Occupy Chicago Article Discrepancies.

I’ve noticed that the online article for this story is different than the same article in the paper I picked up in Chicago. I’ve taken the time out of my nerdy schedule to point out the differences and type up the missing pieces and paste the added ones, too!






{Added to the online article}: “This is a tremendous First Amendment victory for both Occupy and all Chicagoans,” Durkin added.*

*(Between “Thomas Anthony Durkin, the lawyer for Landers and 11 other U. of C. students, hailed the ruling as a “stinging rebuke to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s and [Chicago Police Supt.] Garry McCarthy’s repeated claims that the City of Chicago respects and protects the First Amendment.” and “The fact of the matter is the city, and this administration in particular, respect the property rights of business owners more than the First Amendment.”)


{Added to the online article}: “ The reality of what happened to these 92 people is that they were scooped up and treated liked criminals,” Gelsomino added. “They were put in the back of police wagons, taken to the police station, held in custody while they were processed, then sent to courthouses where they faced charges. So these individuals felt the consequences of this arrest, and they have been feeling the consequences of having it hanging over their head for over a year. What is so significant about this is that the ordinance violation they were arrested for, a curfew violation, carries a maximum penalty of $500, and no jail time. Yet some of these people spent up to 24 hours in jail. That certainly has had a chilling effect.”*

*(Between “Donnelly’s ruling “sends a very strong message from the courts to the city that the First Amendment belongs to all citizens equally, regardless of their message,” she said.” and “Protester Andy Manos, 33, of Humboldt Park, had harsher words for the mayor: “When the judge announced his ruling, I loved it. I felt a big feeling of relief, but that relief was also tied to a kind of, ‘F— you, Rahm,’ which is how the teachers must have felt recently.”)


{Then the end of the article is completely different online than it is in the paper. Here is the ending online that isn’t in the paper.}: 

“In February, the city reached a $6.2 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit stemming from mass arrests by Chicago police at a 2003 anti-war demonstration. The settlement followed a federal appeals court ruling that the arrests of about 850 protesters were not justified.

At that time of the settlement, McCarthy held up the police response to last year’s Occupy protests as proof the city had learned its lesson.

“We’ve certainly learned the lessons of the past as far as moving forward and what it is we need to do,” McCarthy said then.


{And here is the ending of the article from the paper}:

“But until the ruling is overturned, park closing times — which range from dusk to 11 p.m. at most parks — are unconstitutional, said attorney Burt Odelson, whose suburban firm represents numerous municipalities.

“It’s gone, unless the city appeals it and wins,” Odelson told the Sun-Times after reviewing the ruling Thursday.

From his point of view, the city’s parks, as of now, should be considered open 24/7.

“Bring your friends and a band and a barbecue and you’re good to go” all night, Odelson said.”


{And then there is an article below it in the paper about whether or not the occupiers plan to occupy the park now that a judge says it’s within the law.}


This is for anyone that wanted to know the differences between the online article and the article straight from the paper I picked up in Chicago. I wonder why the changes…? Was someone worried about tempting people into reoccupying? Just wondering.




Sen. Fort: City of Atlanta Stonewalls Occupy Defendants

Sen. Fort: City of Atlanta Stonewalls Occupy Defendants
ATLANTA (September 28, 2012) – Today, Senator Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) attended an evidence and motion hearing for the individuals who were arrested in the Occupy Protests during October 2011.
“The City of Atlanta has repeatedly delayed compiling our requests for evidence against these Occupy protesters who were simply exercising their First Amendment right,” said Sen. Fort. “They are still withholding valuable evidentiary materials and have erased the police video which captured crucial footage of the peaceful protest last fall. The City has only now has begun to submit some of the documents that we requested at the beginning of the summer.”
Sen. Fort is calling on the City of Atlanta to be forthcoming with all evidence pertaining to this case. He has been involved with the Occupy Atlanta movement since its inception last year and will continue to be a vocal proponent of the defendants as this case proceeds.
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Sen. Vincent Fort is the Senate Minority Whip and represents the 39th Senate District which includesFulton County. He may be reached by phone at 404.656.5091404.287.7116 or by email atvincent.fort@senate.ga.gov.

