The Occupied Wall Street Journal has released their latest roundup, in conjunction with this news blog. Check it out over here:
One of my friends was killed last night. He had Cerebral Palsy, and was crossing the street in his wheelchair when an SUV hit him. Not much is known about the accident yet. The pictures the news are releasing are heartbreaking... His wheelchair, in pieces, strewn across the road. He was a great guy, always smiling and making others laugh. I hope he finds peace wherever he is. RIP Corey.
On to the news.
-- Wall Street, Politicians, Corporate Media, Tax Dodging Corporations, The Government, and Police. What do these groups have in common? They're all shaking in their boots at the thought of May Day. I'm not providing any links for this, because all you have to do is search for it and they're front and center. Who's afraid of the big bad Occupiers?
-- A mistrial has been declared in the trial of five Occupiers in Augusta. Some jurors claimed that others were biased against the government, preventing them from reaching a compromise. While defense attorneys would have liked a not guilty, the Occupiers were fairly happy with the outcome.
-- Banks are apparently running surveillance now. Many of the large banks are preparing for May Day by bulking up security and stalking Occupiers using social media. The banks are collaborating with both other banks and the police. (This irritates me. Like we don't already have enough government surveillance? Adding another big brother to the pile, huh?)
That's all I have time for today. Congrats to the Philly Occupiers who were acquitted of all charges.
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