Here's the deal. The City of Jackson has allowed these dirtbags to set up their silly tents and ridiculous third-grade quality signs in the park, to the asthetic detriment of downtown Jackson. The City has allowed these unemployed butt monkeys to stay in the park from sunrise until dusk.
Occupy Jackson claims that the City is violating its right to free speech, by refusing to allow them to camp overnight in the Park. What they don't tell you is this: Smith Park closes at dusk. The closing time applies regardless if one is a protestor, a citizen walking his dog, or a bum looking for a place to huff fix-a-flat. While Occupy Jackson trash cries that their freedom of speech is being violated, what they are actually demanding is special treatment. These outsiders want to be exempt from the same laws that apply to every citizen of the City of Jackson who wants to use Smith Park.
This controversy isn't about Mayor Johnson trampling First Amendment rights. It's about a bunch of malcontents who think they are entitled to special treatment not afforded to everyone else. Where they found this sense of entitlement is unknown. However, this attitude may explain why so many of them are unemployed.
Come dusk today, if Occupy Jackson doesn't pack up and leave Smith Park in accordance with the law, we hope that JPD will introduce them to Lasko, Fido, Rin-Tin-Tin and the rest of the JPD "community policing" K-9 unit.