Monday, April 9, 2012

Zuccotti Park Owners Were Right to Eject OWS Protesters: Judge?

WNYC News Blog
Zuccotti Park Owners Were Right to Eject OWS Protesters:
Monday, April 09, 2012 - 11:14 AM
By WNYC Newsroom

Protesters face off with police after the police in riot gear removed the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15.

The owners of Zuccotti Park, Brookfield Properties, were within their rights to eject protesters from the park last November in order to clean it, a Manhattan judge ruled last week.

The judge issued his ruling Friday as he refused to dismiss trespassing, disorderly conduct and other charges against an Occupy Wall Street protester.

The judge wrote that "it is clear that when the defendant was ordered by the police to vacate the park, he was not legally entitled to refuse."

The judge further ruled that there was no evidence that Brookfield's move was applied to the defendant and other protesters because of a disagreement with their message.

With the Associated Press

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K Webster from NYC:

The "Law"...

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. - Mahatma Gandhi

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual. - Thomas Jefferson

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem. - John Lennon

For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. - John F. Kennedy

Apr. 09 2012 01:57 PM

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