Skip to comments.Man found dead in Pioneer Park, Occupy SLC ordered to leave both camps
Posted on 11/11/2011 8:15:35 PM PST by glock rocks
SALT LAKE CITY Hours after a man was found dead inside a tent at Pioneer Park, Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank announced Friday he could no longer allow camping in the park or anywhere in the city.
"We can no longer have individuals camping on our streets," Burbank said. "We as a city just cannot tolerate this going on."
Burbank asked members of the Occupy Salt Lake protest group to start packing immediately and to be out of the park by sunset Saturday. The ban on camping overnight also includes the Gallivan Center, where a group was recently moved after setting up camp near the Federal Building.
Burbank made the announcement Friday at Pioneer Park at the Occupy Salt Lake base camp. He said the group was welcome to continue protesting during the day, but they will no longer be allowed there at night.
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I imagine this article should be considered “breaking” for a bit.
The Occupy Salt Lake folk have been challenging the oncoming winter for a bit too.
Gonna be rough on all of em once winter hits in earnest...
I was in Boston this week and saw the OB group and it was disgusting. Tents and tarps on top of people trying to get out of the rain and dirtbags walking around in a haze of drugs. None of it looked like it had any purpose, just a bunch of people congregating and looking a reason for it all.
Just one big par-taaay, isn’t it? Until it isn’t.
What’s taken them so long? A right to protest isn’t a right to squat.
I don’t know why people think they will ever go away without being forced. Without OWS, many of these people would be in cardboard boxes on the street, regardless of the weather. Now they can mooch tents, sex and drugs. Why would they leave?
Drugs/booze just make it easier to die.
With the support of the leftstream media, the unions, ACORN, and the white house... goodness, why would they ever leave?
Let me guess, they have no permit, insurance or anything else.
When I was in college, a friend took a small charcoal grille into his camper to keep his group warm. They all died.
They had the nod from the City of Salt Lake, whatever that entails. Salt Lake City is a sump for the progressive ideology. The rest of the state is quite normal.
A couple days ago, there was a riot at 0300 where a few transients and occupiers were jailed for fighting. Some for intoxication, some for assault. I guess the SLPD are no longer amused.
Waiting on the fire that goes out of control.
Would it be considered in bad taste to start a collection to purchase more heaters for all the occupied sites?
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"I just wanted something to do to help people," said protester Edward Swift.
"I'm on a small social-security check," added protester Barbara Morris-Mazoko.
The protesters believe there is as much reason to protest in Ogden as there is in Salt Lake, according to Swift.
Despite the perseverance of the participants, there are typically only 3 - 6 protesters present, two of whom are cats.
Swift, who is from Oregon, has traveled the country participating in Occupy protests.
"My wife passed away back in May, and I also have cancer," he said. "I'm part of the 99 percent."
My wife passed away, and I'm putting two kids through college. I work and pay taxes. Am I one of 99 percent? Wooo! Tell me what I've won, Jay!
Anyone who has ever been trapped in a tent with a fart can attest to their air-tightness.
What these really are... Obamavilles!
Obama stole their hope.
That's one of the most succinct descriptions of this group I've heard.
Hot dog vendors should be able to do the same... families that don't want to go to a camp site can set up tents in our city parks too. It's good for liberals, it's good for the rest of us...
This is exactly what I've been waiting on. You can't defeat Old Man Winter.
I may have to just start supporting the “occupy” movements since they seem to be pretty effective at culling their own numbers.
My guess... they’ll hire Rocky Anderson (former ACLU mouthpiece and SLC mayor) to “represent” them, and they’ll sue the city to have the “right” to trash the park. Gets sub-zero here in late December through February. Fine by me, morons.
Drug overdose deaths
When does the Bubonic Plague start?
Just like the Tea Party, doncha think?
Well, the TEA party doesn’t have a percent.
Until the TEA party comes up with a percent, how can they compete?
That'll do it, and quick. First you get warm and sleepy, then you die. Sorry about your friends.
We have had a number of carbon monoxide poisonings in my area in the last 20 years. One involving a gasoline generator in a basement. One was a kerosene heater in a van. And the other was a charcoal grill in a small cabin. Dead, dead, and hospitalized.
This kind of thing may increase in the OWS camps as real winter sets in. The city officials who allow these people to camp, in violation of all kinds of laws and public safety rules, are also culpable,
As an American citizen you have the right to petition the government. You don’t have the ‘right’ to obstruct other citizens.
Ther is no’right’ to impede the transit of others and make their lives miserable by ‘occupying’ a public square.
This is how much the communists have corrupted the thinking process of the American citizen. Instead of civics they are taught ‘resistance’ and ‘protest’. These are tools that keep the corrupt in power, instead of removing them.
I heard somewhere yesterday that there were also 2 confirmed cases of TB .
