Police Arrest Hundreds Of ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters On Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More than 700 people were arrested and the Brooklyn-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge were shut down for hours as participants of “Occupy Wall Street” took their demonstration right into busy New York City traffic Saturday.

Police responded swiftly when hundreds of marchers moved from the pedestrian walkway to the roadway where only vehicles should be, making it clear they were coming to a dead stop.

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Officers had more than 500 people surrounded with orange mesh. Demonstrator Kimberly Ortiz was in the middle of it, with her boyfriend Nicky Pehl. He was arrested, but she was allowed to go.

“They separated the men and the women and the majority of people let go were women, 15 women, let go one guy,” Ortiz told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin.

With a police helicopter overhead, as many as a dozen Department of Correction buses moved in. Police said this became necessary after protesters ignored repeated warnings not to block traffic.

“Some complied and took the walkway without being arrested. Others proceeded on the Brooklyn-bound vehicular roadway. The latter were arrested,” the NYPD said in a statement.

Some protesters said they pushed back at police, feeling tricked by NYPD. They said officers seemed to deliberately guide them onto the car lanes, even escorting them off the walkway, then arresting them.

“No one was out being violent. I think it was a little over the top,” said demonstrator Jim Turturice.

For more than four hours, Brooklyn-bound traffic was diverted, causing tie ups across Lower Manhattan.

“We’ve been in traffic about half an hour,” said Amanda Lainesce of Staten Island.

“Ten minutes to get three blocks,” said Lynn of Huntington, Long Island. “All the people standing here are wasting their time.”

Some demonstrators told CBS 2 the large number of arrests will not deter them from doing something like this again soon.

What do you think about the protests? Sound off below in our comments section….

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  1. We get it. You don’t want democracy because someone might buy a different magazine created by people who don’t have the same perspective and agenda.

  2. Baxton says:

    Those silly people sitting comfortably in cars complaining on traffic times made me laugh. “It took 10 minutes to drive three blocks”.

    In Mexico City, where I live, it takes 10 minutes to drive three blocks on average.

  3. Cathy says:

    SUE: When you were born someone should have sued your Mother and Father for having an A–hole like you. (O sorry, maybe you don’t have a Father or Mother.)

    1. Sue says:

      Raleigh, NC — Judicial Review Judge, Paul C. Ridgeway, Wake County General Court Of Justice, Superior Court Division, has upheld a lower court ruling that Public Officials/
      Agencies are “private entities” and immune from liability. Judge Ridgeway has upheld the earlier (01/17/2011) ruling of lower court Judge J. Randall May in Class v. NORTH CAROLINA, Case No. 10 DOT 7047 (now known as 11 CVS 1559 in Judge Ridgeway’s ruling).

    2. Sue says:

      Wake County (N.C.) Superior Court Judicial Review Judge Ridgeway Upholds That Government Agencies & Officials Are “Private Entities”!

      Do Police Officers (and Departments /Agencies), and Elected Officials In N.C. Hold As Much Authority As “Private” Security Guards At Walmart?

    3. Sue says:

      For you Cathy
      Wake County (N.C.) Superior Court Judicial Review Judge Ridgeway Upholds That Government Agencies & Officials Are “Private Entities”!

      Do Police Officers (and Departments /Agencies), and Elected Officials In N.C. Hold As Much Authority As “Private” Security Guards At Walmart?

      Post Oak Public Relations
      postoak.pr@gmail.com
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      For Immediate Release
      09/25/2011

      Raleigh, NC — Judicial Review Judge, Paul C. Ridgeway, Wake County General Court Of Justice, Superior Court Division, has upheld a lower court ruling that Public Officials/
      Agencies are “private entities” and immune from liability. Judge Ridgeway has upheld the earlier (01/17/2011) ruling of lower court Judge J. Randall May in Class v. NORTH CAROLINA, Case No. 10 DOT 7047 (now known as 11 CVS 1559 in Judge Ridgeway’s ruling).

      The September 15, 2011 ruling creates a conflict in the public’s perception of basic government legitimacy because Judge Howard E. Manning, Jr. (who recused himself in August 2011) declared in Mr. Class’ 04/21/2011 hearing that “the Defendants were NOT ‘private entities’ or ‘private contractors’.”!

