Occupy Wall Street is back in the news, and so is the NYPD’s ‘white shirt policy’

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Briefing: Fidler's cake. (Azi Paybarah )
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The New York Times picks up on a Daily News story and video showing a high-ranking police officer using his baton aggressively to get Occupy Wall Street demonstrators off a public sidewalk.

The most recent series of clashes started on the six-month anniversary of the original demonstrations in lower Manhattan, which also coincided with St. Patrick's Day and, fortunately for protesters, the onset of spring weather.

Anyone feel like it's going to be a long, hot summer?

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Possibly against each other. [Andrew Grossman]

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NYPD

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Fidler declares victory. [Azi Paybarah]

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