another #OWS #1% cartoon…
#CornelWest arrested again - in Harlem
Cornel West Arrested (Again) in Harlem
The arrests, which occurred after marchers linked arms in front of a fortress-like NYPD station just off Frederick Douglass Boulevard, were a planned act of civil disobedience.
The march […] focused on the NYPD’s practice of “stop and frisk.” That refers to the controversial – and, critics argue, unconstitutional — practice of officers stopping city residents on the street and searching them.
The number of stop and frisks have soared under Mayor Michael Bloomerg, with 600,000 stops performed last year. 87 percent of those stopped last year were black or Hispanic, a number disproportionate to their share of the population. And just 7 percent of the stops resulted in arrests, meaning the vast majority of those stopped committed no crime. The NYPD argues the practice reduces crime, but it has been coming under increasingly intense criticism in recent months.
#OWS sweet a marriage proposal…
Beezy Douglas gets down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend Deb Zep in Zuccotti Park, while Occupy Wall Street protesters provide a “human mic” to amplify his words for the crowd. “I don’t know what’s gonna happen in this movement,” Douglas says, “but I hope it’s half as successful as our marriage is gonna be!”
Feminist author Naomi Wolf was arrested in New York outside an event that was awarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo. According to The Guardian’s account of the incident, there was around 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters who were gathered outside Skylight Studios to demonstrate against Cuomo’s opposition to a millionaires tax while he was inside being honored by the Huffington Post with a “Game Changer of the Year Award.” The police were apparently trying to keep the sidewalks clear. Read more.