      Are the judges confused? Are the “government” agencies and officials NOT what they’re portraying to their constituents? Are they immune because they’re “private”? Do we actually have government “agencies” and elect “Public” Officials OR do we deal with “Private Entities”? Is the public being frauded? So many questions! So many conflicts!

  4. Dave says:

    It amazes me that these folks preach about how highly trained, educated and informed they are BUT they a) can’t read the clearly posted signs that prohibit pedestrians from the bridge road way, b) freely admit the NYPD brass informed them that if they moved onto to the roadway they faced arrest, c) don’t have the common sense to understand that the “first amendment rights” they screech about have limits related to public safety and the infringement on other people rights.
    I am also perplexed by the comments about how these folks are in debt (in numerous cases due to costs incurred from college and grad school). They entered into these debt agreements with their eyes open (with all that schooling they should be able to read). They made a decision and need to live with the consequences; in this case those consequences are debts.
    To those who feel Wall St caused them to lose value in their investments, were you complaining when you reaped the profits of a greatly expanding economy of the late 90’s and the mid 2000’s? Of course not, you are like the “Sunshine Patriots” in Thomas Payne’s pamphlet Common Sense.

    1. Nick1975 says:

      I am also perplexed by the comments about how these folks are in debt (in numerous cases due to costs incurred from college and grad school). They entered into these debt agreements with their eyes open (with all that schooling they should be able to read). They made a decision and need to live with the consequences; in this case those consequences are debts.

      Exactly — they knew what they were getting into. I am sure most of them are paying $130 a month to ‘own’ an Iphone, and spend $70 on a ‘Vintage Tee Shirt’ with $350 jeans.

  5. Dale Auburn says:

    They claim to be protesting against huge and wealthy corporations. Yet their employer (“Occupy Wall Street”) is itself a huge and wealthy corporation. It must be – how else can it afford to hire thousands of PROFESSIONAL ACTIVISTS to protest in cities across the country.

    1. Sdny says:

      You’re a total ass! I’m a medical assistant who has no health insurance and make $8 to much to qualify for medicaid (btw I am Epileptic and need 2 types of anti-convulsive medications twice a day). I care for a majority of low income and elderly patients who get screwed daily by their managed cares. And many neglect their health because it comes down to feeding your kids dinner or buying your medications or paying your co-pay to see the doctor that day. THESE ARE THE PROTESTERS AT OWS! These are the everyday people that get screwed by the privatized top 10% and the puppets they control. If you actually left your computer and went down to these movements you’d see that!

  6. Angel says:

    can anybody defined the dollar? see movie “Change is on the Horizon” also see case on North Carolina , Rod Class Vs. The Dept of Transportation. Case No. 10 DOT 7047 (now known as 11 CVS 1559 in Judge Ridgeway’s ruling). http://www.rodclass.com. The ruling said that the police dept is a private contractor not public officer.

    1. Sue says:

      Wake up people you are been arrested by private contractors sue them on their personal not as officer.

    2. Dave says:

      Leaving aside the ridiculous nature of your comment that the police are private contractors what you fail to point out (or chose to leave out) is that the case you cite is a North Carolina case, which is not applicable in NY. I guess you slept though that part of the anarchist course in graduate school.

      1. sdny says:

        The fact that JPMorgan Chase donated $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation four days before they Beat and arrested 700 peaceful protesters on the Brooklyn bridge is just a coincidence right??

  7. American Moran says:

    My guess that this is just the beginning. As time goes on and no jobs are created Americans who want to work are going to be increasingly frustrated. This will spark civil unrest across the country. If I had not job, lost my home and cannot feed my children and the owner of the company that I worked at sold my job to an overseas company lives high and mighty, I might be peed off.

  8. Dollar_Bills says:

    This article is disgusting. There is no truth in it. Who would publish something like this? You do a disservice to your fellow journalists, not just for writing this, but with knowledge that reporters were arrested, too. Who are you?!

