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American Occupy movement’s bombast—and police brutality—garners attention Occupy Toronto can’t match

Ottawa Magazine’s Mark Bourrie notes that the American Occupy protesters displayed a level of bombast that helped them garner media attention, and that they were also the target of far more police violence (case in point: the police officer who pepper-sprayed a group of UC Davis Occupiers with the kind of nonchalance normally applied to watering a garden). And much like Toronto’s own homegrown police embarrassment, Officer Bubbles, Bourrie believes the violence actually helped, not hindered, the American cause. The anti-Occupy forces appeared to be a bunch of heartless bullies, and claims like Megyn Kelly’s—that pepper spray is “a food product, essentially”—is the kind of stupid you just can’t make up. Read the entire story [Ottawa Magazine] »

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