Skip to comments.Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Occupy Wall Street protesters: City will now require permits
Posted on 10/21/2011 1:45:31 PM PDT by Fred
Mayor Bloomberg said Friday that he's going to start turning the screws on the Occupy Wall Streeters.
The city is planning to take a harder line on demonstrators camping out in Zuccotti Park - and insist on permits every time they want to march through Lower Manhattan, he said.
"We will start enforcing that more," Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show.
The protesters have a Constitutional right to demonstrate and have mostly been "peaceful," the mayor added.
"There's not been any of the kind of craziness you see elsewhere," he said. "You may not like it, but these people have generally obeyed the law.
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Those OWS loons should just tell Bloomberg that their permit is for a mosque.
This has gone on relatively peacefully so far and the point was city-stopping chaos. If the left waits too long, weather will end the occupation with a whimper.
Looks like they are going to force a confrontation, and perhaps then they’ll get their chaos.
Star enforcing that more? What does that mean>
Either you will enforce it or not. If they are protesting without a permit, when the law requires one, they are, by definition, breaking the law. Sounds like Bloomberg, again, is spouting empty rhetoric.
Boomberg = impotent boob
“You may not like it, but these people have generally obeyed the law.”
I guess taking a dump on a police car fits under the heading of ‘generally’.
Camping out overnight in a public park without permits or permission is ‘generally’.
Refusing to leave a park so it can be cleaned, ....generally.
Urinating in public... generally.
I loved that quote too.
Bloomingidiot’s squeeze must have cut him off.
More? This is clearly an admission that they WERE breaking the law, but Bloomie just decided not to enforce it. They like to say these clowns aren't breaking the law, so we have to leave them alone. For starters, don't they have a law against sleeping and camping in the parks? Oh, I guess if they don't enforce it, then the commies aren't breaking it.
The cost of the Permits should be sized to cover the cost of Safety Forces, Cleanup Crews, property damage, and a modicum of “administrative costs” to cover what Taxpayers are now subsidizing. Likewise, ALL costs incurred by The City in excess of the Permit costs shall be billed to the Organizations that fund the “Cause”.
If they had been elderly nuns protesting abortion, or tea partiers, they would have gotten mass-arrested on day two.
Is this the same bloomberg that threw out the welcome mat to the human trash?
This ought to get interesting.
Sounds like he intends to do selective enforcement.
Progressive demonstrations/marches/riots - Yes
Tea Party demonstrations/marches - No
Blooming Idiot thought of a way to make some money off of the OWS goofs.
It took 5 inches of feces at the doorsteps of the people who live in the area to come to this conclusion?
The mayor should bring them all home with him and cook them a nice meal.
Brother, ain’t that the damned truth. To think, this man once called himself a Republican - AND the establishment elite GOP accepted him with open arms! These same establishment GOPers now support Romney. What does this tell you?
My question is this...on a normal day most street vendors in NY who cook food are harassed by permit issues,safety inspections etc...Are they doing the same thing to the community kitchens?
time to occupyreality
Thank you for generally obeying the law.
Sincerely, M. Bloomberg, Mayor
Not to worry...Bloomberg will fold like a cheap shirt.
I was wondering the same thing. Considering the unsanitary conditions there I'm surprised we haven't seen a full blown epidemic of Dysentery break out.
His wife and mac daddy have been squeezing his bal*s not to do any thing until they allow him to do what a man would have done a long time ago, but then we are talking about bloomy the coward.
"There's not been any of the kind of craziness you see elsewhere," he said. "You may not like it, but these people have generally obeyed the law."...and then added, "pass the K-Y."
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