I do wish these people would comprehend that they cannot “Occupy” private property. Imagine if they decided to occupy your home and that should put it into perspective. If they would just go occupy public domain, they would look a whole lot better and WHOSE PARK? OUR PARK! would make a whole lot more sense. As it stands, WHOSE PARK?’s answer is “PRIVATE PARK”. Your first amendment rights end when you bust into my home or take over my yard. It’s kind of like that. You will be evicted, of course. I just do not understand why they return to Zuccotti instead of public land. I know there is the argument that the park is open to the public, but that is at the OWNER’s discretion. If the owner feels the property is placed “At Risk,” I can see where he/they would have the right to expect it to be evacuated. After the last Occupy at Zuccotti, “At Risk” does come to mind. Just saying.
Anyways, here’s a live stream to what’s going on right now.
Here is the video of the woman who had a seizure/or didn’t have a seizure/or had broken ribs when the police took her down. 0:22, Left side of screen, lower to middle. They may or may not have been escorting her as someone being detained/arrested–or she may have been running by. Hard to tell. It does appear she jumped up and hauled off with her right arm and smacked one of them and was trying to get away. Can’t see the rest after they took her down. Use Full Screen Mode, it’s easier to see. Word is she does not have broken ribs, status of seizure is unknown, but police are not letting anyone near her in emergency room, so it’s highly possible she is under arrest. But overall, this appears to be an incriminating video angle that depicts a person striking out at a police officer first– and then being taken down for it.
NY Observer says this is not Cecily McMillan’s first time at the rodeo, with another incident in November 2011. They also claim she is an organizer for the Northeast region of youths involved in the Democratic Socialists of America.
But she’s not afraid to put her body on the line. She was arrested after she charged Wall Street three times, a “direct action” that even some veteran anarchists – militant and masked – considered wildly courageous, if foolish. A cop thought so, too, blasted her with pepper spray, knocked her down, stepped on her head and snarled at her, “Shut up. You get what you deserve, cunt bitch.”
Nice cop. What a fuckwad. Ah the cops. Always the gentlemen too, aren’t they now?
You can read the coverage here.
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