[T]he president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association warned demonstrators that he will pursue civil suits against anyone who assaults any union member.A protester responds:
"New York's police officers are working around the clock as the already overburdened economy in New York is being drained by 'occupiers' who intentionally and maliciously instigate needless and violent confrontations with the police," SBA President Ed Mullins said in a statement....
Seventeen demonstrators were arrested and six officers were assaulted during a chaotic march to Union Square on Wednesday night, police said.
"We have been brutalized and mass-arrested by the NYPD. They can threaten us all they want - we've got lawyers, too."That's the classic informed citizen's response: You sue me, and I'll sue you.