The loosely organized hacker collective Anonymous has identified NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna as the man seen pepper-spraying two women unprovoked at the Occupy Wall Street protest over the weekend, but they’re not just leaving it at that. The Internet vigilantes, using photographic evidence of Bologna on the scene and a close-up of his badge, wasted no time in putting together a file on the officer, including a possible phone number, addresses, and the names of his family members, warning ominously, “Before you commit atrocities against innocent people, think twice. WE ARE WATCHING!!! Expect Us!”
Occupy Wall Street spokesman Patrick Bruner told us today that he was made aware of Bologna’s identity last night, but opted not to release it. “We hadn’t yet come to a consensus on how to approach the situation, which we saw as potentially volatile,” Bruner said. “To bring his family and his home into it is something I find personally unacceptable.” But make no mistake: Bologna’s actions were “demonic,” Bruner stressed, and now that the officer’s name is known, Occupy Wall Street is demanding the city take action.
Previously: Police Use Forceful Tactics and Mace at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests [NYM]
Officer Bologna [Occupy Wall Street]
Occupy Wall Street March Turns Violent [Davids Camera Craft]