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#1 Sunshower

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:15 PM

You can squash this or offer up some SAFE vibes for Vic and EVERYONE that is there right now.:heart:

#2 Royal

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:16 PM

~~safe vibes for Vic~~

#3 Slave Self Promoted

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:18 PM

be careful, schmictor!!! we're rooting for you guys over here. :mrgreen:

#4 Feck

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:19 PM

hopefully someone brings a map today :wink:

#5 Sunshower

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:19 PM

Damn, I love you guys!:heart::heart::heart:

#6 Karen

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:21 PM

Why would this be squashed? I think it's time to stop feeding the tension around this subject...

All the best to the protesters across the country today :heart:

#7 Sunshower

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:24 PM

I know that Dee and CC are heading down there too!:smile:

#8 cjtpaint

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:58 PM

Vic as we know has two good feet
and is a presences on Wall street
to call out these crooks
from their shining nooks
My best Vic, no defeat

#9 Sunshower

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:20 PM

Vic as we know has two good feet
and is a presences on Wall street
to call out these crooks
from their shining nooks
My best Vic, no defeat


:heart::smile:

#10 FYC (Find Your Cloud)

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:28 PM

Be smart. Be safe. Speak loud!

#11 Sunshower

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:29 PM

:clapping:

#12 Lemireacle

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:01 PM

Be safe, Vic!
I have a few friends from Albany down there this weekend. Hoping they'll all be safe!!

#13 gram-man

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:04 PM

Keep your pants on Vic!

#14 Mr. Natural

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:08 PM

Be smart. Be safe. Speak loud!


This

#15 freerange

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:10 PM

occupy wall street without pants
are theme days well received:dunno:

#16 Joker

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:39 PM

The real reason Vic is there and why his pants won't stay on

http://blogs.village...walk_nyc_pr.php

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:45 PM

:rotf: :clapping:

#18 Sunshower

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 07:48 PM

:lol:

#19 sarah b.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:05 PM

I'm not far from Union Square. I hope Vic brought rain gear. It's raining.

#20 Jambear

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:09 PM

I think i am going to go down and sling some waters and grilled cheese.....heady beers and shit and make some coin off the custy'd.

Just looking for my slice of the pie.:pimp:

#21 DancingBearly

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:53 PM

Vic as we know has two good feet
and is a presences on Wall street
to call out these crooks
from their shining nooks
My best Vic, no defeat


:heart:

Wish all the protestesters safety.

#22 Dee2.0

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:48 AM

I think i am going to go down and sling some waters and grilled cheese.....heady beers and shit and make some coin off the custy'd.

Just looking for my slice of the pie.:pimp:


Don't bother. There is no shortage of food. If anything, there is a surplus. I'm surprised the homeless haven't started hanging out.

#23 Sunshower

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:50 AM

So, Dee, you are safe and OK?

#24 Dee2.0

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:58 AM

Yes. I had to leave to go do a playreading, so I am fine.

#25 Ginger Snap

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:31 AM

Don't bother. There is no shortage of food. If anything, there is a surplus. I'm surprised the homeless haven't started hanging out.


we all know that's not the kind of pie he wants anyway.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:49 AM

Hope he is ok.

http://www.nydailyne...shut_down_.html

500 arrested at Occupy Wall Street protest as demonstrators and NYPD shut down Brooklyn Bridge

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:16 AM

Hope he is ok.

http://www.nydailyne...shut_down_.html

500 arrested at Occupy Wall Street protest as demonstrators and NYPD shut down Brooklyn Bridge

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way to discredit whatever it is they're protesting for. i really hope vic's not a part of this, because thos 500 people are douchenozzles.

#28 Slave Self Promoted

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:16 AM

protest not enough walking space for massive amounts of protesters! ugh. jackasses.

#29 robberry

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:22 AM

way to discredit whatever it is they're protesting for. i really hope vic's not a part of this, because thos 500 people are douchenozzles.


The occupywallstreet.org people really need to start applying for some public gathering permits. This is getting uglier by the minute, and I still feel that they need a specific MISSION or GOAL.

