Figures: Judge Says OWS Protesters Can Return to Zuccotti Park for Now

Posted by on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:23 am

Why even bother evicting these losers when a judge will simply turn around and decide the mutants can go back?

A New York judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order allowing protesters to return to Zuccotti Park only hours after police forcibly removed them, arresting dozens.

The order by Justice Lucy Billings set a hearing date for Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. and said that until the matter was considered at that hearing, the city and Brookfield Properties, the owners of Zuccotti Park, would be prohibited from evicting protesters or “enforcing ‘rules’ published after the occupation began or otherwise preventing protesters from re-entering the park with tents and other property previously utilized.”

It was not immediately clear what effect the order would have on the protesters meeting in nearby Foley Square. Some had advocated returning to the park.

So the property owners can’t decide what to do with their own property? Wonderful.

Sure looks like this ruling was hastily prepared.


4 Responses to “Figures: Judge Says OWS Protesters Can Return to Zuccotti Park for Now”

  1. Usuallyrite on 15/15/11 at 8:33 am

    What’s wrong with the government telling a private land owner what they (or others) can and cannot do with their own land? Don’t you trust the government to make wise choices?

  2. Hooray for Captain Spaulding on 15/15/11 at 10:24 am

    The fact is that the property owners LET these people squat for weeks. In fact, they repeatedly said they were welcome. Remember? They gave the smellies rights.