There is a perception that those who support the Occupy Wall Street protests are of a particular persuasion: patchouli-crusted recent Wesleyan grads who tap on Macbooks while groaning about corporations.
On Monday, the hacking group Anonymous revealed the personal information of NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna, who allegedly discharged pepper spray on demonstrators during Saturday's Occupy Wall Street protests.
Lying about having your parents' house foreclosed on—theatrically—certainly makes you and your cause look bad. But doesn't the middle class have a right to protest? Doesn't everyone have a right to protest?
Dr. Cornel West has become the third celebrity in the past 24 hours to visit the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park. Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon both paid their respects to the demonstrators.
Occupy Wall Street is streaming footage of Oscar-winning actress and activist Susan Sarandon at the camp site. Sarandon said, "It never changes from the top, it only changes from the bottom, and this is great."
According to various eyewitnesses, police arrested one of the protestors because they were taking photographs. A legal observer with the National Lawyer's Guild was also prevented from visiting with detained because of an "emergency situation."