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Kenny
- 1017 days ago - act2.freepress.net
The freedom of our press is fundamental to our identity as Americans. As elected representatives charged with serving the people, our mayors must rein in these aggressive and violent tactics by local law enforcement.



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Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 3:02 pm
Believe me, I am not taking the Mayor's side. But, can you imagine the heat he is taking from Wall St., and the major banks to try to end this protest?
 

Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 3:10 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Just Carole (338)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 3:13 pm

Signed.

Thanks for posting, Kenny!

 

Dany Strakova (119)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 3:40 pm
done, thanks Kenny! :)
 

Kenny V. (173)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 3:40 pm
Wow, i posted an incomplete sentence for the title of this post! Sorry, hope it makes sense in passing on the news page.Thanks Carole, Ether and Allan......

This morning, the New York Police Department forcibly evacuated Zuccotti Park, home of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The move provoked a clash not only with protesters but with the press. In what appears to have been a coordinated effort to block coverage of the raid, the police blocked many journalists from reporting on the police action.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the police kept the media away to prevent a situation from getting worse and to protect members of the press.
But according to the New York Times, one journalist told a police officer Im press! and the officer just responded Not tonight.

If the mayor of our country's largest city thinks protecting the press means silencing them, we're in big trouble. And hes not alone. Police harassment of the media has been reported during "Occupy" protests in Chicago, Denver, Oakland, Portland and beyond. Its time to tell mayors across the country to uphold our press freedoms.
Please sign this action and we will deliver your letter to Mayor Bloomberg and the Conference of Mayors and demand that they make this crucial commitment to upholding the First Amendment.

 

Dandelion G. (386)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 4:00 pm
You sent this right on time Kenny, I'm adding it to my message to my friends for two stories I have just put on, along with a few other petitions that are important.

Thanks for putting this on here......we MUST always have freedom of the Press. But this is also been questionable too. I recall when Anderson Cooper of CNN was banned from filming too near the oil disaster in the Gulf and how he said other reporters were given guidelines that they couldn't go into certain areas or more than so many feet from, they couldn't interview certain people, lots of restrictions.
 

Bianca D. (86)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 4:06 pm
Thanks Kenny. Noted and posted.
Amazing that all this is going on - YouTube, Twitter, FB are all alight with the details and mainstream media is shut down or warping everything. Someone said Wall Street isn't winning, they're cheating and I agree.
 

Kamila A. (141)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 4:17 pm
signed, thank you. Wall Street = cheaters
 

Surunatik WTF (38)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 6:11 pm
The Obama Dept of Homeland Security and The Dept of Justice is helping to coordinate the assaults. Bad enough we're dealing with morons that will tromp our 1st Amendment Rights, We are Under Assault by our Government. This is not an accusation, it is a declaration of fact. How then would there be any respect for the Press? They would be perceived as The Enemy, as are We.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 6:33 pm
Gladly Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 6:47 pm
Thank you for asking mayors around the country to protect journalists. Thanks Kenny and Dandelion.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 7:01 pm
signed and noted for sure!!!! Thank you Kenny
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 7:45 pm
signed, TU Kenny
 

Henriette Matthijssen (143)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 8:09 pm
Cannot sign for USA only Thanks Kenny.
 

Nancy C. (798)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 10:41 pm
"This is not in the least acceptable. And the world is watching and learning about you. Pressure from Wall Street be damned."
 

Regina P. (79)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 10:46 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 11:04 pm
Absolutely signed - Thank you for asking mayors around the country to protect journalists.
and posted to Twitter for MORE SIGNATURES!
Thank you Kenny ... WE ARE ALL CONNECTED !!!!!!!!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 11:24 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you for posting this important information and petition!
 

