Yesterday a Bostonian court decided that the Occupiers’ occupation was not in fact protected by the First Amendment; today Boston mayor Thomas Menino lowered the boom. The Occupiers have until midnight to disperse their illegal encampment, or the city of Boston will do the dispersal for them. It’s yet to be determined whether they’re going to go quietly; although that may be more to do with the Occupiers’ inability to actually do anything useful with their time than anything else.
Which is probably why Democrats across the land have decided to gut the Occupy movement. You simply can’t get these people to accomplish anything. They apparently can’t even elect progressive candidates to Congress; at least, they’re showing no signs of moving in that direction (unlike, say, the Tea Party).