Dotteressa is speaking about Bloomberg claiming he has not been served. He is in direct violation of the courts. Also, we have always had the community board support on our side..
BREAKING: Bloomberg served with temporary restraining order requiring reopening of Zuccotti Park to protesters at 7:50 a.m. |
At 6:30 a.m. this morning, following a midnight police raid evicting protesters from Zuccotti Park
, Justice Lucy Billings issued an order requiring the protesters to be readmitted to Zuccotti Park with their tents
. ThinkProgress just spoke to one of the plantiff’s attorney’s, Gideon Orion Oliver, who confirmed that the order was served on Mayor Bloomberg and the other defendants via fax at 7:50 a.m. During his 8 a.m. press conference, Mayor Bloomberg seemed to acknowledge he was familiar with the temporary restraining order, but claimed he had not been served and was keeping the park closed. As of this writing, Zuccotti Park remains closed to protesters in direct contradiction of Justice Billing’s order.
On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 12:40 PM, gail zawacki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I think Bloomberg was just BULLSHIT about the court order so he decided not to allow protesters to return our of pure petulance. Also it should be emphasized that the 2 primary reasons he evicted are both bullshit:
1. health and safety? police brutalizing and freezing outside of tents are far more of a threat than anything the protesters are creating and
2. impeding the ability of other people to use the park. What a bald-faced lie. Anybody can go into the park who wants to.
On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 12:28 PM, dottoressa <email@example.com>
And they are obeying court orders that they didn't receive.