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Lost in the bedlam of last nite’s miltary-style police attack on Occupy Oakland protesters was the fact that the Mayor of Atlanta — in an apparent about-face — ordered the police to raid and evict protesters from the Occupy Atlanta camp.

The American capitalist system is simply incapable of abiding any sustained protest to the authority of the 1% who rule this country.

[ASIDE: Some people have criticized the picture in this post, saying that it’s part of a trend they’ve noticed to depict white people being arrested by Black cops at the Occupy protests. I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with the potential insidiousness behind such ‘photo-propaganda’ on the part of some. However, I would just like to clarify that I only included this particular picture because it was embedded in the original Yahoo article, quoted below. If anything, the vast majority of victims of police brutality are people of color, and there should be no confusion about that.]

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With helicopters hovering overhead, police moved into a downtown Atlanta park and arrested around 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters who had been encamped there for about two weeks early Wednesday.

 … Police included SWAT teams in riot gear, dozens of officers on motorcycles and several on horseback. By about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday the park was mostly cleared of protesters.

State Sen. Vincent Fort was among those arrested and had come to the park in support of the protesters in recent days. He said the police presence was “overkill.”

"He’s using all these resources … This is the most peaceful place in Georgia," Fort said, referring to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. "At the urging of the business community, he’s moving people out. Shame on him."


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    Okay but, it was actually fucking clever to do this while the Oakland thing was going down. I mean, it flew basically...
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    Kasim Reed is a coward
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    sadness
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    Thanks, Mayor Reed, for being a complete dick.
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    I, for better or worse, currently live in this city. I paid taxes here. And this? This is what my tax dollars purchased....
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    Shameful
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