First thing, note the very first sound you hear on the video is the officer's horn as he tries to make his way through the crowd. Here's an experiment for you liberals: Stand in the street and ignore any horns you hear, no matter how close you think they might be. (I direct this experiment at liberals, because most conservatives already know the answer to this one!)
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Second, it appears in one frame that the man vying for the Occupy Academy Award has his feet in front of the scooter's front wheel. The officer's foot is on the ground. The man is on the ground screaming. The video is obscured by the crowd and then we see the man on the ground, screaming with his foot in front of the rear tire, and we have an eyewitness who said, "I saw him sticking his legs under the bike to make it appear he was run over".
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Note too, when the bike stops, it rocks the tiniest bit forward, as the shocks absorb what's left of the scooter's slow speed forward motion. It seems to me, that if the scooter had run over anything as large as the supposed victim's foot or leg, there would have been some residual up and down motion on the shocks as one sees when driving over a speed bump or pothole.
And third, this guy was a lawyer. I wonder if his specialty is "slip and fall"?
I've seen better acting in the NBA when a player is trying to draw a foul.
Update: From another account:
Wrenching screams can be heard before Ari Douglas, a legal observer from the National Lawyers Guild, is seen on the street with his left foot wedged under the front wheel of the scooter near Maiden Lane.
A few frames later, Douglas is seen thrashing on the ground and screaming with his right foot pinned beneath the scooter's back wheel.
Cross posted at Proof Positive