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  • After encampment ends, NYC Occupiers become nomads

    01/12/2012 11:41:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/12/12 | MEGHAN BARR
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It was only a few nights after the Occupy protesters began sleeping in his church sanctuary when the Rev. Bob Brashear realized that his laptop was missing. The refugees from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park had found their way to his cavernous Presbyterian church on a cold winter evening, hoping to stay for a few nights, maybe longer. It was the latest stopover for the nomadic group, which has been living in a rotating series of churches since the city shut down its camp in November. "There was a sense of shock and sadness that it had happened,"...
  • Anarchy in the U.S.A. - The roots of American disorder.

    11/27/2011 4:38:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The November 28, 2011 Issue | Matthew Continetti, opinion editor
    Ever since September, when activists heeded Adbusters editor Kalle Lasn’s call to Occupy Wall Street, it’s become a rite of passage for reporters, bloggers, and video trackers to go to the occupiers’ tent cities and comment on what they see. Last week, the day after New York mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the NYPD to dismantle the tent city in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, the New York Times carried no fewer than half a dozen articles on the subject. Never in living memory has such a small political movement received such disproportionate attention from the press. Never in living memory...
  • Awww: OWS Declares Clearing of Zuccotti Park a 'Genocide'

    11/18/2011 9:51:55 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 34 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/18/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Well, as if those on Occupy Wall Street didn't have enough hyperbole. Now, the group that has applauded an assassination attempt on the President and called for cannibalism are resorting to their same-old same-old. They're declaring the New York City Police Department's clearing of Zuccotti Park various things, including the most insensitive terms they could possibly think of. In short: cleaning the park = the Holocaust. Don't believe me? Well, let's take a look at Twitter:
  • Would Jesus be in Zuccatti Park?

    11/18/2011 6:59:10 AM PST · by JNRoberts · 24 replies
    Adventist Review ^ | 11/17/2011 | Shawn Boonstra
    But be very slow to sign Jesus up for your political causes; His kingdom of not of this world. Remember that no amount of political action is going to solve the real problem with the human race, and never forget that as pressing as our immediate needs can seem, Jesus is still more concerned about lost sinners than He is about lost money.
  • New York police demolish anti-Wall Street camp

    11/15/2011 12:17:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/15/11 | Sebastian Smith and Mariano Andrade - AFP
    Protesters in New York faced off with police Tuesday after being kicked out of their tent camp in lower Manhattan in a huge operation that threw the two-month old Occupy Wall Street movement into crisis. All morning, several hundred protesters played cat and mouse with the authorities as they searched for a way to reestablish themselves in the wake of the nighttime raid. About two dozen people were arrested when one group of activists tried to occupy a small park apparently owned by a church. The crowd marched through the Financial District and eventually turned back to Zuccotti Park, their...
  • Court order allows Occupy Wall St. protesters back

    11/15/2011 6:18:17 AM PST · by justlurking · 195 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 2011-11-15 | COLLEEN LONG and VERENA DOBNIK
    The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park. The guild says the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on Occupy Wall Street protesters. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city knew about the court order but has not seen it. He says the city plans to go court immediately.
  • Occupy Wall Street: New York police clear Zuccotti Park

    11/15/2011 7:09:48 AM PST · by LesDowrey · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 November 2011
    There were chaotic scenes as protesters resisted police New York police have dismantled the Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park and arrested more than 70 people following a raid in the early hours. It was the latest camp to be cleared by police in US cities in recent days. In a Tuesday morning news conference, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the eviction, saying there had been a conflict between protecting public health and safety and the protesters' First Amendment rights. For the city of New York, this has been a balancing act all along between the constitutional right...
  • Ready for OWS to end, NYC residents protest the protesters (Sick and Tired. Enough!!)

