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Mayors of SF, Oakland take heat after 'Occupy'
KGO-TV / The Associated Press ^ | October 30, 2011

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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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: california; hippies; occupy; occupyoakland; occupysanfrancisco; occupywallstreet
Hoist on their own petard!
1 posted on 10/30/2011 12:21:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Stop calling it "Occupy Oakland", or "Occupy Wall Street".

Call it what it really is:

Obamaville

Spread the meme.....
2 posted on 10/30/2011 12:23:03 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rats caught in a conundrum-—such a beautiful thang!


3 posted on 10/30/2011 1:04:52 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Occupy Atlanta folks are trying to recall Mayor Kasim Reed for succumbing to pressure to crack down.


4 posted on 10/30/2011 1:11:40 PM PDT by tunedin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
both of whom have ties to social activism Call it what it really means..... social activism=destruction of this country.
5 posted on 10/30/2011 1:16:04 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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6 posted on 10/30/2011 1:42:45 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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