Turf war over Zuccotti Park — Bloomberg and the NYPD scrimmage with the OWS protestors


The Occupy Wall Street protestors and their tents in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park were becoming more irrelevant than covered wagons by the day.

OK, we got their message. They think banks and corporate America broke the fifth dimension of greed. So what else is new?

OWS was overstaying its welcome at Zuccotti Park, becoming as senseless as tip jars at the cash register of self-service cafes.

The park was reduced to unwashed yahoos afraid to eat Raisin Bran because of the lack of Porta Potties.

People, who in the beginning admired them for taking a stand in giving the left a voice muted since the Sixties, soon realized the protestors’ sanity had taken the last Amtrak out.

And it seemed likely the protestors soon would literally split once the cold weather threatened to turn them all into frozen popsicles.

Then Mayor Bloomberg decided to circle the wagons overnight with an overnight raid to clear the park.

Amidst cries of “police state” from the evicted, Bloomberg unwittingly may have restored relevance to the movement.

The law, for now, sided with the mayor.

Hours after baton-wielding cops cleared Occupy Wall Street protestors and their tents from Zuccotti Park today, a judge backed the clean sweep.

Of course, Zuccotti Park is just one patch of turf.
Some Occupy Wall Street protestors already had moved to another space, owned by Trinity Church, at Canal Street and Sixth Avenue, where they used bolt cutters to open a fenced-in area.
Nice of them, don’t you think?, to poach on private property.
Seems as if some people will do anything to avoid going home. That’s where bars used to come in handy. But the drunk driving laws changed all that.