ACLU of Massachusetts Executive Director Carol Rose originally wrote this blog for Boston.com.
Just because the court ruled today that Boston city officials may shut down the Occupy Boston encampment at Dewey Square does not mean that they should. As city officials have repeatedly--and recently--stated, there is no immediate need to remove Occupy Boston from Dewey Square.
City officials have a choice. The judge ruled, "this decision clears the way but does not order the [Occupy Boston protestors] to vacate the site."
The eyes of the world are on Boston.