#30 Slave Self Promoted

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:23 AM

i just need to say that i'm all about these protests and if i didn't have children to consider, i'd be a part of them. i just need to say that the fuckwads that chose to climb down into car traffic deserved this. i'm almost positive that vic and co weren't so stupid, but these are the shitheads that are making EVERYTHING all these people are doing useless. it screams "we're a bunch of idiots with no consideration for other working class people trying to live their lives" and it discredits everything. if anything's going to happen, they need to stock up in people to educate the dummies on how not to fuck everything up. power in numbers becomes obsolete when those numbers are morons that pull stints like that.

#31 Tans

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:31 AM

Fridays and Saturdays seem to be the days when the numbers swell. The General Assemblies on these days seem to be more about educating newcomers than anything else. It's tough to say anything with absolute certainty when it comes to these protests. I would imagine it would be equally as hard if you are there.

#32 vic

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:37 AM

hello everyone. i'm home safe...luckily i ended up on the walkway, not the roadway. honestly, it could have gone either way. the crowd was split heading onto the bridge, and not a single cop stopped them and even cleared a path to let them proceed onto the roadway. the protesters had no idea they weren't allowed onto the roadway as far as i know. we were 20 ft above the roadway and i didn't see the cops initially block them off, but i saw the nets coming up from the brooklyn side barricading them from both sides, which btw did not happen until they were 1/3 of the way onto the bridge. i should also mention that cops were already on the roadway long before the protesters were. speculation has been that the cops set a trap and allowed them to go onto the bridge to be arrested. i have pics of large groups of cops already on the roadway long before the protesters.

also...and i haven't looked at any other thread yet to find out what happened, but kris (china cat) was on the roadway and in the crowd surrounded by cops and texted me that they were arresting everyone one by one...has anyone heard from her cause that's the last i heard:dunno:

#33 vic

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:41 AM

October 1, 2011, 4:29 pm
Police Arrest About 500 Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge
By AL BAKER and COLIN MOYNIHAN
Some demonstrators that walked from Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan to the Brooklyn Bridge were arrested on Saturday when they blocked traffic on the Brooklyn-bound lanes. Robert Stolarik for The New York TimesSome demonstrators that walked from Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan to the Brooklyn Bridge were arrested on Saturday when they blocked traffic on the Brooklyn-bound lanes.

Updated, 7:58 p.m. | In a tense showdown above the East River, the police arrested about 500 demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street protests who took to the roadway as they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The police did not immediately release precise arrest figures, but said it was the choice of those marchers that led to the swift enforcement.

“Protesters who used the Brooklyn Bridge walkway were not arrested,” said the head police spokesman, Paul J. Browne. “Those who took over the Brooklyn-bound roadway, and impeded vehicle traffic, were arrested.”

But many protesters said that they thought the police had tricked and trapped them, allowing them onto the bridge and even escorting them across, only to surround them in orange netting after hundreds of them had entered.

“The cops watched and did nothing, indeed, seemed to guide us on to the roadway,” said Jesse A. Myerson, a media coordinator for Occupy Wall Street who was in the march but was not arrested.

Things came to a head shortly after 4 p.m., as the 1,500 or so marchers reached the foot of the Brooklyn-bound car lanes of the bridge, just east of City Hall.

In their march north from Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan — headquarters for the last two weeks of a protest movement against what demonstrators call inequities in the economic system — they had stayed on the sidewalks, forming a long column of humanity penned in by officers on scooters.

Where the entrance to the bridge narrowed their path, some marchers, including organizers, stuck to the generally agreed-upon route and headed up onto the wooden walkway that runs between and about 15 feet above the bridge’s traffic lanes.

But about 20 others headed for the Brooklyn-bound roadway, said Christopher T. Dunn of the New York Civil Liberties Union, who accompanied the march. Some of them chanted “take the bridge.” They were met by a handful of high-level police supervisors, who blocked the way and announced repeatedly through bullhorns that the marchers were blocking the roadway and that if they continued to do so, they would be subject to arrest.

