Skip to comments.Cities struggle to deal with occupy movement
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 ...
What went wrong, Ms. Mayor?
“”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).
“May I suggest using your nightstick, officer?”
Jail time, fines, work details, etc. — the cities should have thrown the book at them for the mayhem and mess they caused.
The right to peaceably assemble ends at the point it infringes on the Constitutional rights of the rest of the people in America.
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.
I’m sure that SFO (San Fransisco Intl. Airport) would loan
the City their fire trucks for the day.
Why can’t they just embrace and celebrate some diversity?
what? don’t these cities have snow plows??
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.
Me thinks you’re right, there were assaults on the MSM types for not portraying OWS as pure as the driven snow.
>> All these lefty Mayors from Oakland to NYC gave these clowns cover because the radicals supported their own Commie Pinko ideology.
Bwahahahaha. Holding a lib accountable for it's actions. Now that IS funny!
Must watch copy paste more closely
Not my city (Tulsa). If you have a business and are tired of looters taking your profits, come here.
Free wood shampoos for everyone!
Probably a little of both...
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.