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(Occupy Wall Street)   NYPD decides it's their turn to occupy Wall Street   (occupywallst.org) divider line 679
    More: News, N.Y.P.D., Occupy Wall Street, Unconfirmed Reports, Liberty Square, Zuccotti Park, Brooklyn Bridge, metro station, Foley Square  
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2011-11-15 01:55:48 AM  
I knew it was just going to be a matter of time before this shiat happened. You can't just have a bunch of people camping out on one of the biggest business venues in the US and not have any problems. I know it's not right, but it's not like this shiat is going to just go away if they're removed.
 
2011-11-15 02:04:52 AM  
i277.photobucket.com
 
2011-11-15 02:55:39 AM  
Only a matter of time.

images.starcraftmazter.net
 
2011-11-15 03:29:53 AM  
Well this must be completely above-board and legal. That's why the NYPD decided to start the raid by removing all press from the area, naming the park as a no-fly zone so news helicopters couldn't see, and then proceeded to evict everyone with no advance warning at 2 AM on a Tuesday.
 
2011-11-15 03:34:43 AM  
Closing time...
you don't have to go home but you can't...stay...here
 
2011-11-15 04:04:22 AM  
Protests in Iran: 20+ threads on Fark, 3-4 a day each with thousands of comments.

Protests in America: 2 threads, 17 comments total between the two.

*facepalm*
 
2011-11-15 05:21:17 AM  

Abstruse: Protests in America: 2 threads, 17 comments total between the two.


It's 4AM, dude. Let people wake up first.
 
2011-11-15 06:05:29 AM  
I hope some lawyers redeem the image of their trade and put the hurt to the goon squad.
 
2011-11-15 06:06:08 AM  

Abstruse: Protests in America: 2 threads, 17 comments total between the two.


What colour is the sky in your universe?
 
2011-11-15 06:06:26 AM  
What's this? NYPD being douchebags?

Color me shocked.
 
2011-11-15 06:07:23 AM  
Maybe it's time for 2nd amendment solutions. Or are those only for conservatives?
 
2011-11-15 06:07:33 AM  
Nice to know that the world is safe for the 1% to continue farking over the rest of us.
 
2011-11-15 06:08:36 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2011-11-15 06:08:58 AM  
protect and serve... the global bankers
 
2011-11-15 06:09:13 AM  
I would be surprised it anyone makes a big deal about it today. A few talk radio hosts will gloat and preen though.
 
2011-11-15 06:09:32 AM  
29.media.tumblr.com
 
2011-11-15 06:09:51 AM  

Abstruse: Well this must be completely above-board and legal. That's why the NYPD decided to start the raid by removing all press from the area, naming the park as a no-fly zone so news helicopters couldn't see, and then proceeded to evict everyone with no advance warning at 2 AM on a Tuesday.


Yeah. They don't seem very good at the whole public appearance part of doing their job.
 
2011-11-15 06:09:53 AM  
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you.

And then, you win.
 
2011-11-15 06:09:58 AM  
I wonder how many of us would actually "fight" for the beliefs of the 99% if we ourselves become part of the 1%.
 
2011-11-15 06:10:36 AM  
Yeah, because violence always works so well for silencing dissent.
 
2011-11-15 06:11:00 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-11-15 06:11:07 AM  
RELIGION OF HIPPIES
 
2011-11-15 06:11:46 AM  
I hate to sounds like a "1% -er," but can we have a link to some information besides TFA? After all, it's apparently generated by the protesters.......
 
2011-11-15 06:11:52 AM  

Abstruse: Well this must be completely above-board and legal. That's why the NYPD decided to start the raid by removing all press from the area, naming the park as a no-fly zone so news helicopters couldn't see, and then proceeded to evict everyone with no advance warning at 2 AM on a Tuesday.


You'd think they'd have nothing to hide since they aren't doing anything wrong, right?

/or somethin'
 
2011-11-15 06:12:07 AM  
I'm for most everything they are, but they're doing it wrong. What the hell is a permanent encampment at Zuccotti Park supposed to accomplish?
 
2011-11-15 06:12:34 AM  

Abstruse: Protests in Iran: 20+ threads on Fark, 3-4 a day each with thousands of comments.