    1. Elizabeth says:

      bubble-headed beach blonde live at 5.

  9. Tricia says:

    I guess the progressive ASTROTURF wasn’t getting enough attention on wall street, so they took their HATE to Brooklyn. Take it to DC where the real CULPRITS work and live

    1. Elizabeth says:

      be nice tricia….your fangs are showing.

  10. Charles says:

    These people are complete jerks and deserve to be arrested.

    1. Elizabeth says:

      Charles, Charles, Charles….noone gets arrested…its theater baby…

    2. Truth says:

      Ha! I dont know if anyone else is aware, but they are hardly occupying wall street. They’re blocks away actually. Occupy the park across from Burger King seems like a more fitting name🙂

  11. DanTe says:

    Nothing more than a bunch of useless bums still sucking off of mommy’s t its. Obviously have no need for work during the week days.

    1. Bruce says:

      Uhh, today is Saturday, not a workday for most people. Not that I expect the facts to influence your judgement.

      1. Just the facts please says:

        Uhh, this protest has been going on for several days. Not that I expect the facts to influence your judgement.

  12. jesus says:

    I agree with the person that stated that we have the POWER and we have just been silent and thinking that the government and those in power will do the correct thing. So, the more people get together and the more united we are, the less this goverment or any government can do. We have the power and we the people have the ability to take our country back from the thieves and corrupt politians. Lets get together and fight for our rights, the same rights that our founding fathers fought for it.

    1. Caroline Houck says:

      exactly!

  13. Laura J. Smith says:

    The reason this was not reported when it started, they thought it would go away! Now this is how they are trying to down-play it.

    The Government will only tell what they want you to know!

  14. DianaF says:

    It’s very clear what the demonstrators want. And it’s what most of us want. This reporter needs to get a clue.

    1. Gabriel Hunter says:

      Seriously. They might not have specific legislation in mind but it seems obvious to me what they want.

      1. Why is it a secret? says:

        and that would be?

        1. Gabriel Hunter says:

          They/We want corporate money out of elections. Such as an overturning of Citizen’s United. They/We want a serious treatment by the government and corporations of the issues surrounding global warming and climate change. They/We want people to matter more than profits. They/We want a new stimulus plan to be bigger and more effective. They/We want fairer taxation beginning with a return to Clinton era tax levels. They/We want accountability for the financial crisis and its fallout. They/We want to end capital punishment. They/We want the US out of the wars in the middle east. They/We want an end to the partisan divide. They/We want to be heard.

  15. Romeo Konashington says:

    wow, this makes me so mad, i wanna take up arms and start marching…..towards CBS. americans have to totally dismantle the mainstream media, nothing but propoganda

  16. Darth Muerte says:

    What a biased bit of reporting. David R Murrow must be spinning in his grave. Did our founding fathers guarantee the 4th estate just so you could sell your souls to the almighty dollar? Where are your professional ethics?

  17. Nick1975 says:

    They don’t look that bad off to me. Most of the youth in that photo look like coddled 20 somethings who likely live in the trendy parts of Brooklyn or around the East Village (mommy & daddy guarantee & pay the rent)
    This is just political theater for the media

    1. mike himmel says:

      Who says they have to look bad off to have a grievance? If I am mad about the wall st bailout does that mean I have to be dressed like a homeless person? Many people who are out of work and struggling to find a job and pay bills still take showers.

    2. Jimmy says:

      “who likely live in the trendy parts of Brooklyn or around the East Village.” I guess you know this because you conducted extensive interviews with the demonstrators. Or did you just pull this out of your ass? You have a future with Fox News.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Its a sad state of affairs on both sides of the camera. You cant have this many people walking the streets of NY without some sort of guidance, some sort of objective. Perhaps there is just so much wrong currently, no one knows what to site, nor what to do. It is up to our leaders to put their political aspirations to one side and make things better. All they have managed to do at this point, is pit American against American, neighbor against neighbor, brother against sister and cops against kids.

