If cops could wave a magic wand, the protesters would simply go away. But if cops could wave a magic wand, the whole damned city would probably disappear. Police relate to the demoralized employees in the film Clerks: “This job would be great if it wasn’t for the fucking customers.” Occupy protests are certainly seen as a nuisance, but this is more work-related than deep-rooted ideology.I'm also quite pleased to get Lucky Pierre in the lede.
November 14, 2011
Police vs. Occupy Wall Street
Turns out I do have a few thoughts about police and Occupy Wall Street. Read all about it on Slate.com: