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  1. Profile photo of Norvinha
    Norvinha Female 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:23 am
    Link: Close Your Bank Account And Get Arrested! - On October 15th, 2011, these members of 99% were arrested at Citibank, NYC while trying to close their accounts.
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    Dagaz20 Female 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:26 am
    wow
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:31 am
    Helps if you actually gave the full story. because just posting this video, you didnt give the full facts.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:32 am
    their time is coming...
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    MechBFP Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:37 am
    Anyone who has an account with a bank like Citibank is an epic retard anyway.
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    morimacil123 Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:46 am
    Thats pretty normal.
    Youcan go and protest all day long, its not like anyone actually cares. But closing your bank accounts? Thats threatening. Thats really threatening.
    Banks work with virtual money. They mostly dont have actual money. If all of a banks customers go in and try to close their accounts, the bank cant do it, it will run out of actual money before everyone closed their accounts, and tey really dont want that.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:49 am
    Helps if you actually gave the full story. because just posting this video, you didnt give the full facts.
    ^ This. Well said. Except be mindful of the outlet you choose ;-)

    Also, I can`t stand the noise of screaming women recorded on camcorders.
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:52 am
    They were probably arrested for inciting a riot or something to that effect; and who wouldn`t expect a riot when OWS protesters go into a bank? Not sure this video tells the entire story...
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:53 am
    get all the facts and it still remains disturbing that they dragged that woman back into the bank.
  10. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:54 am
    "Helps if you actually gave the full story."

    I completely agree and usually state this point myself.

    All you see is the aftermath, don`t expect me to believe they just walked in said we want to close our accounts peacefully and were arrested, that`s just stupid.

    My guesses is that while inside the bank they were protesting. Chanting, taunting, harassing, etc and then and when asked to leave I`m sure they spouted some nonsense like "I have a bank account and I have a right to access it".

    Tell ya what, go to the nearest business and start taunting people and see what happens when they ask you to leave and you don`t go.

    Give both sides or don`t give any at all.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:56 am
    From what I can tell noone knows exactly what happened, apart from that the bank manager asked the protesters to leave, which they refused to.
    Source 1
    Source 2
  12. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:58 am
    "it still remains disturbing that they dragged that woman back into the bank."

    No, it doesn`t! You break the law, you get arrested. It doesn`t matter if you`re not actually breaking the law anymore or you decide to move to a different location before the cops get there.

    I do this with murder all the time, after I murder someone I quickly run 15 feet away and videotape the aftermath, somehow they always arrest me though, it just isn`t right man!
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:58 am
    Yeah, they didn`t get arrested for trying to close their accounts, they got arrested for being ass-hats.
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    jacos27 Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:01 am
    I love how the descriptions of these videos all say what happened without any evidence in the video there of to show that, that was exactly what happened. I support the OWS (for the most part) but you can`t go around exposing these wrongful arrests without REAL proof of what you are showing. Yes it *looked* like she wasn`t doing anything, but how the hell would we the viewers know? A raw video won`t get you very far to show the cause.
  15. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:03 am
    Now I see why so many Americans are lawyers. Incidents like this are going to fill the courts for years; is it possible to buy shares in law firms and law schools? Because that`s where whatever money is still around is going to be migrating.

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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:06 am
    <i>they got arrested for being ass-hats. </i>

    Is that a felony or a misdemeanor?
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:13 am
    their time is coming...


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    whose? the protesters?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:15 am
    LOL Klamz.
  19. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:16 am
    @klamz They cant give both sides of the story. This is i-a-b. The mods only allow the republican view of it.
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    Klamz Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:19 am
    Could they maybe at least make a little more effort to hide the fact their giving only one side to it?

    I don`t think anyone actually buys the title as what really happened.
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    Arcval Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:34 am
    Seriously, what is the point of the second amendment if your never going to use it?
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:45 am
    I have no clue what is actually happening.

    If I were to take this video exactly as the title suggests, then I`m outraged. That means that a group of citibank customers got together and went in to close their account which is in no way illegal and were arrested.

    However, I have a feeling that is not the only thing going on here. Anyone have a full story?
  23. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:46 am
    @halfpintroo read the comments. 2 links have been provided.
  24. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:49 am
    "Seriously, what is the point of the second amendment if your never going to use it?"

