Last week, Seattle police reacted harshly to protesters performing a solidarity action with demonstrators in Zuccotti Park. They moved in and heavily used tear gas and other crowd control weapons. They even pepper sprayed an 84-year-old woman who had come out to the protest.
Seattle’s the Stranger has a tragic story about a pregnant woman, Jennifer Fox, who was a victim of the crackdown that night. Fox, loudly identifying herself as pregnant, was tear gassed by Seattle police, and one officer even hit her in the stomach. Here is video of Fox right after the assault:
On Sunday, Fox had a miscarriage at Harborview Medical Center. While there is not yet any direct evidence that this was a result of her treatment by police, their harsh behavior is no doubt a likely culprit. “I was worried about it, but I didn’t know it would be this bad. I didn’t know that a cop would murder a baby that’s not born yet… I am trying to get lawyers,” she told the Stranger.