Retired Philly Police Captain Arrested In NY ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Rally Warned

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A retired Philadelphia police captain arrested in uniform during Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City is getting a warning from police and union officials.

Philadelphia police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has sent a cease and desist letter to retired Capt. Raymond Lewis. Ramsey says Lewis has every right to protest but shouldn’t be doing it in a police uniform.

The commissioner said Thursday it doesn’t matter whether it’s a demonstration for Occupy Wall Street or another cause.

Ramsey says it’s disrespectful and could lead people to assume Lewis is making a statement on behalf of the police department.

Lewis says the local Fraternal Order of Police union has filed a grievance stemming from last month’s incident. A union spokesman did not immediately return a call for comment.

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  • wounded_defecators (project)

    Liberal, Neo-conservative useful idiots and critics of Assembly, and frankly haters of truth and freedom, exist by feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle class.
    Which explains why the nation’s respect and admiration are with Occupy and with the Anonymous, Wikileaks and Ruckus brigades. Thank you heroes for all of your service.
    For they know, proletariat’s bad children and parasites, sic Zionist apparachiks of the Fed, IMF and World Bank, will never admonish the Crony Capitalism feeding their addictions and narcissism. A special interest needful and earnest of all the hearty, steamy excrement patriots can provide. Sh!t and p!ss on, noble flea-baggers, lest the streets flow with blood.

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