Justin Samuels graduated from Cornell University with a degree in history. After working in financial services for three years, he decided to try a more creative path. He's wrote 5 ebooks that are available on Amazon. He's written 8 screenplays. His first feature film, The Agent, is in development.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
NYPD Shuts Down Occupy Encampment on Wall Street
Occupiers are no longer permitted to sleep on Wall Street. Amid protests from residents of the neighborhood bothered by noise, the NYPD has kicked Occupy off Wall Street. As the New York Times reports:
"At about 9 p.m., a woman approached the group and shouted that her children could not sleep. A moment later, a man approached a protester and pushed him several times while screaming at him. The police escorted that man away.
Several protesters were arrested shortly thereafter, including one who an officer said was making excessive noise."
The Times has mentioned 10 arrests yesterday. The biggest problem with Occupy Wall Street is it seems to lack purpose. If people are still trying to occupy outdoor spaces, why? What do they hope to accomplish in doing so? There seems to be no set time for outdoor occupations. I'm not sure trying to live outside forever qualifies as political protest. I think occupy needs to move away from outdoor occupations before it completely loses public support. A movement supposedly about economic injustice shouldn't have people living outside homeless. If occupiers cannot take care of their own members, then why should anyone listen to them when they speak of injustice as occupy apparently cannot deal with internal injustice.