestors was broken up:
When the LAPD finally began arresting those of us interlocked around the symbolic tent, we were all ordered by the LAPD to unlink from each other (in order to facilitate the arrests). Each seated, nonviolent protester beside me who refused to cooperate by unlinking his arms had the following done to him: an LAPD officer would forcibly extend the protestor’s legs, grab his left foot, twist it all the way around and then stomp his boot on the insole, pinning the protestor’s left foot to the pavement, twisted backwards. Then the LAPD officer would grab the protestor’s right foot and twist it all the way the other direction until the non-violent protestor, in incredible agony, would shriek in pain and unlink from his neighbor.
He goes on to say that the police officer that arrested him was merciless as well.
Continuing with his arrest, he says he was held at $5,000 bail.
Normally, California misdemeanors are around $200.
When Meighan had his money in hand, the police refused to release him until he stayed 25 hours.
The maximum is 48 hours.
His main focus is how corporations have not been arrested instead of peaceful protestors.
Specifically, he targets Charles Prince and other business that are "Charles Prince" like.
He shared the angry letter through his Blogspot.
Tags: brutality, economy, occupy la, police, politics