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Occupy demonstration closes North Ave. bridge (Milwaukee)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 11/17/11 | Tom Tolan

Posted on 11/18/2011 8:50:14 AM PST by Jean S

Protesters who blocked traffic Thursday and invited arrest declared victory and marched off after Police Chief Edward Flynn said that officers wouldn't help them fulfill their "martyrdom fantasies" and that they could stay "and freeze their butts off."

Hundreds of protesters sat or stood on the North Ave. bridge over Interstate 43 for two hours.

Flynn, speaking to TV cameras as protesters chanted "We are the 99%," said he was withdrawing most of the couple dozen officers who had been watching the protesters "so we can answer 911 calls and protect the community."

The demonstration demanding economic justice coincided with others around the country on the two-month anniversary of the first Occupy Wall Street protests in New York.

Asked about the economic issues in the protest, Flynn told reporters, "If they're angry about the economy, go to Wall Street. There's 35% unemployment in this neighborhood. Who are they disrupting?"

Referring to below-freezing evening temperatures, Flynn said, "They can sit and freeze their butts off, I don't care."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 99percentlie; democrats; liberalfascism; liberalviolence; milwaukee; occpuylist; occupy; ows; owscrime; owsisajoke
Must see photo at link.

Referring to below-freezing evening temperatures, (Police Chief) Flynn said, "They can sit and freeze their butts off, I don't care."

1 posted on 11/18/2011 8:50:17 AM PST by Jean S
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

ping


2 posted on 11/18/2011 8:51:41 AM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S
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3 posted on 11/18/2011 8:53:10 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Jean S

“Hey, no fair! We’re trying to disrupt - how dare you not fulfill our wishes!”

Gotta love it.


4 posted on 11/18/2011 8:53:21 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Jean S

That’s kinda funny actually.


5 posted on 11/18/2011 8:54:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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Hippie or zombie, who can tell?
At least on FR you don't have to smell the OWS zombies.
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6 posted on 11/18/2011 8:54:29 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Jean S

“Some protesters wore red arm bands to signify they were willing to be arrested in a case of civil disobedience, said Peter Rickman, a University of Wisconsin-Madison law student who was with the protesters.”

It’s only an effective symbol if people know what it means, dorkweed. Jeez, like my profession needs another one of these symbol-over-substance fools...


7 posted on 11/18/2011 8:55:44 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Jean S

keep it up you left wing loons, as all you are doing is pissing people off who are working and trying to put food on their tables for their family


8 posted on 11/18/2011 8:57:34 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman. I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL CORRUPT MEDIA)
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To: jagusafr
They need to quit screwing around with these piddly little city bridges that people can bypass. Take a real bridge and hold it for a couple days.

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They might want to bring some rope to tie themselves down because the wind has been known to toss cars of the Mighty Mac.
9 posted on 11/18/2011 9:05:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Jean S

“Brennan Balestrieri, a protest marshal, described it as “group democracy.””

A Balistrieri? In Milwaukee? I wonder if he’s related to the late Frank Balestrieri? I knew that family when I lived there. Frank’s most famous comment was;

“He insulted me. To my face. Now they can’t even find his skin!”


10 posted on 11/18/2011 9:11:08 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Jean S
They showed a shot of this on TV, when they zoomed out it was not very many people. (Guessing 75 to 100).

Giuliani , said this should never be allowed. You arrest the first few. Blocking bridges and roads, block fire trucks and ambulances to the general public. They have no rights to put public at risk.

11 posted on 11/18/2011 9:20:09 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Just drive the Blues Mobile into the crowd. They’ll jump off the bridge on their own.


12 posted on 11/18/2011 9:34:58 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

I thought it would be great to drive up to that group at high speed, very high speed, and time it just right so you can slam on the brakes and stop an inch or two short...


13 posted on 11/18/2011 10:08:11 AM PST by rlmorel (The Rats won't be satisfied until every industry in the USA is in ruins and ripe for nationalization)
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To: Jean S
Referring to below-freezing evening temperatures, (Police Chief) Flynn said, "They can sit and freeze their butts off, I don't care."

I'd have added to their discomfort with soapy water from water cannons; this whole thing has gone far enough.

14 posted on 11/18/2011 10:29:00 AM PST by NRA1995 (Obama's presidency is shovel-ready; let's bury it in 2012!)
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To: NRA1995

This is getting serious. They were blocking a major street in Milwaukee. 911 responses would have been delayed for several minutes during non rush-hour time. During rush hour, anyone in immediate need of medical attention would be dead if they were on that route.


15 posted on 11/18/2011 10:36:13 AM PST by Jean S
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To: NRA1995
And note that the majority of the protesters were white. That area of Milwaukee is predominately black so if if fire, police or ambulance can't get through, it's blood on the protester's hands.

But they would have somehow spun it as racism if something horrible had happened.

And this sorry excuse for a newspaper would then publish an editorial defending the protestors and blame the police.

16 posted on 11/18/2011 10:49:00 AM PST by Jean S
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17 posted on 11/18/2011 11:13:19 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: cripplecreek

I LOVE that bridge! I gotta get up der again, Ya-Hey!


18 posted on 11/18/2011 5:01:19 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
The mighty Mac is definitely one of America's greatest engineering achievements. Pretty amazing that it was built in under 3 and a half years with no winter construction. People really don't appreciate its greatness without seeing it for themselves.

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19 posted on 11/18/2011 5:09:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: jagusafr

I would be very happy if EVERY college & University expelled every person they can ID who is in the midst of these protestors.

They are bitching about the cost of education, & then they are not in class.

Beyond stupid.

As for those arrested, I would like to see fines of $10,000 for first arrest, $25,000 for second arrest, $100,000 for third arrest, along with a MINIMUM of 1 year in prison, starting with first arrest.

I am referring to FINES-—NOT Bail. Do not let them ut on bail. Pay the FINE in cash or stay in jail. That will thin out the ranks & beef up the coffers of the cities involved.

Of course, since Los Angeles isn’t arresting anyone, they can just keep spending money to support these fools.


20 posted on 11/18/2011 5:25:57 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: cripplecreek

AWESOME! :)


21 posted on 11/19/2011 6:38:25 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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