    11/14/2011 11:33:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2011 | Tina Korbe
    While I can't imagine why, some New York City residents are just sick and tired of the Wall Street Occupiers -- and would prefer they pack up their Zuccotti Park tent city and head on home, wherever home might be. NBC New York reports: Downtown residents and business owners are organizing a protest of the protest after two months of Lower Manhattan being occupied by the Wall Street demonstration.Angry over all-day drumming, people urinating and defecating on the streets and verbal attacks from protesters, organizers say they will rally at City Hall Monday to send officials a message. …Businesses have...
  • Jay-Zs Street $marts

    11/13/2011 4:36:44 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 12, 2011 | DAVID SEIFMAN, DANNY GOLD and DOUG AUER
    The 99 percent have got money problems -- but Jay-Zs got none. The millionaire rap mogul is set to make a mint by hawking T-shirts based on the Occupy Wall Street anti-capitalist movement. The shirts bear the words Occupy Wall Street, with red graffiti spray altering the slogan to read Occupy All Streets. They went on sale yesterday for $22 on Jay-Zs Rocawear Web site. The music star -- comfortably among the richest 1 percent of Americans that is the focus of the protesters rage -- has not committed to giving any of his T-shirt proceeds to the drum-beating beatniks...
  • Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"

    11/11/2011 9:56:23 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 11/11/11 | Staff
    With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung." That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times. With little sleep in cold conditions, cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands, Zuccotti Park may now just be the best place to catch respiratory viruses, norovirus (also known...
  • NYPD sends elite detectives to Wall St. protests

    11/11/2011 7:30:42 AM PST · by libstripper · 23 replies
    N. Y. Post ^ | Nov. 10, 2011 | PHILIP MESSING and BOB FREDERICKS
    Send in the cavalry! The NYPD has moved three elite Manhattan homicide detectives and a deputy chief to the raucous Occupy Wall Street protest in response to a rash of sex attacks, thefts and vandalism -- including graffiti scrawled on the nearby 9/11 Memorial, The Post has learned. The veteran detectives, normally assigned to Manhattan South, are now working cases at Zuccotti Park on an as-needed basis, law-enforcement sources said.
  • A Petri Dish of Activism, and Germs

    11/11/2011 7:16:09 AM PST · by libstripper · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 10,. 2011` | Mat Flegenheimer
    The chorus began quietly at a recent strategy session inside Zuccotti Park, with a single cough from a security team member, a muffled hack between puffs on his cigarette. Then a colleague followed. Then another.
  • Man Arrested for Breaking EMT's Leg at Occupy Wall Street

    11/10/2011 12:19:45 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Nov.10, 2011 | Melissa Russo and Shimon Prokupecz
    A man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a paramedic and breaking his leg at the Occupy Wall Street site Wednesday night. Police say paramedics were called to Zuccotti Park for a man who was acting irrationally. When they arrived, the man in question appeared to be in emotional distress and police decided he needed to be taken to the hospital. But he refused to be placed in the ambulance and pushed one of the EMTs into a ladder, fracturing the EMT's leg. The man is being charged with assault. Earlier in the day, Mayor Bloomberg defended the protesters as...
  • Post reporter spends an intents night amid anarchy in Zuccotti Park(New York)

    11/07/2011 6:39:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-6-11 | CANDICE M. GIOVE
    This spirit of generosity and the naivete of the original OWS protesters is devolving into a state of distrust and paranoia, however. They speak of theft, about government infiltrators and tales of Rikers Island castoffs being dropped off to roam and ravage the site. From underneath my blanket, I hear allegations of financial corruption and intimidation over sexual orientation. Im in a tent that keeps getting flooded, ransacked and robbed, fumes a transgender group leader -- a female who identifies as a male. He said that the transgender group would create its own police force for transgender protesters and females,...
  • Mayor Bloomberg blasts Occupy Wall Street protesters for not reporting crimes to cops