Protests in America: 2 threads, 17 comments total between the two.

*facepalm*


Totally the same thing
 
2011-11-15 06:13:00 AM  

Gonz: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you.

And then, you win.

they bulldoze your "freedom nests" and toss you in the paddy wagon.
 
2011-11-15 06:13:20 AM  

Crunch61: What the hell is a permanent encampment at Zuccotti Park supposed to accomplish?


And why do those negros keep riding the buses around? It's a symbol, dumbass.
 
2011-11-15 06:13:45 AM  
Lets start a Q&A over some of the talking points and nip them in the bud before the detractors go spamtastic with them tomorrow. I'll start,

1. They left behind 75 dumpsters full of trash! Sounds like the police concerns over sanitation and cleanliness were justified.
The dumpsters contain left over trash along with the personal belongings of the evicted protesters: tents, sleeping bags, books (over 5000), the entire kitchen, laptops, cellphones, etc. The dumpsters are being moved to a location at the sanitation department where the protesters will be able to claim their belongings from amongst the trash.
 
2011-11-15 06:14:25 AM  

rico567: I hate to sounds like a "1% -er," but can we have a link to some information besides TFA? After all, it's apparently generated by the protesters.......


Is CNN OK? Link
 
2011-11-15 06:14:27 AM  
I know they're priding themselves on having a "leaderless movement" but this kind of shiat is going to keep happening until they find some sort of symbol, or person to really hang their movement on.

This is the kind of crap that makes me look up next day ticket prices to New York.

/Winter is coming.
 
2011-11-15 06:14:29 AM  
Ehh, no big deal.
 
2011-11-15 06:14:53 AM  

Protricity: The dumpsters are being moved to a location at the sanitation department where the protesters will be able to claim their belongings from amongst the trash.


As long as you have your receipt for everything, right?
 
2011-11-15 06:14:57 AM  

GreenSun: I wonder how many of us would actually "fight" for the beliefs of the 99% if we ourselves become part of the 1%.


Given the amount of people who stick up for the 1%ers around these parts it seems 50% of the 99% think they are the 1%.
 
2011-11-15 06:15:03 AM  
It's obvious they wanted to clear the park out before the Holidays. It will be interesting to see what Bloomberg press conference is going to be like.

No-fly zone?
Snipers?
Forbidding the press?
Riot gear?

Of course this is just rumors at this point. Apparently Bloomberg gave them warning at 1:19 a.m.

They will be back.
 
2011-11-15 06:16:53 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Crunch61: What the hell is a permanent encampment at Zuccotti Park supposed to accomplish?

And why do those negros keep riding the buses around? It's a symbol, dumbass.


Bad symbol. "Negroes" rode the buses around because their protest was, in fact, related to bus riding. Zucotti Park, despite it's physical location, has anything to do with the "Wall Street" they are protesting... unless they are actually protesting the street.
 
2011-11-15 06:17:39 AM  
Good. Should have sent these hippies back to whatever low-rent shiathole they crawled out of sooner.
 
2011-11-15 06:17:42 AM  
At least NYPD waited 10 years. These guys were heroes back then.
 
2011-11-15 06:18:08 AM  

Abstruse: Protests in Iran: 20+ threads on Fark, 3-4 a day each with thousands of comments.

Protests in America: 2 threads, 17 comments total between the two.

*facepalm*


Maybe the people in Iran actually had something to protest about and/or goals and/or an endgame and/or the willingness to stand up and die for thier cause.

/ Much like acting like a gangsta rapper does not make you a gangsta, acting like you are oppressed....
// If you keep whining for months on end with no plan to make anything better, Americans WILL tune you out. Americans look for solutions, if not, they start to categorize you as spoiled 7 year olds.
 
2011-11-15 06:18:10 AM  
Yeah, in no way are those the actions of a police state.

No fly zone for news helicopters.
No press admitted and those who are there being arrested.
Every mode of transportation blocked and bridges closed so that you can't leave.
Confiscated property like those pesky cameras.

Farking third world country.
 
2011-11-15 06:18:36 AM  

rico567: I hate to sounds like a "1% -er," but can we have a link to some information besides TFA? After all, it's apparently generated by the protesters.......


