Now this I have a problem with:
Lawyers representing about 800 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in the past month demand that prosecutors drop the charges.
If not, they say they won’t deal and will insist on going to trial – putting pressure on the already overloaded Manhattan criminal courts.
“I’d like to suggest to the DA’s office the appropriate way to deal with these cases is outright dismissal,” said defense lawyer Martin Stolar.
Civil disobedience is fine, necessary at times and perhaps even cool once in a great while. But if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.
What these people appear to want is to have the law simply not apply to them. That’s not how things work. The law applies equally to all people; including protesters. Justice demands that if you break the law you be treated fairly under it and pay the appropriate price for your misdeeds.
For those that don’t know, this is a strategy right out of the Cloward-Piven playbook. This is the progressives great play in order to collapse the American economy.