Talking with an NYPD officer in Union Square, I was able to confirm something I had suspected: NYPD’s main reaction to Occupy Whatever has been boredom. Same thing with the police dispatched to the city hall subway station this morning. “You know what this really means to us?” one cop said, a bemused grin spreading across his face. “Overtime.”
Today has seen about two dozen protesters in front of the Bank of America building and news of a plan to blow up a bridge in Cleveland. Terrorizing the country’s poorest major city and loitering in front of a bank: Welcome to the revolution.