There were no physical barriers, though, and at one point, the marchers began walking up the roadway with the police commanders in front of them – seeming, from a distance, as if they were leading the way. The Chief of Department Joseph J. Esposito, and a horde of other white-shirted commanders, was among them.
Police secured some protesters' hands with plastic ties.Ozier Muhammad/The New York TimesPolice secured some protesters’ hands with plastic ties.

After allowing the protesters to walk about a third of the way to Brooklyn, the police then cut the marchers off and surrounded them with orange nets on both sides, trapping hundreds of people, said Mr. Dunn. As protesters at times chanted “white shirts, white shirts,” officers began making arrests, at one point plunging briefly into the crowd to grab a man.

The police said that those arrested were taken to several police stations and are being charged with disorderly conduct, at a minimum.

A freelance reporter for The Times, Natasha Lennard, was among those arrested. She was later released.

Mr. Dunn said he was concerned that those in the back of the column who might not have heard the warnings “would have had no idea that it was not okay to walk on the roadway of the bridge.” Mr. Browne said that individuals that were in the rear of the crowd that may not have heard the warnings were not arrested and were free to leave.

Earlier in the afternoon, as many as 10 Department of Correction buses, big enough to hold 20 prisoners apiece, had been dispatched from Rikers Island in what one law enforcement official said was “a planned move on the protesters.”

Etan Ben-Ami, 56, a psychotherapist from Brooklyn who was up on the walkway, said that the police seemed to make a conscious decision to allow the protesters to claim the road. “They weren’t pushed back,” he said. “It seemed that they moved at the same time.”

Mr. Ben-Ami said he left the walkway and joined the crowd on the road. “It seemed completely permitted,” he said. “There wasn’t a single policeman saying ‘don’t do this’.”

He added: “We thought they were escorting us because they wanted us to be safe.” He left the bridge when he saw officers unrolling the nets as they prepared to make arrests. Many others who had been on the roadway were allowed to walk back down to Manhattan.

Mr. Browne said that the police did not trick the protesters into going onto the bridge.

“This was not a trap,” he said. “They were warned not to proceed.”

In related protests elsewhere in the country, 25 people were arrested in Boston for trespassing while protesting Bank of America’s foreclosure practices, according to Eddy Chrispin, a spokesperson for the Boston Police Department. The protesters were on the grounds and blocking the entrance to the building, Mr. Chrispin said.

Natasha Lennard, William K. Rashbaum and Elizabeth A. Harris contributed reporting.

http://cityroom.blog...klyn-bridge/?hp

#34 vic

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:43 AM

even calling it a "tense showdown" is a major exaggeration...the cops blocked them in and arrested them...end of story

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:47 AM

hello everyone. i'm home safe...luckily i ended up on the walkway, not the roadway. honestly, it could have gone either way. the crowd was split heading onto the bridge, and not a single cop stopped them and even cleared a path to let them proceed onto the roadway. the protesters had no idea they weren't allowed onto the roadway as far as i know. we were 20 ft above the roadway and i didn't see the cops initially block them off, but i saw the nets coming up from the brooklyn side barricading them from both sides, which btw did not happen until they were 1/3 of the way onto the bridge. i should also mention that cops were already on the roadway long before the protesters were. speculation has been that the cops set a trap and allowed them to go onto the bridge to be arrested. i have pics of large groups of cops already on the roadway long before the protesters.

also...and i haven't looked at any other thread yet to find out what happened, but kris (china cat) was on the roadway and in the crowd surrounded by cops and texted me that they were arresting everyone one by one...has anyone heard from her cause that's the last i heard:dunno:


This is exactly wat I has hearing at the general assembly.

#36 Slave Self Promoted

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:48 AM

that really sucks, vic. i really hope it's not so, but it makes a lot of sense as to why it would. bloomburg wants to shut this shit down and sends out his henchmen to do so. i won't delete my first sentiment, but i will say that i don't not believe this story. makes a lot of sense. and with what i read by the rueters, it's night and day... disgusting. am worrying about CC... can someone please post updates as soon as they get them? thanks.

