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Pepper spray used at San Diego 'Occupy' protest
AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 14, 7:55 PM EDT | GREGORY BULL

Posted on 10/14/2011 8:31:29 PM PDT by quantim

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego police on Friday used pepper spray to break up a human chain formed by anti-Wall Street demonstrators at a downtown plaza where they've camped for a week.

Police in the early morning began removing about a half-dozen tents after warning demonstrators their personal belongings couldn't stay in the Occupy San Diego camp. Demonstrators can continue protesting without the tents, tarps and tables, authorities said.

One man was arrested before 8 a.m. for interfering with a police officer after he sat down and refused to take away his tent, police Lt. Andra Brown said. After he and his tent were removed, other demonstrators erected another tent and formed a human chain around it.

Shortly before noon, officers pulled apart the protesters and used pepper spray to disperse them.

No one was arrested or injured during that action, assistant Chief Boyd Long said. But protesters said several demonstrators were suffering burning eyes from the pepper spray.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: arrests; occupyashower; occupyproest; occupyprotest; occupysandiego; occupywallst; occupywallstreet; pepper; sandiego; sprayed
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1 posted on 10/14/2011 8:31:35 PM PDT by quantim
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To: quantim

Pepper spray? Don’t they have tasers. If they are all holding hands it would be interesting. Get them all in one shot. A quivering, jerking, screaming ring of hippies. I’d pay money to see that.


2 posted on 10/14/2011 8:36:24 PM PDT by albionin
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To: quantim
Pepper spray used at San Diego 'Occupy' protest

I bet they smell a whole hell of a lot better after they were sprayed. Filthy hippies.

3 posted on 10/14/2011 8:36:45 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: quantim

several demonstrators were suffering burning eyes from the pepper spray./ LOL

I’m surprised the pepper spray worked seeing it had to get thru a weeks worth of oil, dirt and filth. Yuck!


4 posted on 10/14/2011 8:37:36 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: quantim
But protesters said several demonstrators were suffering burning eyes from the pepper spray.

Now, I am not a jeanious, but I couldda guessed this one my own without the reporter implying this little nugget of obvious...ya think?

5 posted on 10/14/2011 8:40:04 PM PDT by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: albionin

I give $20 for a view of that...


6 posted on 10/14/2011 8:40:46 PM PDT by tubebender (She was only a whiskey maker, but I loved her still.)
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To: quantim

Now, that is how you handle the “Occupy” protests. Protest if you must, after all, it is a constitutional right.

However, it is not a constitutional right to homestead a protest site. March, protest, yell and carry signs ... but, go home at night, come back the next day and do your best.


7 posted on 10/14/2011 8:41:15 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: quantim

Pepper spray is not vegan.


8 posted on 10/14/2011 8:42:13 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: IrishPennant

As the old saying goes, journalism is unskilled labor.


9 posted on 10/14/2011 8:42:58 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

With any luck, some of them were wearing “Ron Paul For President” T-shirts as they got zapped.

Even if they weren’t, I’m going to pretend that they were. The thought of that just makes me :)


10 posted on 10/14/2011 8:47:06 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: IrishPennant
But protesters said several demonstrators...

And am I missing something here???? Protesters AND demonstrators, both? Which is it? Are you protesting or are you demonstrating? (BTW, the first part of demonstrator is "demon"...but I'm just sayin')

Let's just go right ahead and make it simple and call them all commie, liberal, fascist basturds...could efficiently cut out a word or two in that reporter's sentence.

11 posted on 10/14/2011 8:47:14 PM PDT by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: quantim

I think the time has come to employ napalm at every OWS event. It cleans and disenfects very nicely.


12 posted on 10/14/2011 8:48:19 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: quantim

This shocks me. I didn’t realize there were any alpha males left in San Diego, esp. in the Police Department.


13 posted on 10/14/2011 8:50:02 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
Even if they weren’t, I’m going to pretend that they were.

So you are under the impression that there are no Paulites in attendance? Silly you. This Bull$#!t was tailor made for them. Dope, free love and idiocy.

