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New York police demolish anti-Wall Street camp
Yahoo ^ | 11/15/11 | Sebastian Smith and Mariano Andrade - AFP

Posted on 11/15/2011 12:17:46 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Protesters in New York faced off with police Tuesday after being kicked out of their tent camp in lower Manhattan in a huge operation that threw the two-month old Occupy Wall Street movement into crisis.

All morning, several hundred protesters played cat and mouse with the authorities as they searched for a way to reestablish themselves in the wake of the nighttime raid.

About two dozen people were arrested when one group of activists tried to occupy a small park apparently owned by a church. The crowd marched through the Financial District and eventually turned back to Zuccotti Park, their former base, now swept clean of any trace of the old encampment, and shut off by police.

For eight weeks, the park -- a short walk from the New York Stock Exchange and the World Trade Center --sheltered the birthplace of the anti-Wall Street movement.

The decision by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to end the occupation followed crackdowns against similar camps across US cities, ..

New York police moved in at about 1:00 am (0600 GMT) with bright lights, overwhelming numbers of helmeted officers, and an army of sanitation workers.

About 200 people were arrested during the operation,..

Bloomberg told a news conference that protesters' free speech rights did not extend to "use of tents and sleeping bags to take over a public space."

Protesters would now have to "occupy the space with the power of their arguments."

But almost immediately the city's position was cast in doubt when a judge stayed the eviction order, as well as implementation of rules by the park's owners, ..

Bloomberg said that the park would be closed off until the legal issue was resolved.

" .. it will remain closed until we can clarify that situation," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 99percentlie; antiwallstreet; bloomberg; camp; democrats; demolish; newyork; nypd; occupy; ows; owsisajoke; police; wallstreet; zuccotti

1 posted on 11/15/2011 12:17:47 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Hannity is all over Bloomy for being supportive of the OWS.. what a web of a mess.

In football lingo, This is called a wide right ‘sweep’... and it’s a First Down!! Too bad the Jets suck but Hey, they play in Jersey these days .. sooo.. it’s up to Bloomy and the Mayors to grow some.


2 posted on 11/15/2011 12:21:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

If they are being kicked out there must have been an indirect order from the Won.


3 posted on 11/15/2011 12:22:26 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Boardwalk

Politics is so cut-throat&back-stabby these days.. ask all the Dems up for re-election when O is gonna campaign for ‘em?

Is there a OCCUPY Waikiki or Kona chapter? I could dig it..


4 posted on 11/15/2011 12:24:54 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Zuccotti Park is Private Property.

While I may disagree with the protester's; the property owners seem to feel that there is no tresspassing going on. So, in this; it appears that the judge was right.

Zuccotti Park, formerly called Liberty Plaza Park, is a 33,000-square-foot (3,100 m2) publicly accessible park in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It is a Privately-Owned-Public-Space (POPS) controlled by Brookfield Properties.

5 posted on 11/15/2011 12:25:27 PM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Massive chaos, gridlock to be unleashed on NYC - 'Menu' includes shutting down Wall Street, subways, bridges
6 posted on 11/15/2011 12:26:44 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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Yellow and Black .. where have we seen those colors before?


7 posted on 11/15/2011 12:28:00 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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whole lot of testosterone flowing here..

can't wait for the conventions.. Like a UFC event.. ;-)


8 posted on 11/15/2011 12:30:17 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Medical experts disinfected the area from STDs and obligate ectoparasites…

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9 posted on 11/15/2011 12:30:17 PM PST by cartan
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10 posted on 11/15/2011 12:32:32 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Hodar

Apparently Brookfield Properties officially requested police assistance with clearing park and a return to normal park rules (no camping).

Bloomberg made this very clear in his statement this morning. The ACLU judge was not right. These hippie vermin “protesters” may continue getting judges to rule in their favor, but it is not because Brookfield Properties agrees with them.


11 posted on 11/15/2011 12:33:56 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Hodar

Since when do property owners’ rights matter when it comes to public safety first or a public health menace at worst? It’s become a ‘Woodstock’ like entity. jmo

Aren’t permits required in NYC for permanent camping, ya’d think there would be a law against housing&breeding vermin, especially in Liberal City. ;-)


12 posted on 11/15/2011 12:34:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/this-is-the-comprehensive-list-of-those-supporting-occupy-wall-st/


13 posted on 11/15/2011 12:34:35 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: NormsRevenge

OWS was becoming a liability to the DNC and the Obama campaign so...time to go. The press coverage had dropped off and the main stories were about the rapes, drugs, deaths and overall third world conditions of the communes..err I mean camps.


