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.
LAPD gets the credit for the roundup, but the stories of abuse refer to treatment by the L.A. County Sheriff once protesters were in custody. These reports are consistent if not verifiable, that many arrestees were deprived of food, water and proper facilities which resulted in some soiled garments.
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."