Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street protester, was recently convicted of felony assault on a police officer.
This post is just a collection of links to some of the media covering the protests which started in Denver on October 15, 2011, so I don't have to spam all of them to my linklog.
I enjoyed this talk by Michael Parenti, but think it could have benefited from a slightly more rigorous definition of socialism.
I was sentenced last Friday for my crimes against the People of the State of Colorado.
You're the one who told me to vote, sucker.
"Every physics student knows that the mind seems to move particles when looking through a microscope. This is called the Heisenberg Principle. Therefore we get the equation 'thoughts equal energy'."
What a depressing Monday. The most positive comment I've read about yesterday's events was from a redditor, ``I don't know what to say, other than fuck the police, their time will come, and the people will rise.'' I doubt it.
I appeared in criminal court for my jury trial, slept in a park, in the morning I received two guilty verdicts and a non-guilty verdict, loitered at the May Day demonstrations, then slept on the 16th Street Mall to protest Denver's proposed urban camping ban.
My jury trial, stemming from criminal charges brought against me after being arrested at the Occupy Denver camp for peacefully sitting in the park overnight, is on Monday (April 30th). The D.A. has offered me a last-minute plea offer that would give me a very light penalty compared to what he will ask for in the likely even that I'm convicted. This is what I asked my attorney to relate to the D.A. in response.
Two headlines about UC police departments. First, the task force investigating last year's pepper spraying incident at UC Davis released its report condemning both the administration and the police department and calling the decision to use pepper spray on the peaceful students `objectively unreasonable'. Second, the EFF and UCLA reached a settlement in a case against the UC Berkeley Police Department and the FBI stemming from an illegal raid at a radical community center in August 2008. As part of the settlement the FBI and UCBPD acknowledge they broke the law and will pay $100,000 in damages.
Went to my motions hearing (stemming from my Occupy Denver Arrest) yesterday, but it was rescheduled... She was disappointed, but she still gave me a high-five for wearing a skirt.
There has been a black bloc presence at almost every occupy camp eviction and march in the country. Wearing all black with their faces covered, avoiding accountability through anonymity, armed and armoured, they're ready to beat people and destroy property. And they're getting paid overtime to do it.