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Cops surrounding Occupy Oakland
SF Gate ^ | 10/25/11 | Demian Bulwa

Posted on 10/25/2011 5:05:07 AM PDT by Libloather

Cops surrounding Occupy Oakland
Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

(10-25) 04:48 PDT OAKLAND -- Oakland police are arriving this morning in force, apparently preparing to remove hundreds of people from a plaza outside City Hall, two weeks after the protesters began building an intricate encampment as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate greed and economic inequality.

Officers in riot helmets began arriving at Frank Ogawa Plaza at the corner of 14th Street and Broadway at 4:45 a.m. and formed a line in the street adjacent to the plaza. Some protesters began shouting, "Cops, go home!"

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anarchists; anticapitalists; california; communists; contaminatewallst; cops; daysofrage; fascistpigs; fleabaggers; fleaparty; marxists; oakland; occupy; occupyoakland; occupywallstreet; peeparty; pigpolice; policearepigs; revolution
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"Cops, go home!"

"Unless we're raped or robbed or something!"

1 posted on 10/25/2011 5:05:10 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Popcorn for breakfast... Mmmmmmmmm........


2 posted on 10/25/2011 5:06:45 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Libloather

They are not calling the police “pigs”...yet


3 posted on 10/25/2011 5:07:07 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Libloather

4 posted on 10/25/2011 5:07:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Libloather
...two weeks after the protesters began building an intricate encampment as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate greed and economic inequality.

What objective journalism. They spout the terms "corporate greed" and "economic inequality" like they've just come from a freshman class at Berkely.

I don't miss CA one bit.
5 posted on 10/25/2011 5:15:49 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (Fall down 7 times, stand up 8. - Japanese proverb)
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To: Libloather

Cops beating up hippies! These are a few of my favorite things...


6 posted on 10/25/2011 5:16:36 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Uncle Ike

Maybe they will send in the BART tac squad...that would surely get things going and require a second helping of popcorn.


7 posted on 10/25/2011 5:17:19 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Libloather

Did they bring teargas and water cannons? If not, why not?


8 posted on 10/25/2011 5:18:08 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Mouton; Libloather; All

[Cross-post]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2797523/posts

Raid on occupy oakland
NBC Bay Area | 10/25/11 | Self

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 6:15:14 AM by luckystarmom

NBC Bay Area is showing a live raid of Occupy Oakland. The police surrounded the group and first let the protestors leave peacefully, but then they went in and started arresting people.

The news is saying the occupation of Oakland is over.


9 posted on 10/25/2011 5:21:21 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Raindrops on hippes named dewdrop and kitten
Freezing cold weather with nary a mitten
Knocking down tent camps and cutting their strings
These are a few of my favorite things!

Cops with their billyclubs swing for the fences
While leaders argue ‘bout things like verb tenses
White plastic handcuffs that bind up their wings
These are a few of my favorite things!

When the drums beat
When the park stinks
When I’m feeling mad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad!


10 posted on 10/25/2011 5:28:16 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Obama's new motto: Apres moi le deluge)
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To: Libloather
Community Board Asks "Occupy Wall Street" Protesters To Clean Up, Quiet Down
NY-1 News ^ | Oct 20, 2011 | Michael Herzenberg

“This has been a nightmare,” said Brian Summers, who lives near Zuccotti Park.

Summers said those trying to force corporations to become better corporate citizens should learn to be better citizens themselves.

“It makes us feel horrible. We work down here, we live down here,” said Summers.

Drums are played each and every day. The noise registers as 117 on a decibel meter.

According to the federal government, regular exposure to 110 decibels can lead to permanent hearing loss.

From blocks away, it might not be physically harmful, but neighbors say it's damaging lives.

“We support the message, and a lot of residents do, but they also want to have a good night sleep,” said Manhattan City Councilmember Margaret Chin.

Local officials have been swamped with neighborhood complaints.

That's why they invited protesters to hear them firsthand at a Community Board 1 meeting Thursday.

Besides the noise problem, residents say protesters are pouring urine in the streets.

Our neighbors do not urinate and defecate in the street. These occupiers need to vacate our neighborhood,” said one resident.

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11 posted on 10/25/2011 5:28:19 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Libloather

I believe Nancy Pelosi has a word to say about that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LnNS69kqFQ&feature=related


12 posted on 10/25/2011 5:29:59 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Uncle Ike

Given the need to sanitize any area held by these groups, I think the areas should be cleaned up with flame throwers.


13 posted on 10/25/2011 5:30:24 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Haiku Guy
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"I don't want to work
I want to bang on the drum all day"

Todd Rundgren - Bang on the Drum All Day:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZclddLcOYYA


14 posted on 10/25/2011 5:31:29 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ConservativeWarrior

I’ve seen that term used countless times in their articals, never once with quotation marks around it or with “so called” preceding it.


