I guess the idea of seizing the portable gas generators as a way to force the Occupy Wall Street protesters to give up and go home didn’t work out the way the police planned so they have come up with an even better plan.
Send in the drunks and the homeless.
Yup, that is a pretty ingenious idea I’ve got to admit and it has already started to pay off dividends for the anti-movement police and government. The influx of homeless drug addicts and the smelly drunks has cause the Occupy Wall Street kitchen to scale back its operations, and there are reports today that Zuccotti Park, where the protestors have ‘holed’ up, has been split in two. On the west side of the part are the homeless bums who were guided to the park by the police and then on the east are the “true” protesters.
According to Harry Siegel from The Daily News the shift has been ‘encouraged’ by the NYPD:
The NYPD seems to have crossed a line in recent days, as the park has taken on a darker tone with unsteady and unstable types suddenly seeming to emerge from the woodwork. Two different drunks I spoke with last week told me they’d been encouraged to “take it to Zuccotti” by officers who’d found them drinking in other parks, and members of the community affairs working group related several similar stories they’d heard while talking with intoxicated or aggressive new arrivals.
Of course the police through their spokesman says that these accusations are false but you got to admit it’s a pretty clever idea.
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