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  •  I'm puzzled.. (12+ / 0-)

    What could they possibly be charging him with?  If he was on the side walk and the pickets were not obstructing the entrance what crime could there possibly be here?

    Geez...you would think the police still have to come up with some kind of charge to arrest people in this country...no matter how bogus it might be.

    If the founding fathers thought corporations were people why didn't they just say so?

    by Notthemayor on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 11:00:22 PM PST

    •  Perhaps he had been previously warned (6+ / 0-)

      not to trespass, so it might be "trespass after warning."  
      Of course, whether standing on a public sidewalk can be considered trespass is questionable.  However, the police are hired to serve and bank people are citizens entitled to ask for service.  If an individual is being falsely accused by another person and a victim of fraudulent interference, then that person can take recourse against the offending party--i.e. sue the bank for defamation or something. The police don't like being dragged into the quarrels of private parties (they hate domestic disputes), so relying on the banker's representation that a particular person is a problem may be a new strategy to shed a nuisance enterprise.  If the banks want to get rid of protesters, let them do it themselves or open themselves up to civil suits.
      If the cops are acting on the basis of a complaint, then they're in the clear, but the bankers open themselves up to a charge of making a false report.

      Just some thoughts.

      People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

      by hannah on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 01:08:47 AM PST

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