Most of the media might have moved on from the Occupy Wall Street protests, but for at least two Brooklyn City Council Members, the protest efforts won’t be so quickly forgotten. Councilmen Jumaane Williams and Steve Levin attended last night’s General Assembly, joined by prominent civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, and experienced what Councilman Williams generally referred to as a productive and peaceful affair. Read More
Occupy Wall Street
Public advocate and likely 2013 mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio jumped headfirst into Mayor Bloomberg and Congressman Jerry Nadler’s Occupy Wall Street spat. The testy tit for tat, which began at a press conference yesterday when Politicker asked Mayor Bloomberg about the congressman’s call for a federal investigation into police conduct in the Occupy Wall Street raid last month. ”Representative Nadler I know very well and, in most things, I agree with him. I think this case–that’s ridiculous,” Mayor Bloomberg said. Congressman Nadler responded with a statement of his own in which he urged the mayor to stop “spewing nonsense and so wildly contradicting himself.” Mr. de Blasio took Congressman Nadler’s side in the quarrel. Read More
Peter King appeared on the radio show of his favorite person to hate on, Don Imus, and blasted the Occupy Wall Street protesters as a “bunch of lowlife dirtbags. They should have gone out a long time ago.”
Mr. King has long been critical of the Occupy movement, telling a radio host when the protests first began that they were Read More
New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez has been arrested at the NYPD raid on Occupy Wall Street. David Segal, a spokesperson for Councilman Rodriguez, told the Observer he confirmed the Councilman’s arrest through a staffer at City Hall.
“City Hall knows that he’s been arrested, they’ve put in calls with the NYPD to see his status,” Mr. Segal said. Read More
Could this signal a legitimization in the air? Read More
Former Westchester Assemblyman Richard Brodsky found a friendly audience on the Libertarian Fox Business News program “Freedom Watch” last night, where he favorably compared the Occupy Wall Street protesters to the Boston Tea Party and said that Libertarians should be as concerned with Big Business as they are with Big Government.
“What is at stake here is an argument that our liberty is being confined by large corporations as much by large government,” said Brodsky, who was pepper-sprayed by police himself when he was protesting the Vietnam War in the 1960′s.
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