Occupying Reality: The Truth about Occupy Wall Street
November 15, 2011, 1:30 a.m.
Zuccotti Park, New York City I sidled up behind a mob of about fifty furious Occupiers. It was the night of their eviction from the park. Police floodlights lit up the sidewalk like a movie set, and two surveillance helicopters hovered in the blackness above the Manhattan skyline. Occupiers, mostly white twenty-somethings, stood face-to-face with a phalanx of helmeted NYPD officers with batons at the ready. They alternated between screaming profanity at the cops and encouraging them to switch sides. Hundreds of them had...