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‘Mockupy’ protesters crash set of ‘Law and Order: SVU’

Last night, a group of peaceful protesters crashed the set of an ‘Occupy Wall Street’-themed episode of the long-running TV show “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.” According to The Huffington Post, the show’s producers constructed a replica in New York City’s Foley Park of the Zuccoti Park encampment where…

Activist recounts clash with umbrella-welding Bill O’Reilly

Branden Lane, an activist with Wisconsin Jobs Now and Take Back The Capitol, on Thursday described his brief confrontation with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Lane spotted O’Reilly on Wednesday coming out of a D.C. hotel where Newt Gingrich was holding a fundraiser. He walked up to O’Reilly, holding his…

Romney: ‘I don’t have a political career’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has run for public office no less than four times over a period of almost 20 years, denied Wednesday that he had a “political career.” “I can tell you this: The best hope you have that I will be able to change Washington is…

Police rip clothes off female ‘Occupy Melbourne’ protester

A female protester has officially complained after police in Melbourne forcibly removed the tent dress she was wearing, leaving her nearly naked on the gound. The woman, named Sarah, was one of several Occupy “tent monsters” who decided to wear their tents as a creative way to keep police from…

Watch live: Occupy DC in standoff with police

Cops seize Occupy Boston’s sink, spawning flood of bad puns

When riot police invaded the Occupy Boston encampment on Thursday evening and carried off a kitchen sink that had recently been donated by MIT, the initial reaction was one of outrage. As described by Brad Johnson at Think Progress, “Police seized the newly donated graywater sink and tossed it into…

Pepper-spray creator ‘shocked’ by UC Davis incident

Kamran Loghman, who helped the FBI develop pepper-spray in the 1980’s, said he was shocked and bewildered that it was used against non-violent protesters at the University of California at Davis. In mid November, two campus police officers hit a group of “Occupy” protesters who had locked arms and refused…

Tasers come out for ‘Occupy Olympia’ protesters

At least four of the thousands of protesters who were attempting to occupy the Washington state Capitol were arrested on Monday as lawmakers considered $2 billion in budget cuts. The State Patrol used tasers on three other protesters. About 3,000 people from Occupy Olympia, unions and social service groups gathered…

Released from hospital, injured ‘Occupy Oakland’ Marine calls for justice, peace

Now out of the hospital after a painful injury dealt by the business end of an Oakland police projectile, Marine veteran Scott Olsen, 24, has begun his road to recovery — but he’s still waiting to hear if justice is served to the officer who cracked his skull. After his…

‘Occupy Philadelphia’ avoids scheduled eviction

Update: As of 6:15, Michael Tracey tweets, “Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan indicates police will *not* be forcibly evicting @OccupyPhilly tonight.” However, protesters remain prepared for anything to happen. Following the passing of a 5:00 PM Sunday deadline issued by the City of Philadelphia for the eviction of Occupy Philadelphia protesters…

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