14 posted on 10/14/2011 8:50:24 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
As the old saying goes, journalism is unskilled labor.

Lump them in with Shakespeare's desire for lawyers

15 posted on 10/14/2011 8:52:43 PM PDT by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: Lazlo in PA

By golly, you’re right.

Perhaps our friend from earlier today was there. He’s yet to refute anything I sent him.

Freeping all day is fun! Too bad I have to go back to work tomorrow.


16 posted on 10/14/2011 8:55:51 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: IrishPennant

Indeed.


17 posted on 10/14/2011 8:56:39 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: quantim

We stayed 2-3 blocks from the protest site last year at the historic U.S. Grant hotel. I was really surprised at all the street people they let homestead in the (quite small) parks in the Gaslamp District. Here is the main restaurant and nightlife district for downtown San Diego, and the area has quite a lot of vagrants occupying every bench in the parks.

So I guess I’m a little surprised they’re coming down on the OWS/OSD people. I wonder how they distinguish them from the normal urban outdoorsman population that they (at least last year) let hang out?


18 posted on 10/14/2011 8:58:42 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: quantim

Pepper spray is a Green Product.

Use of Pepper spray creates Green jobs.

This is a good thing,


19 posted on 10/14/2011 9:01:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
Freeping all day is fun! Too bad I have to go back to work tomorrow.

Become a Slumlord. You can spend all day FReeping as long as a tenant doesn't call about a backed up toilet. LOL.

20 posted on 10/14/2011 9:03:08 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: quantim

At some point in this idiocy someone is going to get killed and all this acting-out by these drug-addled, spoiled brats isn’t going to be funny anymore.


21 posted on 10/14/2011 9:04:33 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Lazlo in PA; Absolutely Nobama


22 posted on 10/14/2011 9:04:50 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: albionin

Forget pepper spray or tasers. How about throwing them some job applications? That’ll make them disperse faster than French soldiers with an order to charge.


23 posted on 10/14/2011 9:08:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
With any luck, some of them were wearing “Ron Paul For President” T-shirts as they got zapped.

Even if they weren’t, I’m going to pretend that they were. The thought of that just makes me :)

Heeheehee

24 posted on 10/14/2011 9:11:24 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Mr. Mojo; Lazlo in PA

The top graphic is very, very revealing.

“Ron Paul voters against voting and capitalism”. Hmmmm.....

Oh, look! They’re marching with a guy with an Obama, er, uh, Osama bin Laden t-shirt.

Ever, so interesting.......


25 posted on 10/14/2011 9:12:09 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Allegra

A comforting thought, is it not ?


26 posted on 10/14/2011 9:13:46 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Sweet! I took that bottom picture this past Monday. Glad to see it getting around. :-D


27 posted on 10/14/2011 9:14:39 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Perhaps Charlie Rangel can give me some pointers. I hear he’s a master slum lord.


28 posted on 10/14/2011 9:15:10 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Allegra

lol...nice work!


29 posted on 10/14/2011 9:17:34 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: jmacusa

It’s a fear we all share, I can assure you.

If that happens Bush, Palin, Beck, Limbaugh, and the Tea Party will be blamed. That’s all the media knows.....


30 posted on 10/14/2011 9:19:27 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

He ain’t no slumlord. You actually have to do something to achieve my rarefied air. He is the demon of all demons in a real estate community. An absentee Landlord. Now that is a whole different thing and not a good one.


31 posted on 10/14/2011 9:20:47 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: quantim

They should have sprayed the filthy, little piggies with Febreze and then watch ‘em run.


32 posted on 10/14/2011 9:21:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: albionin

Forget the pepper spray, sray the vermin with deer musk. It would improve their odor and might even change their attitudes. Isn’t ‘change’ what their little barry bassturd campaigned on? ... I hope to tell ya! You betcha!


33 posted on 10/14/2011 9:22:02 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Allegra

You live up there? I used to hang out on the Upper East Side with my Ad Exec friends after Rudy cleaned the place up. Sorry to hear this filth is back again.


34 posted on 10/14/2011 9:24:27 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
With any luck, some of them were wearing “Ron Paul For President” T-shirts as they got zapped.