    Are you condoning armed protesters to defend themselves with guns? Perhaps a human shield as well? Perhaps we should just kill all the police and destroy everything we`ve ever created that keeps this country in line. Perhaps we should just nuke the world while we at it because hell, why have em and not use em, right?

    Perhaps you shouldn`t talk.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Not enough info. Did they make a disturbance inside?
    The girl outside should not have been dragged back in.

    Here in san diego, they are clearing out the protestors. They`re not allowed another night.
  26. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:53 am
    Good, San Diego`s a nice place, I`d hate to see go to **** because of protesters.
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    jadoig Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 9:53 am
    arcval: huh? who needs arms here?
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 10:22 am
    Occupy Wall Street is about the 1% of the wealthiest people and businesses in our country using their money to run politics. It`s about returning power to the 99% of us who have a voice and a right to vote. It`s about people being elected honestly and fairly and not being bought into and bribed in office. It`s getting off course and confusing at this point but I still believe in and support the original protests. Just my two cents.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 10:37 am
    It`s really not hard to see how this would happen.

    1. People clearly associated with a protest enter a bank in a large mass and demand service.
    2. Bank asks people to leave because they`re part of a protest and they don`t want any poo to start happening inside.
    3. They refuse.
    4. Bank notifies police that protesters are gathering in their branch and refuse to leave.

    Would you be dumb enough to gather at a gun store as a group of protesters?
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 10:48 am
    Nicely said Halfpintroo. I agree 100%. I never believed just protesting was gonna affect any change from the people/corporations they`re targeting but hopefully this will lead to something that will.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    October 16, 2011 at 11:03 am
    I wonder how much a bank branch keeps on hand. If you filled a few accounts and everyone requested their money one after the other, could you create a mini-bank run?
  32. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 11:03 am
    @ LordJim -- ass-hattery isn`t a crime per se, but disrupting a business and the lives of others in illegal protest is.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    October 16, 2011 at 11:18 am
    The OWS movement is already corrupted.

    They had no clear message, no clear call to action, just a bunch of angry people in the streets - perfectly ripe for infiltration by other groups.

    It won`t end well. Soon there will be people in masks, windows shattering, cars burning, tear gas, riot police, water cannons, rubber bullets.

    If your cell wall is weak, disease will break in.
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    Lilith8984 Female 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 11:40 am
    I-IS-BORED made is so clear as to what happened here....How would you feel if you were a teller at that bank when the protestors started to file in as they were...I personally would feel threatened. Go onto your mainstream laptop and close your account using Starbucks WIFI...Otherwise face the consequences.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    October 16, 2011 at 11:50 am
    How would you feel if you were a teller at that bank when the protestors started to file in as they were...I personally would feel threatened. Go onto your mainstream laptop and close your account using Starbucks WIFI...Otherwise face the consequences.
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    Feeling threatened? Really? These are bank customers. The reason they are being arrested is probably because Citibank made a contribution to NYPD.
    And you can`t close your account online dimwit. Nice try on making excuses for the man though.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 11:56 am
    i highly doubt they were arrested for wanting to close their accounts. It would make a lot more sense if they were arrested for disorderly conduct.

    did they ever even think that every single person who works at that citibank is a fellow 99%er? even the police that are trying to keep peace are also just 99%ers.
  37. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 11:59 am
    "Feeling threatened? Really? These are bank customers. The reason they are being arrested is probably because Citibank made a contribution to NYPD.
    And you can`t close your account online dimwit. Nice try on making excuses for the man though."


    If I remove all my money from my bank account it automatically closes.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    There has to be other factors at play
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    @Baelzar

    The best way to get the point across that you`re not happy is to burn down what makes you not happy :P
  40. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    October 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    "The best way to get the point across that you`re not happy is to burn down what makes you not happy"

    I agree. Can`t they just start burning and killing already, nothing will come of simple stupid protests. Suicide bombs however will make everyone take notice!
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    madest Male 40-49
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    October 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    nothing will come of simple stupid protests.
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    Like the nothingness of women winning the right to vote? The end of prohibition? Civil rights and the end of the Vietnam war? That kind of stupid stuff?
  42. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    wow madest. You are seriously ignorant. The reason they were arrested is because they caused a huge disturbance in the bank, through shouting and general nuisance. That, as you know, is classed as a public disorder offence. When the security in the bank asked them to quietly move along and come back later when they have calmed down, they started screaming and ranting.

    The police were right to arrest them.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    October 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    Oh so you were there? Because the only disturbance I saw was when the police came.
  44. Profile photo of Norvinha
    Norvinha Female 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    I posted this link just because of the lady they pulled back inside. I looked around the net some, and can`t find any proof one way or the other about what happened before the video. I linked it with the title and tags the author of the video put on youtube.

    Here is another story involving BoA in CA.
  45. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 16, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I think we are back to my PyroEconomics.
    Burn down all goverment buildings.
    The gov`ment will rebuild creating jobs in the construction and supply industries.
    Those people will buy goods and services.
    When the buildings have all been rebuilt, burn them down again.

    Economic Recovery, just around the corner :D
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    snakecharmer Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    How controversial
  47. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    Madest, so you believe one sided stories? That makes you very easy to corrupt and extremely gullible.

    You`re also comparing times that are completely different. People were different back then. Protests happen all the time and then they die nowadays. Nothing comes from it unless you have the majority of people supporting it, and if you have the majority there is no need to protest anything.

    People don`t care enough to get involved. People consider Democrat or Republican, anyone voting for either parties are too oriented in politics to actually allow a change to happen. If you have the majority you can elect your own candidate.

    These protests will slowly die, because people like me who support the message sit here and laugh at how stupid they are thinking they can make a difference.
  48. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    Wow, i`m glad I closed out my bank account a few months ago before they passed that law making it illegal to do so.
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    @madest
    that`s the thing, protest used to be about something, now it`s just people who don`t have nothing better to do.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    If your personal annual income does not exceed the FDIC maximum insurance protections why would an individual choose to put there money in a bank rather than a credit union?
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    on what grounds are these people getting arrested? it`s not illegal to close your account... is it?
  52. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    October 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    protest used to be about something, now it`s just people who don`t have nothing better to do.
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    That`s insulting to me and every other person who works or worked and and is involved in OWS. I don`t live near Wall St. but I did occupy DC twice now. I have a full time job and enough free time to do that and mod on occasion. I support OWS because they support us all.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    The first amendment only guarantees the right to peaceful assembly in public places. You do not have the right to peaceful assembly on private property. A bank branch is private property. If the bank management asked them to leave and they didn`t leave, the bank management has the right to have them arrested for trespassing.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    Remember in HS or College when there was a big assignment due. You would stay up all night and work very hard to make sure it`s done and done right. Then you go into school the next day and find out a majority of the class didn`t do it. So a couple kids would get everone else to rally behind them and tell the teacher that the assignment was "too hard" and they didn`t "understand" it. When really they were saying it`s too much work and I`m lazy and don`t want to do it. So the teacher would give an extension or something and meanwhile you`re feeling like a sucker for actually doing your work.

    That sums up how i feel about operation wall street.
  55. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    "on what grounds are these people getting arrested? it`s not illegal to close your account... is it?"

    A large group going into a bank to close their account, while filming. I really doubt they went in silently, I think they went in, got uppity "WE`RE HERE TO CLOSE OURS BANKS ACCOUNTS BECAUSE pooTYBANK IS THE TOP 1%, WE ARE SMUG HIPPIES HEAR US ROAR!"

    I think the cops were called because they were a disturbance to the bank, not because they wanted to close their empty bank accounts.
  56. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    October 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    You get all that through your crystal ball Batmanners?
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    Qystein Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

    Mahatma Gandhi
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    They were arrested because they attempted to close out their accounts.... with extreme prejudice.
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    tehbionic Female 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    Eat it hippies
  60. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    "That`s insulting to me and every other person who works or worked and and is involved in OWS."

    The majority of the people aren`t there for the same reasons as the people who started it. In every video I`ve seen of OWS I see costumes, drugs, people mouthing off about things that have nothing to due with it`s purpose, people who talk about things that they have no idea what they`re talking about and don`t even know why they`re there.

    "Cuz big businesses take our money, and that`s just wrong!"

    THOSE people are the ones you should feel insulted by, they`re making a mockery of what you`re legitimately protesting.

    Even you, you stick up for people without knowing the whole story, feel free to speculate but reserve judgement or you`re just making the whole protest look bad.
  61. Profile photo of Ogen
    Ogen Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm
    I submitted this yesterday when it was first put up...
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 6:11 pm
    "That`s insulting to me and every other person who works or worked and and is involved in OWS. I don`t live near Wall St. but I did occupy DC twice now. I have a full time job and enough free time to do that and mod on occasion. I support OWS because they support us all."

    As a person who is technically in the 99%, i support nothing that OWS is doing or saying. it would be interesting to actually see what percentage of the 99% actually supports the OWS. my guess would be its the minority. maybe they should start calling themselves the 9.9%.

    they were disturbing the public on private property. they deserved the be arrested, and in reality they probably wanted to be for the added publicity. I can`t go into a mcdonalds, order a happy meal then piss on the floor and expect not to be held accountable for it. why can they?
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
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    October 16, 2011 at 6:17 pm
    NICE, a DDoS of a physical location.
  64. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    "I can`t go into a mcdonalds, order a happy meal then piss on the floor and expect not to be held accountable for it. why can they?"

    It`s funny, I did this the other day and then I sat down and ate my happy meal!
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    DrCat Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    On what charge are they being arrested?
    As far as I know you can close an account at the bank for any reason at any time and you do not have to provide the reason if you do not feel like doing so.
    So as far as I see no crime was committed so there is absolutely no grounds to have them arrested.
  66. Profile photo of N70
    N70 Female 18-29
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    October 16, 2011 at 10:38 pm
    F*ck this planet, I`m outta here.
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    Nhurdi Male 30-39
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    October 16, 2011 at 11:19 pm
    interesting, I hope we learn more about this so we can make a more informed opinion on what is going on.
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    Kiete5 Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:22 am
    All I can say is: Kittens.

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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 2:08 am
    @N70, save me a seat.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 2:12 am
    LandoGriffin speaks the truth, that`s probably exactly what happened.
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    Noggin01 Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 4:04 am
    >>> LandoGriffin speaks the truth, that`s probably exactly what happened.

    Not entirely. The bank may be private property, but the purpose of the bank is to service the public. The people have a right to be in the bank so long as they are performing bank business. As long as you are performing bank business, they can`t expect you to leave if they ask you to do so. If you are causing a disturbance, then that is a different story.

    Same thing goes for grocery stores and the like. If you are a paying customer, they can`t ask you to leave unless they have a legitimate reason such as you are a shoplifter or poo on the floor.
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    mastrmind Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 5:00 am
    Biased video is bad, takes place after they start to get arrested. For what anyone knows, they could have murdered a teller, and are like WTF bro? I`m being arrested?

    OWS is suffering from a lack of leadership, currenetly they`re really just saying, We`re poor, and you`re not, we don`t like you fatcats.

    As bad as it sounds, at least WBC has an actual goal, and I don`t think anyone supports them.
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    MechBFP Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 6:21 am
    Noggin01, as much as you like deluding yourself into believing such rubbish, it is quite incorrect. Being private property, they can ask you to leave for ANY lawful reason. If they want to clean the floors for the example they can tell everyone to get out and there is nothing you can do about it.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 7:19 am
    Obvious attempt to get arrested and make the media is too obvious.

    Hell, I bet half opened accounts the day before with loose change from the couch just so they could be part of "the cause".
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    dognose82 Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 7:24 am
    My only question is this? Why was the regular customer assaulted by the plain clothes officer? She was not resisting arrest and was only trying to get out of the mess. As the video doesn`t show the why the cops were called I`ll wait to pass judgement, but clearly they were being heavy handed.

    NY City is turning into a fascist state in every meaning of the word.

    BTW, I do not support the Occupy Wall Street Movement. They have no leadership and have no idea what they truly are protesting. I`ve heard everything from anarchists to WWII veterans speak, but no one seems to be in agreement as to what they want.

    It is one of those situations in which I agree the financial industry is corrupt and screw people, I understand there is high unemployment, and I understand the need for tax reform, but for God`s sake sit down and come up with a decent plan. They just seem to be pumping their fists in anger.

    However, I DO NOT CONDONE police crackdowns on non
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    dognose82 Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 7:25 am
    *non-violent protesters no matter how misguided they may be.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    October 17, 2011 at 8:00 am
    "That`s insulting to me and every other person who works or worked and and is involved in OWS. I don`t live near Wall St. but I did occupy DC twice now. I have a full time job and enough free time to do that and mod on occasion. I support OWS because they support us all." I work and have worked for almost 30 years and none of these idiots represent or support me, and anyone who defends these morons should be insulted. lemming
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    chrn368 Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 8:12 am
    Bankmanager is gonna regret that when he gets slapped with a billion lawsuits. Also I love the fat cop jumping around like it`s a riot. Total over reaction by the police.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 17, 2011 at 8:21 am
    madest-"Because the only disturbance I saw was when the police came."

