Thursday, November 3, 2011

Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Three and a Half Days

Mayor Bloomberg turned up the tough talk on the Occupy Wall Street protesters: Treat the neighborhood with respect or a crackdown is coming.

“No one should think that we won’t take actions that we think are appropriate when we think they are appropriate,” Bloomberg told reporters Wednesday.

“This isn’t an occupation of Wall Street,” Bloomberg said. “It’s an occupation of a growing, vibrant residential neighborhood in lower Manhattan.”

The protesters and hundreds of metal NYPD barricades are “really hurting small businesses and families.”

City Hall officials declined to discuss what actions Bloomberg may take — or his breaking point.

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