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Forum Post: How to Pick an Occupy Site with Sticking Power

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 8, 2011, 5:06 a.m. EST by Condalisa (0)
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First: research what city and state police retirement funda lost the most money due to wall street shenanigans.

Second: Educate the local police with press releases and flyers about how their retirement money was transferred into the bonuses of a few money industry/gov regulator's bonus checks, when the misrepresented AAA rated CDOs failed and the same people who sold them to the retirement funds then collected their winnings from the Credit Default Swaps they took out against the CDOs they sold to the retirement funds.

Explain to them how this was not an accidental bi-product but the planed result of activity that was illegal until these same people used the money invested with them to make value-bribes in the form of campaign contributions to have the laws changed so that they could swindle the retirements and make money by betting against their own customers.

Explain to them how a CDS is an illegal form of insurance, and how multiple parties could collect on one CDO going down.

There will no doubt be bribed police officials, but if the majority of police understand that you represent their interests they may and I emphasis the word may because of the police mindset, they may act as a buffering agent against the more provocative and brutal acts and may even be the decisive factor when it comes to swift police actions that are against the law.

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[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 10 years ago

I think the hearts and minds of police officers are already won, it's dragging them out into the streets to do their masters biding that turns them against you. Occupy has to prove they're smart enough to figure this out and switch tactics. In the end it's not the police officers we want out on the streets, it's the corrupt politicians and bankers isn't it?

[-] 1 points by Restorefreedomtoall1776 (272) from Bayonne, NJ 10 years ago

I agree there is some possibility in your proposal, but I'm doubtful if enough police officers have the abiltily to understand such (for them) intellectually challenging concepts. Others, like the NYPD (otherwise known as the BBB - Bloomberg's Bully Boys) have been corrupted with "contributions" ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$) to their various funds by Wall Street plutocrats. Of course, one can always make the effort.