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Once again, Oakland cleans up from a riot
SFGate.com ^ | 11/3/11 | Henry K. Lee

Posted on 11/03/2011 12:18:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

OAKLAND -- Work crews and employees of trashed buildings in downtown Oakland set to work this morning cleaning up from the post-midnight riot that broke out after Occupy Oakland's daylong general strike.

Graffiti was spray-painted on many buildings along Broadway from 14th to 16th streets, where masked vandals shattered windows and threw objects at police. Officers responded by firing tear gas and flash-bang grenades and making dozens of arrests.

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At the Men's Wearhouse, which had closed Wednesday and put up signs in support of the general strike, windows were shattered. A box nearby read, "Cop uniform surrender box." No police uniforms were inside.

At the Travelers Aid Society building on 16th Street near Telegraph Avenue, which protesters broke into late Wednesday, broken windows were also boarded up. Spray-painted graffiti was everywhere inside the vacant building, including, "Reclaiming property isn't violence" and obscenities directed at police.

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"All cops are bastards," one message read. Three circled A's, the symbol for anarchy, were spray-painted in orange on the windows..

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(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: cleans; corruption; democrats; fraud; liberalfascism; liberals; liberalviolence; oakland; obamaville; occupy; ows; owscorruption; owscrime; owsisajoke; riot
Congratulations are in order, Mayor Quan.. but it sounds like a few of those who you support seem to have issues with authority..

and to the Oakland city council member who marched with the protesters, Great Job too.

and Kudos to the police for the imposed restraint, even under barrage.. Hang in there.

1 posted on 11/03/2011 12:18:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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for those with a stomach to view them,, Photos
2 posted on 11/03/2011 12:20:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Their parents best have a ton of loot in order to pay for the property damage.


3 posted on 11/03/2011 12:24:34 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Mayor Quan should take a page from Jerry Brown. When the ANSWER types were rioting over the war in Iraq he sent in the riot police with tear gas and rubber bullets the first time, and backed the cops all the way. There were no more riots.


4 posted on 11/03/2011 12:25:06 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: NormsRevenge

The earlier report stated it was a “peaceful” protest with some violence — whatever makes the Fraud in DC look the best!


5 posted on 11/03/2011 12:27:06 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: NormsRevenge
Let them live in the squalor they created.
6 posted on 11/03/2011 12:29:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate. ®)
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To: Libloather

Why would anyone make them pay?

Assuming they could find anyone who did damage, that is...


7 posted on 11/03/2011 12:32:46 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Hugin

If Mayor Quan wasn’t mayor, she’d be out there with the Occupiers. I believe she is chomping at the bit to take part, but, alas, she is mayor now.


8 posted on 11/03/2011 12:36:33 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read the entire post.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Anyone out there really give a damn if these fools burn all of Oakland to the ground???


9 posted on 11/03/2011 12:40:56 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish))
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To: NormsRevenge

Oooooh, wastin’ away again here in Obamaville.


10 posted on 11/03/2011 12:46:08 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"...obscenities directed at police."

"All cops are bastards,..."

Huh. Sounds like a good many Freepers are at the Occupy Oakland riot. I thought traffic seemed a little light around here.

11 posted on 11/03/2011 1:05:27 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: Joe Boucher

Maybe we can take up a donation here for gasoline purchases for them.


12 posted on 11/03/2011 1:07:48 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: NormsRevenge
We're in the old wild west.

The mayor and sheriff are letting the outlaw gang have their run of the town.

-PJ

13 posted on 11/03/2011 1:10:49 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Luckily the level of violence in the OWS rally hasn’t reached the level seen in the Tea Party protests or it would have been pointed out by the MSM


14 posted on 11/03/2011 1:13:19 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: NormsRevenge

The Mayor applauded the OWS riots, he said it was a good day for the 99%.


15 posted on 11/03/2011 1:16:02 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Hugin; NormsRevenge

I loved what Willie Brown wrote once....”If you’re eating out in Oakland, be sure and order the soup - that way you’ll have someplace to hide your jewelry when the place gets robbed.”


16 posted on 11/03/2011 1:20:52 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: NormsRevenge

(At the Men’s Wearhouse, which had closed Wednesday and put up signs in support of the general strike, windows were shattered.)

I will forgo making any purchases from any business I can identify as publically supporting these morons! Corporate headquarters of Mens Wearhouse will receive a letter stating so.


17 posted on 11/03/2011 1:21:39 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Our cities are broke and we allow these idiots to trash them costing us citizens more money we do not have? I would rather pay for the police to do their duty then the sanitation department..........


18 posted on 11/03/2011 1:24:32 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Joe Boucher
“Anyone out there really give a damn if these fools burn all of Oakland to the ground???”

NO!!!, Al tho there are probably a few good people who would like to excape that Commie paradise but cannot.

19 posted on 11/03/2011 1:33:02 PM PDT by mongo141
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To: SargeK

ya get riff raff in any crowd, I reckun ,, FRingers.. from the other side.


20 posted on 11/03/2011 1:38:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

There is an unholy pleasure in destruction and this “politically correct” child of the left gives those who succumb the cover and ‘excuse’ to enjoy themselves. If you caught 10 of these masked CRIMINALS, 9 of them would give blank stares if you asked them for something other than slogans about what this protest is about. Number 10 would be a dedicated anarchist who would rave about the evils of anything and everything that smacks of civilized society.


22 posted on 11/03/2011 3:16:51 PM PDT by SES1066 (Vote in 2012 for OUR CIVIL RIGHTS not the Left's!)
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To: mongo141

Once I was watching a football game on T.V. from Oakland.
Some moron wore an opposing team jersey.
They knocked him out and were passing him up to the top of the stadium where the cops finally stopped the crowd as they were trying to throw his ass out over the top.
A drop of probably a hundred feet.
Great place, right up there with East St. Louis.


23 posted on 11/03/2011 3:18:41 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish))
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To: Joe Boucher

“Great place, right up there with East St. Louis.”

Yeah! Another great place, was headed East bound years ago on a M/C and had to stop outside of there for fuel. Went right through down town, stopped for the first Red light. But NO MORE, the first one cured me, blew the rest and heaved a big sigh of relief when I crossed the bridge.


24 posted on 11/03/2011 3:54:59 PM PDT by mongo141
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Aren’t their suits the cheap kind?


25 posted on 11/03/2011 9:53:39 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: mongo141

Last year my family drove Route 66 from Chicago to the Pier as Santa Monica.
In the route 66 guide book we have it says to get on the freeway and go around East St. Louis.
I about laughed my can off.


26 posted on 11/04/2011 4:02:01 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish))
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