Sarah Glidden's Occupy Miami Cartoon Essay Sketches the Scene
|via Cartoon Movement|
Glidden seems surprised that in comparison to some of the more violent images we've seen coming out of other Occupy camps, the situation in Miami is almost peaceful.
She claims an officer tells her that they've been ordered to treat the protesters with respect because the Miami Police Department is currently under investigation -- as the cop bluntly puts it, because "we shoot too many people."
Granted, in reality protesters are camping out on County land -- protected by MDPD -- and it's the city police department that is under investigation.
A member of the camp also theorizes to Glidden that the dark legacy of the 2003 FTA protests, and the ensuing messy riots and police crackdowns, has also made local authorities less than eager to clash with peaceful protesters.
"We seem to hear only about the camps which get raided right now, or the 'occupy' marches in which there are clashes with police," Glidden tells The Washington Post, "but there are smaller camps all across the country which are still standing and which are finding their own way to make things work in their communities."
Glidden's 10-page graphic essay on Occupy Miami is currently online at Cartoon Movement, and is the second in a series of graphic essays on Occupy movements across the country.
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