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11:45 I reported earlier that ex-NYC top cop Wm Bratton picked by UC-Davis to head official probe of incident there. Well, faculty not too happy about it.
11:25 Bunch of new contributions, joining many ones from past weeks, just up at the OccupyWriters site, including a poem for OWS by Zack de la Rocha.
11:10 From Animal, just in time for the holiday, Won’t stick (to your conscience).
10:35 And now, the ultimate: The Lego "Pepper Spray Cop." Blockhead!
9:50 OWS ready to serve 2000 Thanksgiving meals in NYC tomorrow at Zuccotti Park from 2 to 6. I guess police are making an exception about food served in the park. Given what usually happens after the big meal, they may also have to let some napping slide. And maybe a touch football game will break out. The food is being purchased with donations or brought to the park by supporters. Nice touch: the restaurant providing the food is Texas BBQ — which is owned by Egyptians, who back OWS.
9:45 Check out Kickstarter campaign to get printed 100,000 copies of OWS "Declaration" of Principles.
9:30 Reuters; Petition started calling on Fox’s Megyn Kelly to drink some of that clearly harmless pepper spray.
8:04 Another win for OWS, AP story just out now: "Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly has issued an internal message ordering officers in New York City not to interfere unreasonably with journalists’ access during news media coverage and warning that those who do will be subject to disciplinary action. The message was being read at police precinct station houses around New York on Wednesday. It came after journalists, including two from The Associated Press, were arrested covering Occupy Wall Street protests.
"A coalition of news organizations had sent a letter complaining about the treatment. The news media argued that the police wrongly blocked journalists from observing last week when the authorities cleared out the protesters’ encampment in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan. The A.P. and representatives of The New York Times, The Daily News, The New York Post and the National Press Photographers Association met with Mr. Kelly on Wednesday."