Retired Philadelphia police Captain Ray Lewis was arrested yesterday after joining the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
He was charged with violating a local ordinance and two counts of disorderly conduct, including disrupting traffic and refusing to move on. This morning Capt. Lewis was released by police with all charges dropped. He says he was treated well in jail.
Now he's back at Zuccotti Park, where he plans to protest at least another week. He says he's staying in “the cheapest hotel that I can find,” but that cheap hotels unfortunately come with problems. “I’m going to have Thanksgiving at the square,” he admitted.
When asked if fellow police officers had commented at all on his protesting with Occupy Wall Street, Capt. Lewis replied “One said, ‘You’ve got the biggest balls, Another said he had the utmost respect for what I’m doing.” Other NYPD officers were more discreet, but Capt. Lewis said he also got winks and nods.
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