Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Friday, November 18, 2011

Where is the ACLU? Where are the Lawyers?



For weeks, after reading reports of the (name a city) police officers attacking and arresting Occupy protesters, I've wondered about the possible lawsuits against the city in question.


Where is the ACLU?  To answer my own question, I Googled "ACLU" and "Occupy" and found several informative sources. Here's an example:  http://aclum.org/occupy_resources


Where are the lawyers?  I'm a person who doesn't hold negative attitudes toward lawyers. So, lawyers:  Wouldn't a bunch of tort claims have any kind of impact on a city government? If each lawyer in an Occupied city took on only one pro bono case of an unprovoked attack on an Occupier, what would/could happen?  


To Occupiers: collect and organize your evidence. If your city's Occupy Movement doesn't yet have an evidence website where witnesses can post details of arrests, links to videos they've taken, contact information, etc., start one now.

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