    11/03/2011 11:08:31 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, November 3 2011 | Jonathan Lemire & Erin Einhorn
    Mayor Bloomberg said by Occupy Wall Street protesters not reporting crimes in Zuccotti Park, they were allowing the criminal to strike again. Mayor Bloomberg ripped into Occupy Wall Street protesters on Thursday for not reporting crimes at Zuccotti Park - calling their inaction "despicable." Bloomberg said the demonstrators have a practice of surrounding a troublemaker and then evicting them from the park instead of calling the NYPD. "If this is in fact happening - and it's very hard to get good information - it is despicable," the infuriated mayor said. "I think it is outrageous and it really allows the...
  • Bloomberg strikes tougher tone on Occupy Wall Street (may "take action" against protesters)

    11/02/2011 10:57:39 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, November 2 2011 | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bloomberg struck a tougher tone with the Occupy Wall Street protestors Wednesday - and said the city might be forced to "take actions" at Zuccotti Park. Bloomberg said the city must listen to the residents and business owners near the protest site who are starting to loudly complain about the demonstrators. "This isn't an occupation of Wall Street," Bloomberg told reporters. "It's an occupation of a growing, vibrant residential neighborhood in Lower Manhattan and it's really hurting small businesses and families." Bloomberg's harsh assessment came a day after he received a letter from Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver, Rep. Jerrold...
  • Fire Officials Conduct Safety Inspection Of Zuccotti Park, Remove Generators And Gasoline Cans

    10/28/2011 8:30:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/28/11
    Fire Officials Conduct Safety Inspection Of Zuccotti Park, Remove Generators And Gasoline CansOctober 28, 2011 10:20 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Protesters who woke up to the chill Friday morning were greeted by fire officials conducting a safety inspection of Zuccotti Park. The FDNY were looking for safety violations. At issue: Propane tanks and gas generators being used to keep the protesters warm. The inspection, involving dozens of firefighters, was overseen by Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano. Protesters turned over six generators and a dozen of gasoline cans, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. He reiterated that the protesters can stay as long...
  • Rikers cons flood Zuccotti for free eats (OWC NY)

    10/26/2011 12:24:12 PM PDT · by libstripper · 101 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 26, 2011 | REBECCA ROSENBERG, JAMIE SCHRAM and BOB FREDERICKS
    Newly sprung ex-cons and vagrants rousted from other parks are crashing the Occupy Wall Street protest, where gourmet meals are free and boozy, drugfueled parties are on tap, the movements leaders griped yesterday. Theyre telling people who leave prison to go to Zuccotti Park, lamented Daniel Zetah, a leader of the OWS community-relations group. Volunteer Lauren Digioia, 26, said, We have drug dealing going on here, gang activity, public intoxication. There are a lot of instigators. There are a lot of vultures. Everyone knows we give out free food and sleeping bags, and its a perfect opportunity for squatters.
  • Health expert condemns park rats (Zuccotti Park)

    10/22/2011 5:44:20 AM PDT · by libstripper · 45 replies
    New YOrk Post ^ | Oct. 22, 2011 | ANTONIO ANTENUCCI and CARL CAMPANILE
    Close this pigpen! Filth-ridden Zuccotti Park is a breeding ground for bacterial infection loaded with potential health-code violations that pose a major risk to the public, an expert who inspected the area warned. Its like Walmart for rats, Wayne Yon, an expert on city health regulations, said yesterday. Theres a lack of sanitation, a lack of controls for hot and cold water, Yon said. He saw at least 15 violations of the citys health code -- the type that would easily shut down a food establishment.
  • Zuccotti neighbors: Stop dumping on us

    10/21/2011 7:03:04 AM PDT · by libstripper · 35 replies
    Neew York Post ^ | Oct. 21, 2011 | JOSH SAUL
    Livid lower Manhattan residents went off on Zuccotti Park protesters at a heated Community Board 1 meeting last night and blasted politicians for not controlling the chaos. Theyre defecating on our doorsteps, fumed board member Catherine Hughes, a stay-at-home mom who lives one block from the protest. The cowbells start at 4 a.m. and the drumming goes past 10 a.m. A lot of people are very frustrated. A lot of people are concerned about the safety of our kids.