Not that everything was peaceful earlier in the day –
Source of photo NYC Press TV at this link.
Four elected NYC councilors are among those listed as plaintiffs in the Federal District Court lawsuit yesterday: — Letitia James, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ydanis Rodriguez and Jumaane Williams. They reportedly filed the civil rights lawsuit alleging that city police used excessive force and violated free speech rights as part of its crackdown on protesters. Also joining the suit as plaintiffs are a local Democratic Party official, freelance journalists, and Occupy activists.
The story contains the following quote: “This unlawful conduct has been undertaken with the intention of obstructing, chilling, deterring and retaliating against (the) plaintiffs for engaging in constitutionally protected protest activity,” the lawsuit alleges.
A link to the full Complaint is here – the Caption will be Rodriguez v. Winski 12 CIV 3389. This is serious stuff, and well worth a read. For those with twitter accounts who wish to be off site monitors or just follow the “action” in Boston today, I recommend @Boston_M1GS or searching for #M1GSBOS or #OccupyBoston
As those who follow my facebook page know, I am at home in a caregiving role, due to the recent diagnosis of my husband with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer, and the far different and intense “battle” that now entails.
But I can monitor, will always care passionately about the rule of law, secure funding for an independent judiciary, and the reality that access to justice remains the last protection against fascism, excessive force, and the impact of income inequality all across the life of “the little guy”.
And the photo I promised, twittered out, from the May Day Coalition filling the Chelsea Bridge today – at least some folks are willing to fight against Mammon’s infernal fascist takeover of the USA:
I always feel better when the Veterans for Peace are marching with my friends, especially when I cannot be there.
And in Chicago, just maybe repression breeds response. See above picture sent out by twitter and taken from some stories above the main march. So much went on I cannot keep you all up on it – but May Day events happened in 130 cities in the USA and most countries.