This morning, in the early hours of the morning, the NYPD raided the Occupy Wall Street camp to evict them. Over the course of the morning, a restraining order was issued against the police, but they continued to illegally remove the protesters. Among the variety of disgusting transgressions, the one that most vividly stuck out to me was the police's destruction of over 5000 books in the OWS public library. The mayor ultimately won the court case, around 3pm today, to evict the protesters from the park. Last I heard, the protesters are returning anyway.
Which is good.
New York and the country had every opportunity to let this persist as a peaceful protest. But if the government intends to take up arms against the people, it is responsible, respectable and admirable for the people to return exactly as much resistance as is necessary to counter that effort.
The middle-of-the-night attempts to evict the protesters is just more evidence of the systemic corruption of our legal system and national political infrastructure. The occupation must go on.
Talk to you tomorrow.