The commentary on the overwhelming passage of the NDAA is coming in fast and furious, (not to be confused with the ATFoperation by the same name). It appears people are beginning to understand why this travesty was crafted in secret, played down by the media, and put to a vote when the attention of the media was elsewhere. Many are already referring to this phenomenon as a “media blackout” which has kept this legislation out of the public view until now.
The latest effort by Occupy Wall Street followers involves the occupation of homes in foreclosure. Those who are being evicted are often illegally pushed out of their homes with a practice called “robo-signing” which is an automated system of speeding up the foreclosure process but with little in the way of oversight or scrutiny of the process.
It was obvious that some sort of political shift occurred when it was learned that the City of Los Angeles would be assessed $58 million in fees if the Responsible Banking Resolution passed. The Central City Commission which includes heavyweights like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Bank of the West, U.S. Trust and the Los Angeles Times made it clear that the message of protesters was not good for business in Downtown Los Angeles or anywhere else. So how does the CCA reward those that are subject to their “lobbying” efforts?
LOS ANGELES - “Los Angeles police used nearly a dozen undercover detectives to infiltrate the Occupy LA encampment before this week's raid to gather information on the anti-Wall Street protesters' intentions, according to media reports Friday.”
"The movement is at a crossroads," the mayor said. "It is time for Occupy LA to move from holding a particular patch of park land to spreading the message of economic justice and signing more people up for the push to restore the balance to American society."
The Tree People were the last casualties of the LAPD midnight raid. They were finally removed with bean bags in what turned out to be the most dramatic event of the evening. Despite the fact that more than 200 people were arrested, there wasn't much in the way of violent confrontations. Over a thousand LAPD officers remaining calm and reserved throughout.