Combative Body Language Will Lead to Arrest

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After viewing dozens of OWS protest videos, I've managed to uncover a 'triggering' mechanism that seems to set the NYPD personnel into an arrest frenzy.

There are two protest behaviors that get drastically different responses from the NYPD:

Protest Behavior Usually Leading to Arrest:

Non Threatening Body Language - No arrest is made.

Law enforcement is trained to interpret non compliant as combative. Combative behavior is usually, from the perspective of the NYPD, interpreted as threatening. Yes, I know this sounds too simple minded, but the NYPD have a narrow window between combative and compliant.

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