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The Boston Occupier - Issue 1

The Boston Occupier - Issue 1

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This is a digital copy of the first edition of The Boston Occupier, the unofficial (but General Assembly-approved) newspaper of Occupy Boston. Our volunteer staff is dedicated to fair and accurate coverage of the goings-on at Dewey Square and in 'Occupy' camps across the U.S..
This is a digital copy of the first edition of The Boston Occupier, the unofficial (but General Assembly-approved) newspaper of Occupy Boston. Our volunteer staff is dedicated to fair and accurate coverage of the goings-on at Dewey Square and in 'Occupy' camps across the U.S..

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Survey Reveals Occupiers’Values
by Joshua Sager
 A recent survey ound that Boston’s occupiers share anumber o common values and support several majorissues, despite having a lack o centralized demands.Te “Occupy Boston Issue Survey” received responsesrom just over 260 occupiers. Te survey posed sixty questions to determine the views o occupiers on a widevariety o issues, ranging rom tax policy to deense, inorder to determine the aggregate opinions o the occu-piers. It reached participants via email lists, GoogleGroups, Facebook, and witter. A requent criticism o the Occupy movement is that theoccupiers have expressed no central set o demands. Somecritics have concluded that the lack o dened demandssignies that the protesters are not protesting anything atall. However, the survey nds that ten issues and belieshave near-universal support among occupiers.Tey are:1. Revoke corporate personhood so that corporationshave no ability to interere in elections.2. Remove the “revolving doors” that contribute to thecorruption o the regulatory process.3. Institute a progressive tax code which both removesloopholes as well as makes the rich and corporationspay their “air share”.4. Re-institute the Glass-Steagall Act and place stricterregulations on capital leveraging.5. Increase the transparency and accountability o theFederal Reserve.6. Institute election reorm so that money can no longerbe used to buy elections.7. End the wars in Iraq and Aghanistan.8. Invest in clean energy development and increaseenvironmental regulations.9. End the drug war and institute rehabilitationprograms or non-violent oenders.10. Protect unions and increase worker saety protec-tions.Few survey participants expressed an interest in blockingresolutions o support or these issues, suggesting a highlikelihood that such resolutions might be passed withrelative ease at a General Assembly.From a review o the survey results, the values o equality,airness, compassion, and protecting the disadvantagedappear to link those statements with the highest levels o support.
Gandhi Statue FindsHome at Occupy Boston
by Dan Schneider
 Anyone walking through the mainentryway o our occupation has to crossDewey Square’s wide concrete tiles, skatearound a ew small discussion groups, passthe Logistics tent and walk right in ronto a landmark o sorts. Standing againstone o the poles used to support the main‘Occupy Boston’ banner is a brown, 9 oottall plastic replica o Mohandas Gandhi.Gandhi believed in the undamentalright o people to determine their owndestiny and advocated non-violent proteston a mass scale. His ideological rela-tionship to our movement is clear. Whatisn’t clear is how the statue came to residein our encampment.Te statue’s journey began at acommunity center known as the Peace Abbey in Sherborn, MA. Tough staedby Quakers and adhering to many aspectso Quaker philosophy, those who run thecenter respect all aiths (or lack thereo)and are dedicated to nonviolence and social justice. Given its location and underlyingphilosophy, you wouldn’t expect either the Abbey to be a hotbed o political activity or the decisive steps its members took onOctober 28th, 2010.It was a surprise to the employees o Goldman Sachs’ Boston oce whena group o smiling Abbey members,several special needs children rom theLie Experience School and a 9 ootlikeness o an Indian civil rights leaderappeared that day. Te delegation hadcome to oer the statue as a git, tobe placed in the lobby as a reminder o greed’s corrosive impact on our world. When the statue was quickly rejected,the oering was turned into a symbol o protest as the group ormed a chain inront o the main doors to the building.By the day’s end, the demonstrators hadreturned to Sherborn and the Gandhistatue was mounted in ront o the Peace Abbey. It remained there until early October o this year, when Lewis Randa the Abbey’s ounder and director – heardthat the mass occupation o Wall St. hadspread to the Hub. He quickly reachedout to our then-loosely assembled groupo protestors to have the statue brought toDewey Square. Ater sending several emails with noreply, a member o the early Communi-cations team’s interest was piqued by thesubject line ‘Te Abbey Wants to Protest With Gandhi’. A ew days later, Lewis andseveral others rom the Abbey personally delivered the statue to Dewey Square,acing a group o occupiers with eyes widelike children on Christmas morning.Since then, the statue has become animportant landmark at Occupy Bostonand serves as the meeting place or anumber o working groups. Everyone who walks into our camp, whetherindignant protestor or curious tourist,has to stop and look up at the smiling,bespectacled ace. And, perhaps, they alsolook down at the small sign displaying thesimple phrase: “Te world holds enoughor everyone’s NEED, but not enough oreveryone’s GREED”.
