Skip to comments.Many cities leaving Wall Street protesters alone
Posted on 10/28/2011 3:45:29 PM PDT by mdittmar
NEW YORK (AP) While more U.S. cities are resorting to force to break up the Wall Street protests, many others Philadelphia, New York, Minneapolis and Portland, Ore., among them are content to let the demonstrations go on for now.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, for example, said Friday that the several hundred protesters sleeping in Zuccotti Park, the unofficial headquarters of the movement that began in mid-September, can stay as long as they obey the law.
"I can't talk about other cities," he said. "Our responsibilities are protect your rights and your safety. And I think we're trying to do that. We're trying to act responsibly and safely."
Still, the city made life a lot harder for the demonstrators: Fire inspectors seized a dozen cans of gasoline and six generators that powered lights, cooking equipment and laptops, saying they were safety hazards.
In the span of three days this week, police broke up protest encampments in Oakland, Calif., Atlanta and, early Friday, San Diego and Nashville, Tenn.
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Baby It's Cold Outside;)
They’re waiting for bad weather to take care of the occuproblem.
It’s good to know that, according to Bloomberg, it’s now not against the law in NYC to sleep in parks, have sex in public, take drugs, urinate and defecate, and commit rape and robbery in public parks. Good to know.
I still think more teaparties need to sue municipalities to recover funds paid for permits ETC...
Sharing, and all that.
32°F Tomorrow Night
Something he would never say if they Tea Party members.
Somebody who knows the ordinances in these cities needs to list them and cite violations for this butt-lick mayor.
But by trespassing in a private park, aren't they breaking the law?
The cities that are leaving them alone are doing the right thing. The hard core organizers want confrontation, and will provoke police until they get one, and then cry victim. Just leave them alone and they will either go away, or adopt less confrontational tactics.
Well with the northeast due to get some SNOW this weekend, plus with November just around the corner and it does get REALLY cold then, these cities are simply biding their sweet time until mother nature does her job and sends most of the protesters home.
“In the span of three days this week, police broke up protest encampments in Oakland, Calif., Atlanta and, early Friday, San Diego and Nashville, Tenn.”
Good for them. Enough is enough.
Wouldn’t it have been so much better to issue permits for park usage to be from, say, 8 AM to 6 PM? Does a permit have guidelines, regulations, etc? Don’t cities have the right to determine such?
That'll do it.