  19. Nik Bramblett says:

    “it’s unclear what the protestors want.” No it’s not. It’s just not a clean, simple checklist that you might see in a childhood Santa letter. It’s clear that the US government is not supposed to be owned, lock, tock and barrel, by a small handful of plutocrats and banksters that manage to steal the wealth of the largest economy in the history of the world and deliver it to a small handful of elites… thing about the 99%, it’s 99%.

    Of course setablishment “lamestream” media like CBS is going to try to belittle this movement. 99% of us don’t consciously provide its wealth. It’s stolen from us with the complicity of the few we’re opposing.

    The American people are timid, perhaps, and gullible, but not THAT stupid.

    1. John Gulbunnie says:

      Could NOT have said it any better, Nik! Excellent!

  20. Trea says:

    Sadly 90% of the posters and about 99% of the protestors have not a clue what they are protesting or why. People with little regard for appearance, following direction, or actually wanting to apply for work they qualify for, stand little chance of finding anything other than hard luck, and little sympathy. someone fresh with a degree or a masters might be booki smart, but has not been exposed to the on the job training or experience level of the position. And just because you carry a snartphone, pda, an Ipad and a computer, does not mean you are the best fit for the job. And when they get side tracked on an interview or spew out some nonsense that has nothing to do with anything, we take the apps, fold them into airplanes and aim them where they belong, the dumpster. Life is tough and you can;t hide in a classroom forever….

    1. Charlie says:

      They know more than you do. And that is the fact that Wall Street and Global central banks are sucking the life out of economies everywhere. I hope you get a clue yourself someday..

      1. Freddie says:

        You need more of a clue yourself. Without a central bank you would have no economy, and would not be able to sit at home at your laptop sharing your mindless nonsense with the rest of the readers. More than likely unemployed or underemployed and blaming everyone that will listen or within listening distance. I am sure you won at least two cell phones, can’t pay the rent on time, but have a Latte every day and play with both cells and your laptop. Nice to dream about being someone important in your imaginary company, but the sad fact is that like the losers who marched and protested, you are one of them as well. You spent most of your adult life in school, forever changing majors, until you relaized that mommy and daddy would no longer support your dream. Boo hoo hoo, bad bad central bank…I can;t play with a computer and make 6 figures any more. Grow up, and if you don;t like it here, leave….No one will miss you or the rest of the deadbeats and their mindless protest………

    2. ann says:

      hopefully, you will never be in the position that many of YOUR FELLOW Americans are in today — due to the corruption on Wall Street; but, you certainly come across as not having a CLUE about what is going on right in front of your face. i’d love to be able to check back on you in a few years to see if you’ve been humbled. you strike me as a mis-informed, pompous A–.

      1. frustratedk says:

        and you don’t think our country is already down the tubes because of the unions? The same unions that walked over the bridge with the protesters are the same ones that have killed manufacturing in the US, as well as local economies because of overinflated contracts/pensions. Why don’t you protest in Washington. All the protesters are doing now is hurting NY economy by scaring away tourists and business for people who actually work. Get a job, Create a job, have a real purpose. If you hate capitalism so much, just leave the country. Our forefathers did not come hear saying…”tax everyone so much so we all get the same amount – whether you work or not”.

        1. dr meh says:

          The unions are responsible for the crisis our country is in today….really? Nothing wrong with captialism, but there needs to be regulation or we turn into a 3rd world country where a few are in power and the rest become the masses.

    3. Elizabeth says:

      No Trea, sadly, your lights are on…..but no one’s home. Why do I picture you with your nose so high up in the air that you cant see whats going on around you.

    4. Cha says:

      “Book Smart” is what everyone ought to be, you undereducated drone. Just because these people don’t want to play the soul-sucking, shirt and tie, hive mind game that you may be comfortable with (you sound pretty boring,) doesn’t mean they aren’t entitled to earn a decent living. Go back to your HR cubicle and waste away….

    5. Orin says:

      I work on Wall Street and have taken the time to visit the protestors each day during lunch to understand what is going on. I have found these people to be, by and large, overwhelmingly intelligent, peaceful, sober and patriotic folks who are fed up with special interests, banks, multinationals and corrupt politics that have hijacked the American dream. These protests are the purest forms of democracy and these young people should be hailed as heroes for standing up instead of standing by. They set a fine example. The lack of stated demands may be strategic or simply a lack of focus but that does not detract from the groundswell they have created.