14 posted on 11/15/2011 12:36:09 PM PST by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: Hodar

Bloomberg’s girlfriend is one of the owners of the building.


15 posted on 11/15/2011 12:38:29 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Hodar
Private property and property owner's compliance aside, NYC has health, safety and residency ordinances that can and should be enforced.
16 posted on 11/15/2011 12:39:52 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: JrsyJack

yup. agreed

The DEms need happy faces on the Tube beaming over their socialist victories.. which are pretty sparse these days pickings-wise.. so it’s Time to go Raise Cain and Jab’n’Perry some of the GoP Pres runners... and ignore the camps.. uhh enclaves


17 posted on 11/15/2011 12:40:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Boardwalk

What do they stand for— just property transfer? Isn’t that communism?


18 posted on 11/15/2011 12:43:00 PM PST by Ardenroad gal
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To: 5thGenTexan
Private property and property owner's compliance aside, NYC has health, safety and residency ordinances that can and should be enforced.

Agreed. Just curious as to who get's to make decisions about private property. If laws are being broken, by all means; enforce the law.

19 posted on 11/15/2011 12:43:33 PM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: NormsRevenge
This is interesting:

Bloomberg said that the park would be closed off until the legal issue was resolved.

The city was planning to let people protest all they wanted during the day, as long as they complied with the park rules.

But, since the protesters went crying to a sympathetic judge, the resulting uncertainty is causing the park to be closed for the foreseeable future.

Nice job, idiots.

20 posted on 11/15/2011 12:55:07 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Hodar
I had to do some digging. The media isn't widely reporting that Brookfield requested the police to enforce their rules at the park:

http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/wnyc-news-blog/2011/nov/15/anti-wall-street-protesters-cleared-zuccotti-park-middle-night-cleaning/

21 posted on 11/15/2011 1:02:23 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Hodar

I have not looked it up, but I fully expect that living in a temporary structure (tent) with no sanitation facilities and public urination and defecation are on the NYC books as violations.


22 posted on 11/15/2011 1:19:36 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: NormsRevenge

If this judges ruling is allowed to stand, seems to me the premise of private property is all but gone. I can camp out in anyone’s yard at my whim? Please come to my house and try it.


23 posted on 11/15/2011 1:49:02 PM PST by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Bloomberg told a news conference that protesters’ free speech rights did not extend to “use of tents and sleeping bags to take over a public space.” “

Wait, wasn’t Emperor Bloomie supportive of them trashing Zuccotti Park with their BO and filth?


24 posted on 11/15/2011 1:56:03 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bloomy’s a leftard POS himself, so he’s “down with these clowns” to begin with.

He’s probably getting pressured by his Obama handlers to do something because people are starting to realize that the OWSholes are all Democrats (either of the fascist, communist, socialist, anarchist subtype).

Same with Mayor Thugnutts in Philly and elsewhere.

“DO something about these useful idiots...it’s hurting the agenda...”


25 posted on 11/15/2011 2:22:00 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Mears

bfl


26 posted on 11/15/2011 2:26:59 PM PST by Mears (I can't take anymore of this.)
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To: justlurking

And then there is this delightful “Anonymous” threat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=n_HgJ071PiY


27 posted on 11/15/2011 2:29:58 PM PST by Mears (I can't take anymore of this.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This “crackdown” had nothing to do with rights, politics, or safety, and everthing with NYC squatters rights. When I lived in Greenwich Village in the 90’s, I had a dispute with my landlord. I found out by accident that because I never signed a lease, and hadn’t paid rent in three months, he had to take me to court to evict me from his own property. My landlord (who was a creep) found this out too, and we renegotiated.


28 posted on 11/15/2011 4:55:10 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: 5thGenTexan
I have not looked it up, but I fully expect that living in a temporary structure (tent) with no sanitation facilities and public urination and defecation are on the NYC books as violations.

Depending on the mood of the cop, and what he writes you up for, Public Urination can either be a violation that involves paying a fine, or a misdemeanor for which you can get up to a year in jail.

29 posted on 11/15/2011 5:33:09 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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30 posted on 11/15/2011 5:53:31 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Hodar
There still are laws such as disturbing the peace and disorderly behavior. Private property does not insulate you from certain legal limits on your behavior.
31 posted on 11/15/2011 6:47:58 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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