#37 robberry

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:52 AM

I drive and ride my bike across the Brooklyn Bridge often (not tonight of course :lol:). It's very well marked which path is for pedestrians/bikes and which path is for vehicles.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:54 AM

that really sucks, vic. i really hope it's not so, but it makes a lot of sense as to why it would. bloomburg wants to shut this shit down and sends out his henchmen to do so. i won't delete my first sentiment, but i will say that i don't not believe this story. makes a lot of sense. and with what i read by the rueters, it's night and day... disgusting. am worrying about CC... can someone please post updates as soon as they get them? thanks.


Of course it's a scare tactic. Protest peacefully, but break they law and you will be arrested. They need to start getting permits to give themselves credibility.

#39 listen2sloka

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:54 AM

It really seems to me that the police are conciously attempting to turn the protests violent.

#40 vic

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:57 AM

I drive and ride my bike across the Brooklyn Bridge often (not tonight of course :lol:). It's very well marked which path is for pedestrians/bikes and which path is for vehicles.


not when there's 3000+ and a bunch of cops at the scene...i was just lucky to have followed the left side of the crowd as opposed to the right or we'd be in jail too just for going the 'wrong' way

#41 vic

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:57 AM

It really seems to me that the police are conciously attempting to turn the protests violent.


and failing to do so.

#42 robberry

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:03 AM

not when there's 3000+ and a bunch of cops at the scene...i was just lucky to have followed the left side of the crowd as opposed to the right or we'd be in jail too just for going the 'wrong' way


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#43 Slave Self Promoted

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:13 AM

i love you rob. :lmao:

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:13 AM

I found this: http://Anoncentral.tumblr.com

#45 listen2sloka

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:15 AM

and failing to do so.


This. Thank god. It really does say something that not one person has gotten violent

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:18 AM

i really should shut my mouth, but it seems to me like people opted to take low hanging fruit and are crying foul over it. i see both sides. bloomburg wants this to end, selfish people with nothing to lose want to take it further, it turns into a clusterfuck. if cops haven't been trusted since long before this, why would people take the dangerous route the cops were ushering them into? because they're impatient, because what they're standing for is paper thin in their opinion, because they've got something to prove. i know for damn sure that i wouldn't walk into a road marked for cars anywhere, ESPECIALLY on the brooklyn bridge in nyc... seems cocky and arrogant to me.
i'm glad you came out unscathed, schmictor. i hope CC gets home safe in time to take care of her responsibilities. i love you both. :mrgreen::mrgreen:

#47 robberry

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:31 AM

i love you rob. :lmao:


I do what I can. :lol:

#48 robberry

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:33 AM

I found this: http://Anoncentral.tumblr.com


But HOW do they want to change/fix these grievances?

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:36 AM

i really should shut my mouth, but it seems to me like people opted to take low hanging fruit and are crying foul over it. i see both sides. bloomburg wants this to end, selfish people with nothing to lose want to take it further, it turns into a clusterfuck. if cops haven't been trusted since long before this, why would people take the dangerous route the cops were ushering them into? because they're impatient, because what they're standing for is paper thin in their opinion, because they've got something to prove. i know for damn sure that i wouldn't walk into a road marked for cars anywhere, ESPECIALLY on the brooklyn bridge in nyc... seems cocky and arrogant to me.
i'm glad you came out unscathed, schmictor. i hope CC gets home safe in time to take care of her responsibilities. i love you both. :mrgreen::mrgreen:


On the other hand, Bloomberg probably likes it because it gives his police force something to do, and will raise city revenue with all the fines. Hopefully some of these protesters (I guess not the unemployed ones) have money to spend in local shops (you got to buy something to use the bathroom), which is also good for the NYC economy.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:38 AM

On a side note, my best friend will be joining the NYPD in January, so I can't do anything to get arrested until then. :lol: