Peaceful Occupy protests degenerate into chaos
How is it that a couple of people sleeping on the street are called vagrants, but a couple of thousand is called a "movement"?
Look, I'm all in favor of street protests, regardless of the cause. It's as American as apple pie. The seemingly endless urban camping trip in which the OWSers are engaged is something quite different; it's disrupting business, causing hardship, and generating crime.
A series of protests would be far more effective. The longer this macabre circus goes on, the more annoyed mainstream Americans will become and the greater the chance that, eventually, lives will be lost.