Occupy Wall Street Evicted By Te NYPD
by Dan Schneider and Matt Cloyd
In the early morning o November 15, 2011, theNew York Police Department cordoned o the areasurrounding Liberty Plaza (a.k.a. Zuccotti Park),and within hours, Occupy Wall Street’s encampment was demolished, its inhabitants scattered aroundManhattan. Just ater 1 am, police in riot gear erected barri-cades to keep others rom joining the protest, thensurrounded the camp. Subway stops and streets inthe area were shut down, and the Brooklyn Bridge was closed o. Rachel, a 22-year-old carpenter romBrooklyn, noted that unlike previous attempts to clearthe protesters, “this came totally without warning,” andthat the atmosphere at the park was “crazy...it elt likea war.” Just ater 2 am, the police began breaking downthe occupation, tossing tents, crates, wooden pallets,ood, and other supplies -- including 5,000 booksrom Occupy Wall Street’s library -- into a pile to behauled away by sanitation trucks. Occupiers within thecamp were prevented rom leaving with their personalbelongings, which were taken and added onto the pile.Protesters behind the barricade pleaded with ocerson the scene to stand down. One group’s message wascomplicated, displaying strong disapproval but littlepersonal animosity. “What will you tell your kids whenyou go home tonight?”, they asked, in an attempt toencourage introspection. Tey ollowed promptly with“We love you, we orgive you.”Tose trapped inside the camp also attempted tocommunicate with the police. One occupier used thepeople’s mic to get a message through. She said to thepolice ocers: “You are part o the 99 percent. You are Americans. We are also part o the 99 percent. I can’tathom how you can do this…all we want is to makethis country better. At 3:30 am, reports o arrests began. Police utilized anumber o non-lethal tools during the raid, includingbatons, tear gas, fash-bang grenades, and at least oneLong Range Acoustic Device, a sound-based weaponemployed against Occupy Oakland on October 25th.By the end o the night, an estimated 200 people hadbeen arrested, with the majority o arrests occurring within Liberty Square proper. Journalists rom the New York imes, the New  York Post, Reuters, the Associated Press, the WallStreet Journal, NBC, CNBC, CBS, Mother Jones,and the New York Observer were all blocked as they attempted to access the park. (
Continued on Page 2)
Issue No. 1 November 18th, 2011
Protestors march outside the State House in Boston during the early stages o the occupation, October 2011.(Photo: ess Schean/ Activestills.org)Te statue o Mahatma Gandhi in Dewey Square, October 2011. Te statue was donated toOccupy Boston by Te Peace Abbey o Sherborn, MA. (Photo: ess Schean/ Activestills.org)
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“So Tat All Voices May Be Heard”:Consensus and C.. Lawrence Butler
by Julie Orlemanski
From its rst days the Occupy movement has held astto an ideal o democratic decision-making. In General Assemblies across the country the promise and dicultieso direct democracy have been put on display nightly. Tisuesday aternoon in Dewey Square, longtime activistand ounder o Food Not Bombs C.. Lawrence Butlerstood in the center a ring o listeners eager to learn how truly democratic decisions are made.Te crowd was diverse – young and old, campers andtourists, seasoned activists and newbie protesters. Ques-tioning hands few up requently, and with the aplombo an expert Butler negotiated the queries o his audienceand the urgency o his message.C.. Lawrence Butler has probably thought and writtenmore about the process o consensus than anyone elsearound. His 1987 book on the subject, On Confict andConsensus, is a must-read or anyone interested in groupdynamics and decision-making. Recently, Butler wrote asequel attempting to adapt his process or larger groups,Consensus or Cities. Tis, combined with decades o experience organizing or progressive causes, makeshim well-suited to teach the philosophy o cooperativedecision-making.His Free School University workshop entitled“Consensus: So that All Voices May Be Heard,” began by pointing out the downsides o majority rule. Te successo a majority tends to create “losers,” or those who ndthemselves in the minority time ater time.Butler believes that majority rule “doesn’t necessarily avor what’s best or the group.”Instead, popularity carries theday. Majority rule enshrinesthe values o “competition,rather than cooperation”, andcan corrupt the heart o adecision-making process.Consensus oers analternative. “Te methodso consensus,” as Butlerdescribes them, “make itpossible or every voice to beheard”. Decisions begin romcommon ground shared by all present. Ten, throughintensive discussion, the group moves toward resolutionsthat achieve the greatest commonality. While voting necessarily produces winners and losers,consensus systematically rewards cooperation andempathy. Butler eschews the need or so-called ‘repre-sentative democracy’; an oxymoron, as he sees it. Rather,“consensus holds out the possibility o direct democracy or everyone.”Since the Occupy movementbegan, Butler’s phone has beenringing non-stop with calls romthose eager to understand whatconsensus is all about.