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Eleven arrested as Los Angeles protests swell

LOS ANGELES — Eleven protestors were arrested Thursday in the biggest anti Wall Street-style demonstration yet in Los Angeles, with some 500 people rallying in the city’s downtown district, police said. Six men and five women were detained for trespassing by sitting down in the lobby of the Bank of…

NYPD officer: ‘Nightstick is going to get a workout’

A New York Police officer was caught on video Wednesday night telling a female officer that he was looking forward to using his nightstick later that evening. “My little nightstick is going to get a workout tonight — hopefully,” he said. To make his point, the officer struck the ground…

Spitzer to Obama: Support Occupy Wall Street

Former New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer (D) told Current TV’s Keith Olbermann that the Occupy Wall Street protests should be a sign to President Barack Obama. “What the NYPD did with the arrest of 700 protesters on Brooklyn Bridge was the single best public relations for the protesters because suddenly…

Rep. Kucinich: ‘Occupy Wall St.’ protest is making a difference

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) released a video on Tuesday in which he praised the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests in lower Manhattan and other cities across the United States. “To the young men and women who are braving the overreaction of local authorities to raise their voices against the corruption…

Ron Paul calls Occupy Wall Street a ‘legitimate effort’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Wednesday that the Occupy Wall Street protests were a “legitimate effort,” but he wasn’t exactly sure what they are outraged about. “I can’t speak for the people out there because I don’t know who they are or exactly what they are demonstrating against,” Paul…

Olbermann calls out media hypocrisy on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

Keith Olbermann pointed out Wednesday night on Countdown that the major newspapers had been ignoring the five-day-long “Occupy Wall Street” protests, but would have scrambled to cover a similar-sized tea party protest. “Why isn’t any major news outlet covering this?” he asked. “If that’s a tea party protest in front…

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