My husband drove by the one in Portland, OR yesterday. He said the place was just a dump. Was talking to the owner of one of the stores and the guy said he couldn’t wait til they left. Said the funny thing is since it started getting cold they all go home at night and come back in the morning. They leave the tents up to make it seem like they’re all there roughing it for “the cause” but they’re not.
Public defecation and urination
Some type of very serious outbreak of disease is sure to follow, if these camps are allowed to remain open. It might be flu, typhoid, TB, bubonic plague, amoebic dysentery, malaria, measles, AIDS, or any combination of these and other diseases.
The city officials are also culpable. Shame on them for not enforcing public safety laws and health code violations. The reason our society created these rules to begin with, was to prevent the spread of disease. I guess the public is about to receive an education.
"Occupy SLC is putting a spotlight on untreated mental health issues, substance abuse, homelessness, and poverty in our community."
I like it.
“It might be flu, typhoid, TB, bubonic plague, amoebic dysentery, malaria, measles,.....”
Thanks. I haven’t seen that discussed until now. I have long concluded that many of our control freak politicians have a conscious vested interest in presiding over a poor, ignorant, pliable third world populace. After they read your post they’ll start having moats put in around their homes.
Soon there will be a haggard old man, with a worn out horse pulling a cart saying “bring out your dead, bring out your dead!”
Remember H1N1? What do you think the labs will sprout this winter? Hell, we've still got H1N1 tips on handwashing in the restrooms at work. Here, stuff this vaccine in your bloodstream, it won't hurt a bit, did it?
I’m not quite dead... I’m getting better!
Can’t the local health departments do something to shut down these filthy squatters?
Don't those devices all say not to use indoors or in an enclosed space? Why do people disregard those warnings?
You missed Zucotti lung disease...
They should remove any "abandoned property" each night and take it to a "lost and found" land fill about 50 miles away. Or they could move it to a dumpster nearby. City's choice.
I can't believe how many city leaders have totally abandoned their laws and common sense over this "occupy" trash.
Once they are gone, these idiots better re-write their laws to prevent such happenings in the future.
Everyone has the right to protest, but we have no obligation to abandon the common good to help these commies.
Just when will these Obama-villes be removed by health authorities? They are a menace to public health. They all are the equivalent of the hobo encampments of the 1930’s. Bums...just bums.
Because the lawyers have made the warning instructions 20 pages long and no one reads them.
"Do not operate this electric circular saw under water."
"Do not stand on this chainsaw while operating it."
"Do not hit your head, face, teeth, toes, fingers, or any other appendages with this hammer."
"Do not use this garden sprayer to spray gasoline onto a charcoal grill."
"Do not slam the hood of this car on your hand."
"Do not use this industrial pneumatic stapler to repair clothing you are wearing or to close wounds on your body."
"Do not let children use this nail gun to build gingerbread houses."
"Do not use this concrete saw to trim your toenails."
"This one is really important, but a lot of people never get to it. Do not operate this carbon monoxide producing oxygen depleting charcoal/propane/gas grill/heater in an enclosed area, especially it the occupants are asleep, drunk, drugged, or otherwise already rendered semi-conscious or unconscious."
"Do not clean the PTO shaft of this tractor with your clothing while it is rotating."
"Do not hold the blade of this reciprocating saw while it is moving at full speed."
Do not perform surgery with or otherwise use this bandsaw on any living body parts.
"Do not lean over this 20" metal lathe while wearing a necktie."
Do not work under this car while it is supported by four beer bottles."
"Do not drive this 60' man lift at high speed over railroad crossings while it is fully extended."
Hey, it WOULD be fun to walk through these places with a wheelbarrow (accompanied by a camera crew) while chanting, "Bring out your dead."
Some of them (Harvard students only, please!) moved over to Occupy Harvard. It's rather more exclusive than the other Occupies; the gates are closed and locked, and I've heard even some with valid Harvard IDs aren't allowed ("Profiling!" as Howie Carr said on his radio show).
I also hear the Occupy Harvard people are manning the tents in 3-hour shifts, handy since they're just a few minutes from their dorms and classes and all the charms of Harvard Square.
Howie Carr's next column in the Boston Herald is supposed to be on Occupy Harvard -- can't wait, should be today or tomorrow!
Even the MSM is covering it; here's CBS: Occupy Harvard: Nation's most exclusive tent city.
I like to study Civil War history. Sanitation was a huge problem early on in the Army camps and later in the prisons. Almost as many men died from disease as from bullets. The route causes were the same: filthy crowded conditions, a disregard for proper sanitation, and an ignorance about how these diseases spread. I feel sorry for the innocent people who live and work next to these OWS camps.
It’s past time for the city officials to put a stop to this.
Jeez - can it get any more hypocritical than this? And, theres no doubt the MSM will not give this even five minutes of coverage as they are too busy propping up Anita Hill and her lies of 15 years ago.
You forgot my personal favorite:
Do not operate vehicle with windshield sun shade in place.