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The First One Down by KatTheMongoose The First One Down by KatTheMongoose
Occupy Wall Street. Oct 1st, 2011

The first person I saw to be detained. About four more people later, I was next in line.

This was the last photograph I was able to take clearly.


Photo (c) by ME.
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The First One Down by ~KatTheMongoose

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insomniholic Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
lol hippies
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KatTheMongoose Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Never heard that one before

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Kyrelimit Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Might I ask what happened when they arrested you ? What happened afterwards ?

Im a member of the South African Occupy Group and I want to make sure we are all safe. :)
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KatTheMongoose Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Well, my officer was very good to me; she kepts me well informed of why I was being detained and made sure I was alright. Apparently I wasn't charged with anything worthy of it being on files: I just committed violations. So they held me at a station in the processing room where I could see everything and once they got my summonses ready I was free to go.
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EEHills Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good for you. Thank you.
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SCROx2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice picture, good emotion.. Thought I'm not really a fan of this "Occupy Wall Street" movement..
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011   Digital Artist
I refuse to be involved in this. It's no more than fresh out of school college students who have been spoon fed everything they have ever had. They had some grand illusion of what life was supposed to be like after college and because it didn't live up to their expectations, they're upset. I feel no sympathy for them.
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GiftedElements Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
I'm guessing at least some of these people, however else they were brought up, were told that if they went to college, and did good in school, they'd have a good job, or at least be able to secure one. Enter the real world, they figure out that is indeed the exact opposite of true, and now everyone whose said "If you don't want to work a shit job, go to college." is now saying "If you weren't such entitled college kids, you'd get a shit job."

I'd be fucking upset too.
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Perhaps their parents should have been like mine. My dad didn't sugar coat anything when I was growing up. If you want it you worked for it. I earned my own car, I didn't have a cell phone until I turned 18 and had a job and could pay for it myself, as soon as I was able to I was helping to pay bills at the house. I guess my parents' tough love is why I'm succeeding while they are not. We live in a generation of entitlement. Yes the system is fucked up, yes life isn't fair, and all that good shit, but swinging blindly and bawling like a baby isn't the way to get what you want. Maybe it worked on their parents, but on the government? Not so much. Perhaps if they didn't waste those college grants and loans on useless degrees (liberal arts anyone?) then maybe they wouldn't be where they are. There are some that are going through with the purpose of "hey, rich people, quit buying our politicians and return democracy to the people." which I can agree with, but there are not enough of those people with sense to make a difference when everyone else is crying and begging for pity.

Why are we still on this? OWS is over by now right? I didn't keep up with it because I'm too busy, I dunno, WORKING?
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GiftedElements Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
That seems to be the problem isn't it? They're leaderless and thus a bunch of people blindingly trying to change things. It's not their fault they don't know how, no one does. Nothing's been REALLY changed by the people for a while now.

As for how their parents really raised them, or their thought processes for OWS, I really find assuming things to be completely useless. I don't know anything about them, and neither does anyone else, unless they happened to be friends with them during and before the whole thing.

I guess it's good for you if you have a job, It's not like the protesters had well-paid full time jobs before the Occupation started. I don't have a job but that's because I'm too young to get one even If I wanted it, which I did a year or so ago but now I really don't give a shit.
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