These freeloaders want total government control. Ron Paul wants a government about the size that it was in 1792. So how does this make sense?

35 posted on 10/14/2011 9:27:33 PM PDT by ElectronVolt
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To: Allegra; Mr. Mojo

I’ve immortalized the photos on my blog!

http://absolutelynonpaul.blogspot.com/2011/10/rupaul-meets-occupy-wall-street.html

I made sure to give the appropriate credit!

Thank you both! It’s like an early Hanukkah present!

:)


36 posted on 10/14/2011 9:33:55 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
You live up there? I used to hang out on the Upper East Side with my Ad Exec friends after Rudy cleaned the place up. Sorry to hear this filth is back again.

No, I live in Houston, (when I'm stateside) but one of my sisters lives on the Upper East Side. I try to get up to NYC about once a year. I love hanging out there, seeing my sis and plus I'm a total theater geek and have to get my fix. :-)

We were downtown Monday doing touristy stuff and encountered the hippies as we were walking up Broadway right at Wall St. I saw that Ron Paul sign and said "I KNEW it!" and raised my camera with glee. LOL

Then we went to Zuccotti Park and taunted the unwashed for a bit.

37 posted on 10/14/2011 9:38:02 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

This is getting too complicated. I’ll just stick selling overpriced widgets for an unappreciative boss who pays a very, very generous commission.

:)


38 posted on 10/14/2011 9:38:41 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

All right! {high five}


39 posted on 10/14/2011 9:39:35 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: ElectronVolt

It doesn’t make sense, just like they don’t make sense.

It’s beyond human comprehension, really.


40 posted on 10/14/2011 9:40:49 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: quantim
Booooorrrrrriiiiinnnnnnggg.

Get out the rubber bullets and bean bag shot shells.

41 posted on 10/14/2011 9:41:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Allegra

:)


42 posted on 10/14/2011 9:45:04 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Got my start out of college in sales. I “feel your pain”.


43 posted on 10/14/2011 9:46:36 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: jmacusa
At some point in this idiocy someone is going to get killed and all this acting-out by these drug-addled, spoiled brats isn’t going to be funny anymore.

I've been saying the same thing. I suspect this whole Occupy thing might have an ugly ending.

44 posted on 10/14/2011 9:48:54 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: quantim

Soapy water would have been a better weapon. See how they run!


45 posted on 10/14/2011 9:52:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Lazlo in PA

It is what it is. My bills are paid. I drive a nice car. I have a nice place to live. After the Regime in DC takes its cut, I can still put some cash away. Eventually, I hope to make it as a writer and it will all be a fond memory in a couple of years.

The above is one of the many, many reasons I’m a Conservative. I break my back every day for what I have. The very thought that someone I don’t know somehow deserves my money more than I do kills me. It’s like a piece of my soul is ripped away every payday.

I give to charity and I’m glad to do so. I help family members (some of whom I don’t even like) in times of need. When some lousy leftist tells me I’m selfish because I don’t want to particpate in Obamacareless and I don’t want my “wealth spread around”....that’s all I can stand and I can’t stand no more.


46 posted on 10/14/2011 10:17:47 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Allegra; All

Neither is Lysol disinfectant but you know what boys & girls ‘NOBODY CARES!


47 posted on 10/15/2011 12:53:11 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: 3boysdad

Lysol is cheaper & has basicly zero collateral damage.


48 posted on 10/15/2011 12:55:09 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Allegra

“Pepper spray is not vegan.”

An organically grown scotch bonnet pepper strategically inserted into an appropriate oriface certainly would be. You would definitely want to wear gloves for this.

BTW, Veganism is often a mental illness.


49 posted on 10/15/2011 1:08:23 AM PDT by awaken2spirit (When one fornicates with ignorance, the result of that union is chaos.)
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To: Allegra

Speaking of unwashed, have you scoped out the Sheila Jackson Lee soundboard?

http://michaelberry.ktrh.com/pages/SheilaJacksonLee.html


50 posted on 10/15/2011 5:26:31 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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