Skip to comments.Developer with shotgun scared off Oakland rioters
Posted on 11/03/2011 3:05:38 PM PDT by GSWarrior
Oakland developer Phil Tagami is used to working behind the scenes to broker some of the biggest deals in town. Late Wednesday, he was using different persuasive skills - holding a loaded shotgun to scare away rioters trying to get into a downtown building.
"We had people who were attempted to break into our building," the landmark Rotunda Building on Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall, Tagami said today. He grabbed a shotgun that he usually keeps at home, went down to the ground floor and "discouraged them," he said.
No police were in sight, he said.
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Time to dust off the ole gatling guns I guess.
I’m surprised one of the ‘leaders’ of the OWS gang didn’t egg on some of their useful idiots to enter the building. They’re dying to get some martyrs (as long as its someone else) for their cause...
Think about it, the cops are own their own trying to keep civility.
The Mayor is tweeting the rioters, then they give teachers etc. the day off to shut down the Oakland Port. I haven’t heard did the LONGSHOREMAN join the shut down? I guess the police union knows who their real friends are now.
At least this guy had enough sense to realize the danger and do something about it.
If I owned buildings in New York City, I think I would pay the Mafia to protect my buildings.
The Mayor will want that man lynched, the mayor totally supports OWS tearing down his city.
The so-called “occupy” movement is a combination of two things - it is a demonstration of our dumbed down education system and Obama’s “community organizing” skills.
The occupiers are not sophisticated enough to put a nationwide “movement” together and they are clealy being orchestrated by government higher ups. And, when we hear the idiotic utterances that come from them, it is undeniable proof that the American education system is a complete and abject failure on all counts. The occupiers are so clueless, they aren’t smart enough to even know how to BUY a clue!!
We got work to do, folks - lots and LOTS of work!!!
Good for this guy!
Too bad he didn’t “discourage” the protesters with a few rounds.
“The Mayor will want that man lynched, the mayor totally supports OWS tearing down his city.”
I don’t think there is any doubt they will attempt to prosecute him for something.
The OWS is the same cast of characters we all know and love—ANSWER, MoveOn, etc,—just under a new banner.
Im surprised one of the leaders of the OWS gang didnt egg on some of their useful idiots to enter the building. Theyre dying to get some martyrs (as long as its someone else) for their cause...
You know the OWS captains in the various city talk to each other, and they are sure to talk about this and trade notes. This happened, that works, this doesn’t, etc.
OWS is an attempted revolution given the chance, and yes, absolutely, they are most definitely looking for martyrs. They are going to probe this Tagami guy, and get him to make a mistake. Cat and mouse.
Not to say they are completely reliable, imagine if they thought it was too their advantage the unions they are in with protest and riot. They will sell you out in a second if their is a conflict of interest
I knew it, a bunch of wussies (and for w, read...)
And the press is spinning it into a giant party,
Summary, the fun and peaceful protest with prayer services was invaded by bad apples.
I was just thinking that the Mafia might just be seeing an upsurge in business if the cops get rolled by OWS.
They are crooks, but they aren’t Communists.
From stories we’ve heard from Tucson old-timers, it used to be safe here when the Mob was in charge (well, for ordinary people, I guess). Now, it’s like some 3rd world, people’s republic, police won’t even go into most neighborhoods — including ours — (a working class formerly decent one).
About a year back, Glenn Beck was trying to get a response from police union officials about their union aligning themselves with people like Van Jones who happily supports cop killers.
Naturally the union wouldn’t respond but he did get a large number of letters from individual cops who are real concerned about it.
Are the Hells Angels available?
Didn’t they do a bang-up job at some west coast rock concerts?
Calling all Hells Angels.
Just a matter of time!
Perhaps not in the days of La Cosa Nostra, but from what we've seen of these guys, they can be quite flexible, they will adapt to prevailing conditions.
Its not as if they have any particular moral conviction. (I know, I know: only indictments, no convictions)
In the Hell’s Angels defense, they stabbed a guy trying to murder Mick Jagger. They maybe went overboard and made hamburger out of him, but the guy had a gun and was stopped pretty close to Mick. IMO, it isn’t about the Hell’s Angels. It is about right of lethal defense. They may have gone too far, but I’ll take that over Mick being shot and killed in cold blood
Send in "Epic Beard Man"
If you go by the Occupy Oakland site, the first thing you will see are two large banners: Abolish Capital and Close All Prisons.
Paging Angela Davis....
They aren't even smart enough to know they need one, or they'd be asking for free ones.
Altamont—Where the ‘60s died.
I thought Oakland was already an urban hell hole.
It appears community organizing = “fomenting and achieving revolution” a la 1917-21.
Many of the Occupiers throughout the nation do not realize they are being used as tools by anti-Americans who wish to dramtically transform (remake, not rebuild) our country.
As your comments re the education system suggest, how can we be surprised?
Are our RINO’s paying attention?
Isn't that what they're for?
While you’re wielding a loaded shotgun, seldom is heard a discouraging word.
We are attaining the “existential” level of so called “inevitable” frictions and conflict. Blood will be drawn and anger on both side is to ripple, bridges burned etc. The idiot psycho democrates will “use” (rather be used) to legitimize foreign thugs to rape it all.
If you do not have the arms nor the will to defend self/freedom, you invested without real responsible will, and folkes might as well forfeit.
Others feel shackled and will be given force to free themselves.
Capitalism may attract volatilizing exuberance and speculation, but at least it’s not volatile weathervane nonsense whim of lunatic ignorant commi protestors who destroy walstreet wokers to start wih.
Shades of FARC.
Good ole Angela (/s), is she still hanging out with that commie University Prof in SD. Or has she kicked the bucket?
Ofcourse they want the prisons closed, they think nothing of raping and destroying public and private property. These people are the dregs of society.
YOU KNOW HIM ON A FIRST NAME BASIS!?
She was addressing the mob.
ummmm...Mr. Jagger? XD
She was there speaking
They want martyrs, yes, but they want the police to do the shooting, not a private citizen, even if he is a “one percenter”. Even the brainless left has enough sense to know that the public would sympathize with the property owner over the rioters, and they couldn’t use it to their advantage.
Yes I really feel for them. They know full well if ANYTHING happens. They may all end up in Prison.
LOL!! Good point!
The second sentence was referring to the OWS.
late in the 19th century.
No. It is a socialist/marxist revolution financed by one of the richest men in the world.