Skip to comments.Mayors of SF, Oakland take heat after 'Occupy'
Posted on 10/30/2011 12:21:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
SAN FRANCISCO -- On both sides of San Francisco Bay, the liberal mayors of two famously liberal cities have found themselves struggling to balance their avowed support for the Occupy Wall Street movement with the need to preserve public safety.
The spirit of the movement has strong allies in Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, both of whom have ties to social activism in the area. Quan, a former student activist at University of California, Berkeley, during the 1960s, had stood one year ago between police and police-shooting demonstrators in an unsuccessful attempt to calm the situation. Lee was hand-picked to lead San Francisco by then-mayor Gavin Newsom, a national figure in the gay marriage fight.
But now they're forced to crack down on a movement they say they support as they struggle to keep safe their cities -- and their jobs....
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Call it what it really is:
Rats caught in a conundrum-—such a beautiful thang!
The Occupy Atlanta folks are trying to recall Mayor Kasim Reed for succumbing to pressure to crack down.
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