In the hours since New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sent in riot police to clear out
Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park, stories of media suppression
have been flying.
But this one quote from The New York Times really encapsulates Michael Bloomberg's respect for the First Amendment:
Rosie Gray, a writer for The Village Voice, recounted telling a police officer, “I’m press!” She said the officer responded, “Not tonight.”
We'll just hold off on all those pesky rights until it's more convenient. Or not.
At this hour, a hearing is being held on the temporary restraining order issued earlier this morning that allowed protesters to return to Zuccotti Park. An order that Mayor Bloomberg has ignored. Stay tuned.