“Te key at this point,” Butlersays, “is education”. Organiza-tions as disparate as the Leagueo Women Voters to the ulsaSymphony Orchestra have learnedto use consensus to make decisions,and others can, too. o replaceamiliar paradigms o competition with those o cooperation requiresskill, training, and practice. Butlerand his partner, Wren uatha, arekicking o a tour o Occupy sitesin order to share their knowledgeo consensus with anyone willing tolearn. As an experienced practitionerand teacher o this process, it wouldseem that Butler is ready to help the Occupy movementachieve its democratic goals.Tose interested in ordering Butler’s books can ndmore inormation at www.consensus.net. Tose able tooer much-needed nancial support are encouraged tocontact C.. at ctbutler@together.net.
Te Occupy Boston Winterization Process
by Josh Sager
 Anyone living in the North-eastern United States can attestto the severity o our cold,long winters. Te daylighthours shorten, the temperatureplummets and eet o snow canaccumulate on the ground in asingle day. Winter in New Englandcan be exceptionally dicult,especially when one is planningto spend it in a tent. At Occupy Boston, protesters are planningon weathering the upcoming winter in their encampment.Te Occupy Boston camp,located in Dewey Square near SouthStation, is poised to bear the ull brunto the coming blizzards. Winter cameearly this year, with the rst snow alling just this past weekend. Te protesters will have to work quickly in order to weather proo their tents or the cold,through a process called ‘winterization’.Te winterization o a campsite isintended to maximize heat eciency, keepeverything dry and nd sae methods o producing heat. ents are not particularly heat ecient and are susceptible to leaksor collapse in times o snowall. And notonly must tents be made sae, but thegrounds o the campsite must be tendedto in order to keep them sae or when thesnow and ice come.Meetings o the Winterization WorkingGroup have been occurred since thelast week o October. Tis contingento protesters have been working onthe physical winterization o the campas well as disseminating inormationabout how to live in the elements.In the Winterization meetings, occu-piers discuss the processes o insulating,supporting and waterproong o the tentsso as to make them sae or the wintertime.In addition to purchasing military surplustents, tarps can be used to waterproo standard camping tents, while blanketscan be used tocreate insulatinglayers. Both waterprooingand heat retentionare necessary inthe occupier’scamp becausehypothermiaand rostbite arevery real dangers when tempera-tures drop.Tere havebeen numerousproposals in the winterizationgroup as to thegeneration andtransport o heat or the wintertime.Several proposals or heating include: Teuse o heated water as a portable heat sourcein tents to keep them warm; the use o chemical heat, such as the hand-warmers,to generate heat inside o tents; and theuse o hot air rom the subway vents to warm nearby tents. All ideas put orwardare judged on the basis o eciency, costand what is allowed by local ordinances.I people experience exposure, hypo-thermia or even rostbite, the medicso Occupy Boston have been trainedon how to deal with each situation. Itis hoped that winterization measures will prevent anybody rom experiencingserious negative eects rom cold.Spreading inormation on thepotential hazards o winter camping(as well as the steps that can be taken tomake it saer) is a large portion o the winterization process. For any Occupy Boston member who is reading this, pleasekeep in mind the ollowing 5 simple stepsto sae occupation.1. Keep dry; the cold is ar moredangerous when you are wet. Wearingdry and warm clothes can prevent hypo-thermia and exposure.2. Keep yoursel hydrated and ed; i yourbody lacks energy, you are more likely tosuer bad eects rom low temperatures.3. Prepare your living space so that it isinsulated, warm and dry. Te winter nightsare the most dangerous times or campingbecause you are asleep and it is the coldesttime o the day.4. I you are eeling sluggish and unusually  warm, don’t go to sleep, seek medical help.Hypothermia is very dangerous and it isbetter to be sae than sorry.5. Don’t eel obligated to stay at theoccupation i you are eeling unwell. Many people will have poor immune systems,susceptibilities to the cold or medicalconditions which prevent them romparticipating. Tere is nothing wrong withnding other ways to help out i you areunable to stay at Occupy Boston duringthe winter months.