      1. Elizabeth says:

        Stated Beautifully….nice!

      2. Neosporin says:

        Agreed Orin. I work there as well and have had the pleasure of speaking with some. They certainly lack focus, direction and leadership. Unfortunately this event on the Brooklyn Bridge is not surprising in the least. While their initial theme seemed somewhat justified, they are more and more taking on the characteristics of an angry ignorant mob. After so many weeks, their posters and chants lack a common theme. It is almost becoming a place for everyone to come and complain about everything under the sun. They may be intelligent, but they lack experience in the workforce and do not fully understand what they are doing, the politics involved, or how to control their own supporters. I hope they get it together before they start to resemble the events in Greece over the past cople of years.

        1. Elizabeth says:

          Hail ye Neosprin….What you lack in intelligence you make up with in arrogance..

    6. Sarah says:

      Trea,
      Sadly, all those responding to you cannot even express for themselves what the protest is about and what the goal is that they want achieved. I’m still waiting to hear/read this myself but all they can do is attack the posters (with a 12 year old boy’s type of rhetoric) that don’t understand what they are doing. If they know so much, I wish they would enlighten the rest of us as to what the protest is for and what they are aiming to achieve. They keep saying this “thing” they are protesting is right in front of us but clearly it isn’t as blatantly obvious to the rest of us. Maybe I need to be a pot head with no job and still live off mommy and daddy to “get it”.

      1. Luanne says:

        By the way more people in their 20’s and 30’s are are living in poverty now since World War Two, according to the US census. So who’s fault is that they’re unemployed? Can’t live off Mom and Dad when they still have to work due to cuts in Social Security. By the way they arrested a 12 year old today. Base your opinions on facts and not resentments.

  21. Nancy Botwin says:

    Where is the coverage of the arrests of hundreds of protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge? WCBS880 is terribly biased and it shows.

  22. McAllister Bryant says:

    “The dozens of people”…Really? Can the writer not count? Or not read signs?

    Here is a hint: You are owned by one of the large corporations that plays on Wall Street and is harboring nearly $2Trillion in assets rather than investing that money in jobs. You are owned by one of the large corporations that sells advertising to companies that offshore jobs and contribute to unemployment.

    Wander down there and see if you can find a clue.

  23. V says:

    This article is clearly biased and once again shows how media has been completely corrupted by corporate agenda. Making bologna seem almost a victim. Crazy!!! You are a disgrace to the freedom of press and the American people. Time is on our side!!!!

  24. Elizabeth says:

    dozens? how bout thousands. Get out there and cover this rally. I will deliberately change my affiliation from you if you to continue to not give this rally the press it deserves

    1. Idiotic protestors says:

      yawn — i rather you protestors go find jobs and save money instead wasting it on a protest that has no purpose then to whine. I have a lot of things to whine about too but raising a family and working hard (including trading stocks). Don’t label a whole industry being greedy. Everyone middle class american trade stocks on wall street. We’re all part of this so call greed. Its not greed — Its out making money so we can raise and support a family.

      1. V says:

        Ohh shut up you naive fool. You think it is simply trading stocks??? It is the banks with the supposed millions that is creating the larges disparity in history. If you have read any history around the world this has happened before. And it usually leads to revolutions…… They are completely greedy and what is worse is that they are covert. Look up disparity statistics as well as annual income for the top 1% and then you will realize that you have bought into the game of trading stocks……

        1. V says:

          *correction billions

          1. Nik Bramblett says:

            *corrected/adjusted AGAIN: TRILlions

      2. Elizabeth says:

        go find someone else to yawn at you bore. These “Americans” are exercising their right to free speech. Perhaps our darling wall street moguls, of whom you seem so enamored, should practice a few rules of the road before throwing every Americans private investments under the bus. Yes, sweetie…it seems 6 figures were not enough for them….betting against the institutions they were responsible for maintaining and dragging us all with them is the epitome of greed. Get with it and wise up.

