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After all the implications of mutual violence in the news about “clashes between protesters and police” (never the other way), AM-NY choses a photo of a cop at Liberty Square to praise them for shooting very little this year. Maybe it’s because they vere involved very little with actual criminals.
This is an actual headline from Politico
supported by a graph of the use of the words “income inequality” that has quintupled since OWS.
In the NYT, Nicholas Kristoff even has a lame supportive – full of bad advice column in which he occasionally hits the right note:
The movement has planted economic inequality on the nation’s consciousness, and it will be difficult for any mayor or police force to dislodge it.
Some data on the inequality follows. And it only took two months for that.
If you recall, the main topic in September was reducing the deficit and making cute (read: fasten your belts, the bankers need a new pair of shoes).
Enter OWS. At first they were ignored. Then they were ridiculed. Then brutally evicted. And now they win. This is a lobbyist memo on how to further slander them. It’s interesting comparing the prescriptions of the memo to actual media coverage – me thinks it’s being done already. When they discuss the political ramifications, watch the tools from both parties trying to distance themselves from Wall Street:
Boehner spokesman Michael Steel declined to comment on the memo. But he responded to its characterization of Republicans as defenders of Wall Street by saying, “My understanding is that President Obama is the single largest recipient of donations from Wall Street.”
On “Up” Saturday, Obama campaign adviser Anita Dunn responded by saying that the majority of the president’s re-election campaign is fueled by small donors.
Sure they are all lying. But thanks to OWS, they now HAVE TO.
|sign from OWS event|
yet another “protesters clash with police” situation
This is the story from FB
Marley Windham-Herman UC Davis. This occurred in the quad. The police arrived to take down the tents that the students had set up. They took down the tents. The protesters blocked the sidewalk, saying that they would move if their arrested friends would be released, which of course was not going to happen. The police could have easily walked ,around, over or even pushed through these protesters. The pepper spray and arrest is not an enactment of the law. It is a demonstration of power that the police have. If they back down and are “commanded” by a bunch of shouting students then they effectively lose their mandate to control. If you can shout at a police officer long enough to make them not write you a ticket, then everyone would. The role of the police is to protect persons and property. Their actions today protected no one but themselves.— in Davis, California.