Occupy Wall Street Incident Report – Nov 4

For Immediate Release
November 4, 2011

Tim Buckley
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Occupy Wall Street Incident Report

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BOSTON- Now that Professor Warren has taken credit for creating the “intellectual foundation” of the Occupy movement, the Massachusetts Republican Party is providing an “Occupy Wall Street Incident Report.”

Today’s report includes a sharp increase in gun violence since the protests began in New York City, statements from police that Occupy Wall Street is diverting attention away from high crime areas, and two Occupy Boston protesters busted selling prescription drugs in Dewey Square.

Time: Recent reports reveal that the number of shooting victims for the first week of October 2011 jumped 154% compared to the same week in 2010. The number of people shot rose 28% in the past month, according to the New York Post. And the misery continued last week, with 22 people receiving bullet wounds by Friday, including three who were gunned down outside a Brooklyn school.

NY Post: Four high-ranking cops point the finger at Occupy Wall Street protesters, saying their rallies pull special crime-fighting units away from hot zones where they’re needed.

Boston Globe: In a report, police said they had seen an increase in illegal drug activity in the downtown area, which they attributed to the arrival of the Occupy Boston encampment.