    It was staged. Because doesn`t EVERYone go into a branch of CitiBank en masse to close out their accounts, with plenty of witnesses with cameras outside and even lawyers on the standby?

    They were not arrested for closing their accounts. They were arrested because they are annoying idiots.

    madest-"I support OWS because they support us all."

    Sorry, they are not supporting me. (actually, since I`m part of the 53%, I`m supporting a majority of THEM).
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 17, 2011 at 8:25 am
    chrn368-"Bankmanager is gonna regret that when he gets slapped with a billion lawsuits."

    Bankmanager will then pull out the surveillance video proving that they were being obnoxious and were only there to create a disturbance in hopes of getting arrested on camera. Lawsuit will be dropped, and these idiots will hopefully do time.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    October 17, 2011 at 8:27 am
    So what? Being obnoxious (which I didn`t see) is not against the law. These are (were) BOA customers. They have as much a right to be there as a depositor.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    October 17, 2011 at 8:47 am
    madest-"Being obnoxious (which I didn`t see)"

    And if madest didn`t see it, it didn`t happen?

    madest-"is not against the law"

    Actually, it can be, depending on how and where you are being obnoxious.

    madest-"They have as much a right to be there as a depositor."

    They have every right to be there closing their account in a peaceful and proffesional manner without disturbing or threatening the employees or other customers.

    Things they can do include, but are not limited to:
    Deposit or withdraw money.
    Create of close an account.
    Question (in a respectful manner) anything about their accounts.

    Things they can NOT do include, but are not limited to:
    Yell or be belligerent to any employee or other customer.
    Create a threatening or hostile situation.
    Remain in on the premises after being asked to leave.
    Piss on the floor.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 8:56 am
    You`re a blowhard MeGrendel. You chastise me for commenting on what I saw and you make up stories about things you didn`t see. You should really work on that troll-face of yours. You`re not doing it right.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6250 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 9:49 am
    madest-"make up stories about things you didn`t see."

    Please work on your reading comprehension.

    I never said they did any of those things. I gave examples of things they could do and things they could not do.

    You say that because you didn`t see it, it didn`t happen.

    I say that just because you didn`t see, didn`t mean it didn`t.

    My point is that most people don`t go into a bank to close an account en masse, with witnesses and camera`s rolling outside and with a lawyer on standby `in case` they get arrested.

    They were looking to get arrested, they wanted it to be a very PUBLIC arrest, and they did whatever it took to GET arrested for the cameras.

    I`m not sure about the woman at the end. I don`t know if she was involved or not. If so, she got what she wanted. If not, the bank owes her an apology and she has a case against the bank AND the protestors that started the situation.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 9:55 am
    OK now`s your opportunity to make things right. Deposit all your funds in BoA. I`m sure they`ll be happy to take it and charge you to use it.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 10:29 am
    Were I a cop or a business owner in that area, I would have 24/7 video and audio recording. There will be more staged incidents.

    Business owners (small businesses, not banks) down there are already suffering massively.
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    andromeda33 Female 18-29
    50 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 10:50 am
    Okay, for those of you who forget about the Great Depression... After the stock market crashed, hoardes of people ran to banks and closed their accounts, causing a crash in the economy. For those of you who think its a good idea to withdraw all of your money, you`re wrong. You`re punishing the rest of your country, and due to globalization, the world too!

    I am one of the 99% if you want to look at it that way. I work and go to school and am still in debt because of it.

    But here`s how I look at the debt situation as there are a few obvious choices to me: 1) get a job; 2) if you don`t have one, get a better education so you can get a better job; 3) live within your means (If you cannot afford to live in NYC, LA or any expensive city, don`t live there)

    please stop punishing yourselves and everyone else. doing a mass withdrawal is a VERY bad idea. I cannot afford ridiculous inflation on goods and services, and you complain about no money now, it will on
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6250 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 10:53 am
    madest-"now`s your opportunity to make things right"

    I didn`t make anything wrong. You made yourself wrong. Unfortunately, You can`t fix stupid.

    madest-" I`m sure they`ll be happy to take it and charge you to use it. "

    Last time I checked, using any bank`s services was completely voluntary.

