Over the weekend Occupy Oakland protesters had a run in with the police. The Oakland branch of Occupy Wall Street was attempting to take a vacant building to make it the Occupy Oakland headquarters. Oakland police used rubber bullets and flash-grenades against unarmed protesters. Across the US, the Occupy DC movement has been the longest standing, but today the US Parks Police decided to start enforcing overnight camping ordinances.]
Have we surpassed Orwell’s “1984”? We continue to see a level of fraud by corporations and the wealthiest people that would make Skeletor blush. And the most amazing part is that they’re able to look good doing it.
U.S. Park Police officer used an electronic stun gun on an Occupy DC protester. Police say he was tearing down fliers warning protesters about the ban on camping in McPherson Square. Police also said the unidentified man was charged with disorderly conduct. The arrest took place shortly after noon Sunday. It is reported that after the incident the man had a seizure, and was then refused medical treatment. A park police spokesman said the man became “aggressive and confrontational” when officers tried to arrest him and that is why the stun gun was used.