Hacker Group ‘Anonymous’ Releases Officer’s Name In Wall Street Protest Pepper-Spray Incident

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A high-ranking police officer allegedly caught on video in a pepper-spray incident during the “Occupy Wall Street” protests has been given 24-hour protection at his home on Staten Island.

Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna is said to be the officer who used pepper spray Saturday on women who were already cordoned off by a mesh barrier.

The hackers collective known as “Anonymous” has put out Bologna’s name and personal details in a vague warning online which states:

“As we watched your officers kettle innocent women, we observed you barberically pepper spray wildly into the group of kettled women. We were shocked and disgusted by your behavior. You know who the innocent women were, now they will have the chance to know who you are. Before you commit atrocities against innocent people, think twice. WE ARE WATCHING!!! Expect Us!”

The NYPD said the pepper spray was used properly against people trying to interfere with police attempting to disperse a crowd and that all the arrests have been justified.

About 100 protesters have been arrested since the group began its demonstrations at Zuccotti Park over a week ago. Filmmaker Michael Moore visited the encampment at the park Monday night.

The NYPD has not yet released a statement on the release of Bologna’s name.

Sound off in our comments section below…

  • PazuzuFTW

    Only 100 people were arrested? I herd it was somewhere around 700.

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  • jerseyjoey

    Oh Well Such as life ( HaHa the thems now know the us) tisk tisk

  • Joseph Didonato

    How disgusting, pepper spraying woman that are cordoned off.
    But after the police got away with pushing the guy off the bike incident they figure they are untouchable and guess what they are.
    BLAME MAYOR BLOOMBERG, he is totally responsible for this climate in NYC.. When people start having sympathy on the protesters and they start rioting like they did in London, he will get the message loud and clear. ;

  • Malcom

    The police say the use of pepper spray was properly used and the arrests were justified, really? as if they wren’t going say anything different. lol

  • bill chlopek

    If you research you find that the whole world economy is only a ponzi scam that keeps power and “money ” in the hands of a few. D0 you believe that money should nessasarily be burdend with debt and at interest why? cannot we have the greenbacks that Lincoln envisioned ? why should we pay interest on money that we borrow from our own government and why should we pay it to the banks?? Its a ponzi scam !!

  • mj

    cops NEVER like it when the shoe is on the other foot . that levels the playing field which cops hate .

  • Johnny Handsome

    Wow! I hope the police commish sees this and removes this coward from duty. How the hell do you do that to women who are just standing there? You yellow rat coward!

    • peaceful

      I want to comment on the story. I was at the demo. on Saturday. There is a slow-mo of the video on an msm news clip on this website: http://anonops.blogspot.com/ (plus a live stream of the demonstrators-the people:)) Anyway, two comments: I don’t argree w/ the anyonmous hacker’s threat (or even releasing the cowardly mysognist’s name). Two violent, ridiculous acts do not make a right. Releasing the tape is good and reporting him to the authoriites that would have been enough. His family does not have to suffer because he is a women hating idiot full of rage and we don’t want people to think that we are not peaceful but rather, vindictive. Peace and I wish that officer and those like him peace in his heart.

  • NYPDrP I G S

    And getting greased for arresting and pepper-spraying such people that also have a right to shelter and food on their table…And these people are normal out-of-towners trying to send a legitimate message. Not the phony, yuppy, overly educated, spoiled rich wannabe type that has taken over neighborhoods such as Williamsburg and Park Slope to name a few.

  • Tony Baloney

    I had to, I was scared

  • JohnD

    Vicious, got maced deservedly

    • Mark Matis

      Keep on suckin’ that pig, bro!

  • Anne Hill

    there was no legal justification for using the pepper spray and the NYPD already justifies the bad behavior of it’s trouble makers!

    • Arrest these junkies

      They deserved everything they got and the city really should put this protest to a end .Illegal drug use at night by these low life people show they have no cause to protest plus they are trespassing at night in that park that is not even owned by the cityI say arrest them all .New york deserves a break from these wackos we suffered enough go protest in DC

      • bill chlopek

        The world belongs to everyone no one owns anything moron!

        • John

          Bill, tell me why is it these trolls are always borderline illiterate?

        • What world u live in Bill

          What world you live in Bill everything in this world is owned by someone .Very few things are free last time I checked we even pay for water food electric and someplaces to go to bathroom.

  • Wall Street Bond Trader

    I started work this morning at 9:30am and by 9:45am I made SIX figures….I pay taxes on every penny I earn. Don’t blame us for the economy’s woes.

    • Joe Schmo

      Bond trader? Inside trader more likely it if you really did make over $100k (let alone in a day). Hope someone at the SEC reads and is able to trace your comment. ..Then again, you probably paid them off. Never ending cycle of greed and corruption.

    • michaelfury
    • homie dont play dat

      can i have some?

    • John

      More likely he made stick figures. Utter BS!

    • Troy Jensen

      Yes, you earned 5 times that of which someone who actually produces something earns annually in a matter of 15 min. The so called “investment class”. Did the transactions you facilitated justify such compensation? Did such compensation have the multiplicative effect claimed by the new “Holy Priests” known as the “investment class”. No! I’m betting the transactions you facilitated had absolutely no net benefit to the economy. The so called “investment class” has metastasized into a parasite that drains the lifeblood of the economy. You are useless, and your work literally makes the world a worse place.

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