Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Saturday Night Police Blotter & Arrest Report

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*  In a tense showdown above the East River, the police arrested about 400 demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street protests who took to the roadway as they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The reporting on this is pretty astounding; apparently NYPD actually tricked protestors into leaving the designated route, and then arrested them for it.

* Hmm.

* Some more New York Times reporting about life on occupied Wall Street.

* Five Things That #OccupyWallStreet Has Done Right.

* Rick Perry says it’s time to invade Mexico. I’ve thought for a while this would happen in the next presidential term no matter who is elected, for precisely the reason Steven Taylor says it’s a terrible idea:

Not only that, the suggestion suggests a naive belief that all that is needed to fix the drug problem is finding the right level of force.

There is no major candidate from either party who doesn’t think that is needed to fix the drug problem is finding the right level of force.

* And the gang that can’t shoot straight suddenly found its mojo when it came time to bash Ron Suskind’s book. It’s almost as if they believe Republicans are still potential allies, but left and liberal critics are enemies…

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