Occupy Louisville's encampment survived the cold of winter and a tornado, but it was Louisville's annual invasion by the 1% that finally forced them inside.
"Occupy LouisviIle’s failure to protect its participants from each other in the past and the lack of any security plan in the current application to address the problem is another reason the application must be denied.”
Then honeymoon between the LMPD and Occupy Louisville ended today as the cops threw their first punches at protesters.
Last fall's elections left elementary school valedictorian turned noted grifter Richie Farmer without a job.
Mitch McConnell got some tough-love from Occupy Louisville, when the group protested his vote for the National Defense Authorization Act. Many believe the law effectively repeals the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
One protest this week highlighted the flood of money and corporate influence into politics. Another highlighted the question of whether, given this flood, the voice of the people can still be heard.
Yesterday, Occupy Louisville met about the city's decision to revoke their tents and effectively evict them from Founders Square at 5th & Muhammad Ali. Mayor Greg Fischer seems to be of the misguided impression that protesters aren't going to protest.
Metro Works and LMPD change their tune about Occupy Louisville to a blue note.
Local news for Dec. 9, 2011
A community meeting tiled, "Louisville Metro Council discussion on new LMPD Chief," seemed set up to be nothing more than a police satisfaction survey that was not even created by Metro Council. Louisville residents weren't having it.
Occupy Louisville, LIBA and Mighty Kindness are all singing the praises of shopping local. Maybe this city can even fight corporate greed in the process of keeping Louisville weird.
Do they really believe they are going to effect corporate and banking regulatory reform? Do they really think they are going to influence America's foreign policy? Can they truly believe that their nocturnal encampments will somehow erase income disparity and bring about a utopia of "economic justice?"
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