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SoCal Street Cart Vendors Hurting After ‘Occupy’ Group Splatters Blood, Urine
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | November 7, 2011 2:14 PM | Staff

Posted on 11/08/2011 7:05:19 AM PST by Red Badger

A pair of Southland street cart vendors who were forced to shut down their businesses after “Occupy” protesters vandalized their carts are hoping to get some help from local residents.

KNX 1070′s Tom Reopelle reports a fundraiser in the Gas Lamp district in San Diego on Monday night is aimed at helping two vendors get back on their feet.

The coffee and hot dog carts were located in Civic Center Plaza, the same location as the Occupy San Diego protesters.

That group first settled in to the plaza Oct. 7 and set up a tent city which has since twice been taken down by police.

Coffee cart owner Linda Jenson and hot dog cart operators Letty and Pete Soto said they initially provided free food and drink to demonstrators, but when they stopped, the protesters became violent.

And according to one city councilman, bodily fluids were used in the attacks.

“Both carts have had items stolen, have had their covers vandalized with markings and graffiti, as well as one of the carts had urine and blood splattered on it,” said Councilman Carl DeMaio.

The damages will likely require at least a complete cleaning if not a replacement of the cart covers, DeMaio said.

In addition to the attacks, the vendors also said they recently received death threats.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go directly to help the two business owners.

After a relatively peaceful start, the “Occupy” movement has sparked violent clashes with police in Oakland and recently saw protesters push an elderly woman down a flight of stairs in D.C.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: communists; freeloaders; obama; occupy; ows; sourcetitlenoturl; urinetrouble
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This is exactly why the signs in National Parks say:

DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!

1 posted on 11/08/2011 7:05:28 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

It’s time for the venders to pack heat.

However, I know that even if a vender responded properly, the lib press and vapid, sleezy democrat politicans who currently infect that state would come to the defense of the worthless toad protestor.


2 posted on 11/08/2011 7:07:57 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: Red Badger

When will these fools do something useful and march on the TSA checkpoints


3 posted on 11/08/2011 7:08:51 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red Badger
"Coffee cart owner Linda Jenson and hot dog cart operators Letty and Pete Soto said they initially provided free food and drink to demonstrators, but when they stopped, the protesters became violent. "

Sort of like when you go to the national parks. You are warned not to feed the animals for just this same reason. When you stop, they can get violent

4 posted on 11/08/2011 7:09:06 AM PST by Mr. K (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.)
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To: Red Badger

Sorry to say this in this case:

“Stupid is what stupid does.”


5 posted on 11/08/2011 7:12:16 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer) (")
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To: driftdiver

Thanks! I needed a chuckle this morning. I’m sure the TSA would give out free gropes.


6 posted on 11/08/2011 7:12:29 AM PST by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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To: Red Badger

Are cart vendors now lumped with “big business”?


7 posted on 11/08/2011 7:18:07 AM PST by Pecos (O.K., joke's over. Time to bring back the Constitution.)
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To: Red Badger

When these people are caught they should be tied to the ol’ whipping post and beaten to within an inch of their lives.


8 posted on 11/08/2011 7:24:58 AM PST by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: Red Badger

“..said they initially provided free food and drink to demonstrators..”

FIRST MISTAKE!

Once you begin an entitlement, it cannot be rescinded.

EVER! They have a RIGHT to your labor and property!


9 posted on 11/08/2011 7:25:59 AM PST by a real Sheila (Cain is Able!)
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10 posted on 11/08/2011 7:41:44 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Pecos

Since the MSM tells us that the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street are similar movements..............

Can we find the corresponding incidents at Tea Party events, in which blood and urine were used in anger as weapons?????


11 posted on 11/08/2011 7:43:38 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Pecos

To somebody with ‘NO BUSINESS’, anybody WITH a business is ‘BIG BUSINESS’.........


12 posted on 11/08/2011 7:44:14 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: Da Coyote
It’s time for the venders to pack heat.

In K A L I F O R N I A ? ? ? ? ...........

13 posted on 11/08/2011 7:46:08 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: GatĂşn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

These cart vendors have learned a valuable lesson.
Do not feed wild animals...........


14 posted on 11/08/2011 7:48:00 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: a real Sheila

This is a small vignette of what is happening on a national and international scale.

The real working people of the world have supported the lazy mouth breathers for so long, they now think they are entitled to everything. When the free ride ends, they get angry and riot, destroying the very system that had supported them.

It has bred for generations slothful societal parasites that have infected the body of humanity.

Now the parasites have become an infestation that threatens the life of civilization itself..........


15 posted on 11/08/2011 7:54:05 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: Red Badger
The Occupy crowd are destroying small businesses in other cities too.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/nov/07/occupy-protest-draws-attention-two-small-businesse/

16 posted on 11/08/2011 7:54:51 AM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney)
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To: Red Badger

These folks were expecting something different from Obama’s Free Shit Army of Occupation? Are they that clueless?


17 posted on 11/08/2011 8:29:34 AM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Nebr FAL owner

” Obama’s Free Shit Army of Occupation”

Best description I’ve seen yet of OWS.


18 posted on 11/08/2011 8:48:03 AM PST by Pelham (Every nation that rose to power did so by protecting its manufacturing base)
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To: Nebr FAL owner

Now urine trouble.


19 posted on 11/08/2011 9:04:22 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Well, I will admit that when I was at a TEA party event, I was certainly pissed at what government is doing, and there might have been blood in my eye at the time, but that is about as close as it got........


20 posted on 11/08/2011 9:07:49 AM PST by Pecos (O.K., joke's over. Time to bring back the Constitution.)
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