A couple of us had a chance, pre-dawn conversation with Chief of Police Ramsey Friday morning. This was standing in Front of City Hall--he'd come out to take a look at the Occupation. He was genuinely open--not that kind of 'official friendlyness' that's all about maintaining distance. Told us he'd call the head of Sanatation and ask if they might be able to send a truck to do a trash pick up once a day.
Yesterday we were were told, there'd be pick-up every day, at 8 AM, Noon, 4 & 8 PM. ... and the beginning of every shift in every police precinct in the city began yesterday with a reading of the 1st Amendment.