I just came across Cara's repost of a current.com news item regarding activist Dorli Rainey's beat down in Seattle. Please give it a read, for Dorli's advanced age is truly the least interesting aspect of the piece.
Rather, what IS interesting is that the Seattle Police Department would find it necessary to pepper-spray an 84-year old woman for exercising her constitutionally-protected First Amendment Rights, (which include: the right to peaceably assemble, freedom of speech, and the right to petition for a governmental redress of grievances).
Basically folks, Wall Street and the White House are working in tandem to squash our Bill of Rights. Furthermore, they're using local law enforcement agencies, State Supreme Courts, and the United States Department of Justice to get it done.
Ultimately, whether the whole 'Occupy' movement resonates with you or not isn't the point. More importantly, whether these events erode or reinvigorate the Bill of Rights is the real marrow of the matter.