A New York City tabloid that no one respects often talks about how much the Occupy Wall Street movement costs the city in NYPD overtime, but can you really blame the police department’s overhanded tactics on protesters?

That would be like saying Iraqis are at fault for the billions the U.S. military has spent on invading their country. Take last night for example.

The General Assembly assembled peacefully at 100 William Street, a privately owned public space and although no laws were being broken, there were dozens of NYPD vehicles within two blocks for a group that numbered around 100 people. To prove it, we took a count and didn’t even include those vehicles that weren’t occupied otherwise the number would be even higher.