The city spends an extraordinary amount of its budget paying for the NYPD to stand around staring at anyone who dares to protest anywhere near Wall Street. The occupy protestors are now starting to sleep on the sidewalks in the Financial District, since they will be pepper-sprayed, beaten, and/or arrested if they congregate in any public or private park. So, as this evening showed, if there are 10 people putting down sleeping bags, there will be 20 police officers being paid to stand nearby and prevent them from snoring too loudly, I suppose.