31 Oct '11, 4am

Is the NYPD pushing drunks and criminal elements into Zuccotti Park? I've noticed the trend too. #OWS #OccupyWallStreet

Is the NYPD pushing drunks and criminal elements into Zuccotti Park? I've noticed the trend too. #OWS #OccupyWallStreet

…The NYPD seems to have crossed a line in recent days, as the park has taken on a darker tone with unsteady and unstable types suddenly seeming to emerge from the woodwork. Two different drunks I spoke with last week told me they’d been encouraged to “take it to Zuccotti” by officers who’d found them drinking in other parks, and members of the community affairs working group related several similar stories they’d heard while talking with intoxicated or aggressive new arrivals. The NYPD’s press office declined to comment on the record about any such policy, but it seems like a logical tactic from a Bloomberg administration that has done its best to make things difficult for the occupation — a way of using its openness against it.

Full article: http://redgreenandblue.org/2011/10/30/is-the-nypd-pushing...

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