Saw on the local news today (WFSB) that the mayor of Hartford, Pedro Segarra has ordered the police to "peacefully evict" the small band of Occupy Hartford as of 6 pm tonight.
The stated reasons given are a recent "sexual assault" and drug usage at the camp. Not actually being there (I wish I was thirty years younger and in better health), I cannot vouch for these claims.
Right now, the police have set up a police car barricade to ensure that no one gets in (or perhaps out). The Occupy Hartford encampment is really small, in fact, a weekend boy scout camp out has more tents and people involved.
Segarra has promised that there will be no Oakland/New York/Portland type of storm trooper attacks at Occupy Hartford.
Simple question: Unless the Occupy Hartford group is in cahoots with the sexual attacker and the drug users, why doesn't the Hartford police simply try to find them and arrest them, instead of busting up another Occupy site??