Camp Passes City Health Inspection
by Stephanie Fail
Te Occupy Boston encampment passed city health code inspectionor a second time on Friday, November 11. An inquiry by the BostonHerald prompted inspectors to visit the encampment during the last week o October, with a ollowup visit last Friday, to ensure that all oodand medical services were up to code.During the October visit, ocials gave a ew minor suggestions. Tey recommended that the ood tent set up a handwashing station in ront o the ood tent, instead o relying on hand sanitizer and the handwashingstation at the neighboring medical tent.“Tey were kind o nice,” said Frank, a che who has been volunteeringat the ood tent or several weeks. “Ater a couple minutes it was clearthey didn’t want to be the media’s tool to take us down.”Other suggestions were to reorganize the dishwashing area, to keepthings a bit neater, and to remove a reridgerator that was keeping oodat 48°F degrees instead o the required 40°F.During Friday’s ollow-up inspection, city health inspectors once againissued no violations – only suggestions.Kevin, a volunteer at the ood tent, said that the inspectors “justreminded us to not let people handle the ood themselves” and “to keepclean in general.” An upcoming donation o an improved ood tent will make sure theirservice retains its high quality throughout the winter.Te medical team is also planning ahead by organizing a fu shot clinicor occupiers, in order to protect the occupiers’ health throughout theupcoming fu season.
Continued: OWS Evicted
Rosie Gray, a reporter or the Village Voice,tweeted an exchange between hersel and apolice ocer: “I’m press,” she said. Te ocerresponded, “not tonight.”Protesters gathered at Foley Square as the sunbegan to rise on the disheveled protesters. Down,but not out, they held a General Assembly todiscuss the night’s devastating events and how toregroup the ollowing day.Te National Lawyers Guild, meanwhile,attempted to le a emporary Restraining Orderagainst the NYPD to allow the demonstratorsto return to the park undisturbed. Judge Lucy Billings signed the order at 6:30 am on uesday morning.However, later that day, State Supreme Court Judge Michael Stallman ruled against the order,saying that protesters “have not demonstratedthat the rules adopted by the owners o theproperty are not restrictions permitted underthe First Amendment.”Mayor Bloomberg deended the police actionin a press conerence the ollowing morning.He stated that though the First Amendmentprotects the rights to reedom o speech andassembly, “it does not give anyone the right tosleep in a park or take it over to the exclusiono others.” At the time o this writing, the protestershave until the end o the day today to retrievetheir belongings rom a city sanitation garage,dependent upon proo o ownership.
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Te tents at Occupy Boston weather the frst snowall o the season, October 29,2011. (Photo: ess Schean/ Activestills.org)C.. Butler gives a lecture on the process o Conensusat Dewey Square, November 1, 2011. (Photo: Julie O.)
