Occupy Sacramento Mic Check at Macy’s On Black Friday

ATTENTION SHOPPERS:
WE ARE OCCUPY SACRAMENTO.
WE ARE THE 99 PERCENT.
WE ARE HERE TODAY…
TO ASK YOU TO SHOP LOCAL AND…
SUSTAIN OUR LOCAL ECONOMY.
AND NOT REWARD THE 1 PERCENT,
LARGE CORPORATE STORES LIKE MACY’S.
WHOSE PROFITS ENRICH THE 1 PERCENT.
WHILE THEY PAY NEXT TO NOTHING.
TO THEIR WORKERS, THE 99 PERCENT.
THE CREDIT CARDS THE 99 PERCENT OVERCHARGE
WILL ALLOW THE 1 PERCENT TO ENRICH THEMSELVES,
ON THE BACKS OF HARDWORKING PEOPLE,
WHO SIMPLY WANT TO PROVIDE…
A MEMORABLE TIME FOR THEIR FAMILIES.
JUST IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN…
TO THE 1 PERCENT IF THE 99 PERCENT
DID NOT SPEND IN THEIR STORES
ON BLACK FRIDAY.

WE ARE THE 99 PERCENT.
WE ARE OCCUPY SACRAMENTO.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

Congress Insider Trading

In case you haven’t heard, the same people who control the SEC that busts people trading on insider information, are in fact insider traders themselves.

Members of Congress can legally make trades on non-public information they obtain during their official duties, CBS News’ ’60 Minutes’ reported on Sunday night.

Congress members can use market-moving information that they learn in congressional committees to trade on the stock market — actions that likely would carry stiff jail and civil penalties if they did not hold public office.

This is nothing but the free market at work. Don’t be jealous that congressmen can trade on inside information and you can’t. Strive to become a congressman yourself that way you can do it to.

You sit around all day and expect insider information to just be handed to you for free in newspapers? You lazy rotten entitlement pig.

You need to love the free market you communist pig. Don’t hate the lawmakers for insider trading. Become a lawmaker yourself that way you to can be exempt from insider trading laws and become a millionaire.

UC Davis Police Pepper Spray Peaceful Occupy Protestors

Lt. John Pike unleashes pepper spray on UC Davis students committing nonviolent civil disobedienceEach and every day some police action infuriates and breathes new life into this movement. Just when you think the movement might go stale and the message of “We are the 99%” will no longer pack the punch that it has had over the last two months, some picture or some video is released showing occupiers or, in this case, students peacefully standing their ground in the face of police violence.

Yesterday, UC Davis students showed solidarity with students at other UC campuses, who are facing tuition increases and have been the victim of police brutality (particularly at UC Berkeley during Occupy Cal protests). The students set up tents on the main quad area of UC Davis. Police were ordered to remove the tents and arrived in riot gear holding batons and tear gas guns. Students sat on the ground in a circle, linked arms and held their ground in the face of a menacing police force.

Arrests made at Occupy protests in US cities 17-11-2011

Keith Boykin

CNBC contributor, MSNBC commentator and former White House aide
Everything The Media Told You About Occupy Wall Street Is Wrong

Posted: 10/19/11 10:22 PM ET
After 10 days out of town, I finally made it to Occupy Wall Street on Tuesday and had a chance to see for myself what’s going on. My conclusion: almost everything the media told me about the protest is wrong.
Based on my observations, here’s what I consider the Top Ten Myths About Occupy Wall Street.
Myth #1. The Movement Is Violent.
One of the most striking images I witnessed at the demonstration was a young black man holding a sign that read “End NYPD Violence!” in front of a group of police officers.

The officers quickly challenged his accusation. But the young man didn’t leave. Next, the police turned away and ignored him. But he still didn’t leave. Then the officers chuckled and let out an unexpected laugh when they realized the man wasn’t going away. The scene was confrontational, but definitely not violent.

In fact, one of the first things I noticed was a sign posted on a wall that embraced “Kingian Nonviolence,” the peaceful principles that guided Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cops Shoot Occupy Protester Filming Them With Camera

The Police’s War on Citizen Cameras Boldly Slogs On…

While filming a police line at Occupy Oakland after midnight on Nov. 3 following the Nov. 2 general strike, an officer opens fire and shoots me with a rubber bullet. I was standing well back. There was no violence or confrontations of any kind underway. At 0:31 seconds you can see a tall officer in the front raise his weapon and then fire. This is the full clip of the incident.

Occupy Denver: Police Clash with Protesters Raw Video

Police say more than half-a-dozen Occupy Denver protesters were arrested on Saturday after they say protesters wanted to occupy the capitol.

Denver Police say they knew there was going to be a protest on Saturday and wanted to keep the event peaceful. Officers say the protesters wanted protest inside the capitol, which is illegal.

“Unfortunately at one point, that group did try to occupy the capital, which is illegal. We made sure that they knew that, it was pretty clear that they were not allowed to do that, they tried to do it anyway,” Lt. Matt Murray with the Denver Police Department said. “We had to step in and push them off. Things escalated; we did have to call out city-wide for assistance.”

Officers say the incident escalated after police tried to get a man to take down his tent in Civic Center Park.

DPD says officers used “non-lethal agents,” like pepper spray and paintball-like balls full of tear gas, to subdue the crowd.

After police converged and started making arrests, officers say the crowd started to push in on them. They say the crowd even more agitated, spurring Denver Police to bring in more officers in riot gear.

Some protesters say police escalated the situation unnecessarily.

“They asked us to take a tent down. Some kid was standing too close to them. They just started attacking everybody. Spraying people with mace, arresting them. We did nothing. This is supposed to be a peaceful protest, and, they’re attacking us,” Sean Drigger, a protester said.

Officers say the protesters settled down when police were able to form a circle and separate the crowd.

Front Lines At Occupy Oakland 14th and Broadway

Police are ordered out in full riot gear to hide their faces. Begin firing stun grenades and tear gas at crowds for no reason.

Upon detonation, these stun grenades emit an intensely loud “bang” and blinding flash of more than one million candela and 170–180 dB within five feet of initiation, sufficient to cause immediate (but temporary) flash blindness, deafness, tinnitus, and inner ear disturbance.

Stun grenades can and often do cause severe injury when tossed into a crowd.

The Tear gas works by irritating mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, mouth and lungs, and causes crying, sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, pain in the eyes, temporary blindness, etc.

Tear gas can and often does cause permanent damage and even death in some people with asthma and other medical conditions.

Here’s a look at what’s taking place on the front lines at Occupy Oakland. The night after police break up the Occupy Oakland encampment, peaceful demonstrators stand off against police at 14th and Broadway.