Mike Bloomberg has started to publicly lose patience with the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park. Yesterday, he told the Observer that recent reports of crime and sexual assault in the park were "a very high priority" for the administration and that any withholding of information from the police by protesters "is despicable, and I think it is outrageous and it really allows the criminal to strike again making all of us less safe."
via Mayor Bloomberg visiting Occupy Wall Street a few weeks ago.
Today during his weekly appearance on John Gambling's radio show, Bloomberg said that "we're not going to tolerate" some of the behavior at Zuccotti. "If you see what happened like in Oakland, we are not gonna have that here," he said. "That's not gonna happen here."
Bloomberg's pronouncements in recent days have caused the rumor mill at Zuccotti to kick into high gear. Yesterday, many of the of the park's residents were convinced that an eviction was scheduled for sometime over the course of the night.More »