Well, Occupied is causing the entire world to stand up and take notice. The Occupied activists and consumers from all walks of life are stepping into the line of fire….quite literally in some cases, and feeling the prick of the sharp edge of the sword.
Literally hundreds of thousands of men and women died to earn modern day Americans the right to speak out. And yet, the vast majority of Americans still just sit on their couches, obsessing over nonsense…..
WASHINGTON “” As copycat Occupy Wall Street encampments around the country confront the inevitable legal tangles that come with a nationwide sit-in style protest, a growing army of First Amendment-loving lawyers is shepherding the demonstrators through the legal system at no charge.
Growing numbers of protesters are being arrested for trespassing, failure to disperse and disobeying a lawful order, as city after city confronts the question of whether individual rights to free speech and assembly include the right to camp out on public property.
The resulting legal skirmishes have spurred the largest mobilization of pro bono protest attorneys since the anti-war movement of the 1960s and ’70s.