Tucson Progressive gets a ticket at Occupy Tucsonby Pamela Powers Hannley on Oct. 29, 2011, under Arizona, Capitalism, corporatists, democracy, Free Speech, old hippies, organizing, Trickle Down Economics, Tucson
After dinner at the camp and a late night stop at Hotel Congress with a friend, I snuggled into my sleeping bag about 10 p.m.
About 45 minutes later, I was awakened by Tucson Police officers rousting campers out of their tents and issuing citations for breaking Armory Park’s 10:30 p.m. I got out of my tent to video the process and got a ticket.
Tucson’s somewhat passive aggressive approach to dealing with the Occupation is making national headlines, as more than 350 citations– which carry a maximum fine of $1000 and 6 months in jail– have been issued. In the first 2 weeks of the Tucson Occupation, the city has spent more than $37,000 ticketing Occupiers who are exercising their freedom of speech and protesting the corporate takeover of our country.