Hold on to your riot gear, ladies and gentlemen, because police in New York City are saying that Occupy Wall Street activists deserve credit for helping keep the city safe after Hurricane Sandy. They’re not saying that publicly, of course. That would just be too much.
In case you haven’t been paying attention, Sandy recovery efforts are on-going in many parts of New York City. In areas like Coney Island and the Rockaways, crime has spiked, mostly from burglaries as the communities have struggled to get back on their feet, but things have been remarkably civil in Red Hook. The New York Post reported why on Wednesday night: “Police sources have credited the drop in crime to an unlikely coalition that included the NYPD, Occupy Wall Street activists, and local nonprofits working together to keep storm victims safe.” Said one of these unnamed sources, “This crisis allowed us all to remove the politics and differences we had to do our job, and come to the aid of the people. We all rose to the occasion.”
Source: Adam Clark Estes for The Atlantic Wire.
Image: Brennan Cavanaugh/Flickr Hold on to your riot gear, ladies and gentlemen, because police in…
by Tactical-Life / Dec 6, 2012