Occupy Re-Energized

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 18th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Occupy Wall Street has re-energized in Zucotti Park, a.k.a. Liberty Plaza.

Occupy Wall Street re-energized

Yesterday, Saturday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day, over 1000 people gathered in Zucotti Park. The collective mood was jubilant and celebratory, even though a heavy police presence was watching their every move and breathing down their necks. Police were making several arrests along the sidewalk at the edge of the crowd and tensions were high. One witness claimed he saw an arrestee punched in the head 10 to 15 times while on the ground and subdued. Demonstrators pointed to two officers and blamed them for inciting an altercation. First Precinct Commanding Officer Edward Winski, who has had several run-ins with protesters before, was singled out by the crowd as the instigator. Winskli is no stanger to trouble. In September, he reached over police barricades, punched a protester without provocation, and arrested him. During a march in December, he detained protester Justin Wedes as he was passively filming the police.

Michael Moore joined the demonstration this morning and spoke to the crowd. For their part, the NYPD continues to be the best recruiting tool Occupy Wall Street has ever had.

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks for keeping us informed on the news the media is being kept from showing.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th Mar 2012 (#)

You're very welcome Mark, and thanks for moderating so quickly.

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author avatar Retired
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Hi Steve--great reporting as always.
Can you send me a note on how to embed the links. I tried it but did not get it right. *help*!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th Mar 2012 (#)

I see you found my article on how to link to Youtube. Now I'm looking forward to what you can come up with. Namaste, rama devi.

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author avatar Mikey.
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Well Steve if one goes looking for trouble one will find it, This officer
will bite off more than he can chew sometime,And the big wheel is always turning, It's only a matter of time.He must be a stupid bastard.If i was a colleague of his i would drop him myself for drawing trouble on all the other officers who are trying to keep the peace.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
18th Mar 2012 (#)

It seems some New York Cops aren't too smart. Thanks Mikey.

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author avatar M G Singh
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Good write up Steve, but the occupy movement does not seem to have achieved anything substantial. May be I am wrong ?

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
19th Mar 2012 (#)

I think they have raised awareness among the general public, which is the first step.

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author avatar Buzz
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks again for the update, Steve.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Buzz.

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author avatar aking1614
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Seems law enforcement continues digging holes for themselves that they won't soon get out of. Thanks for keeping us all informed!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
19th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you ashan1614. Nice to hear from you.

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author avatar Songbird B
20th Mar 2012 (#)

I think the Law was just hoping that Occupy would die a natural death..How wrong can they be...Good update Steve!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
20th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Songbird.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
30th Mar 2012 (#)

My encounter with the white boy policeman convinces me that something is terribly wrong. He was scary. The Afro-American officer seemed to be embarrassed, never said a word, just looked troubled. I am also troubled and I am sending a notorized report to the Police Department. Onward Occupy!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
30th Mar 2012 (#)

Yes, onward occupy!

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