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the NYPD through it's non profit NYC Police Foundation
Fund. The donation was given by Chase a show of
appreciation for all the department's "hard work." The
donation is to be used for the acquisition of new laptop
computers, patrol cars, surveillance and monitoring equipment.
This is the largest private donation to the NYCPF in it's
history. It may help to cover the cost of processing the
700 protester arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge over the
weekend as a part of the NYPD's effort to clamp down
on the Occupy Wall Street protests.
It seems now corporations can not only buy elected
officials through unlimited campaign contributions by they
can now blatantly buy police protection. With ongoing
protest in lower Manhattan and anti-corporate demonstrations
underway across the nation, this "donation" adds fuel to