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.”

54 Comments on "Woman Arrested For Closing Her Bank Account"

  1. Jdzeppy44 | Oct 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm |

    disgusting

  2. Jdzeppy44 | Oct 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm |

    disgusting

  3. Jdzeppy44 | Oct 18, 2011 at 11:22 am |

    disgusting

  4. fivetonsofflax | Oct 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm |

    Mussolini would be proud!

  5. JohnFrancisBittrich | Oct 18, 2011 at 11:29 am |

    Mussolini would be proud!

  6. Anonymous | Oct 18, 2011 at 3:58 pm |

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. DeepCough | Oct 18, 2011 at 4:04 pm |

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

  9. DeepCough | Oct 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm |

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

  10. Anonymous | Oct 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm |

    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?

  11. GoodDoktorBad | Oct 18, 2011 at 12:18 pm |

    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?

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Vi0let_femme | Oct 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm |

    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

  15. Vi0let_femme | Oct 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm |

    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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

  19. Mitch_trec | Oct 18, 2011 at 6:47 pm |

    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.

  20. Mitch_trec | Oct 18, 2011 at 2:47 pm |

    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 | Oct 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm |

      Modern journalism is a mockery of life

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

      • 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.

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

  22. Anonymous | Oct 18, 2011 at 8:38 pm |

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

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

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

  25. Anonymous | Oct 18, 2011 at 8:59 pm |

    Modern journalism is a mockery of life

  26. Anonymous | Oct 18, 2011 at 8:59 pm |

    fuck the banks

  27. MoralDrift | Oct 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm |

    fuck the banks

  28. Shandooga | Oct 19, 2011 at 12:41 am |

    Frakking savages.

  29. Shandooga | Oct 18, 2011 at 8:41 pm |

    Frakking savages.

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

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

  32. Anonymous | Oct 19, 2011 at 6:48 am |

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

  33. Young-love892 | Oct 19, 2011 at 8:52 am |

    OMG! What is america coming to?

  34. Young-love892 | Oct 19, 2011 at 4:52 am |

    OMG! What is america coming to?

  35. Joekool123 | Oct 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm |

    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. 

  36. Joekool123 | Oct 19, 2011 at 9:12 am |

    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. 

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

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

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

  40. Tigerbadger | Oct 20, 2011 at 12:18 am |

    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.

  41. Tigerbadger | Oct 19, 2011 at 8:18 pm |

    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.

  42. Police and (Citibank) thieves …

  43. Police and (Citibank) thieves …

  44. 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.

  45. Yonphreaqy | Nov 19, 2011 at 11:09 pm |

    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!!!

  46. Yonphreaqy | Nov 19, 2011 at 11:09 pm |

    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!!!

  47. Yonphreaqy | Nov 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm |

    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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