Occupy Everett stands in solidarity with the brothers and sisters of Occupy Oakland. The Occupy movement has brought the grossly skewed distribution of wealth to the general public’s attention and made the statement that the 99% will no longer quietly tolerate their government being operated by and for the wealthiest 1%. But perhaps even more important, the movement has caused municipalities all over the country to reveal how little provocation it takes to elicit a brutal police response. And nowhere has this been more pronounced than in Oakland. Ninja suited police seemingly feel free to assault unarmed demonstrators with impunity while wearing and wielding equipment that was no doubt purchased with “Homeland Security” dollars intended to combat terrorists.
When great numbers of a nation’s own citizens express discontent it should provoke a serious examination of public policy. Not police brutality. There is something rotten in Oakland and because of this Occupy Everett stands in solidarity with the brothers and sisters of Occupy Oakland.