My Unfiltered Perspective of #S15

These are the pictures and the video footage that I took on September 15th, 2012, otherwise known as #S15. This starts at the end of my Megabus trip to New York and ends Saturday night. There was a lot of police madness and brutality and I’m very thankful that they didn’t hurt me through all of it. I did end up very shaken and angry by the end of the march and may have yelled quite a lot of things at the police and I apologize to anyone with sensitive ears. You would just have to be in the situation to understand my anger and how good it felt to vent my frustrations. ^_^! These videos do not represent anyone but myself and my own perspective through the whole day. I do not speak for the Occupy Movement. I’m just an autonomous individual among many other autonomous citizens of this country fighting for the rights of everyone and the betterment of our world. Enjoy!



Lion Clouds


4 Hour Layover + 5 Jackhammers


the Lincoln Tunnel




Arriving in Washington Square Park!








#S17 Civil Disobedience Training




Washington Square Park!




Washington Square Park! #S15




Washington Square Park! #S15 3:41PM




Washington Square Park! #S15 3:45PM




Washington Square Park! #S15 Awesome Painting




Washington Square Park! #S15 Amazing Sand Art




Washington Square Park! #S15 Amazing Sand Art 2




Washington Square Park! #S15 Didgeridoo!




Washington Square Park! #S15 the Didgeridoo!




Washington Square Park! #S15 Matthew!




#S15 March From WSP to Zuccotti! – the Beginning




#S15 March from WSP to Zuccotti 6:42PM




#S15 March from WSP to Zuccotti 6:46PM




#S15 March from WSP to Zuccotti 6:49PM




#S15 March from WSP to Zuccotti 6:57PM




#S15 March from WSP to Zuccotti 7:01PM




#S15 March from WSP to Zuccotti 7:09PM



#S15 March from WSP to Zuccotti 7:11PM




#S15 March from WSP to Zuccotti – Arrival!




#S15 Sarcastic Nonsense




#S15 Chatting Outside of Zuccotti 8:05PM




#S15 Chatting Outside of Zuccotti 8:06PM




#S15 Chatting Outside of Zuccotti 8:22PM




#S17 Police Madness at Trinity Church! 8:34PM




#S17 Police Madness at Trinity Church! 8:39PM




#S15 Police Still Pushing Us Back





Dear Friends,

People in corporate media are saying the Occupy movement is dead or has fizzled out.

This makes me laugh, as I have seen all of the wonderful things being worked on as we speak.

Anytime you hear something like this, don’t fret.

I would recommend a nice bout of laughter before continuing on your progress.

Sure, we are learning to grow as a community on various levels, but at this point in time I’d like for you to look inwards.

Consider your life and self this time last year.

And see how far you have come as an individual and how much of your community you have touched or become a part of. Think of the times you’ve shared with others just like you that thought they were alone and all was hopeless. Sure, now things can be seen as hopeless if you dwell in that kind of thinking, but now we have met various people like us and made connections. We’ve shared experiences that most people will never even dream of in the society that is being built around us.

You know the one.

The one that tells everyone how they should think, look, and act.

Just the defiance to be so free as to keep standing and saying no.

We’ve been beaten, jailed, mocked, and ignored.

But we keep going, because once you get a taste of true freedom and you’ve felt the power of standing up for others, even strangers, and for what you believe in… complying with an unjust system that kills people, our planet, and ruins the beauty and true essence of life has faded as any sort of option.

Don’t think in hopelessness when you begin to feel like things have faded.

If you sit in a closet all day, you can’t expect to see the Sun.

Go out!

Take a walk or something.

Go to events and talk to people.

There is nothing more important than connecting with each other and building relationships.

We inspire each other.

And sometimes we need to be reinvigorated.

Go out in nature and remind yourself that it can’t fend for itself against the devastation being caused every day by other humans. We must protect the beauty of this world from ourselves if we hope to have anything left for our kids to see and live in.

The future generations depend on our ability to have Hope.

We must maintain our hope and just keep trying. The law of causality, or karma, will not let our efforts go unnoticed. Every little bit of our attempts makes a change. Even if you can’t see it or you never do. It’s worth it if your children get to see it.

So, I want you to think of how you’ve grown in this past year. How you and your life have changed.

Think about all of the beautiful connections you’ve made with total strangers.

Think of the moments where you felt the most defiant, free, and elated.

Think of the moments where people have mocked you to your face and you felt sorry that they couldn’t understand the love you’ve found or the freedom.

Don’t ever give up!

Even if you think we’re doomed… Would you rather die fighting or die as a person that gave up willingly.

This is the adventure of life.

Yeah it’s fucking hard sometimes.

But would you want to be a part of any other tale?

A more boring one, perhaps?

