Last night’s NYPD raid of the Occupy Wall Street encampment poses a number of complicated, vexing issues relating to the Constitution, the rule of law, etc. Just a few of them are right here:
●Should the protesters have the right to camp out in Zuccotti Park?
●Did the police overstep in confiscating books and many other items?
●What about the treatment of the media? Did the cops trample the First Amendment?
●What about balancing the rights of the protesters with the concerns of business and neighbors?
Those tough questions prompted simple answers from two appendages of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. empire:
The New York Post: Good riddance!
Fox News: GOOD RIDDANCE