Felix Rivera-Pitre, an HIV infected protester, who participated during the Occupy Wall Street march and the melee that followed was reportedly punched in the face by an NYPD officer and is now telling that officer he should get checked out.
As Reported By Gothamist:
We caught up with Rivera-Pitre, and he told us what happened and how he got away.
Rivera-Pitre, who is HIV positive and used to be a dancer, tells us he was walking a little bit in front of the police on William Street, and admits he “shot the cop a look.” But then, according to Rivera-Pitre (and this is in line with what we witnessed), “The cop just lunged at me full throttle and hit me on the left side of my face. It tore my earring out. I remember seeing my earring on the ground next to me and it was full of blood. I was completely dumbstruck. I’m HIV positive and that cop should get tested.”
That is the worst thing we’ve heard of coming out of the occupy Wall Street protest, hopefully the officer follows Rivera-Pitre.