Constance F. (433)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 11:46 pm
Thank you for posting, Kenny. This is appalling! On the positive side, this is more fuel to the fire. Restrictions have always been covertly there - always - I know many people can provide a long list of what doesn't get covered in mainstream media. But now people are wide awake - and they are not happy. Good. Signed!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 12:08 am
As I understand it, the Mayor is not saying people cannot demonstrate, he is saying people cannot sleep in the park because of health hazards and due to the negative influences on small businesses in the area. BEFORE you dismiss my comment as being too right wing, I would like to say that:

From my understanding, it seems it isn't the government who runs the USA anymore, it is big business. You have a much bigger fight on your hands than ever envisaged. The lobbying system needs to be changed so that the government representatives work for you without needing big pay backs to support the US citizens. The representatives also need a wake up call so they don't enter politics just for the chance of becoming rich. The majority of Americans are being taxed and are not being represented.

Maybe the Mayor's decision has not been the most popular, but measures to right the wrongs will need to come from people who find ways to make a difference and sleeping in parks is not the only way.
 

Shane C. (3)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 12:32 am
Signed. Thanks.
 

Arild Warud (163)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 2:34 am
Signed,thanks Kenny.
 

Brittany D. (28)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 4:38 am
signed
 

John Gregoire (255)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 5:24 am
Last night Bloomberg denied being a part of the Council of Mayor's group call. He's lied before and had been setting this up for well over a week. Signed with pleasure and glad they didn't ask for additional comments because restraint would have been hard.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 5:57 am
Thanks for the post Kenny. I signed a little while ago after receiving an email from freepress.net.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 5:58 am
It's ironic that Bloomberg made much of his fortune from his investments in the Press.
 

Elizabeth P. (102)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 7:11 am
Noted and Signed. Thank you.
 

lee e. (114)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 7:31 am
Thanks Kenny - I called the billionaire pimp yesterday and even his whore "kelly" - he and his girls in blue - signed and continue to be outraged - prepping for tomorrow's activity - for an old geezer like me - the subways are going to be difficult to "occupy" - but I'll do my darnedest!!
 

Patricia Cannell (748)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 7:44 am
Signed and noted. Thanks!
 

LeMoyn Salmonsen (90)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 8:13 am
s&n Thanks for the posting, need to know info.
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 10:42 am
Signed, noted & posted to FB.
 

Megan Beery (18)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 12:04 pm
signed and noted
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 12:49 pm
Signed, thanks Kenny & Dandelion for forward.
 

Myron Scott (70)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 9:03 am
I don't think we know the extent of Federal involvement, although Dandelion's outstanding recent post proves there was Federal involvement.

"Occupy" Crackdowns Coordinated With Federal Law Enforcement Officials
http://www.care2.com/news/member/901507364/3021552

What we need to do is find out the whole story and impeach every sorry f--k who had anything to do with this unprecedented, coordinated assault on free speech and assembly. Two avenues I can see: petition honorable people in the U.S. Congress (all 3 or 4) for an immediate national investigation and immediately launch an online citizens tribunal to investigate and (unofficially but very publicly) try cases whenever and soon as sufficient evidence is found to support a peoples' indictment. No need to wait for that regarding Bloomberg, Quan and every other mayor and chief of police or other responsible law enforcement chief in each of the eviction cities; indict now.

And don't be so naive as to merely assume that each of those deaths last week was mere coincidence. Some or all may have been, but that needs to be investigated - seriously and responsibly -, too. If the FBI and CIA (DHS) is involved, anything is possible.

Meanwhile, demonstrate today.
 

Myron Scott (70)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 9:18 am
Signed, with: "Managed news" equals fascism. You would not bust a diplomat. By official policy, journalists should have a similar immunity so long as they are peaceful and orderly. Think of it as Free Press Immunity.
 

Myron Scott (70)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 9:22 am
One more comment: Heidi makes a valid point and I respect her for it, but this isn't about sleeping in the park any more. This is about coordinated, nationwide repression. The rest now is just excuses.
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 12:14 pm
Thank you for asking mayors around the country to protect journalists.
Signed, noted and posted to FB
 

SANDRA R. (146)
Saturday November 19, 2011, 5:26 pm
Noted and forwarded. Thank you Kenny.
 
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