What a Difference a Day Makes: Life on the Front Lines of Occupy Federal Hall
Recent Occupy protests in NYC have engaged the Feds in a struggle with the Occupiers against the City's attempts to shut down the demonstrations taking place in the center of Wall Street. The past two week struggle demonstrates clearly that the Occupy movement has emerged from its Winter hibernation alive and kicking. And again it is abuses of police power that will potentially place it in the national spotlight.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Will Florida's Sunshine Law be Victim in George Zimmerman Prosecution? (15 comments)
Why are key public records continuing to be denied in the Trayvon Martin case. Particuarly as the prosecutor and defense counsel jointly prepare to request the Court take the unprecedented action of "sealing the public record."
If it were not for the public records that we did ultimately get, even when at first denied, the 911 tapes and the Police videos - it is likely Zimmerman would not today be on trial.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
NYPD'S Cardona Previously Attacked Protesters (5 comments)
On Friday a protester on the streets of New York was assaulted in an unprovoked attack by a ranking white-shirted NYPD officer. That officer has now been identified as Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona. Cardona was previously captured on video in a similar unprovoked and violent attack on a young woman on 9/24 in the incident which precipitated the notorious Pepper-Sprayings.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Should They Stay or Should They Go: Officials Threaten to Shut-Down Florida Occupation (7 comments)
The right to peaceably assemble, engage in free speech, and petition government for redress of grievances is at the heart of the Occupy protests. It is not only what has been eroded over time due to the lack of citizen's holding the system to account but it is at the heart of efforts to limit or prohibit the occupation protests. In Gainesville Florida this issue is the center of controversy with threats to shut them down.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Anatomy of a Deception: How a Conservative Magazine Attempted to Discredit the Occupy Movement (10 comments)
On 10/8 Stop the Machine attempted to protest at the National Air and Space Museum. Shortly after a march of about one hundred protesters arrived at the Museum security guards came out of the front doors and began indiscriminately pepper spraying random individuals. At first it was unclear what provoked this response. It has since been revealed that an editor of the American Spectator had been involved. This analyzes his role.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Anatomy of a Deception: How a Conservative Magazine Attempted to Discredit the Occupy Movement
Saturday 10/8 saw an event at the National Air & Space Museum disrupted when security guards began indiscriminately pepper-spraying persons outside the Museum. The event was initially portrayed as presenting the protesters and the nationwide movement of protests in a bad light. It has since been revealed that an editor for the Conservative American Spectator was central to the escalation of force. Analysis of his activities.