Well, Occupy Wall Street has exposed many lies our society clings to. Of them, "Free Speech"
"We totally support the First Amendment rights of these individuals," police spokesman Randy Jackson told the station. "We just want them to do it in a law-abiding manner. The right-of-way enforcement is going to definitely be taken seriously. We can't afford for people to be injured, tripped, hurt, as they walk through the area."
So you have Free Speech, just make it between the hours of 8:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. With a permit (2 weeks in advance, please), in the pre-approved area. Also, don't camp overnight. Take public transit to/from each day instead. And don't crowd public transportation mind you, or we'll start "keeping that safe" as well. Please limit your "free speech" to Public Areas, which consit of: the middle of the street (which you can't block, that would be a nuisance), sidewalks (ditto) and that small public park where no one can see you... if it hasn't been sold off to redevelopers already.
Oh, also: if you're demonstrating between the hours of 8 and 5: why aren't you at work? If you don't have a job, we don't have to listen to your concerns as you really no longer exist. Get a job.
As long as we're talking about the lazy, good-for-nothing losers... er the "unemployed: Please only exist where we can't see you. Please don't use a tent -- they're dirty and fetid. Please use a city homeless shelter (now closed due to budget cuts).
Thank you for exercising your "Free Speech(TM)"