Great post, Sewohs- I take issue with the delusion of these occupiers and their supporters. “after throngs of supporters had gone home to sleep and at a time when bleary-eyed campers were caught unaware.” “The cooperative, communicative spirit that marked much of the city’s dealings with the Occupy Portland crowd appeared to fracture as police shoved campers out of the parks…” Wow, nice application of your non-biased journalism, Helen Jung. Guess what? I also majored in journalism and am surprised your editor let this Occupy Portland piece slide in as a Portland News article rather than an Op Ed piece (which it so obviously is). I wonder if you actually spent any time at the camps or spoken to campers other than 22-year-old students. Most of the “supporters” who showed up at the parks were there as spectators (who were shopping or live in the area), and who did NOT agree with this protest. The protesters were anything BUT “cooperative,” because if they were, they would have left after the 12:01 deadline, instead of instigating arrest from the police or blocking off city traffic. They are aggressive, violent people who don’t understand the way the world works- guess what? If you raise taxes on corporations, it is applied to their products, which we (as consumers) end up paying. No one was ambushed or no “bleary-eyed campers were caught unaware;” Sam Adams gave them 2 days to move out of the parks, and the police stood still, without violence or anger, for almost 24 hours straight while YOUR people (I’m guessing you’re an Occupier) screamed obscenities and slurs against them, including throwing incendiary devices, harming other officers and becoming physicial with them. Your supporters became so cocky that they “declared victory” on Twitter and went home. Wow. Everyone in this movement is so deluded it amazes me. The majority of people I’ve spoken to (all within the 99%) think this protest is a complete joke; no one in this camp seems to have ANY idea how economics, government or politics work, or what they’re actually “fighting” for. Yesterday on Koin 6 an Occupy supporter was asked why she supported the movement, and she wholeheartedly said, “Because they’re all homeless, and they need our help!” Uh, okay. So please, Ms. Jung, the facts next time. Thanks.