      3. ann says:

        then don’t label an entire society of people who are fed up with corruption as jobless and frivolous. and, what the hell does “everyone middle class american trade stocks on all street” even mean? maybe you should take a leave from your “making money” and return to school?

      4. Harvard_Girl says:

        Oh, sweetie, we would LOVE to make money… except the dollar is worth next to nothing due to inflation which Wall Street and banks have inflamed over the past ten years, and the job market is nonexistent. I got turned down for four jobs for being “too overqualified”. That doesn’t even exist, no one is too overqualified for anything. I worked my ass off in college(Harvard, if you must know- ON A SCHOLARSHIP-Mommy and Daddy haven’t paid a cent since I was 17) so that I could get a decent job and I have yet to even be hired. It is the same with 75% of my friends. The rest are self-employed freelancers living below the poverty line. Do yourself a favor and learn to think for yourself and get educated instead of taking the BS thrown at you by the media. Things are this bad for a reason, and it’s people like you with your closed minded hack ways.

    2. Sarah says:

      I’m sure CBS will be devastated by you “changing [your] affiliation” from them. I think the rain, the old man being attacked, the lady being bitten by the dogs, the cop who gave his wife a ticket, and even the SAT scandal make for better news than this waste of time.

  25. Looks like New Yorkers are just catching up with the rest of the globe…..

    http://rhymeandreasonable.com/2011/07/05/the-arab-spring-deception/

  26. Angel says:

    can anybody defined the dollar? see movie “Change is on the Horizon” also see case on North Carolina , Rod Class Vs. The Dept of Transportation. Case No. 10 DOT 7047 (now known as 11 CVS 1559 in Judge Ridgeway’s ruling). http://www.rodclass.com/

  27. BossMan says:

    “To get back to the warning that I received. You may take it with however many grains of salt that you wish. That the brown acid that is circulating around us isn’t too good. It is suggested that you stay away from that. Of course it’s your own trip. So be my guest, but please be advised that there is a warning on that one, ok?”

  28. Ann says:

    Isn’t it interesting how this story leads with “dozens of people,” and makes fun of “star spangled underwear,” in the first sentence.

    For a different perspective, here is the (big) headline from the respected UK newspaper, The Guardian:

    “Occupy Wall Street protesters march against police brutality – Thousdands of demonstrators take to the streets in New York to highlight police brutality at last week’s protest against the power of the US finance industry.”

  29. Ann says:

    Interesting how this story leads with “dozens of people,” and makes fun of “star spangled underwear,” in the first sentence.

    For a different perspective, here is the (big) headline from the respected UK newspaper, The Guardian:

    Occupy Wall Street protesters march against police brutality
    Thousands of demonstrators take to the streets in New York to highlight police brutality at last week’s protest against the power of the US finance industry.

    1. Klaus says:

      The dinosaur media is rapidly becoming extinct. Their reporters and editors refuse to learn from their own mistakes until they lose their jobs. The dinosaur media does not exist to report news. It exists to sell propaganda for the globalist banks and corporations who own the dinosaur media. We need to tax to death those who defrauded the American people with their derivatives schemes. We need to replace the IRS with a 1% Wall Street tax on all derivatives trades.

    2. Nikki says:

      We in UK are relieved that Americans are finally waking up to the the corruption of our corporate governments around the globe, in spite of the particularly effective dumbing down inflicted on the masses by the corrupt media. CBS can ridicule and under play the protests but we are all wise to them now. We get the truth online so they are irrelevant and ought to be boycotted. CBS you have brought this on yourselves. Shame on you!!!!

  30. FreeSpirit says:

    Walk up 3rd Ave & see many Help Wanted ads on store fronts- for weeks. These lame youngsters don’t want to work for minimum wage. With no work experience they want high salaries and 4 weeks vacations. Ask them- they admit it.
    Unemployment benefits is enough to sustain their lifestyle for 99 weeks. When it ends, they will find work.

    1. trj says:

      Are you stupid? HOW are you going to survive in New York on minimum wage? Only a fool would think that! WHY don’t YOU take a minimum wage job?

