IPR’s Ross Levin arrested at Occupy Wall Street protest

Comments from Ross Levin, a writer for IPR, on a previous post:

“I was there wearing a Green Party shirt, as well! You can see some photos of me online if you look around…”

“I’ve got some nice big brown curly hair. It’s a Green Party of Philadelphia shirt. I got arrested Saturday, so you might see some photos of that. It’s the only green shirt that says “Green” in the Green Party font that I saw.”

UPDATE: From the comments on this post:

Here’s a bit more info about it, and there’s an article coming out in my school paper about it. For now, I’ve told the story too many times in two days:

http://wesleying.org/2011/09/25/party-on-wall-street/

From that source:

Levin [class of] ’15, was among those taken into police custody. He was detained for about 12 hours before a 3 A.M. or so release, and is scheduled to return to NYC for a court appearance.

22 thoughts on “IPR’s Ross Levin arrested at Occupy Wall Street protest

  1. Michael Cavlan RN

    Ross

    In Belfast they have social clubs dedicated to people arrested for the cause. They are called Felon Clubs- It is a matter of pride to be one….

  2. paulie Post author

    Better to get arrested now, when the consequences are still relatively minor, than to wait until the consequences are an automatic trip to the gulag, concentration camp, or firing squad.

  3. pete healey

    Congratulations, if that’s what the occasion call for, and be careful in future about these “arrest” things. Always bring a condom, or two, and be discrete about who you do it with and how you go about it. The consequences will be less painful if you do.

  4. Eddie

    Hey, just plastered this news on GPW and around the Facebook world.

    San Fernando Valley Greens Party

  5. paulie Post author

    DL,

    So far this month 2011-09: 129,831 spam comments, 2,527 non-spam comments.

    Some days we are now getting over 8,000 spam comments per day.

    No way that I or anyone else is going to keep up with sorting through that for messages that get incorrectly flagged as spam. Sorry.

  6. history ----- on the current system .... Lake

    what they view as excessive force and unfair treatment of minorities, including Muslims, the movement is also protesting against home foreclosures, high unemployment and the 2008 bailouts.

    Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan Sarandon have stopped by the protesters’ camp, which is plastered with posters with anti-Wall Street slogans and has a kitchen and library, to offer their support.

    On Friday evening, more than 1,000 demonstrators, including representatives of labor organizations, held a peaceful march to police headquarters a few blocks north of City Hall to protest what they said was a heavy-handed police response the previous week.

    A week ago, police arrested about 80 members of Occupy Wall Street near the Union Square shopping district as the marchers swarmed onto oncoming traffic.

    A police commander doused a handful of women with pepper spray in an incident captured on video

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