The New York Times Confirms #OccupyWallStreet Arrests Were for Wearing Masks

The New York Times reported the following today about the arrests that were made during the third day of the #OccupyWallStreet protests in New York City

 

The first three arrests came on Pine Street, when a police lieutenant ordered that two men wearing ski masks be taken into custody. Officers then arrested a woman wearing a plastic mask on the back of her head.

The next arrest came a few minutes later on when a deputy inspector standing on Wall Street ordered a man wearing an orange hat to keep moving. The man, who had turned around in a crowded sidewalk just west of Broad Street, spoke to the inspector for a moment, then lifted his hands and said that he was having difficulty moving.

At that, the inspector reached over a curbside barricade, grabbed the man and tried to haul him from the sidewalk onto the street. As the man backed away, the inspector lunged forward, holding onto the man and toppling the metal barricade. The inspector fell to the sidewalk and a moment later the man in the orange hat was also on the ground, being handcuffed.

The police confirmed that three men and a woman were arrested under provisions that make it illegal for two or more individuals to wear masks.

Another man was arrested, and the police initially said he was charged with jumping a police barrier and resisting arrest. But a reporter and a photographer for The Times who witnessed and documented the episode between the man in the orange hat and the police did not see him attempting to jump a barrier. Late in the afternoon, the police said the man was charged with committing disorderly conduct by impeding pedestrian traffic, not with jumping a barrier.

Another woman was arrested around 11:45 a.m. as she was writing in chalk on the sidewalk on Broadway near Zuccotti Park. “They just came up and grabbed her,” said Jessica Davis, 19, who identified the arrested woman as Andrea Osborne. The police confirmed a sixth arrest, of a woman, on graffiti charges.

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The theory that all political parties have sold out is the crux of the problem behind #OccupyWallStreet. A movement of educated, underemployed college-educated young people that has started in Cairo could now be spreading into America. Could this even be possible?

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Wall Street Protests Continue: Social Media Plays Key Role

Could the American Fall (no pun intended) be near? In a social media move inspired by the original Egyptian Revolt, a growing group of protesters are starting to cause a stir on Wall Street, as they enter their third day of protests against corporate policies.

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The website, OccupyWallStreet.org, has shot up the Alexa Web Trafic rankings. The organizers have also seen a quick spike on Twitter and Facebook, while over 9,000 people had replied to a Facebook event that they would ve attending.

The hashtag #OccupyWallStreet is being used as the most reliable hashtag on Twitter.

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CBS News reported the following this afternoon

 

At least five people were arrested on the third day of protests in New York's Financial District, spearheaded by a coalition of groups rallying against the influence of corporate money in politics.

 

 

Beginning on Saturday – on what was called a U.S. Day of Rage – several groups of activists vowed to occupy Wall Street, to express their anger over a financial system they say favors the rich and powerful, and about a democratic process they deem to be corrupt.

Organizers of the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstration have called for 20,000 people to "flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months."

Channeling the occupation of Cairo's Tahrir Square by Egyptians protesting the rule of Hosni Mubarak, protesters have camped out in lower Manhattan over the weekend, seeking to occupy the center of the financial world. They hope to attract many more.

Protest organizers seek to persuade President Barack Obama to establish a commission that would end "the influence money has over representatives in Washington."

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Citing His Busy Lecture Schedule, Democratic Consultant Agustín “Gus” García Leaves Tequila Party Leadership

In May, Agustín "Gus" García, a Latino political powerhouse who was one of Hilary Clinton's top consultants for her 2008 presidential bid, was identified by CNN as the Tequila Party's top political strategist. During that time, García said the following to CNN:

 

 

"I think first you have to understand the humor of calling it the Tequila Party. We are a culture that likes humor," the movement's main political consultant, Agustin "Gus" Garcia, told CNN.

"We're not Puritans. Humor is part of our politics as well. We could have called it the 'Cafe con Leche Party.' You have to laugh because there is no logic in racism."

As the fall approaches, García is no longer involved with the Tequila Party, citing his busy lecture Latinization of America Lecture Series schedule.

García, a Democrat, had joined forces with Somos Republicans founder and Tequila Party leader Dee Dee García Blase to launch the Tequila Party on Cinco de Mayo of this year. The duo made several high-profile media appearance, yet could not garner the national support they sought among Latino voters.

We reached out to García Blase for comment and have yet to hear from her. The Tequila Party organization recently had its articles of organization rejected by Arizona's Corporate Commission.

 

Arizona Corporate Commission Denies Approval of National Tequila Party

In a move that has discredited its founder, the Arizona Corporate Commission recently rejected an application by the National Tequila Party Movement to incorporate itself in Arizona as a domestic limited liability corporation.

The Tequila Party organization, founded by Somos Republicans founder Dee Dee Blase Garcia, in essence is not a legitimate organization, as defined by the Arizona Corporate Comission. Arizona listed a "potential name conflict" that potentially invalidates the Tequila Party. The current application expired last week.

We did reach out to both Somos Republican and Blase Garcia for comment, but they have not returned our requests.