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PHOTOS: Musicians, Protestors and Plenty of Police at Brooklyn's First Occupy Wall Street Event

Occupy Brooklyn's kick-off event was peaceful yet spirited.

A diverse crowd converged on Grand Army Plaza today at the first rally of Occupy Brooklyn, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street. Click here to read the full story on the Occupy Brooklyn rally. 

Ronald Walter Klimmek October 16, 2011 at 10:59 AM
I suppose you can't blame people for protesting. Nobody goes out of their way to help someone get a nice high paying decent job. It seems everyone draws the line when it comes to money and sex and these two items along with drugs are the main reason many people are in prison. I thank God I'm now retired and financially secure but You can't blame others for hollering and screaming and causing a panic. It's all a matter of self survival. ---------- Ronald Walter Klimmek --------
MICHAEL SCHLEIFER October 16, 2011 at 11:38 AM
I echo Mr. Kimmek's remarks. I too am close to retirement and am financially secure (not rich, except by the standards of the poor). A large part of the problem, with our large coporations in general and the banks in particular, is this obsession with always increasing profits. When new regulations limited some fees the banks could charge, they simply imposed other, seemingly larger fees. Things will change only when business sees their constituancy as not just the top executives and shareholders, but their customers and employees too. That is a better version of the Reagan nonsense called trickle down economics.
MICHAEL SCHLEIFER October 17, 2011 at 12:43 AM
PARKSLOPER So all that matters in a capitalist system is that corporate profits rise year after year, regardless of economic conditions, and large salaries and bonuses to executives regardless of the company's performance. Is there any limit you would agree to on corporate or individual greed? Some people are never satisfied, no matter how many homes, expensive cars, or other status symbols they obtain. I would never want government imposed limits on such, just for some decency among the business leaders who grab more regardless of circumstances. When working people put in a 40 hour week and cannot earn enough to cover life's necessities (food, shelter and clothing), while others who are not necessariy any more competent bask oppulance, you get OWS. As for Dodd/Frank, I seem to recall this country did pretty well for much af the last century with far stricter regulation of business than that imposed by this legislation.

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