A new video was just released of police brutalizing one of the City University of New York (CUNY) students protesting a fundraiser featuring former CIA Director and CUNY Macaulay Honors College adjunct professor David Petraeus.
That video – taken from a new angle than the ones previously released and first featured here on The Dissenter – shows about a dozen police officers swarming a student, slamming him against the hood of a car and holding him there.
Once pinned down, the video shows a white-shirted officer punch him in the head a couple times and another officer punch him in the head from another angle. He also had his head held in place from the back of neck with a nightstick when pinned down on the ground after being pulled from the car. [*Note: This takes place 5:50 into the embedded video segment.]
The brutal blows were met with screams and shouts from students, no defense to policemen on a mission.
Six students eventually were arrested, now known as the “CUNY 6.” They face charges of disorderly conduct, riot, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration and will have a date in court on October 16.
CUNY’s faculty and staff union — with 25,000 members — passed a resolution condemning the arrests and the violent nature of them. Dozens of other individual professors, PhD students from CUNY and nationwide have written a letter calling for Petraeus dismissal, as well.
The Dissenter has learned via press release the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY has another day of protest planned for Petraeus’ class tomorrow at 2:30 PM EST.
Stay tuned for continuing coverage of events pertaining to Petraeus at the Honors College here on The Dissenter.