Paul Newell: My Night In The #OWS Lock-Up

Democratic district leader Paul Newell was hanging out at The Living Room on the Lower East Side (“It’s in my district!” he said) when he received word on Twitter that the NYPD was preparing to clear out Zuccotti Park.

He got on his bike and headed down to Zuccotti Park (“Also in my district,” he noted) hoping “to speak to an incident commander, use my title, use my seat to defuse the situation. In retrospect, obviously, that seems like a futile endeavor,” he said. “By the time I got down there it was too late.” Read More

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