I’m so sorry Zuccotti Park was so recklessly dealt with last night. It’s a tremendous waste, and it’s also baffling that such drastic measures were taken so suddenly.
Who knows what will happen next, but it seems quite possible to me that this ruthless reaction against the protestors will not be quelling anything. We’ve had some extreme reactions to our own little Occupy Chapel Hill movement as well. I may just be naive, but I really do not understand what is so inherently dangerous about these groups of unhappy people–that have so far been pretty peaceful–that requires a SWAT team.