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Ellen Barkin

I Was Shoved by an NYPD Officer

for No Reason!

1/1/2012 9:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Actress Ellen Barkin went on a Twitter rampage early this morning after she claims she was pushed by an NYPD officer just for walking down the street ... and the incident was shot on video.

Barkin -- perhaps best known for her roles in "Sea of Love" and "Switch" -- claimed to have seen people being arrested for no reason, as the cops dealt with Occupy Wall Street protestors in the area. 

Barkin then had a run-in with an officer of her own, which she described by saying, "Just threatened on my street by NYPD,cop shoved me,both hands,onto sidewalk..Is it a crime 2 stand in the street in NY?WTF is going on here?"

Barkin was with her rumored boyfriend, director Sam Levinson, who caught the incident on video.

We reached out to the local police precinct, who said they would review the video. So far, no word back.

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blorenz001    

Who cares...

841 days ago
137.

tgrfan42069    

uhhhhhh yes yes it is a crime to stand in the street any where in america if traffic is flowing.

841 days ago
138.

bring back recent posts    

...OMG..OMG..OMG..OMG.." somebody" got a shove..or a " move it a long nudge"..boo fricken WHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????...GOOD LORD..

841 days ago
139.

JDoors    

Ellen, look up the video "How NOT to get your a** kicked by the police." Basically, when they say get out of the way or shut up, you get out of the way or you shut up. Twitter about how they told you to get out of the way or Twitter about how they told you to shut up, but if you DON'T get out of the way or you DON'T shut up, and the cop has to act or react, guess what? IT'S YOUR FAULT YA MORON! YOUR. FAULT.

841 days ago
140.

Ghost    

wow, really?? how OVERBLOWN can you get? He barely touched her on the arm, guiding her off the street...how pathetic, trying to make something of nothing...

841 days ago
141.

Throwback kid    

She should be arrested for having all that bad plastic surgery on her face! But who really cares about this old hasbeen actress? She is not relevent anymore. Happy New Years

841 days ago
142.

Don Martin    

We have cops beating the living **** out of people and manhandling foks where I live and this bimbo thinks he was roughed up? Well excuse me princess, but you obviously never had your pompous ass kicked by a cop.

841 days ago
143.

Duke Steele    

Are you kidding me??? What justification did this cop have to beat her with a billy club and then threaten to blow her head off? The audacity!!!

841 days ago
144.

JulesinSD    

Go cry in your $60... Million dollar divorce settlement you gold digging cow. You would think rich liberals like this shrew wouldn't hate on Conservatives and Christians like this dog does. Money can't buy happiness or a soul can in Ellen BARKING.

841 days ago
145.

John    

R u kidding me? Another example of Hollywood thinking they are above the law....she was certainly not "shoved"... Nice exaggeration from a Hollywood has been! Typical.

841 days ago
146.

jason     

I watched the video, the police were within their rights to do what they did. She should research the police use of force manual, because in that situation they could have legally used a lot more force. When you disobey a direct order from a police officer what do you think is going to happen. That cop is a better man than me, I would have told her to take her belligerent mouth, and use it for what she does best..., by sticking the ***** of billionaires in her mouth, until she has sucked every ******* hard earned penny out of them. I can't believe someone could have such a distorted view of what happened in this video, she must be mentally retarded from all that high end whoring.

841 days ago
147.

Alex Devlin    

She wasn't pushed by the officer in the way she's making out. He put her back onto the sidewalk because standing on the road is considered unsafe. All officers are trained to make sure that people are safe and standing in a safe place even if they are resisting arrest. They were body blocking her to get her off the road and when she stopped short of getting onto the sidewalk they did push her a little to get her onto it. As you can see, as soon as she was on the sidewalk the officer let her go and stood there so she couldn't walk back into the road when talking to him. Nothing the officer did was wrong. She's just trying to blow it up to get publicity.

841 days ago
148.

thomas    

The cops will simply ignore the video. Cops in New York are like the Gestapo - arrest, shove, and shoot anyone they feel like it. I'm more afraid of the cops in New York than any terrorist group. Giving the video to the cops also lets them bury any evidence you have, so lots of luck with this.

841 days ago
149.

TheVolleyballGod    

Poor old washed up angry Democratic bag looks and life passed her by she is so irrelevant

841 days ago
150.

SUNIA3    

If you look real close you will see the big L on her forehead.

841 days ago
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