Jon Stewart, MSNBC and an Online Petition Take Aim At Pepper Spraying Cop Anthony Bologna

Anthony Bologna

Update: Pepper Spray happy NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna Is punished…not really

NYPD Police Officer Anthony Bologna most recently known for pepper spraying corralled female protestors during the ongoing Occupy Wall Street demonstration isn’t new to the type of behavior he displayed on September 24th. Apparently this is par for the course for Tony Baloney.

At the 2004 Republican Convention, Bologna was again cited for unnecessary force, and stands accused of false arrest and civil rights violations in a claim filed in 2007.

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart parodies Officer Bologna and makes a point to say that wasn’t appropriate behavior. Pretty much everyone agrees except the NYPD who last week said Bologna used the pepper spray appropriately. If by appropriate they were referring to his method of use; hold in hand, aim and press index finger firmly down on the button.

Unfortunately police brutality in the real world isn’t as funny. What’s even more unfunny than that? Police getting away with it. Which is what happens in most cases. There is a petition on that aims to change that in this case. With a goal of half a million signatures the petition calls on Mayor Bloomberg to jail Anthony Bologna and remove Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. The petition is off to a slow start however with less than 6,000 signatures. If that can be used as an indicator, Bologna may not be held accountable for his multiple acts of inappropriate behavior and brutality.What makes this even worse is that Bologna isn’t a grunt beat cop, he’s a Commanding Officer. He’s Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna.

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’donnell on “The Last Word” spoke to the point that cops get away with this type of action often. They know how far their superiors will allow them to go and what they can get away with.

Just as O’donnell says, the NYPD has launched an investigation into the incident which usually means absolutely nothing will come of it. The only way to avoid that scenario is to put the NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg under public pressure. Otherwise, we will see another case of police brutality being swept under the rug. Don’t let their phones stop ringing.

Please call:
Mayor Bloomberg: +1 (212) 639-9675 or +1 (212) 788-2958
Deputy Commissioner of Public Information: +1 (646) 610-6700
NYPD Switchboard: +1 (646) 610-5000
First precinct: +1 (212) 334-0611


Yea, so not funny at all. Sign the petition.

Petition: Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Remove Raymond Kelly, Jail Anthony Bologna

If the petition page doesn’t load, refresh a couple times. Their site has been bugging out lately.


Jaylon Carter

Jaylon Carter is a blogger, social media marketing consultant, former Congressional Campaign Media & Communications Director, and a Hip Hop artist who performs under the stage name Timid (@timidmc). He also runs, a subscription newsletter informing parents of current happenings on the Internet.

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3 Responses


    the cop should be charged period .a resignation and an appology would be a nice start .

  1. September 30, 2011

    […] Update: Correction he’s not a Captain he’s Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna and there is a petition for his arrest being circulated. […]

  2. October 20, 2011

    […] Word” host Lawrence O’donnell may have a future as a psychic. Weeks ago in a commentary about Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna’s pepper spray assault of corralled and surrounded unarmed yo… during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration, O’donnel said that basically he would most likely […]

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