Democracy on the Lurch - Wall Street Pepper Spray Incident

  • Aired:  09/29/11
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Although not everyone may agree with or know Wall Street protestors' goals, all people can agree that one reaction to the movement was unacceptable. (6:17)

ALL RIGHT.

OF COURSE, IT'S OVERSEAS.

DEMOCRACY OVERSEAS CAN BE A

LITTLE MESSY.

IT'S NEW.

HERE, AMERICA, THE CRADLE OF

LIBERTY, WE'RE LONG PAST THOSE

FITS AND STARTS.

WHAT THE ( BLEEP ) WAS THAT ALL

ABOUT?

( LAUGHTER )

WHAT HAPPENED?

DID THOSE LADIES TRY AND DRIVE?

WHAT?

THAT'S HERE IN AMERICA?

APPARENTLY, THAT FOOTAGE CAME

FROM THE MARCH ON WALL STREET

THIS PAST SATURDAY DURING AN

ONGOING DEMONSTRATION CALLED,

ODDLY ENOUGH, OCCUPY WALL

STREET.

>> THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS

LIKE.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT, I GUESS

THAT IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOK LOOK

LIKEES, ALTHOUGH, TO BE FAIR,

IT'S WHAT BONARU LOOKS LIKE.

WAIT A MINUTE, YOUNG, IDEALISTIC

PROTESTERS, RHYTHMIC DRUMMING,

THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF MEDIA

ATTENTION.

WHY, THAT'S THE MATING CALL OF

THE GREEN-CAPPED MICHIGANIAN

WARBLER.

YES, LIKE A MOTH TO A FLAME.

DIRECTOR CHAIR MICHAEL MOORE LET

LAWRENCE O'DONNELL KNOW THIS

PROTEST WASN'T ABOUT HIM.

>> THERE'S NO ONE PERSON THAT

COMES IN HERE AND SAYS, "NOW,

THIS IS OUR AGENDA AND THIS IS

THE WAY IT'S GOING TO BE."

THERE ARE-- THERE ARE A VARIETY

OF DEMANDS, AND-- AND CONCERNS

WITHIN THIS GROUP.

>> Jon: SOME WANT TO REFORM

THE SYSTEM OF ECONOMIC JUSTICE.

SOME HAVE AN ISSUE WITH OUR

POLICY TOWARDS ISRAEL.

ONE GIRL OVER THERE IS DRESSED

LIKE A ( BLEEP ) COIN.

I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT THAT'S

CAN ABOUT.

I GUESS SHE'S TAKING ON SOME

TYPE OF PRO OR ANTI-CHANGE

POSITION.

STILL, AGREE OR DISAGREE, OR NOT

KNOW THE PROTESTERS' GOALS OR

MESSAGE.

ONE THING ALL PEOPLE CAN AGREE

ON IS AT LEAST ONE REACTION TO

THE MOVEMENT WAS UNACCEPTABLE.

>> VIDEO HAS SURFACED OF A

POLICE OFFICER USING PEPPER

SPRAY ON WOMEN DURING THAT

STANDOFF SATURDAY.

>> THERE WERE FIVE YOUNG WOMEN

ON A SIDEWALK STANDING THERE WHO

WERE CONTAINED IN A PEN, AN

ORANGE PLASTIC PEN, JUST

OBSERVING THE PROTEST ON THE

SIDEWALK.

>> THE POLICE COMMANDER USING

PEPPER SPRAY AGAINST SOME YOUNG

WOMEN.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT, THAT

LOOKS BAD.

BUT MAYBE THAT COP HAD A GOOD

REASON TO USE A BLINDING,

STINGING CHEMICAL ON FIVE

APPARENTLY ALREADY PENNED IN

WOMEN AND WHAT LOOKS LIKE HIS

FELLOW OFFICERS WHO WERE

SURROUNDING THEM.

MAYBE THE PEPPER SPRAY WAS A

MISTAKE.

IT WAS A HOT DAY.

MAYBE THAT OFFICER WAS REACHING

FOR HIS CANISTER OF COOLING

CUCUMBER MIST SPRAY

( LAUGHTER )

AND GRABBED THE PEPPER SPRAY BY

ACCIDENT.

I'M SURE IF WE JUST FILMED HIM

LATER--

>> Jon: ( BLEEP )!

HE SPRAYED THE CAM RONOW!

I'M STARTING TO THINK THIS GUY

DOESN'T EVEN HAVE CUCUMBER MIST

SPRAY

( LAUGHTER )

SO WHO EXACTLY WAS THIS HUMAN

CROPDUSTER RAINING HABANERO

MISERY ON THE CROWD?

>> WE NOW KNOW HIS NAME AND

RANK.

THE "NEW YORK TIMES" HAS

CONFIRMED THAT THE

OUT-OF-CONTROL OFFICER IS THE

HIGH-RANKING DEPUTY INSPECTOR

ANTHONY BALOANIA.

( LAUGHTER )

COME ON

( APPLAUSE ).

COME ON.

ANTHONY BALOGNA.

( LAUGHTER )

YOU AND I BOTH KNOW THAT GUY'S

NAME IS TONY BALONEY

( LAUGHTER )

( APPLAUSE )

YOU AND I KNOW.

YOU'RE NOT FOOLING ANYBODY.

TONY BALONEY.

THE GUY'S NAME IS TONY BALONEY.

FAVORITE PASTA, RIGATONI.

FAVORITE ISLAND, CONEY.

FIREFIGHTER ITALIAN PRIME

MINISTER, BERLUSCONI.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT, SHONEY'S.

FAVORITE DESSERT, FRESHED MIXED

BERRIES.

YOU THOUGHT I'D SAY SPUMONI OR

TORTONI.

NO, HE'S LACTOSE INTOLARONI.

THIS GIVES ME AN IDEA.

THIS TONY BALONEY IS A

TELEVISION SERIES WAITING TO

HAPPEN

( LAUGHTER )

AND I'M ABOUT TO HAPPEN IT.

>> IN A CITY GONE MAD, TONY

BALONEY WAS THE FINE MIST OF THE

LAW.

BUT THEN HE WENT TOO FAR.

>> YOU PEPPER SPRAYED FIVE

LADIES IN THE FACE?

>> I GOT RESULTS.

>> YOU'RE A LOOSE NOZZLE,

BALONEY.

TURN IN YOUR BADGE.

AND YOUR SPRAY CAN.

ALL OF IT.

>> LUCKY FOR NEW YORK, BILINI

DOESN'T NEED A BADGE.

>> IT'S BALONEY, CHIEF.

HE'S GONE ROGUE.

>> THAT'S BAD NEWS, NO MATTER

HOW YOU SPLICE IT.

>> AAHH!

>> MAYBE YOU'RE RIGHT.

>> THIS FALL, JUSTICE HAS A

FIRST NAME.

IT'S SPELLED T-O-N-Y.

AND IT'S GONNA BURN.

CHRIS BALONEY IS TONY BALONEY IN

"THE VIGALONI."

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