Don’t we watch these eccentric adventurous movies for the thrill of living in those moments and sometimes wishing our lives were that interesting?

Well, our lives are even more interesting.

We live in a struggle right now.

In this moment here.

And you can choose to be on the sidelines as background characters, villains, or you can be a hero that never stops. Especially, whenever everything seems hopeless and depressing.

Don’t we love those heroes?

Don’t we admire their persistence and determination?

Even whenever everything keeps piling up on top of them, we don’t want them to give up.

So why should we?

Everyone on this planet is born with the potential to be a hero.

It never fades.

At any moment, no matter what has happened to you. You have the ability to change the world for the better. In any way that you can. Find out what your love and passion is.

Don’t lose hope. Ever.

As a member of the human race, an Earthling on this planet, and a soon to be mother…

I’m counting on you.

We’re counting on you to realize your potential and true power.

We’re all spiritual beings trapped in these temporary bodies on this planet in these moments for a reason. That reason is to test our will. This is your adventure. Create it, define it, and don’t let it pass you by.


Live now.


BackBurner, WorldTurner

I’m just a backburner, world turner.


Life goes on.

Without me?


Let’s put some music on.


The world spins and everyone wins

and loses depending on the things that that person chooses.

But idle time winds my idolizing mind into a knot.

I’m in the boiling pot.

Chaos ensues…

and when it’s done I pay the dues.


A sinister heart with sinister feelings

of shoddy romance and backroom dealings

I conspire against myself

and do it again and again as I regain my health.

You spread the wealth.

Tokens shower down on me all around me and crown me until

they drown me.

That’s where you found me.

Unbound me.

And then wound me up

So I could walk again.


Over and over I walk off the edge.

You wind me and set the path for me

to plunge happily

off the edge of this ledge in apathy.


Why do I let you?

Why do I let me?

Next time I go tumbling

Set me a net, please?


That heartless space in my chest begins to feel something.

Or nothing. Or something. Or nothing. 

Oh, it’s beating.

Me up inside…

My brain and my heart collide. 

What an unsustainable ride!

I sway left and right

and fear my loathing throughout the night.


I’m just a backburner, worldturner.

Oh, what a sight!



Today I Woke Up With Instant Regrets.

Before I even opened my eyes I could feel them swarming me.


“I miss my kitties.”

“I miss my puppy Zeus.”

“I shouldn’t have done this.”

“I should have done that.”


…but then I thought…


“Fuck that.”


There is no way I want to start a brand new day off with negative thoughts. So, I jumped in the shower and started singing. 


After some yummy breakfast I settled in front of my easel and tuned into Spotify to work on some paintings. I felt pretty good taking control of my thoughts and feelings and reminding them who the boss was. I finished two paintings and sold about seven online. It feels amazing to work on something you love and find people that appreciate your work and pay you for it. ^_^!


I don’t usually like money very much and try my best to do without it, but I’m going to start getting used to making it through my works as a musician and artist. I do this for the little one on the way. 😀 I’m going to start saving funds so we can have our awesome adventurous life together! 


Pretty soon my body was hurting me so I had to lay down and chill out, but I’ve been finding a lot of inspirational art online and funny stuff to entertain me. 😛 Now, I’m going to read some “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac and “365 TAO” by Deng Ming-Dao before I invade the dreamworld for the night.


When your thoughts try to take over you, just take over your thoughts and scoff for a bit before you do a jig for no reason. Trust me. It works. And then you have the whole day to do and feel whatever the fuck you want. ^_^!


 Never forget that you draw the lines…


Peace & Much Love,





Dear Local Friends, Family & Comrades

Today I received some news.

Some news that may not have changed much, but has sped things up in my life quite a bit.


A few of you may know already,
                                               but I’m moving.


I haven’t been to Atlanta much because I’ve been preparing in various ways.

Now that I’m moving sooner, I thought it would be nice to let everyone know.


I’m leaving around the 14th for New York to go to the Occupy Wall Street One Year Anniversary
                    …and I won’t be coming back. (Except for our Trials in October.)


I won’t be staying in New York, but I don’t necessarily want to disclose much more information on where I’m going and everything for now.


I just wanted everyone to know in case anyone is wondering why I haven’t been coming to hang out much or going to events in Atlanta.


Sincerely, Kimlee (AKA.: Cat Girl, Ears, Kitten, CatWoman, KittyCat, Cat Lady, AnarchoKitty, MeowMeow, etc…)