A coordinated effort across 70 cities, Occupy Wall Street will target corporations involved with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Occupiers say that mega-companies like ExxonMobil, Bank of America, BP, Monsanto, Pfizer, and Wal-Mart use ALEC to buy off legislators and craft legislation that puts corporate profit over the well-being of ordinary people.
“There have been no specific references to violence in any of the public materials, online comments, or forum posts associated with this upcoming event; nevertheless, the institutions listed are likely locations for upcoming public demonstrations by groups associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, which may result in disruptive activity.”
“No specific references to violence”? Great. So how ’bout you not randomly pick peaceful protesters out of the crowd and slam them to the ground tomorrow? Also, please don’t pepper spray us. Thanks.