15 posted on 10/25/2011 5:37:44 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Libloather

Now to fumigate.


16 posted on 10/25/2011 5:37:44 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

17 posted on 10/25/2011 5:40:04 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Obama's new motto: Apres moi le deluge)
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To: bergmeid
Did they bring teargas and water cannons? If not, why not?

And soap. Lots and lots of soap.

18 posted on 10/25/2011 5:40:44 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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"May I suggest using your night stick officer?"
19 posted on 10/25/2011 5:43:38 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: bergmeid
Did they bring teargas and water cannons?

I would think HazMat Suits would be a higher priority???

20 posted on 10/25/2011 5:44:30 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: Libloather

Break out the Hippy Drill!

Live feed needed.


21 posted on 10/25/2011 5:59:52 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Jack of all Trades

Only one I can find right now:

http://www.rentadrone.tv/global-revolution/occupy-oakland/


22 posted on 10/25/2011 6:09:45 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Haiku Guy

I salute you, Haiku Guy!


23 posted on 10/25/2011 6:12:23 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: ETL

“We support the message,” said Manhattan city councilwoman Margaret Chin.

Well, Maggie, in that case I couldn’t care less if your neighborhood is noisy and smelly because of these communist losers. Cry me a river.


24 posted on 10/25/2011 6:13:27 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Abolish TSA....Abolish Department of Fatherland Security...Just Say NO to the American Police State!)
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To: Jack of all Trades

Found another live feed....and the comments section is hilarious!

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution


25 posted on 10/25/2011 6:22:43 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Thanks. Domain is blocked for me. Curse you OpenDNS.


26 posted on 10/25/2011 6:22:50 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Jack of all Trades

Oh, well. Maybe there will be pics soon. The sun is not up yet, there. Lots of police are standing around awaiting orders.


27 posted on 10/25/2011 6:29:12 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Libloather
FTA:

The police action at the plaza near City Hall began at 4:45 a.m. and involved hundreds of officers from at least 10 law-enforcement agencies, including the California Highway Patrol, the Alameda County sheriff's office and various East Bay police departments.

Looks like this oeration was approved by all the DemonRat poliicians in California

28 posted on 10/25/2011 6:33:17 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Hmmmmm...just in time for Obama’s SF visit today.


29 posted on 10/25/2011 6:41:20 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: penelopesire

—Hmmmmm...just in time for Obama’s SF visit today.—

Seriously? Obama is visiting SF today? If so, that is exactly why they are doing this.


30 posted on 10/25/2011 6:48:36 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

Yes...fundraising trip to the ‘evil capitalists’...LOL

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19182894

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31 posted on 10/25/2011 6:52:51 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: penelopesire

Interesting.


32 posted on 10/25/2011 6:53:15 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

That is getting pretty funny. The mod had to lock down the comments because of the embarassing comments being made. These guys have just enough knowledge to be a danger to themselves.


33 posted on 10/25/2011 7:02:54 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“On a side street off Broadway between 14th and 15th streets, a police line is keeping about 20 or 30 people out of the plaza as the protesters chant: “rise up, rise up, come on people rise up.” Police said there were about 200 police from Oakland and other agencies involved in the raid. Police said a few protesters threw bottles at first, but then stopped.

A large group of police are mulling around the plaza. There are no more protesters in the plaza. All have been pushed out or left on their own. Three helicopters continue to circle above the scene. Clean up crews will be moving in soon and they have a lot off work ahead. The place is a complete mess with a couch is on its side and carpet and tents strewn everywhere.

5:20 a.m. City issues warning to downtown businesses

The city is advising employers to delay the arrival of employees downtown until further notice. Police have cleared the protesters from the Occupy Oakland camp at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza and are now starting the clean-up phase.

5:15 a.m. Tent city destroyed

Hundreds of police in riot gear continue to move into the camp and arrest people. Already dozens have been arrested and the camp destroyed. Most of the arrests seem relatively peaceful. Some have moved out on their own. There is massive amounts of destruction at the camp.

Police tore down tents and wooden stalls that had housed medical aid and food. Garbage cans are overturned. Some police have shotguns and all have clubs out. There is a small protest of about 50 people taking shape just off Broadway near 14th Street. People are banging drums and chanting “We are the 99 percent.”

Media and TV crews everywhere. An officials with a bullhorn is issuing directive to campers. Police have now classified the area as a crime scene, but nothing violent has occurred. Looks like a hurricane has come through the camp. Entire raid was over in about 20 minutes. On the north end of the plaza, police have formed a line and are pushing about two dozen protesters into the street. Chaotic as the protesters yell at police. One protesters said “Police are the biggest gang in America.”

