The police state has been around longer than you, because the US has been a settler-colonial project since the very beginning. It was designed to keep the internal colonies of the United States contained, dominated, and exploited.
the police brutality against the occupations has been pretty minor compared to the brutal, systemic violence of the colonial occupations of black and latino communities every single day. let’s keep the police brutality against the occupations in perspective with the violence that happens every day across the country but goes ignored.
Here’s some tips for knowing when OWS becomes a victim of police brutality the way internally colonized people are
When OWS protesters are 3-4 times more likely to have their cars searched for drugs (everyone should read Table 9 on page 16 of the PDF)
There’s a tendency for white people to only care about police brutality when it affects other white people. If you care about ending police brutality, there’s organizations that fight the everyday police brutality.