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OWS Protesters Outnumbered By Cops

September 18, 2012 by  

OWS Protesters Outnumbered By Cops
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Protesters reportedly "fished for pigs" in New York Monday.

Occupy Wall Street protestors took to New York City’s financial district Monday to mark the one year anniversary of the movement against corporate greed in the United States; according to reports, police outnumbered protestors.

Protesters who began taking to the city’s streets over the weekend were met with heavy police presence by NYPD officers clad in military and riot gear who barricaded many streets throughout lower Manhattan.

About 100 protesters had either been detained or arrested near the New York Stock Exchange by noon Monday as police filled buses with the activists.

Smaller OWS-related events also cropped up in other cities throughout the Nation, though with less fanfare than the New York gathering.

Many observers of the OWS movement say that because of a lack of defined goals and failure to put forth a solid ideological statement, the anniversary resurgence of OWS will be short-lived.

A recent New York Times article explains:

As the Occupy movement turns 1 year old, its primary target — Wall Street — keeps churning out scandals. Major banks have been caught rigging key interest rates, laundering money and taking risky bets that lose billions of dollars.

Yet the movement cannot claim any new policy, law or regulation as its own. Unlike the Tea Party on the political right, there is no cohesive Occupy group promoting candidates in November’s national election.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Harold Olsen

    OWS is nothing but a mob. They have no ideology and are a bunch of hippocrites. They claim their movement is about wealth but it’s really politics. They claim the so-called 1% are the wealthy and the so-called 99% are the poor. If that were true, then why would they embrace gazillionares like Soros, Moore and Buffet. It’s because they identify thimselves as liberals and Democrats I make, if I’m lucky, $25,000 a year. Yet, because I identify myself as a conservative, I’m considered part of the 1%. They are nothing but a bunch of phoneys who are out to destroy other peoples’ property. The most irritating thing about them is how the brain dead media covered them, comparting their “peaceful” protests where people were mudered, raped and robbed to the “violent” TEA party rallies where nothing even close to any of that ocurred. Little or no violence at all from the TEA party. Nothing but violence for OWS.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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      BECAUSE OF OUR PAST DISCUSSIONS, I HAVE A GENERAL IDEA OF YOUR AGE.

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      FOR A MIDDLE-AGE/OLDER CAUCASIAN MALE TO SAY, ” … I make, if I’m lucky, $25,000 a year.”, SPEAKS VOLUMES AS TO WHY CAUCASIANS DO NOT LIKE THE FACT NEGROES GET A “BOUNTY-FILLED FREE RIDE” BECAUSE OF, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.

      AGAIN, “Harold Olsen,” SIR, IF I HAVE OFFENDED YOU, I AM DEEPLY SORRY. I WANTED TO USE YOUR STATEMENT BECAUSE NEGROES LABEL CAUCASIANS AS RACISTS FOR OPPOSING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. “COMMON SENSE” DEMANDS A CAUCASIAN MALE EARNING UNDER $25K WOULD FEEL BITTER AGAINST A NEGRO EARNING $50K/$100K-AND UP BECAUSE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION’S “FREE RIDE.”

      “Mr. Olsen,” YOU HAVE MY SINCERITY,
      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    • Gordon

      Question. Are not these OWS jerks exercising their Constitutional right to assemble? Police anticipation of legal travesties is based on past experiences. And what about those Detroit cops that told the Christians that they could not attend a street festival because muslims were there too……mmmmmm

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    “Occupy Wall Street” IS SILLY. THEY HAVE NO IMPACT – WHATSOEVER – ON CORPORATIONS. IN MEMPHIS, THE “OWS Chapter” LOOKS LIKE A GROUP OF HOMELESS PEOPLE – STANDING OUT IN THE RAIN AND OTHER ELEMENTS LIKE, FOOLS.

    • SJJolly

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON: Would it make you happier if Occupy Wall Street was like the Tea Party? I.e., well-funded, ideological fanatical, ignorant, and marching in political lockstep? Wouldn’t you then be yelling, “Left-wing Brown Shirts!” ?

