Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Arrests in Columbus

* Just as we've seen police in other cities arrest Occupy Wall Street protesters, Columbus Police have also made arrests here.  Dispatch:

Seven Occupy Columbus participants were arrested yesterday afternoon while protesting at a Downtown bank.

The protesters were arrested about 12:45 p.m. at the US Bank branch at 10 W. Broad St., said Sgt. Rich Weiner of the Columbus police. They were charged with trespassing, a misdemeanor....

....US Bank security asked the protesters to leave and they refused, Weiner said. Columbus police officers arrested the seven after officers also asked them to leave the bank....

Despite arrests here and around the country, the Occupy Wall Street movement is certainly making a statement about the greed, avarice, and the selfishness we see with see on Wall Street. As if that was not enough,  Republican elected officials continue to protect the rich while cutting programs for children, education, the elderly, and disabled.

>>>>>   Thank goodness there is still some common sense out there!  The plan to lease land in the Wayne National Forest has been delayed (see Disptach).  The leases were to go out to companies to frack/drill.  With reports around the country showing methane pouring out of faucets and igniting, explosions, contaminated water, and other hazards, I'm glad to see a halt to fracking on national land.  Will Ohio follow?????