Bil Browning

They Ate the (Pizza) Pie!

Filed By Bil Browning | December 03, 2011 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Media
Tags: Al Sharpton, blueberry pie, Charles King, Housing Works, MSNBC, Occupy Wall Street, pizza pie, World AIDS Day

After hearing about eight AIDS activists jailed in an Occupy Wall Street protest complained that the NYPD ate the pizzas other activists sent them, I'm reminded of Al Sharpton's MSNBC commercial. They ate the pie! The pizza pie!

Eight protesters arrested for demonstrating yesterday while dressed as Robin Hood are claiming that the pizzas and drinks sent to them in jail by their legal support team were scarfed down by unapologetic members of New York's Finest. "We could see the empty pizza boxes in the trash, and the empty plastic bottles," said one of the arrested, Housing Works CEO Charles King, who was part of the action demanding taxes to fund AIDS research in honor of World AIDS Day...

Thorpe said the group was denied food and drink entirely for the twenty-plus hours they were detained, and that the cops drank the soda sent along, too, before telling the protesters that the vending machine was all out...

"We confronted the officers at the precinct about stealing the pizzas and they just smiled and laughed at us and didn't deny it," said King..

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne replied, "Any way you slice it, it was an honest mistake." Browne says officers thought the pies were sent to them. They have pizza all over their faces!

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