"Family Guy" writer Patrick Meighan, in detail, blogged about his very recent arrest at the Occupy LA location. He describes the brutal tactics the Los Angeles Police Department took to remove he and other protesters on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.
Meighan joined "Family Guy" in 2005. He has written multiple episodes, including: "8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter" "Peterotica" "Road to Rupert" "No Chris Left Behind" "Road to Germany" "420" "Quagmire's Baby" "Excellence in Broadcasting."
In his blog, titled, "My Occupy LA Arrest," Meighan introduces himself as a "husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom 'Family Guy,' and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica."
He writes about how LAPD handled him and other protesters and how police took he and others to a parking garage in Parker Center.
"They forced us to kneel on the hard pavement of that parking garage for seven straight hours with our hands still tightly zipcuffed behind our backs. Some began to pass out. One man rolled to the ground and vomited for a long, long time before falling unconscious. The LAPD officers watched and did nothing."
Meighan also discusses his treatment as well as other Occupy protesters in jail in comparison to other non-Occupy inmates.
Then Meighan slightly diverted off the Occupy topic--only to come full circle back to realize why the Occupy movement exists.
To do this, he writes about former Citigroup CEO Charles Prince:
"Citigroup was guilty of massive, coordinated securities fraud.
Citigroup spent years intentionally buying up every bad mortgage loan it could find, creating bad securities out of those bad loans and then selling shares in those bad securities to duped investors. And then they sometimes secretly bet *against* their *own* bad securities to make even more money. For one such bad Citigroup security, Citigroup executives were internally calling it, quote, 'a collection of dogshit.' To investors, however, they called it, quote, "an attractive investment rigorously selected by an independent investment adviser.'
This is fraud, and it's a felony, and the Charles Princes of the world spent several years doing it again and again: knowingly writing bad mortgages, and then packaging them into fraudulent securities which they then sold to suckers and then repeating the process ... if your retirement fund lost a decades-worth of gains overnight, this is why.
If your son's middle school has added furlough days because the school district can't afford to keep its doors open for a full school year, this is why.
If your daughter has come out of college with a degree only to discover that there are no jobs for her, this is why...
...In any event, believe it or not, I'm really not angry that I got arrested. I chose to get arrested ... I'm just really angry that every single Charles Prince wasn't in jail with me."
To read Meighan's entire piece about his arrest in L.A. last week as a part of the Occupy movement, click here.
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