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THE POLICE STATE HAS ARRIVED: An Assault on the Free Press

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2011,

"Public Safety" has become the mantra of those who seek to squash dissent and defend the powerful.

The New York Times confirmed what was already reported via twitter by those on the scene at the time. As New York City police cleared the Occupy Wall Street campsite in Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning, many journalists were blocked from observing and interviewing protesters. Some called it a media blackout and said in interviews that they believed that the police efforts were a deliberate att...
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NOVEMBER 17TH: International Day of Action

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2011,
Thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters streamed back into Zuccotti Park late Tuesday, November 15th, less than 24 hours after police forcibly removed them from their camp. Among the more than 200 people arrested earlier that morning was Ydanis Rodriguez, a New York City Council member. He was there advocating for his constituents, as were other council members at the time of the raid.  City Council Member Jumaane Williams tweeted that his fellow city council member, Rodriguez, was hit by ...
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POLICE CAPTAIN RAYMOND LEWIS JOINS PROTESTERS at Zuccotti Park

Posted by on Wednesday, November 16, 2011,
Captain Raymond Lewis, a retired Police Captain from Philadelphia, took his chances to come out in full uniform in a show of support for the Occupy Movement at the re-occupied Zuccotti Park.  This is just a tiny snippet of the on-site interview which I watched live on Ustream on the night of November 15th.  The entire time he was there, it was obvious that the NYPD were trying to figure out what to do about him.  In fact, at one point, a plainsclothes detective came up and challenged ...
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