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Suppressing Nonviolent Dissent

An anthology of police brutality at encampments across America.

Veterans assaulted with truncheons, women dragged through the streets by their hair, grandmothers pepper sprayed in the face, peaceful protestors bludgeoned while sitting. Sound like something authorities in Egypt, Tunisia or Syria would order and condone? Think again. It's happening here in the US.

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I don't necessarily oppose the movement, but I don't understand why camping out in public parks is seen as an effective way to end income inequality (if thats your goal, I'm still not sure). Nobody really cares if you occupy wall street or parks. It doesn't actually affect anyone in power. The only reason cities are starting to evict people are the many serious health and safety issues involved with long term occupation. Public parks are meant for everyone, you don't have the right set up semi-permanent tented communities in them. Doing so has led to some serious problems, which will only get worse, especially with winter coming. Either way, the whole 'occupation' thing doesn't seem to work. You've been at it for 2 or 3 months and nothing has changed. If anything, you've managed to turn most of the public against you by refusing to acknowledge all of the problems within the movement, and disrupting the lives of ordinary people. If this movement continues it needs to establish clear, realistic goals, and take logical steps toward achieving those goals. Saying that your against 'greed' or 'corruption' and then camping out on a street corner is pretty useless and makes that movement look a lot dumber than I think it really is.

Anonymous

I don't necessarily oppose the movement, but I don't understand why camping out in public parks is seen as an effective way to end income inequality (if thats your goal, I'm still not sure). Nobody really cares if you occupy wall street or parks. It doesn't actually affect anyone in power. The only reason cities are starting to evict people are the many serious health and safety issues involved with long term occupation. Public parks are meant for everyone, you don't have the right set up semi-permanent tented communities in them. Doing so has led to some serious problems, which will only get worse, especially with winter coming. Either way, the whole 'occupation' thing doesn't seem to work. You've been at it for 2 or 3 months and nothing has changed. If anything, you've managed to turn most of the public against you by refusing to acknowledge all of the problems within the movement, and disrupting the lives of ordinary people. If this movement continues it needs to establish clear, realistic goals, and take logical steps toward achieving those goals. Saying that your against 'greed' or 'corruption' and then camping out on a street corner is pretty useless and makes that movement look a lot dumber than I think it really is.

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