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Te BostonOccupierSta 
 Angie BrandtHeidi V. ButtersworthMatt CloydStephanie FailEthan HarrisonKip LyallElisa Mai Julie Orlemanski Joshua Sageress SchefanDan Schneider
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Editorial:Introducing
TheBoston Occupier 
Over the past two months, the Occupy movement has grown rom a ew thousandprotesters in New York’s Zucotti Park (a.k.a.Liberty Plaza) into a worldwide phenomenon.It has reocused the national conversation on avariety o issues including job creation, corporatepersonhood, social benets, and environmentalresponsibility. Yet media coverage o the Occupy movementhas yet to ully investigate the movement.Some publications blatantly lie, smearing theprotestors as disorganized hippies plagued by public health hazards who need to get out andnd a job. Other publications give measured,sympathetic support, but without giving thelevel o journalistic due diligence appropriate ora movement o this magnitude.Tere has either been a ailure to report honestly,or a ailure to report thoroughly.In response, a group rom Occupy Boston has ounded Te Boston Occupieras an independent news source to oster the political and economic discourseinitiated by the Occupy movement. Staed entirely by volunteers, TeOccupier publishes a website, a broadsheet, and a daily update distributedsolely at Dewey Square.In addition to covering the occupations in Boston, the U.S., and aroundthe world, Te Occupier will report on unemployment, campaign nance,corporate personhood, social justice, transparency, accountability, and otherissues raised by the movement. We seek to acilitate respectul debate. Following the cue o other publica-tions, the opinions selected or publication will usually oer a perspectivedierent rom those o the editorial section. All are welcome to thoughtully participate in the conversation.Te Occupier’s closer vantage point does not prevent us rom holdingour reporting to high journalistic standards. I Occupy Boston becomesthe last vestige o participatory democracy, we’ll be the rst to say so. I Occupy Boston becomes a haven or ractious, sel-interested, drug dealingtrust-und babies, we’ll still be the rst to say so.I the encampment at Dewey Square comes to an end, this publication will be one way or the discourse o the Occupy movement to persist.Independent o the group’s physical presence in the heart o the nancialdistrict, Te Boston Occupier will provide a space or respectul, insightuldialogue on the political and economic issues o our day.
Opinion: Playing at the Cliffs Edge
by Mark Price
Imagine a group o children playing nearthe edge o a tall cli. One isn’t cautiousenough to watch where he’s running, anddarts toward the edge. Te supervisingadult can a) rescue the child, assuring himthat he will always be sae, or b) let thechild all to his death as a warning to theothers. Rescue the child, and none o thechildren will learn caution. Let the childall, and the adult is responsible or a tragicdeath.Fortunately, there is a middle ground:save the child, but instill a ear o the cli.It might seem a strange metaphor, butit applies airly well to a simple view o macroeconomic crisis recovery.wo main schools o thought addresscrisis recovery.Te rst approach, developed by JohnMaynard Keynes, suggests that in timeso economic crisis, the government shouldsave the day. Te logic is: i steps can betaken to avoid a nancial disaster, they should be taken. Te government shouldspend so as to increase GDP, and encourageothers to spend as well (interestingly, thiscan be nancially savvy or governmentssince, when a crisis hits, the biggest loss tothe government is not stimulus spending,but rather lost tax revenue. In the shortterm, at least, it can make sense or acountry to spend its way out o a crisis).Te second approach, developed by F.A. Hayek, encourages natural selection:i banks that took excessive risk wereallowed to ail, soon we would see a morerisk-averse and thus more stable bankingindustry. Te logic is that one bad bust will prevent (or limit) the next one. Tisapproach is elegant in its eciency, but isanalogous to letting the child all o thecli.In the 2008 nancial crisis, the US took a Keynesian approach, bailing out banksand other critical corporations.Not every rm that received governmentloans was responsible or the nancialcollapse. Some simply needed cash toride out thestorm, sinceeven healthy institutions cantake hits duringa panic. Stablerms such asGoldman Sachsactually aided market condence andrecovery by taking loans that they didn’tneed: when people saw the stable institu-tions receiving the same loans as the lessstable ones, they were less inclined topanic than i only a ew companies hadbeen singled out.Tere’s a wealth o evidence to suggestthat these loans worked. It’s always dicultto answer with condence when dealingin counteractuals, but according to many economic indicators, the decisive actionby the Fed and reasury Department keptthe recession rom becoming a depression. Yet according to Hayek, preventing adepression wasn’t entirely a good thing. With the costs o risk-taking