    I don`t need anyone`s advices on how to invest my capital. Especially the 99% idiots.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6250 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 10:56 am
    andromeda33-"doing a mass withdrawal is a VERY bad idea"

    In the case of the 23 who were arrested, I`m sure the economy can withstand it if they got together and withdrew their ENTIRE $27.62.
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    andromeda33 Female 18-29
    50 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 11:19 am
    MeGrendel, there was a report from another forum i was reading where quite a few thousand people were planning to. something like that could be huge. I mean most people are intelligent, and won`t do a mass withdrawal.

    Also for the BoA people that are complaining about a $5 a month fee on their debit card, I pay $13 for unlimited use of my debit card with a canadian bank. I have no sympathy.
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    HIPCAT Male 18-29
    126 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 11:22 am
    What is this nation turning into. First the public has that right right to do whatever they want to do with their property including money. There is no law (that I know of) forcing people to use banks in the first place. Being arrested for closing her private bank account is utterly ridiculous. Give me freedom or give me death.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6250 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 11:44 am
    @andromeda33, Agreed, such a move would asanine. I was just making a joke about the people involved in this video.

    My bank is instituting a monthly fee for Debit card, too. I`m not happy about it, but I (unlike these people) realize exactly WHY the fee is being instituted. (H.R. 4173..voted for by 91% of the democrats and 2% of the republicans.)


    HIPCAT-"Being arrested for closing her private bank account is utterly ridiculous."

    She was not arrested for closing her bank account. She was arrested for trespassing.
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    viperjason Male 18-29
    68 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    A mass withdrawal is actually a smart thing. We need a banking system, not specific banks.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    @MeGrendel, Yes, banks are only able to make a 200% profit on each debit card transaction than their previous 400%. If businesses were run on a profit model, this wouldn`t be a problem...but instead businesses are run to maximize stock prices. Which means profit alone isn`t enough. You need projections for quarterly growth to increase share price.

    Checking accounts used to be done with paper checks. Over the years, they`ve moved to a much more effecient and cheaper electronic system which has pretty much made paper checks exctinct. Since then, people have also migrated from using credit cards (which banks make more money off of) to debit cards.

    They are changing the fee structure to lure customers back to using credit instead of debit. And in the end banks are charging us to use our money that we`re letting them borrow to use as they see fit.

    That doesn`t change the fact this video is somewhat staged and very biased, after-the-fact viewpoint...but banks are n
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    Yeah, mass withdrawl would be a bad idea; stuff like pensions and life insurance are tied up in these banks, and it isn`t the 99% who are protesting, it`s not even 10% of the 99%. Although I agree with the concepts of OWS, mass closing of bank accounts would result in another depression; this time a world depression. Or, another mass bailout, paid for mostly by the 89% of the 99% :/ Sorry for the fuzzy maths but it makes sense to me!
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    ryanwi Male 30-39
    73 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    @MeGrendel

    I think you`re an idiot and are letting your bank take advantage of you. My bank isn`t instituting any fees for my debit card. It`s free to use, and they even pay me back if the ATM machine has a fee.

    If this was Congress` fault, every bank would be forced to treat it`s customers like yours apparently wants to. Being that they aren`t, it`s your bank`s fault. Not Congress.

    Maybe you could, I don`t know, take responsibility for your own lot in life and stop blaming the government for it.
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    johnkelley Male 18-29
    59 posts
    October 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm
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    They were disruptive. This is the problem with this movement. It is unorganized, there is not ONE concise message (everyone wants something different, some right, some wrong) and they are not peaceful, they are breaking laws.
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    Noggin01 Male 30-39
    72 posts
    October 18, 2011 at 4:08 am
    MechBFP: I make a calm statement and you start pushing the envelope with biased words saying I`m delusional and believe rubbish. That is one of the reasons I dislike this board so much, so much hatred.

    1st: The bank can /ask/ you to leave. However, the bank /has their money/ and so they have a right to be there. If they are causing a disturbance, then there is a little more that the bank can do.

    2nd: They cannot force you to leave for any reason they dream up. This people of this country have rights afforded to them by the Federal Civil Rights Act. This actually makes it such that a business cannot ask someone to leave because they are black, gay, Buddhist, or Iranian.

    If you are a member at a bank and they deny you service /without cause/, then I guarantee you that it will bite them in the ass later. Is that what happened here? We`ll have to wait and see.

    A private business doesn`t have quite as much power as you apparently think it doe

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