Here’s another day of new blog on #OccupyWallStreet as it catches fire around the country. Items added at top, as I take a break from my anti–death penalty writing and new book on that subject. For yesterday’s blog, click on my name at top. All times ET.
11:38 Longer video of beatings tonight, nightsticks flying.
11:15 Fox local TV cameraman hit by mace, reporter struck by police baton:
10:30 Video shot and posted tonight in NYC from inside paddy wagon after arrests.
10:25 Trumka, the AFL-CIO chiefs, backed Occupy today in statement… New NYT piece tonight on unions backing protests today—despite (allegedly) fears of “far-leftists” in their midst and anti-American attitudes.
9:40 According to tweets, live streams and more: more calm at same time as more arrests, confrontations, enormous police presence and even copters. But some reports placed arrests at only eight, at least until past hour, when that might have changed. Crowd in park calm but various marches going on or blocked. Or so say tweets.