Two NYPD officers injured in scuffles with Occupy Wall Street rioters

Things are getting even more completely out of hand in Lower Manhattan than they already were. Today two NYPD officers were injured – one slashed, the other sustaining an eye injury – in scuffles with these increasingly unhinged Occupy Wall Street loons. I wonder what Barack Obama thinks about this. If I were him, I wouldn’t just sit around waiting around for the press to ask for comment – I’d be tripping over myself to get on the record condemning this lawless, despicable behavior and doing whatever I could to try and stop it.

But Obama’s not exactly doing that, is he?

DEVELOPING: A New York City police officer was slashed during Thursday’s “Occupy Wall Street” action– and a second cop was taken to a local hospital with an eye injury– after clashes between protesters and activists across lower Manhattan, sources told

Both officers are said to be in stable condition, although the incident marked an escalation of tension in the uneasy give-and-take between NYPD officers charged with maintaining order, and protesters determined to be heard.

The officer sustained the injury after a long day of marches and demonstrations by protesters across Manhattan’s Financial District. Here’s what happened, according to law enforcement sources.

Prompted by unknown reasons, a single officer, on-duty at the time, waded into a mass of protesters in Zuccotti Park. Once there, the officer called for back-up. Two additional officers responded to the call for help and joined the original one.

Something was thrown at eye of the original officer, perhaps an irritant, said law enforcement sources at the scene. Then, moments later, something “sharp” was thrown at one of other officers providing back-up, causing a deep gash on this thumb, the source said.

The officer hit in the eye was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where his injured eye was “flushed out,” said a law enforcement source. The second cop was taken to an as-yet unidentified local hospital, where he was due to receive numerous stitches to close the gash on his hand, law enforcement sources told

Here is some related footage of today’s NYC protests, showing the Occupiers blocking people from going to work today on Wall Street (via Fox Nation):

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