OWS continues to probe the city’s various land use types (POPS, public parks, federal property, etc.) and the Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street has emerged as the latest place for occupiers to test the legal waters. As they’ve done before at Liberty Plaza, Union Square and everywhere else, the NYPD put up metal barricades, dividing the steps into one area for the public and another for protesters. The historic site technically falls under the jurisdiction of the National Parks police who have mostly sat on the sidelines, but federal officials are now taking decisive steps and have established a “1st Amendment Rights Area.” Didn’t the founding fathers do that 236 years ago (for white male landowners)?