Captain Ray Lewis
Occupy Wall Street
Retired captain of the Philadelphia Police Department went into comfortable retirement in upstate New York. No one was bothering him and in fact was living the dream he planned for many years. Early in his career he joined the police force as a personal calling to serve a purpose much greater than himself, to make a positive impact on society.
That same internal drive and calling never left him as he was intuitively pulled down to the protests the youth were leading at Occupy. He saw that the media was undermining the legitimacy of the protestors and the 1% clinging their crystal Champaign glasses with smirks on their face. As a response Captain Ray Lewis arrives in full uniform walking the streets of the protestors in their shoes. As a result his arrest became an iconic and historical moment that will indeed bring this “let them eat cake” scenario into the history books.
As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.
As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.
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