[lbo-talk] John Halle on OWS NYC

Chuck Grimes c123grimes at att.net
Sun Dec 11 10:44:06 PST 2011

Like a lot of people who have trouble sleeping I'm constantly monitoring the internet for news about Occupy Wall Street. So when I woke early to find out that Bloomberg had made his vile and thuggish move on the OWS encampment at Zuccotti Park, I was able to get on the 5:50 train putting me there at around 7:45.

It is no exaggeration to describe the scene which greeted me as apocalyptic. Police in riot gear lined both sides of Broadway from Fulton Street where I got off the subway to the park several blocks south. Some cooled their heels, fondling their batons, clearly pleased with the work they had accomplished in the preceding, engaging other fellow cops with frat boy banter. Others paced idly displaying the swaggering insolence which most white people, typically the ultimate beneficiaries of it choose to ignore, but which is surely familiar and plenty menacing to those who are its usual victims,


It's a good narrative of wondering around to various scenes.

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