When the Bloomberg Administration did the gutless and shameful sneak attack eviction under the guise of a cleanup they keep the press and legal observers away. Even though Bloomberg made his money with the press. I thought Freedom of the press was a constitutionally guaranteed right in America. No?
It is obvious that Ray Kelly has been spending his time trying to line himself up for a run for the mayor and in doing so has lost control over the police.
The following photos show up the press was kept blocks away from Zuccotti park. The cops pepper sprayed press people and protesters alike, The lady getting the pepper spray neutralised that was sprayed in her face works for the Amsterdam News.
The people reunited later in the early AM and later convened a general Assembly. Later in the morning a lawyer had won the right for the protesters to go back into Zuccotti Park. But our billionaire mayor kept the protesters out and spent the city money to over turn that judges ruling.
There as a large contingency of police at Zuccotti park.
It is ironic that Ray Kelly Police Commissioner said the press was kept away from the eviction for their won safety- yet in pushing the press out they were pepper sprayed by cops and some were arrested and a city councilman was beaten, injured from his beating and arrested- hmmm. Ray Kelly is doing double speak,
What Ray Kelly is doing is pushing the protesters dangerously close to a violent response. At what point is an American allowed to fight-back when the American is being wrongfully beaten, chemically injured, and wrongfully incarcerated?
Bloomberg has now embarrassed himself and exposed his weak character by no longer being the responsible face for the often illegal and harmful attacks by the police, for the vicious and questionable legal way he is treating the people he is suppose to represent, by pushed his underlings into being his front people and mouth piece. He created this problem and now he can no longer deal with it. What does this 1%, 12th richest man in America want for the 100 million dollars he spent to have this job.