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “SJJolly,”

        MY POINT IS, IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT AGAINST SOMETHING, HAVE A “WELL-THOUGHT-OUT” PLAN WHICH HAS A HIGH PROBABILITY OF WORKING. POOR AND DISENCHANTED PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS CRITICIZE CORPORATIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE JEALOUS OF THE FACT THOSE FOUNDERS/CEOs CREATED SOMETHING FOR THEMSELVES. EVERY AMERICAN HAS THE ABILITY TO START A BUSINESS – IF SO DESIRED.

      • http://yahoo gator

        fanatical, ignorant, and marching in political lockstep?! LOL, your short little rant shows just how little you know. you must be an owsheeple.

      • Gordon

        CAH, Ability? to start a business. That implies that people have the personal financial wherewithal to start and operate a business. Unfortunately that is seldom true. What ticks off many people, especially whites and struggling people, is that minorities and immigrants get special deals that we average Americans are not allowed to have. America has gotten seriously screwed up in it’s values.

        I’ll tell another thing now. I know a retired man with zero family, and he is recovering from a stroke at the rehab center. He’s had 2 more episodes in the last 2 weeks, one of which 2 days ago, and their kicking him out on the street tomorrow because his 20 days are up. They expect him to go home and live alone when he can barely walk in a walker and if he falls, he’s done. No more government money,,,, get your ass out of here.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “gator,” PLAYING “DUMB” LEADS TO SUCCESS WHEN YOU HAVE A “SLICK” MIND.

  • pete schmidt

    A question in regard to ows protesters. How do they support themselves and do they pay taxes?

    • SJJolly

      One has to pay taxes (meaning, income taxes, no?) to have any political relivence today?

  • Tom Cook

    Not as many losers with nothing to do–especially with school back in session and the mindless college detritus not around.

  • janis

    How is it that the NYPD was smart enough to be on alert for the anniversary of OWS and have sufficient officers available, yet on the anniversary of 9/11 our commander in chief, even after warnings, did not have enough protection for our embassies?

    • SJJolly

      A: Maybe it’s not a matter of the NYPD being smarter than of their being far more paranoid than is the Obama administration and the US State Department? In view of the news that came out a few months back, re the NYPD doing survalence on any sort of possible threat, even in places far from NY City, you might ask what the NYPD knew of the threat to our embassies in North Africa.

      • janis

        I really do not believe paranoia is the issue here. Given the fact that the administration was advised of the unrest in Libya days prior to the 9/11 anniversary, common sense dictates that you certainly put the embassies on high alert and have much more security You certainly do not allow an ambassador and 3 others to be killed and have those on guard stand down. Even if there was no warning before, it would only have taken a calendar and a magic marker to circle the date of 9/11 by someone in the administration.

      • Gordon

        Janis you speak common sense.^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Grandpa always said “Common sense isn’t too common.”

      • Robert Rashbrooke

        Back in the early 70′s the NYPD had an outfit called BOSS – Bureau of State Security, a secret organisation tasked with infiltrating and nullifying the Anti Vietnam War groups operating at the time. The police department denied any such operation and organisation and members refused to be individually photographed. The BOSS actions were often illegal and eventually it was disbanded. But the paranoia existed even then and apperently continmues to this day. So much for freedom of speech and association!

  • nikomo

    problem with the concept that making a buck is bad,then only people who are thought to be bad are in the business of profit making investments(which is why we mechanics and factory workers are earning a pay cheque)…

    • Gordon

      Thank God that YOU are. Unemployment out here is above 25%… county govt figures.

      • Gordon

        Our business died. I now drive 250 miles one way to work, work 4 x 10s, and drive back. Fun.

      • nikkomo

        my mistake,i actually did and do,more often when i’m fatigued,and need to be boosted into over drive to get the JOB done(rule#1don’t lose the TRABAJO,#2always remember#1.

  • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpChoYgRaKs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • independent thinker

    The floating adds are definately a pain in the butt and I will not click on one for that reason.

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