It's Spring, and "Occupy Wall Street" is back
Apparently the "What Do We Want? WE DON'T KNOW! When Do We Want It? NOW!!!" crowd is venturing back out from its mothers' basement, now that the first day of spring is here. And they are predictably falling all over themselves, trying and failing to pretend that their lawbreaking and provocation is all the police's fault.
The circus is starting again. Hurra, hurra, step right up and see!
It's spring, and "Occupy Wall Street" is back.
by JAMES TARANTO
Winter is over, and the elite liberal media's favorite "populist movement" is back. The New York Times reports that Saturday saw the year's "first major conflict between the Occupy Wall Street movement and the New York Police Department." Cops arrested 76 protesters, most of them for defying orders to leave Zuccotti Park, a small plaza in a largely residential area of downtown New York, after it closed for the night.
In short Twitter messages, protesters coordinate activities and warn others of law-enforcement efforts. In doing so, prosecutors believe some have revealed an intent to break the law. . . . In the prosecution of another protester named Malcolm Harris arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, Assistant District Attorney Lee Langston outlined why a tweet would be helpful. Mr. Langston wrote in a court filing that Mr. Harris's tweets "made clear . . . that he was well aware of the police instructions that day, and acted with the intent of obstructing traffic on the bridge."
These people may be tech-savvy, but they're so street-dumb that it apparently didn't occur to them not to post incriminating statements all over the Internet. A further irony is that the claims of "entrapment" are not only false but inverted. The lawbreaking "protesters" evidently sought to provoke arrests, which they then claimed were unjustified.
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"The social contract exists so that everyone doesn’t have to squat in the dust holding a spear to protect his woman and his meat all day every day. It does not exist so that the government can take your spear, your meat, and your woman because it knows better what to do with them." - Instapundit.com