Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Protestors love Piaggio!

The police has been accused of shocking brutality after videos emerged showing officers in New York punching Occupy Wall Street protesters and mowing them down on motorbikes. If you looked closely you can see the Piaggio logo right on there.


Never in my life have I ever seen such a crazy picture of a cop on a scooter. Even in Rome where people love to burn things when they go out on strike do you see pictures of cops running people over. You can clearly see the guy making a show for the reporters, but at the same time you have to ask yourself this is a scooter not a Harley so its not like he's going to end up with a broken leg or anything, maybe a little tire burn. I never thought protests in our country would get this bad. It's pretty sad the whole situation and the position the banks and Wall Street and general have caused, this uncontrolled capitalism that has hurt the whole world in general. You can see the anger in many of the people some with legitimate tales and stories, but this scene involving scooters to anyone in the scooter business is just downright ridiculous.

Regardless of your personal opinion on this movement be it socialist protesters or just an angry mob that keeps growing over the state of the American economy where the public is infuriated at the cronyism between the elite, banks or something to do with the federal government we learned a valuable lesson this week. Scooters can be just as intimidating as horses.

Horses are great for crowd control, but for the first time in the history of America we are seeing scooters in police action. No longer will they be seen as a toy. These are serious Piaggio bikes now, put them right up there with the Honda's and Harley's used to give people citations and speeding tickets. 

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