To: Occupy Wall Street protestors currently occupying Zuccatti Park in NYC.
One way to keep Mayor Bloomberg from trying to evict you from the park or to have the police close ranks and pepper spray you folks or hit you with clubs is for all of you to follow the laws.
Picket where you are allowed to do so in an orderly manner as possible.
Those of you occupying Zuccati Park; organize groups and take turns cleaning up the park. Ask Brookfield Properties, the company that has the contract to keep the park clean, to provide you folks with barrels, brooms, and whatever equipment they use to pick up trash and do the work yourselves. Make the barrels available and accessible to Brookfield Properties employees so they can pull up in their trucks to get rid of the trash.
Brookfield Properties should be happy to see all of you doing the bulk of the cleanup. They will be able to shift some of their cleanup people to other parks and facilities where they can be utilized more effectively.
By doing this, you will be taking away the option that Mayor Bloomberg wants to implement to evict your group from the park.
Also, those in charge of the Occupy Wall Street New York movement should also focus in finding your collective voice. I understand some of the things you are trying to address but many Americans are patiently waiting for your “Platform” to be stated clearly to everyone.
There are probably hundreds of thousands of people, if not millions, who are waiting in the wings to plug into your cause – after you clearly define your purpose, your goals, and your expectations.
So, in a nutshell, get to work – do what is necessary on your part to give others reason(s) for joining your cause.