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Cities struggle to deal with occupy movement
CNN ^ | November 14, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 11/14/2011 12:55:45 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

San Francisco (CNN) -- Police in riot gear moved into the Occupy Oakland encampment early Monday, tearing down tents and arresting some protesters, the latest effort by city officials across the country to gain control over a movement that some leaders say has become a public safety and health threat.

Oakland, California, police, aided by dozens of officers from nearby jurisdictions, arrested 32 people in the effort to clear Frank Ogawa Plaza near City Hall before dawn Monday, Interim Chief Howard Jordan said. There were no reports of injuries or complaints of abuse, he said.

The camp had become an unbearable drain on city resources, an economic threat to nearby businesses and a danger to public safety, Mayor Jean Quan said.

"The encampment became a place where we had repeated violence and this week a murder. We had to bring the camp to an end before more people were hurt," she said.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; liberals; liberaltrash; occupy; occupylist; ows; owscrime; owsisajoke

1 posted on 11/14/2011 12:55:47 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What went wrong, Ms. Mayor?


2 posted on 11/14/2011 12:57:06 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“”The encampment became a place where we had repeated violence and this week a murder. We had to bring the camp to an end before more people were hurt,” she said.”

Alternatively, build a wall around the area & seal the occupiers in. OOG (Occupy Oakland Ghetto).


3 posted on 11/14/2011 1:01:59 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“May I suggest using your nightstick, officer?”


4 posted on 11/14/2011 1:02:43 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
These trashy creeps should have been made to take out permits good for a number of DAYS and then been held accountable for ANY MESS AND COSTS incurred by the city to clean up their filth. The cities where these trashy Marxists demonstrated were far too kind to them given the impact they had on the city and its upstanding citizens. To say nothing of the actual laws they broke.

Jail time, fines, work details, etc. — the cities should have thrown the book at them for the mayhem and mess they caused.

5 posted on 11/14/2011 1:03:38 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The cities that tolerated these demonstrators actions outside the 1A protections deserve the misery they get.

The right to peaceably assemble ends at the point it infringes on the Constitutional rights of the rest of the people in America.

6 posted on 11/14/2011 1:11:31 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

All these lefty Mayors from Oakland to NYC gave these clowns cover because the radicals supported their own Commie Pinko ideology. Now that this vermin and filth at the Occupy events have been exposed as human debris and anti Americans, these same Leftist leaders want to brush the whole thing under the rug like it never happened. Too bad for them, these loser are itching for a fight and they are not giving up on their radical communes that easily.


7 posted on 11/14/2011 1:18:40 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m sure that SFO (San Fransisco Intl. Airport) would loan
the City their fire trucks for the day.

Mike


8 posted on 11/14/2011 1:33:03 PM PST by doublecansiter (without cartridge, load in nine times, LOAD!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why can’t they just embrace and celebrate some diversity?


9 posted on 11/14/2011 1:35:21 PM PST by Paladin2 (Some people just don't get it.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

what? don’t these cities have snow plows??


10 posted on 11/14/2011 1:36:34 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Navy Patriot

The Occupy Movement, from a media standpoint, is turning out just like the so-called Arab Spring.

At first, all the lefties and the MSM embraced and celebrated it, because they thought it supported their agenda.

Now that it’s turning ugly, they’re going to be reporting on it less and less.


11 posted on 11/14/2011 1:38:02 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Me thinks you’re right, there were assaults on the MSM types for not portraying OWS as pure as the driven snow.


12 posted on 11/14/2011 1:48:27 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: EagleUSA
Arrest the perps, hold them until after the clean up, then fine them an amount equal to the cost of their arrest and holding, the cost of the court fees plus their percentage of the cost of cleanup and repair of any vandalism.
13 posted on 11/14/2011 1:53:59 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: Lazlo in PA

>> All these lefty Mayors from Oakland to NYC gave these clowns cover because the radicals supported their own Commie Pinko ideology.

Indeed.


14 posted on 11/14/2011 1:54:10 PM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: EagleUSA
ould I say street sweeper?

Bwahahahaha. Holding a lib accountable for it's actions. Now that IS funny!

15 posted on 11/14/2011 1:55:00 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: EagleUSA
and then been held accountable for ANY MESS AND COST

Must watch copy paste more closely

16 posted on 11/14/2011 1:59:16 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Not my city (Tulsa). If you have a business and are tired of looters taking your profits, come here.


17 posted on 11/14/2011 2:09:04 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Free wood shampoos for everyone!


18 posted on 11/14/2011 2:35:00 PM PST by albie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Obamaville”, RIP.


19 posted on 11/14/2011 2:46:03 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Steely Tom
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20 posted on 11/14/2011 2:50:05 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I can't figure out if this whole OWS movement was a tactical trial and error maneuver for something larger in 2012 and a trial balloon to see what responses will be by authorities....or simply people living in a fantasy world where they think squatting and living in filth will change the world...

Probably a little of both...

21 posted on 11/14/2011 3:50:56 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: sten

As far as the OWS folks in Zucotti Park go, flamethrowers are better than snowplows. You have lots of crispy critters. Gather the remains and spread them over the site for the Ground Zero Mosque in NYC. The Muslims will freak.


22 posted on 11/14/2011 6:20:29 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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