The Police will do something stupid
You know they will
Make sure to get photos and video
Before you go to jail
Maybe the media was quiet hoping we would all go away. Maybe they didn’t want Wall Street to run astray. Taking away more of people’s savings in the blink of an eye, with the reports of protesters and possible riots. Any story has legs and a life of its own. Now the occupation has set up in many states and has become home grown. A #hashtag could start a revolution that becomes full blown. There are so many millions who are unemployed. So many who owe so much in student loans.
There are no jobs and the future is bleak. No pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps as they have grown brittle and weak. For many Wall Street has taken our shirts and our boots. Given our money to the kings of the corporate zoo. Who look out through their high rise window view. And see only opportunity. The ability to buy buildings with one mouse click. The ability to swap debt making it all clean and slick.
I am NYPD
Third generation of New York’s finest
I commute over an hour to get downtown
To watch these painted bodies and clowns
As they protest to protest what they don’t know. They don’t think I’m pissed about the economy too. I can’t take a day off because my little girl is sick. I save all my time in case things get bad real quick. I sit here looking at these filthy people. And I wonder why they think the NYPD doesn’t care. We are down here taking our eyes off the real crime. To make sure that these people don’t get run over or cause accidental harm. I know they come in peace but anyone can tell. Peace can often turn into a living hell. Through the many years I have knocked on doors. My gun drawn just hoping no one is home. Only wanting a name so I can go on. Shots are fired and people get dead. This is the stress I live with each day to get fed.
So in defense of the few in blue who lost their minds. Sprayed mace or put some kid in a bind. I just want you to know that this is no easy job. We don’t get paid enough to put our lives on the line. Each day, working in the largest terrorists target. What did you think we would do when you came to our town? After the tenth anniversary of 9/11 we are not fucking around. We lost many friends and family ten years ago that day. If anything you should be proud to stand next to us and say. Thank you.