Occupy is a nonviolent
movement, but this has not prevented Bloomberg’s Army from engaging in
targeted arrests of specific organizers as well as random street ‘snatch
and release’ intimidation tactics.
On September 17th not even
the constant drone of helicopters overhead could drown out the screams of
‘I’m a journalist’ from the reporters who were arrested merely for
practicing their and our right to freedom of the press.
And not even a cry of ‘I’m
a City Councilmember’ was enough to staunch the established policy of
brutality within the Mayor of Wall Street’s Police Department.
The message being sent by
Bloomberg’s Army is being heard loud and clear. In Bloomberg’s New York:
anyone who supports Occupy Wall Street in any fashion is being made an
Were you one of these
people extra-legally arrested or assaulted, or have you witnessed someone