Skip to comments.'Occupy' Movement Member Ticketed for Trespassing as Fire Alarm Is Pulled Disrupting Conference
Posted on 08/01/2012 2:37:16 PM PDT by MichCapCon
One Occupy Wall Street protester was ticketed for trespassing and a fire alarm went off over the weekend at the hotel holding the American Legislative Exchange Council's 39th annual meeting in Salt Lake City, according to Salt Lake City police.
Salt Lake City Police Detective Joshua Ashdown said that police were investigating how the fire alarm was pulled, but that nobody was seen doing it. Pulling a fire alarm is a misdemeanor, Ashdown said.
The Occupy movements Salt Lake City branch had posted on its website that it wanted to disrupt the ALEC convention.
The American Legislative Exchange Council works with state legislators and the private sector to advance free-market, limited-government principles. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy had representatives at the conference.
Jean Swindell, a spokeswoman for the Grand America Hotel, said by email that a fire alarm went off, but that it was unclear how it happened. She said there was no fire.
An email seeking comment sent to the contact us form on the Occupy Wall Street Salt Lake City organizers website was not returned.
In addition to protests outside the Grand America Hotel, the Occupy Wall Street Salt Lake City group also planned a critical mass bike swarm around the hotel as part of a week long series of actions and activities to raise awareness about ALEC and to disrupt business as usual for the Elite members of ALEC.
Ashdown said the protester who was ticketed for trespassing will have a court appearance.
Did someone fail to tell the Occutards that Utahns like their guns, and they have used them to stop crimes?
Ah, yes: “week long series of actions and activities to raise awareness about ALEC and to disrupt business as usual for the Elite members of ALEC.”
Because raising awareness is so effective. I’m guessing the twit never made it into the science and engineering buildings of her college.
i don’t suppose they tried to get fingerprints on or around the pulled fire alarm, nah..
“Occupy” people are such juveniles. Probably did the fire alarm trick to get out of tests back in junior high.
So they disrupt a lawful gathering on private property, endangering lives by “yelling fire in a crowded theater” and they get charged with trespassing. How about reckless endangerment. How about falsely reporting a fire. I am sure the fire company had to respond to clear the building. How much did that cost? They should be slapped with the bill. This is the problem in this country that acts of this nature are considered speech. If everyone undertook to disrupt meetings and organizations they didn’t like we would have utter chaos. Yet if you laid a finger on one of these “protesters” they would throw the book at you.
They swabbed for DNA when OWS chained open subway gates in NYC.
AFAIK nobody was caught yet but one of the samples actually matched what was found at a murder scene years ago...
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