Woman Arrested For Closing Her Bank Account

Wonkette has a disturbing account of the NYPD’s alleged arrest of Citibank customers for attempting to close their bank accounts. A snippet:

“I heard that a few dozen people had decided to head over to the local Citibank branch to talk about their student debt and close their accounts. I thought one of my friends might be among them so I walked the few blocks to the bank.

As I arrived I saw Citi Bank security guards locking the doors to the bank. Contrary to the City Bank PR statement, the cops were not yet on the scene when Citi Bank officials chose to lock the doors to the branch–effectively kidnapping those inside.”

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  • Jdzeppy44

    disgusting

  • Jdzeppy44

    disgusting

  • Jdzeppy44

    disgusting

  • JohnFrancisBittrich

    Mussolini would be proud!

  • fivetonsofflax

    Mussolini would be proud!

  • samthor

    Technically they arrested her and the others for “trespassing”. But then again the bank could be cited for the misuse of 911. You’re only supposed to call for an emergency, which this was clearly not.
    Either way it’s a horrible PR move and will hopefully inspire others to move their money from these big banks to local credit unions.

  • Anonymous

    Technically they arrested her and the others for “trespassing”. But then again the bank could be cited for the misuse of 911. You’re only supposed to call for an emergency, which this was clearly not.
    Either way it’s a horrible PR move and will hopefully inspire others to move their money from these big banks to local credit unions.

  • DeepCough

    The modern bank is basically an oversized, financial Roach Motel.

  • DeepCough

    The modern bank is basically an oversized, financial Roach Motel.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Duh, I don’t get it, why did this happen? What are the details of exactly why they got arrested. What did they supposedly do that was disorderly? What order did they dis-order? 

    This story smells funny but I can’t make out the odor…wait, is that ass?

    • http://www.facebook.com/silverseuss Silvia Velarde

      definetely is suspicious did you see that kid in the goth get-up..

      • Nrv

        definitely is suspicious did you see that smug guy in an expensive suit and costly haircut..

      • GoodDoktorBad

        Who knows from which ass it cometh, perhaps they all ate the beans…

    • SF2K01

      They were attempting to overturn the order of the banks making you their slaves and were punished.

  • Anonymous

    Duh, I don’t get it, why did this happen? What are the details of exactly why they got arrested. What did they supposedly do that was disorderly? What order did they dis-order? 

    This story smells funny but I can’t make out the odor…wait, is that ass?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/I6FQQUEG62MLFUEVGWJDC2CCX4 Leroy Bonanza

    There’s gotta be more to it though.  I’d like to see video of everything they did while inside before I form an opinion.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/I6FQQUEG62MLFUEVGWJDC2CCX4 Leroy Bonanza

    There’s gotta be more to it though.  I’d like to see video of everything they did while inside before I form an opinion.

  • Vi0let_femme

    i read the article that was linked above but it doesn’t offer much of an explanation of what set this off… she says when she arrived the security guards were already closing the door.. so she wasn’t there when the whole thing started..   I would be very interested to know why the security guards felt they had to lock the doors

  • Vi0let_femme

    i read the article that was linked above but it doesn’t offer much of an explanation of what set this off… she says when she arrived the security guards were already closing the door.. so she wasn’t there when the whole thing started..   I would be very interested to know why the security guards felt they had to lock the doors

  • gale

    Is there more information? I hope that everyone who posts people getting arrested will have the whole story. If supporters of this movement don’t have all the facts it will only cripple the credit of what everyone is working for and give more power to the machine. Journalism must have all the facts.

  • gale

    Is there more information? I hope that everyone who posts people getting arrested will have the whole story. If supporters of this movement don’t have all the facts it will only cripple the credit of what everyone is working for and give more power to the machine. Journalism must have all the facts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/silverseuss Silvia Velarde

    definetely is suspicious did you see that kid in the goth get-up..

  • Mitch_trec

    this is crap.  they didn’t get arrested for closing there accounts, they got arrested for protesting in a bank lobby.  this site is a mockery of modern journalism.

    • MoralDrift

      Modern journalism is a mockery of life

    • V.

      point is they should not have been arrested at all. i think kicking them  out was the right call not arrested

      • Davearty

        If they (the bank security guards) attempted to physically remove the “protesters” they would be leaving themselves open to lawsuits. Since the “protesters” can’t sue the police for removing them, the bank had them do it instead.

  • Mitch_trec

    this is crap.  they didn’t get arrested for closing there accounts, they got arrested for protesting in a bank lobby.  this site is a mockery of modern journalism.

  • Nrv

    definitely is suspicious did you see that smug guy in an expensive suit and costly haircut..

