And Then He Repeatedly Attacked the Cop’s Fist With His Face

Your liberal media at work again. Here’s the picture from AP:

Here is the caption:

An Occupy Wall Street protestor draws contact from a police officer near Zuccotti Park after being ordered to leave the longtime encampment in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in New York, after police ordered demonstrators to leave their encampment in Zuccotti Park. At about 1 a.m. Tuesday, police handed out notices from the park’s owner, Brookfield Office Properties, and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become…

Amadou Diallo wasn’t shot! He just drew contact with a lot of police bullets!

The lengths our media will go to excuse and provide cover for a police state is kind of breathtaking. I guess the only thing left for this story is for Ron Fournier to write breathless love letters to the NYPD.

39 replies
  1. 1
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Well, in all fairness, the cop is wearing a white shirt that would be an absolute bitch to get bloodstains out of.

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    “Draws contact” is an awesome euphemism for “gets the shit beaten out of him”. Wonder how long it took the caption writer to come up with that one. Fucker.

  3. 3
    Dee Loralei says:

    Damn that poor cop, the guys face just kept drawing his clenched fists into contact with it. It’s like a fist magnet it is! Or fist gravity seeking device.

    Also if anyone is all OMG about Michael Moore tonight, ABL has a debunction over at her place. I asked her to post it here, too. But mosey on over there if you’d like to know more about

    ETA: She’s damned fast it’s already up LOL, disregard my previous paragraph.

  4. 4
    Bob says:

    The AP may be in the MSM category but it sure as fuck isn’t liberal. Just say’n.

  5. 5
    FlipYrWhig says:

    @TooManyJens: Sounds to me like an internal police euphemism, like “baton.”

  6. 6
    Paul says:

    Also, nice image of a peace officer with movie star good looks (thinking young Michael Keaton and/or Mickey Rourke) going all Rambo on that dirty young hippie.

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    joel hanes, sp4 says:

    Huh. When I first read it, I was convinced that the caption-writer had cleverly sneaked some actual irony past the Gesellschaft.

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    handy says:


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    slag says:

    Having just come from watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes, I think this scene works better in CGI.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    How does one “draw contact” from another’s fist? Did the protestor stand in front of the cop and go, “Come on, hit me!”? If so, that would itself be a news story. Given that Tony Baloney’s stunt in the first few days of OWS turned out to galvanize worldwide sympathy and support for the protesters, I don’t see how breaking out the truncheons is a win for the cops here. And given that the protesters got their side of the story out on YouTube and not the MSM, I don’t see how this story can be controlled from above. I think that the protesters will have public sympathy on their side here, especially in the face of such blatantly slanted MSM reporting.

    @Dee Loralei:


    I just love this coinage.

  11. 11
    The prophet Nostradumbass says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    I just love this coinage.

    Rachel Maddow uses it for an occasional segment, “Debunktion Junction”.

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    Death Panel Truck says:

    Brings to mind photo captions the AP wrote during Hurricane Katrina: a photograph of white people wading through flood waters carrying food they “found,” and a photograph of black people wading through flood waters carrying food they “looted” from a local store.

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    PanurgeATL says:


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    RalfW says:

    Colbert had an even more vicious pic of this cop. Keep the images coming. The police state is here.

    And the libertarians won’t care. Useless wankers.

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    MikeJ says:

    I’m just happy AP has football fans writing captions. I’ve seen Drogba draw contact, but never a protester.

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    dollared says:

    @RalfW: Yup. Radley Balko, not a peep.

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    slag says:

    Gotta hand it to that OWS kid, though. If that’d been me, I don’t think I could have resisted getting a few shots in there. And then, I’d end up like Good Will Hunting only without the math skills.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    And the libertarians won’t care. Useless wankers.

    The “libertarians” have no problem with police state tactics being used on the peasants. After all, the slaves need to be kept in line.

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    MikeJ says:

    @slag: If you are attacked by a cop, the only safe option is conglobation.

  20. 20
    slag says:


    @slag: If you are attacked by a cop, the only safe option is conglobation.

    And this is why I’d never survive. I don’t even know what that means.

  21. 21
    srv says:

    This hurts me more than it hurts you, hippie!

  22. 22
    JGabriel says:

    John Cole:

    Amadou Diallo wasn’t shot! He just drew contact with a lot of police bullets!

    Abner Louima wasn’t sodomized, he just drew contact with a plunger!


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    Jc says:

    It is AMAZING, if insane, at how militarized our police are getting in this country.

    And as I said in a prior thread, until the pain of the masses is too great to bear, we continue this slide into ever greater heights of inequality, and an ever more militarized plutocracy.

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    Jc says:

    In even better news, the brave Sir Robin,s of the democrats continue to negotiate with toughness with the rethuglicans.

    Wait, did I say toughness? I only mean in the cowardly lion “put em up, put em up”, manner.

  25. 25
    Comrade Mary says:

    @slag: “To form into a globe or ball.”

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    This caption comes from some shit fake journalist who longs to be “embedded” with a bunch of burly, sweaty soldiers in a war that’s not his, so he adopts as much cop lingo as he can during his day job to maintain an erection with his wife at night

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    Rihilism says:

    Dear Jeebus! I hope that idiot hurt his hand using a closed fist for “crowd control”.

    Gotta love that euphemism, though.

    “My penis drew contact this morning. Photos of this explosive event have been forwarded to AP”…

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    Rihilism says:

    Damnable moderation…

  29. 29

    this is a real damn old story, just got your attention did it?

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    R. Porrofatto says:

    At least he didn’t draw any nudging. A truncheon nudging your spleen and rib cage is known to cause some discomfort.

  31. 31

    The “Tree of Liberty” being watered by the blood of patriots and tyrants?

    Clearly, hippies are tyrants! They deserve it!

  32. 32
    gnomedad says:

    Fucking magnetic protestor heads, how do they work?

  33. 33
    Judas Escargot says:

    “You want a job, don’t you!?”

  34. 34
    LTL-FTC says:

    Has everyone already seen the news about the JP Morgan Chase donation to the NYPD too? The timing is…interesting.

  35. 35
    Mo MacArbie says:

    Theme song provided by Bad Livers

  36. 36
    MikeJake says:

    That kid was clearly flopping. That’s why he didn’t get the foul call.

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    Evolving Deep Southerner (tense changed for accuracy) says:

    I’m pretty sure they did the “draws contact” thing for a legal reason.

    Saying, in a caption, “cop punches kid” is libelous on its face. It is, of course, obvious that’s what he’s doing. But if, through some incredibly freakish alternate explanation, the cop could prove that he wasn’t punching this kid in this photo, “stating the obvious” could be costly.

    I think publication of the photo, weak-ass caption be damned, was ballsy. If the publication were truly in unholy alliance with the cops, this would have been a hastily destroyed outtake.

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    joeshabadoo says:

    @Evolving Deep Southerner (tense changed for accuracy): A caption that says “cop punches kid” isn’t libelous on its face because THAT IS WHAT THE PICTURE SHOWS. That is what happened.
    If the cop can miraculously prove that he was beating afire out after the kids face spontaneously combusted he could have a case but I find that doubtful and it isn’t reason enough to not do your job as a news outlet.

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    buford puser says:

    That cop punches like a girl (note position of thumb).

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