October 8th: My friend Bryan was in town (for business) but he was curious about the protests so I met him down there with another friend of mine. I’d heard that cops were getting reprimanded for flashing peace signs with protesters, so I wanted to try to make that happen (because I’m a bit of a troublemaker?). Unfortunately I chickened out and didn’t actually ask the cop to give peace a chance, but I did get him to give his most awesome “bad-ass cop” face.
Immediately after he beat me senseless with his nightstick. Just kidding! I thanked him, and my friends and I went to dinner in Tribeca.