5 a.m. Police move in

Police have donned gas masks and some kind of smoke has been released. There is a ring of police surrounding the plaza. In addition, police have blocked off the intersection of 14th and Broadway.

Police are dismantling the barricades and throwing them into the streets and also tearing down signs, ripping them up.

Protesters are sitting down, and police are now leading them away, handcuffed. Police in masks are moving into the camps.

4:50 a.m. Police surround camp

Police are now moving in from the street into the plaza, telling media to move. Police have set up security corridor, placing media behind them. Police are telling the protesters via bullhorn that “chemical agents” will be used and are repeating that they are illegally camped.

Using a bullhorn, police are announcing their intention to remove anyone from the plaza, repeating instructions over and over again. Taking out billy clubs, they are starting to move in. So far, police have not entered the actual encampment. A lot of television truck are parked nearby and media are assembling as well.”

More at link..seems the reporter is sympathetic to the squatters....lol..go figure

http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_19188121?fb_ref=fbrecbox


34 posted on 10/25/2011 7:05:36 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: cuban leaf

*chuckle*


35 posted on 10/25/2011 7:05:48 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Haiku Guy

LOL!


36 posted on 10/25/2011 7:08:43 AM PDT by Shelayne
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To: penelopesire
Via Twitter:

abc7newsBayArea Because of heavy police activity, those who work in downtown Oakland are advised to not come into work until further notice. #OccupyOakland

37 posted on 10/25/2011 7:10:02 AM PDT by califamily4W
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To: Libloather

The Morlocks have been moved out!

38 posted on 10/25/2011 7:10:19 AM PDT by jetson
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To: penelopesire

Thanks for the link!

“Protesters are sitting down, and police are now leading them away, handcuffed. Police in masks are moving into the camps.”

Can you just imagine the odor??? Jeesh!


39 posted on 10/25/2011 7:10:59 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: califamily4W

Yep..if you work for the city government...you get the day off...on the tax payer’s dime according to reporter on scene.

Local ABC live coverage gone still..must have gotten the word from Obama not to film any of this.


40 posted on 10/25/2011 7:13:17 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Libloather

all the footage out of Oakland has been bizarre.

Not that they others aren’t bizarre...but the other protests are pretty much what you expect - clueless pot-smoking youth who think Che Gueverrea is cool.

This Oakland bunch - they’re another beast entirely.
You could see the fear in the reporters’ eyes.
The thugs had their faces covered - menacing.
Evil oozed out of them.


41 posted on 10/25/2011 7:15:52 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

MSNBC reporting about how ‘peaceful’ it all went down. Not buying it...the occupiers are twittering that they are ‘regrouping’...lots of masked occupiers menacing the streets. it’s not over...perhaps Obama can tell them like he did the Islamists and AQ in Libya:

“You Have Won Your Revolution”


42 posted on 10/25/2011 7:22:10 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: penelopesire

I am reading comments on the OWS live feed and they are saying the camp that was raided is a ‘sub-camp’ and that there are ‘more’. I’m not buying it. Wishful thinking on their part.


43 posted on 10/25/2011 7:30:19 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The guy with the camera just said, “I did not have a puff at all, all night, so I just wanted you to know I can stay straight for you guys.” geez


44 posted on 10/25/2011 7:31:17 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Scotswife

I am watching the revolution’s ‘Live Stream’..it’s really bizarre. The ‘citizen’ reporter is bragging right now that he refused to smoke some pot so he could be clear headed to report....LOL. He seems to be wandering the streets and can’t find any action to report...rotflol. They are regrouping near MLK Boulevard and 16th to film some press conference.

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution


45 posted on 10/25/2011 7:31:25 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: babyfreep

LOL!!! What a maroon!


46 posted on 10/25/2011 7:34:13 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

There are two camps..one is Snow park and the other Ogala...??? The Ogala one is the worst of the two. There seems to be a media black-out all of a sudden..


47 posted on 10/25/2011 7:38:24 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: All

‘Occupy’ protesters are telling followers to reconvene at 4 p.m. at the Oakland public library’s main branch.”

Oh good...just in time for Happy Hour and the evening news...LOL!!


48 posted on 10/25/2011 7:41:17 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: penelopesire

Thanks! You always ‘have your finger on the pulse’ for info, hon!!! :-)


49 posted on 10/25/2011 7:51:45 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: penelopesire
Following Twitter and it looks like they are trying to re-assemble, head to SF and......

#OccupyBarackObama today in San Francisco - let him know that citizens won't stand for the Bill of Rights being violated #occupyOakland #ows

50 posted on 10/25/2011 8:12:00 AM PDT by califamily4W
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