As you know, Mayor Bloomberg, the Billionaire Mayor of New York City and Poster Boy for the 1%, had the police rather violently toss the Occupy Wall Street protesters out of the park they were occupying during the dark of night very early this morning. The idea, according to Bloomberg, who has never been that good at telling the truth but strangely not that good at telling lies either, was to clean up the park and let the protesters back in. But … they would not be allowed to bring things like blankets and sleeping gear and tents, which would be necessarily to actually occupy the space.
State Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman denied a motion made on behalf of the Occupy protesters to bring the tents and sleeping bags back in.
I quickly add that in New York, “Supreme Court” is actually the LOWER court at the state level; The higher court is the Appellate Court. I don’t know if this is going to be brought to a higher court or if, perhaps, things will be settled on Thursday when protesters across the country storm the banks and break all their windows.
Source, but not much more in the way of details, here.