Occupy has certainly made headlines of people being arrested. But then what happens?
In recent headlines we see:
Felony charges dropped against San Diego occupy folks (to be continued after sack with squirrels:)
But this poor fellow:
Occupy chalk writer Orange County released
He has been held without bond awaiting trial after a judge told him not to write on the sidewalk again following his first arrest, but he did. From myfoxorlando
Read more: http://www.myfoxorlando.com/...
How did the cops justify keeping him in jail for that long (2 1/2 weeks) with no trial?
Again from Occupy LA
Even in Canada:
Cops put wrong name as "arresting officer". You gotta know that they can get all that gear on, but it makes it hard to write!
First amendment rights upheld!!! Go Rochester!
The above was all from January
This in Columbia SC:
The protesters accused the cop of running down innocent people with his motorbike.
The arrests were in October. I am sorry but I couldn't figure out when this (charges being dropped) was done.
The numbers of arrested are still large. From twitter is running total
Which at this moment is given as 5897. Some of those cases from the fall are due to come up on the docket in 1, 2, 3......
The end game for the cops is to intimidate and terrify anybody who might want to continue in whatever activity the cops have been told to shut down.
The end game for the Occupiers is to highlight ongoing abuses within the system and get it all out there on the news cycles or get it viral.
As winter begins to sock in at least it will be warm in the courtrooms. And some of the arrests were too totally ridiculous. A few cops have found that the doghouse is not very warm and comforting.
But, like Wisconsin, whose success was eloquently treated by Giles Goat Boy, Good Things Happen.... who just kept moving, just kept talking, just kept networking. How would you rate YOUR resolve towards the Occupy Movement?
And, if you want to and can, give us a synopsis of how your occupy seems to be faring.