Last week, on the mayor’s order, police violently raided a peaceful community in the middle of night, discarding thousands of books, excluding witnesses and press, etc. "Public safety" has been the excuse to continually restrict the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression, freedom of movement, and freedom of speech of those who disagree with the mayor and the 1% he represents.
On this unseasonably warm and bright autumn day, a group of these same individuals and their supporters came to express their complaints against the perpetrator of last Tuesday’s injustice—again, in a peaceful and constitutionally guaranteed way. They were met with yet more steel barricades and armed police, and the woman in the above performance found herself jobless.
The comparison of Bloomberg to a medieval warlord is, if anything, too kind—medieval warlords weren't usually this systematic.