Imam Aiyub Abdul Baki of the Islamic Leadership Council delivers a sermon at Zuccotti Park.
Zuccotti Park in New York City became the birthplace and later the headquarters of the nationwide Occupy Wall Street Movement in September of this year.
Camp kitchens were set up with gourmet meals to feed the hungry protesters as they waged war for the proletariat against the rich.
Distribution of sleeping bags and other essentials necessary for a prolonged stay in the park were free to all who came. It was touted as the working man’s Utopia, fighting against the evil one percent who enslave us. But it didn’t take long for trouble to brew in Paradise. News reports of drug usage, crime, and sexual assault began to emerge in the following weeks. How did that happen?
Leaders of the movement accused the Bloomberg administration, particularly the NYPD, of sending recently released prisoners from the city’s Correction Department on Rikers Island to Zuccotti Park. This, according to OWS leaders, was a deliberate attempt to disrupt the movement.
It seems that the NYPD is being blamed for everything these days from spying on specific communities to disrupting free speech. So where did the cons come from? READ MORE...