  • Anonymous

    Who knows from which ass it cometh, perhaps they all ate the beans…

  • V.

    they should have arrested me when i opened mine because I was seriously temporarily insane to have trusted that bank.

  • V.

    they should have arrested me when i opened mine because I was seriously temporarily insane to have trusted that bank.

  • MoralDrift

    fuck the banks

  • Anonymous

    Modern journalism is a mockery of life

  • Anonymous

    fuck the banks

  • Shandooga

    Frakking savages.

  • Shandooga

    Frakking savages.

  • Toggle

    This video looks bogus…..especially the woman toward the end of the video…bad acting job that.

  • Toggle

    This video looks bogus…..especially the woman toward the end of the video…bad acting job that.

  • Anonymous

    They were attempting to overturn the order of the banks making you their bitches and were punished.

  • Young-love892

    OMG! What is america coming to?

  • Young-love892

    OMG! What is america coming to?

  • Joekool123

    How did they figure that the people were there to close accounts?  I didn’t get any reasons at all from the video as to why everyone was there. 

  • Joekool123

    How did they figure that the people were there to close accounts?  I didn’t get any reasons at all from the video as to why everyone was there. 

  • V.

    point is they should not have been arrested at all. i think kicking them  out was the right call not arrested

  • Nunyabiz

    false imprisonment is a crime – this bank needs to be sued.

  • Nunyabiz

    false imprisonment is a crime – this bank needs to be sued.

  • Tigerbadger

    You cannot go into a private business and start disrupting it, especially a friggin bank, and expect not to get asked to leave. Once you refuse to leave, you are trespassing on private property and the cops will usually be. Anyone who owns a business would do the same thing. This is pure propaganda. If they wanted to have a demonstration about how they were irresponsible with student loans and its someone else’s fault, they would’ve been within their rights to do so on the sidewalk outside. As far as closing accounts, many have closed accounts with BoA in the last week with the sole consequence of having a branch manager kiss their butt, trying to keep them as a customer. Please get a brain, folks.

  • Tigerbadger

    You cannot go into a private business and start disrupting it, especially a friggin bank, and expect not to get asked to leave. Once you refuse to leave, you are trespassing on private property and the cops will usually be. Anyone who owns a business would do the same thing. This is pure propaganda. If they wanted to have a demonstration about how they were irresponsible with student loans and its someone else’s fault, they would’ve been within their rights to do so on the sidewalk outside. As far as closing accounts, many have closed accounts with BoA in the last week with the sole consequence of having a branch manager kiss their butt, trying to keep them as a customer. Please get a brain, folks.

  • http://www.amazon.com/NOTHING-MEN-ebook/dp/B005NTW7IQ Doug Brunell

    Police and (Citibank) thieves …

  • http://www.amazon.com/NOTHING-MEN-ebook/dp/B005NTW7IQ Doug Brunell

    Police and (Citibank) thieves …

  • Davearty

    If they (the bank security guards) attempted to physically remove the “protesters” they would be leaving themselves open to lawsuits. Since the “protesters” can’t sue the police for removing them, the bank had them do it instead.

  • Yonphreaqy

    Fascist state fascist state fascist state. Fly your flags upside down america. SOS SOS SOS. class war has been  waged by the ruling elite class. America is a slaveship. soon, once china’s consumer market grows large enough, they will move all the factories over here. Bankers and corporatists are the enemy of all life on earth. Get your money onto a local credit union, and lets get money out of politics! Lets do this, for our survival. Fuck the rich and their greed. they control the police and the military for now, but there are still more of us, and soon many  cops and soldiers will realize that THEY ARE WORKING FOR FASCISTS!!!

  • Yonphreaqy

    Fascist state fascist state fascist state. Fly your flags upside down america. SOS SOS SOS. class war has been  waged by the ruling elite class. America is a slaveship. soon, once china’s consumer market grows large enough, they will move all the factories over here. Bankers and corporatists are the enemy of all life on earth. Get your money onto a local credit union, and lets get money out of politics! Lets do this, for our survival. Fuck the rich and their greed. they control the police and the military for now, but there are still more of us, and soon many  cops and soldiers will realize that THEY ARE WORKING FOR FASCISTS!!!

  • Yonphreaqy

    Fascist state fascist state fascist state. Fly your flags upside down america. SOS SOS SOS. class war has been  waged by the ruling elite class. America is a slaveship. soon, once china’s consumer market grows large enough, they will move all the factories over here. Bankers and corporatists are the enemy of all life on earth. Get your money onto a local credit union, and lets get money out of politics! Lets do this, for our survival. Fuck the rich and their greed. they control the police and the military for now, but there are still more of us, and soon many  cops and soldiers will realize that THEY ARE WORKING FOR FASCISTS!!!

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