If you follow Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson on Twitter, you knew before everybody else.
When New York police officers swept through Zuccotti Park in the predawn hours Tuesday, evicting 220 campers and ending Occupy Wall Street's two month encampment, it was Questlove, The Roots afro'd drummer and prolific Twitter user, who tweeted the clarion call.
Questlove, the house drummer for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, wrote that he had seen 1,000 officers in riot gear blocks from Zuccotti Park, a full hour before they actually moved in. According to the New York Times, our Philly homie tweeted:
Omg, drivin down south st near #ows. Somethin bout to go down yo, swear I counted 1000 riot gear cops bout to pull sneak attack #carefulyall