nation-alized, banks had no need to learn theconsequences o risk. In Hayek’s view,the bailout places the government in therole o Holden Cauleld, turning childrenaway rom the cli’s edge without inter-rupting their death-deying play. AIG illustrates perectly how the bailoutde-incentivized learning the costs o risk. AIG insured a huge number o mortgagebacked securities at a very cheap rate. Tey thought that these securities were sae, andthat insuring them would be easy money.So they insured asmany as they could.In act, they insured well beyond theirability to actually pay out in the event thathousing prices would cease to climb (andthe ensuing decline in prices made theirposition even worse).Te consequences o the allout rom AIG’s recklessness and incompetencespread to other rms. Yet ew impositions were placed on AIG ater the US inter-vened. For example, reasury Secretary Paulson allowed AIG to give out retentionbonuses soon ater receiving their capitalinjection.It seems backwards: these people shouldn’thave needed money to keep them at their jobs. Instead, other rms should have beenaraid to hire the people being induced toremain, and i management was araidthat many would retire en masse, a bonusisn’t a long-term solution. Paulson wantedas many rms as possible to enter into hisbailout plan so as to stabilize the economy quickly, but AIG wasn’t in a position tonegotiate limits on compensation.In airness, both Paulson and Bernanke were working under incredibly high-paced and stressul conditions. Tey achieved unprecedented action in recordtime, somehow orcing cooperation romCongress and rom two opposing presi-dential candidates as they did so.Unortunately, the long-term resultso their actions cannot be ignored. Tey orced ar too little punishment on those whose incredible lack o due diligencebrought about the recession. Steps towardthe middle ground - saving, but not without consequences - could and shouldhave been taken. Save the child, but instilla ear o the cli.On the lighter end, this could have meantharsher limits on compensation. A heavierapproach could have included acilitating AIG’s orderly dissolution.For a ree market to work, companiesmust be ree to all, or at least to stumble.Te decisive action taken by the Fed andreasury department might have avoidedone depression, but those same actionsmake the next one seem unavoidable.
“With the costs of risk-taking nationalized, bankshad no need to learn theconsequences of risk.”
Crime Increase Attributedto OB Remains Unverifed
by Heidi V. Buttersworth and Matt Cloyd
Claims o an increase in crime caused by the Occupy Boston encampment are unsupported by available data,contrary to assertions reported in a November 2 article inthe Boston Globe.In an article entitled “Occupy Boston Protester Charged With Selling Xanax to Undercover Police Ocers”,the Boston Globe reported that the Boston PoliceDepartment “had seen an increase in illegal drug activity in the downtown area, which they attributed to the arrivalo the Occupy Boston encampment.” Yet available records suggest that the claim that Occupy Boston caused an increase in drug activity was based onone arrest report, geographically dispersed and unverieddata, and no transparent, sound analysis o available data.Upon request, the Boston Globe provided the documentcited as evidence or this attribution -- an individual arrestrecord. Te Boston Globe said that there were “morearrests” to back the claim but was unable to produce thearrest reports.Comparative annual statistics published on November7 by the Boston Police do not include drug arrests, anda ootnote explains that “January 1 - November 6, 2011data are preliminary and thereore have not been veriedby the Boston Police Department”.Maxeld & Babbie’s 2009 textbook Basic ResearchMethods or Criminal Justice and Criminology quotesormer Boston Police Commissioner William Bratton asstating that causation cannot be determined without thepresence o “three necessary conditions”. According to Bratton, “one variable must precedethe other in time.” Bratton continues, “an empirically measured relationship must be demonstrated betweenthe variables” - something that cannot be done withunveried data - “and the relationship must not be betterexplained by any third intervening variable.”In the case o Occupy Boston, the third interveningvariable could be observation bias, such as an increase inpolice presence in the downtown area, or, given the popu-lation o Occupy Boston, a disproportionate numbero undercover ocers. Furthermore, the November 7report containing the unveried data does not distin-guish between “downtown area” arrests that took placein Dewey Square, Downtown Crossing, Chinatown,the North End, or Charlestown. Te “third interveningvariable” could simply be that the arrests occurred some- where else in the “downtown area.”Te next drug arrest was reported on November8th, concerning the sale o blood pressure medication(“Occupy Boston protester arrested on drug dealingcharge”, Boston Globe). Tere have been no drug arrestsreported in the area since that date.
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