OccupyWallStreet catches fire around the country. For yesterday’s blog, click on my name at top. All times ET. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org .Here’s my new book vs. the death penalty and my other current book Atomic Cover-up.
11:15 Killer of eight in Seal Beach, CA, today drove vehicle to scene with Join the Tea Party license plates on it. Just saying.
10:15 Big occupation “party” set for 5 pm on Saturday in middle of Times Square, part of global protests that day. Not sure if #OWS completely behind it or not. A press contact there says that it is.
10:10 Small detail from that new NBC poll: people back Occupy by 2-1 margin (though half not much aware of it).
9:25 Well, this (in PDF form) explains the sudden announcement tonight of a forced cleaning of Zuccotti Park on Friday. It’s a letter from the owners of the space, Brookfield, to Police Commissioner Kelly, dated yesterday (and new to me) complaining about the rabble in the park, unsanitary conditions (attracting rodents, even), “groping” and lewdness, possible damage to underground lighting, the constant delivery of possibly dangerous packages without screening by police, and on and on. Asks for forced evacuation for cleaning and repair—and leaves open whether people should be allowed to come back as before. So beware. Bloomberg has said people can stay “indefinitely”—but under what rules and laws? (h/t Michael Busch).
8:55 Crooks and Liars site ands readers still sending numerous pizzas to camps around USA. They go a big thank you from OccupyIndy just now.
8:50 Light rain in NY but GA reportedly packed and other activities nearby….Atlanta mayor has given camp five days to exit, according to one report—true?…. Boston remains strong two days after assault. Cincy seems hopping. There’s even an OccupyFortWayne.
8:40 College protests set for 4:30 pm ET tomorrow, over 100 involved now. Follow @OccupyColleges.
7:55 Senator Jeff Sessions: #OWS just doesn’t have basic “legitimacy” of those fine folks at Tea Party (half of whom still think Obama born in Kenya).
7:30 Photo of Hizzoner at Zuccotti tonight. He has announced owners of space will give it a full cleaning on Friday board. Remember, his girlfriend sits on their board…
7:00 Mayor Bloomberg in da house at Zuccotti just now. @Rdevro “One protester asked Mayor Bloomberg if Liberty Square could get a permit for amplification equipment. He said no.” And @Buckyturco: “Did anyone tidy up the place before
@MikeBloomberg arrived?” More @Rdevro: “And as quick as he came, the mayor is gone. Large, gathering crowd seems to feel their concerns weren’t adaquately communicated.” Someone shouted out, “Get that man a plate of food.”