In light of the shooting to happen at Occupy Oakland, let it be known that we are a movement not to be characterized by violence and brutality. Should we wish to succeed in our battle for justice, we must act justly ourselves. Our message must not be corrupted by sensationalistic media wishing to pin sweeping generalizations of a diverse mass of idealistic and hopeful people on the actions of a few. Like it is with the rest of America, it takes 1% of our population to ruin everything for the 99%. If we seriously want to succeed, we must maintain our solidarity by remaining a pacifistic, collaborative, and open movement.