      1. Sarah says:

        I have years of education and decades of experience. that’s why I don’t make minimum wage. No one is making you STAY in NY. By all means, if you are too good to work at the level your education and experience provides, then shut it and move.
        All you hipsters should start with a bath and a shave, then try to get a job. It may help!

        1. Elizabeth says:

          Sarah….please wake up….I am 55, hold a masters, have years of experience and totally “get’ this. “All you hipsters??” Are you kidding? This is not a NY exclusive. These people are crying out all over the country. If you think for one minute, our darling financiers on Wall Street shouldn’t be held accountable for their actions, then you, my dear, should probably leave.

    2. frederick douglass says:

      on the mark!

    3. Nik Bramblett says:

      The bible explicitly instructs us not to call people ‘fools’ but it’s hard to refrain.

  31. Punk Outlaw says:

    Yes, CBS is corporate owned media giant.. but I don’t think they are conspiring with other big media giants to hide anything. However, they probably are a bit disconnected from what a grassroots rebellion really looks like.. and their reporters answer to a corporate bureaucracy that too often rewards mediocrity. Look how 60 minutes has declined over the years? With twitter, facebook, you tube and the web do we really care if CBS reports on this or not? If the protest is effective, the word will get out.

    1. Elizabeth says:

      Believe it or not punk, there is a large demographic that believes every word coming our of these squawk boxes. This demographics is too busy trying to keep up with life to listen to anything else….just throw on the nightly news and pick up the talking points….yes, corporate knows this fully well……..just ask Murdoch.

  32. Solidity says:

    More Biased media reporting, though only just being reported. Shaking in their boots. Moneybags. They might just be airing their views….you know as in the Constitution. You are entitled to do so.

  33. kamana says:

    When Ronald Reagan and his republican cabal were running up the national debt they knew that
    they would not have to face the victims of their treacherous conduct because they would have passed away long before those unborn were old enough to realize that the RR generation had stuck it to them….COLD!!

    In addition to that cowardly rip off comes another jerk in the form of George W. Bush and those always-involved, red-state klansman, the GOP. They, too, ran up the debt to an even higher level and now, the klansmen want to blame their debt on the current (democratic) administration.

    The Occupy Wall Street protestor’s, than, are the ‘unborn’ generation that RR, GWB and the GOP stuck their obscene debt’s to.

  34. Quinn Sysmith says:

    How do you know CBS isn’t really reporting the truth at #OccupyWallStreet? Because if they were, and not following the bidding of their satanic globalist masters, they would let you folks know there are a list of demands and not only that those who can’t attend can submit their requests and vote on demands already listed on this page->List of demands so far from #OccupyWallStreet you can vote on subjects if you can not attend in person. http://coupmedia.org/the-sovereign-peoples-movement.html

  35. anikonov says:

    ““Posting the information about a family police officer. That’s egregious and over the line,” Richter said.” – WHY? Country should know the names of its heroes.

    1. Freebyrd says:

      Pepper spraying innocent and peaceful women just because you disagree with them is not my idea of a “hero”. It is my definition of a Coward.

      1. N Y P DrP I G S says:

        That was done by a pig. But we already know that.

    2. Quinn Sysmith says:

      No it’s called justice, how many police officers abuse americans every day and nothing happens to them because they worship the “system” that is destroying this once free and great country. The only thing that is “over the line” is the absolute media blackout and spin on the 99%, can’t wait till they storm the globalist owned propaganda news stations…I hope they do anyway, put some real reporters in there instead of weak, cowardly agents who can’t point the finger at the culprits behind most of the evil in the world today.

      1. trj says:

        We are lied to and brainwashed by the media everyday. Instead of reporting on things like the cartels invading the border states we get “kim cardashian broke a fingernail and had to take an aspirin before she fainted”. If the REAL news was reported this lame government would lose control.

  36. pugphan says:

    It’s America, where else could they get away with this? smokersodysseycom

    1. SickofBloomberg says:

      I assume you are talking about Wall Street?

    2. Freebyrd says:

      Pugphan, you are absolutely wrong, not that the corporate owned media will bother in inform you. There are events Internationally! Visit occupytogether.org

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