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Thread #141413 Message #3266311
Posted By: Don Firth
30-Nov-11 - 04:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
Subject: RE: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
I can't find the post where this was quoted or linked to before, but if you haven't read it, DO!
If you have, it merits reading again.
Where OWS goes from here.
I heard a very interesting discussion this morning on my local NPR affiliate, part of which involved many of the same points that Moore talks about.
The program was locally produced (originating here in Seattle), and included comments by retired Seattle police chief Norman Stamper, who has written a book criticizing the recent federal government encouraged militarization of local police departments. He had some pretty strong things to say about the pepper-spraying incident at UC Davis. The police, he said, were WAY out of line. He also had some very strong things to say about the Seattle incident in which two women, one young pregnant and the other 84 years old, were pepper-sprayed by police.