As the Supreme Court hears arguments on Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, Representative Jerry Nadler said he feared what would become of the health care bill in the hands of a “radical and unpredictable” group of justices.
In Foley Square, officials and union leaders mark a councilman's arrest by criticizing Bloomberg and Cuomo
Liberal elected officials joined union leaders and Occupy Wall Street protesters Tuesday afternoon on the steps of Foley Square to denounce Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s clearance of Zuccotti Park and to decry police treatment of Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, the second member of the City Council in ten weeks to be arrested by the NYPD.
Rodriguez was arrested during the early-Tuesday morning surprise raid of the park, and was reportedly injured in the process. When Rodrguez was released last night, several hours after the press conference, he said he had been "assaulted by a police officer," and would be holding a press conference today to provide further details.
Councilman Jumaane Williams, who happens to have been the other member who was arrested recently, said he arrived at Zuccotti Park just in time to see his colleague “being walked into a paddy wagon with blood on his forehead.”