They had "significant" fair notice:

"The mayor's office sent out a message on Twitter at 1:19 a.m. saying: 'Occupants of Zuccotti should temporarily leave and remove tents and tarps. Protesters can return after the park is cleared.'"

Link (new window)
 
2011-11-15 06:18:43 AM  
From NYT: The mayor's office sent out a message on Twitter at 1:19 a.m. saying: "Occupants of Zuccotti should temporarily leave and remove tents and tarps. Protesters can return after the park is cleared." Fliers handed out by the police at the private park on behalf of the park's owner, Brookfield Properties, and the city, spelled out the same message.
...
By 1:45 a.m., dozens of officers moved through the park, some bearing plastic shields and wearing helmets. They removed tents and bedding materials, putting them on the sidewalk.


Gotta love that less than half an hour turn around time and the CYA tweet from the mayor's office.
 
2011-11-15 06:18:53 AM  

Protricity: Lets start a Q&A over some of the talking points and nip them in the bud before the detractors go spamtastic with them tomorrow. I'll start,

1. They left behind 75 dumpsters full of trash! Sounds like the police concerns over sanitation and cleanliness were justified.
The dumpsters contain left over trash along with the personal belongings of the evicted protesters: tents, sleeping bags, books (over 5000), the entire kitchen, laptops, cellphones, etc. The dumpsters are being moved to a location at the sanitation department where the protesters will be able to claim their belongings from amongst the trash.


2. Bloomberg office notify them via Twitter at least a half hour before the police came to clear the way. He promised them they could go back later.
 
2011-11-15 06:19:10 AM  

Protricity: Lets start a Q&A over some of the talking points and nip them in the bud before the detractors go spamtastic with them tomorrow. I'll start,

1. They left behind 75 dumpsters full of trash! Sounds like the police concerns over sanitation and cleanliness were justified.
The dumpsters contain left over trash along with the personal belongings of the evicted protesters: tents, sleeping bags, books (over 5000), the entire kitchen, laptops, cellphones, etc. The dumpsters are being moved to a location at the sanitation department where the protesters will be able to claim their belongings from amongst the trash.


Article tomorrow: Oops, we already crushed all those dumpsters before they got here.
 
2011-11-15 06:19:48 AM  
Meh. I don't necessarily agree or disagree with the entire OWS movement, but at some point the protests lost focus (likely due to a lack of leadership) and you really can't have people camping out in a private park indefinitely. They still have their ability to march on WS, but camping out indefinitely...not so much.
 
2011-11-15 06:20:01 AM  
news.bbc.co.uk

Could be worse.
 
2011-11-15 06:20:23 AM  
Meh. You know they will return to continue to spout their "message".

Obviously none of them ever played the game of Life. When you go the college route its more expensive. I always skip college and win every game.
 
2011-11-15 06:20:27 AM  
See I knew the NYPD would come around and see our side eventually. Welcome to the 99% fellas.
 
2011-11-15 06:20:42 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Abstruse: Well this must be completely above-board and legal. That's why the NYPD decided to start the raid by removing all press from the area, naming the park as a no-fly zone so news helicopters couldn't see, and then proceeded to evict everyone with no advance warning at 2 AM on a Tuesday.

You'd think they'd have nothing to hide since they aren't doing anything wrong, right?

/or somethin'


That sort of logic only applies to us "civilians". Heroes like the NYPD are always right, particularly when being violent, and being deceptive and secretive is their right as our First Line of Defense against ourselves. What would a police force so obviously in the pocket of the bankers they refuse to arrest for fraud, theft, assault, or any crime, really, have to hide anyway?
 
2011-11-15 06:20:50 AM  
Aside: While the park is currently named Zuccotti, I do prefer the old "Liberty Plaza" name.

The park was heavily damaged in the September 11 attacks and subsequent recovery efforts of 2001. The plaza was later used as the site of several events commemorating the anniversary of the attacks. After renovations in 2006, the park was renamed by its current owners, Brookfield Office Properties, after company chairman John Zuccotti. -Wikipedia

So the park was damaged in 9/11, used to commemorate 9/11 several times, and then the new owners decided "y'know, 'Liberty' is a dumb name for it. Let's change it."

*boggle*
 
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