The Prosecutor, July-August 2012, Volume 42, No. 4

Prosecuting protesters at “Occupy Fort Worth”

A “peaceful” protest still violated the law. Here’s how Tarrant County prosecutors held protesters accountable.

By October 2011, less than a month after its notable beginning as “Occupy Wall Street” in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, the “Occupy” movement arrived in Fort Worth. However, the movement didn’t have my full attention until Deputy Criminal Division Chief Betty Arvin personally delivered two DVDs to me. Unaware as to the reason for Betty’s visit, I quickly glanced at the discs and immediately spotted the words “Occupy Fort Worth” pro