Boston Police Brutally Assault Occupy Boston

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[editors note: my colleague and friend “Mommy Fiercest” is in Boston right now with the #OccupyBoston protester. I saw this on her blog, I’m cross-posting it here. Sex workers are part of the 99%]

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11th, 2011*

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At 1:30 this morning hundreds of police in full riot gear brutally attacked Occupy Boston, which had peacefully gathered on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The Boston Police Department made no distinction between protesters, medics, or legal observers, arresting legal observer Urszula Masny-Latos, who serves as the Executive Director for the National Lawyers Guild, as well as four medics attempting to care for the injured.

Earlier in the day, an estimated ten thousand union members, students, veterans, families, men, and women of all ages marched from the Boston Common to Dewey Square, and then to the North Washington Bridge to demand economic reform on Wall Street and the end of special interest influence in Washington.

Following this massive outpouring of public support, dozens of police vans descended on the Greenway, with batons drawn, assaulting protesters and arresting more than one-hundred people. Members of Veterans for Peace carrying American flags were pushed to the ground and their flags trampled as the police hauled them away.

Following the raid, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis made no mention of veterans, organized labor, students, or families, nor did he issue an apology for his department’s aggressive tactics. Since the beginning of its occupation, Occupy Boston has worked tirelessly and successfully to maintain a positive working relationship with city officials. Today’s reprehensible attack by the Boston Police Department against a movement that enjoys the broad support of the American people represents a sad and disturbing shift away from dialogue and towards violent repression.

Despite the city’s attempt to silence us, Occupy Boston remains, and bears no ill-will towards the men and women of the Boston Police Department who were simply following orders. We hope that someday the peaceful pursuit of economic justice will not provoke the beating of elderly veterans and the arrest of medics and legal observers. We encourage everyone who continues to feel as strongly as we do about limiting the influence of Wall Street on our democracy to join us tomorrow, and in the future, down in Dewey Square.

“We will occupy. We are the 99 percent and we are no longer silent.”

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Occupy Boston is the beginning of an ongoing discussion about reforming Wall Street and removing special interests from government. The continuing occupation of Dewey Square (outside South Station) is just one of more than 120 separate Occupy encampments in cities across the nation and a symbol for “Occupiers” everywhere who support real and lasting change. Video: http://youtu.be/ZpttXetMX78.
Pictures of the night’s events.

Ripped Off

getting ripped off!
A civvie friend of mine, from way before high school, I’ve pretty much known him all my life tells me he’s broken up with his girlfriend and is thinking about seeing a hooker. Now the funny thing is this friend of mine doesn’t know I’m a escort! He  knows I work as a Pro Domme, he knows I know something about the sex business and that I’m open minded and have never judged him about anything.

I give him the low down, I tell him how not to get ripped off. How to cross check reviews to ads, where to look for reviews, what mall sites to look on, how to check phone numbers, reputations, web presence and most of all how to spot a fake, a rip off and an bait an switch agency… We talk about his desire to see an escort, why he wants to see one, what kinda experience he’s looking for… yadda yadda yadda.

He takes none of my advice. He calls two girls after midnight, off Backpage, who show up with two bulky bald bad ass drivers and they pretty much rob him of over 400 bucks with the “whole were not hookers were dancers”, “all this money goes to the agency if you want more you have to pay more” never to provide any service standard operating Los Angeles bait and switch agency procedure, the full experience  i tried to teach him how to avoid.

Since I’m one of his oldest friends and he mine he did tell me about his rip off experience also throwing in that “wow you really know your stuff, it happened just like you had said it would” no shit Sherlock!  Then the question came,  he asked me how I knew so much. I responded with “I just know things” and i left it at that, he didn’t press me. Though he’s probably one of the people I could tell I was an escort and had been one for years I just wasn’t up to the whole confess and tell all the stories kinda conversations I know id be in for if I fessed up to my secret life. I did try to scare him a little because i didn’t want him to try again and not take my advice and put himself in a bad situation. Especially when there are so many awesome legit women working in LA he’d have a good experience with.

no bj, no hj, no sex
As another friend of mine said.. being ripped off is part of the process. I guess it is.  My good friend who had the inside track did everything he could to be ripped off, he went out of his way to get ripped off. Maybe because it was reinforcing to himself how he shouldn’t be banging hookers, who knows really but so many guys are not smart about seeing hookers, i cant even begin to count the number of clients who told me about their rip off story when they first started down the paid companionship road. Usually they only get ripped off once, then they get smart about it.. So maybe it is part of the process in paying for sex, it really could be.

I told my friend that the next time he had the urge to give away his money that he could just write me a check… he laughed but I was serious.