Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona
As police and local governments begin major crackdowns across the US, the Tucson Police Department and Occupy Tucson continue their nightly dance of citations, arrests, and resistance at Veinte de Agosto Park downtown.
From Alex Maldonado, Occupy Tucson Peacekeeper and Veteran For Peace…
Tonight [Wednesday, Nov. 30], eight Tucson Police Department cruisers, one SUV and another unmarked SUV encircled Veinte de Agosto Park for the nightly issuing of citations for staying in the park after hours for Occupy Tucson.
As citations were being issued, Marisa Muro, peacefully refused her citation and was taken into custody without incident. Muro is basically deaf with only 20% hearing in each ear.
Since Thanksgiving evening, nine occupiers have been taken into custody for refusing their citations. Occupiers spend the night at the Pima County Adult Detention Center, have their arraignment hearing in the morning and are then released.
Tucson’s newly-elected Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will be sworn in next Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Will the police change their tactics then? Only time will tell.