OWS Library Safe and Sound; Held Captive By City

dr7nd OWS Library Safe and Sound; Held Captive By City

(Photo via mayor's office's Twitter account)

While Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are waiting to hear the verdict on whether or not they’ll be let back in to Zuccotti Park this evening, there’s at least a glimmer of good news. Mayor Bloomberg did not burn all their books out of spite!

Thirty minutes ago, @NYCMayorsOffice, the city’s official Twitter account, posted the picture on the left along with the following text: Property from #Zuccotti, incl #OWS library, safely stored @ 57th St Sanit Garage; can be picked up Weds

This should be heartening news to book lovers like Rolling Stone‘s Jeff Sharlett, who tweeted earlier that he saw the books being thrown in dumpsters, and OWS itself, which tweeted about the People’s Library being “destroyed.” Ironically, the NYPD seems to have handled the books with more care than the actual protesters. As one person on Twitter put it, “I guess this is like a kidnapper’s proof of life picture to show us our books are still alive.”

For the rest of the stuff that was confiscated from OWS earlier today, keep checking back on the mayor’s office Twitter feed.


Comments

  1. Susan says:

    You do know that this was co-ordinated to take any light off of the insider trading done by Congress, don’t you? #ows

  2. PrecisionMary says:

    I’m assuming these are picture books;doubting anyone from OWS can read much less write

    1. Luciola says:

      A semi-colon is used to divide two independent, but related, full clauses, each containing a subject and a verb. The second half of your sentence doesn’t have  subject. 

    2. Indeed. The concepts of 150 years of bad jurisprudence related to corporate citizenship, proposed public campaign financing and the measurably destructive track record of unfettered free-market economics are cartoonishly facile compared to “no-tax-rich-people.”

    3. Indeed. The concepts of 150 years of bad jurisprudence related to corporate citizenship, proposed public campaign financing and the measurably destructive track record of unfettered free-market economics are cartoonishly facile compared to “no-tax-rich-people.”

    4. tog23 says:

      Oh, isn’t that adorable! It thinks it has a sense of humor! Teh kyoot!

  3. Bernie says:

    How will the City return looted property to their rightful owners?  Will individuals have to show title demonstrating ownership?  Or will the City just hand over the property to a servicing entity — just like mortgage servicing companies foreclosing on houses, with no real backup documentation.  Sounds like a business plan.

  4. Well, that is definitely not 5000+ books in the photo.

  5. Add my book titled: Did God Screw Up? to the library and US citizens will be able to understand why all this unrest and demonstrations are going on. A belief in a transcendent monotheistic entity that the human mind calls “god,” is the cause of all the political unrest and turmoil.
    Take a look at the GOP politicians…ALL of them, without exception are one sock short of a pair!

  6. Tolstoyscat says:

    Only some books were saved. 25 boxes according to the OWS Library . That isn’t the whole tamale. Most were destroyed. OWSLibrary The People’s Library 

    @NYCMayorsOffice lied about #OWSLibrary “There are only 25 boxes of books; many of the books are destroyed. Laptops here but destroyed.”