In spite of a judge's ruling banning their tents and sleeping bags, several hundred Occupy Wall Street demonstrators returned to Zuccotti Park Tuesday night, after being removed by New York City police officers in a pre-dawn raid. After a day of legal wrangling, a state Supreme Court judge told protesters the city's concerns over health and safety justified banning overnight camping. First Amendment battles between city governments and protesters are taking place in courtrooms around the country — and sometimes, on the ground between police and protesters as well.
Bob Hennelly, reporter for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, has been following the legal fights between protesters and cities around the country. Norm Stamper was Seattle's police chief in 1999 when World Trade Organization protesters clashed with police. He gives perspective on policing a group of demonstrators.