On Monday, the New York Police Department
sent its warrant squads after an unusual set of suspects: people who had old warrants for the lowliest of violations, misconduct too minor, usually, to draw the attention of those squads.Occupy Wall Street
But those who were questioned by the warrant squads said the officers had an ulterior motive: gathering intelligence on the
protests scheduled for May 1, or May Day. One person said he was interviewed about his plans for May Day. A second person said the police examined political fliers in his apartment, and then arrested him on a warrant for a 2007 open-container-of-alcohol violation.