Skip to comments.Menino: ‘Occupy Boston’ Can’t Keep ‘Rubbing It In Our Faces’
Posted on 12/02/2011 10:17:58 AM PST by raccoonradio
BOSTON (CBS) Mayor Tom Meninos patience with Occupy Boston is starting to run thin.
Menino said the city has been very patient with the protestors and he says he agrees with them on many issues. But, he is furious that some Occupy members tried to bring an industrial-sized kitchen sink into the Dewey Square site Thursday night.
Protesters then allegedly tried to prevent police from removing it.
One person, 26-year-old Gary Williams of Quincy, was arrested on charges of assault and battery on a public employee.
Police say he ripped a police radio from an officers belt and was carrying a folding knife.
Im not going to allow them to put up a kitchen sink and occupy (that) area of the city of Boston. (Weve) allowed them to stay for the last two months. I am mayor of all the people, not just 200 people who live on a little piece of dirt in the city of Boston. I want to make sure were putting the rules and regulations of the city of Boston in place at this time, Menino told reporters Friday.
This is beyond their rights. Were letting them stay there, were not going to have them build a new town in there.
At this time we have no plans for eviction, but I have public safety issues. If they break the public safety rules, were going to go after them, he said.
They cant just keep on rubbing it in our faces and say Were going to do all this stuff and you guys are bad. There has to be a little give on their part. Weve given a lot with them the last two months and I want them to respect the other people in the city of Boston. Theres 630,000 people that live in this city.
We had the normal number of officers on last night and that clearly was not enough to deal with the occupiers, so weve increased that number now. Unfortunately, its going to cost us more money, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Friday.
WBZ Radio said when police attempted to remove the sink, a police car was surrounded by 75-100 occupoids.
Howie list ping. Mr Mayor, what should we do if we
see the Occupiers trying to install a sink?
Don’t you understand, Tom, they want everything . . . including the kitchen sink
“I want them to respect the other people in the city of Boston”
We know the occupiers are immature --> They said that instead of going out looking for work they sit in the camp talking about their problems. ... s pffft
I don’t get it—what is the purpose of the sink?
These are your base
Wonder when you going to tell your voters they will lose services or have their taxes raised to pay for the extra Police hours and clean up.
Personal pride is a concept foreign to these people.
They can, and will as long as you let them.
Heretofore, the Mayor was willing to eat their crap...but now he’s feeling a little sensitive about having it “rubbed in his face”????
At this time we have no plans for eviction, but I have public safety issues. If they break the public safety rules, were going to go after them, he said.”
He’s joking right? He acknowledges public safety issues, ignores Occutards breaking of public safety rules, and has NO PLANS FOR EVICTION?!
The world is evolving and there has sprung up a global culture of protest. This very clearly organized movement ties leftist EU together with islamist Arab-Spring tpgether with 'Occupy_______'.
They are far better funded than we might think and their seeming lack of sophisticated organization and leadership is actually indicative of their high degree of political sophistication...they are following both Sun Tzu and Alinsky.
This will not fade as the leftist movement of the sixties did because that movement had a target with a shelf-life, the war. This movement has no such clearly limited goal...it will continue to feed as long as there is something to "protest".
It is important to acknowledge that much of the leadership has no solution or plan that extends beyond - "It all needs to be torn down and changed."
This Global Culture of Protest has been gestating for decades but it is now, with the confluence of recent factors (internet, sat-video-phones, Iraq/Afghan wars, obama, global banking crisis, failing national economies) that has forced the birth of what we see.
Our world will never again be what we remember or what we want it to be. There is a groundswell that will destroy much of Western Civilization. It is happening.
Things will get worse. There will be blood.
The old rules will no longer apply.
Wealth will be the only wall that will stand against the coming hard times.....and no matter how much money you have today it will not be enough in five years....unless you get into that top 3-5%.
Menino said the city has been very patient with the protestors and he says he agrees with them on many issues. But, he is furious that some Occupy members tried to bring an industrial-sized kitchen sink into the Dewey Square site Thursday night.”
It was probably one of the old troughs from the Fenway Men’s room...I’ll bet the “camp” probably has the same level of hygiene...and odor...
what a wuss
Totally agree with you. I could not have said it better myself.
Get rich...stay armed...know God....it is your responsibility.
Of course, if she rules for the Occupods, that means there'll be legal precedent in MA that "symbolic speech" (which differs from actual speech in that only the perpetrator knows what it means, if anything) trumps property rights, sanitation codes, fire codes and I guess anything else! (Wasn't the first recognition of "symbolic speech" from the Supreme Court in favor of a strip club -- stripping is protected symbolic speech?)
The Tea Party cuts no ice with Boston officialdom (and they're law-abiding), but I hope the Hemp Fest (is that their real name or just what Howie calls them?) is watching devlopments closely! If we can't have law and order, we might as well have high entertainment!
Yeah I think the official name of the regular Sept. legalize-pot rally is “The Freedom Fest”
Even Philly gave them the boot.
This is sometimes where I wish our city police forces had the fortitude of a Cheka or Gestapo member, in picking up and hauling off these lunatics. Instead, because the movement is so politicized, and among the OWS crowd are supporters of these Democratic Mayors, the police forces probably have strict orders NOT to do much.
One wonders if the OWS protesters can sustain themselves until next November's election. Will they camp out next to polling places, and try to intimidate voters? Will they try to interfere with ballot-counting or delivery of ballots? Or, will they try something even more sinister?
To paraphrase Mumbles, it’s starting to “Fry his nose”.
Mumbles, (the enabler,) the gift that keeps on giving. No one to blame but yourself dumbo.
Don't you mean DEvolving?
The mayors and city councilmen are too afraid of bucking the media's dishonest portrayal of the camps to do anything about them.
In addition, and in a complete reversal of the sixties' hard-hat riots, many private and public sector unions are in high-profile 'solidarity' with OWS.
Throw in many college professors who were, for the most part, too young to fight in the 'struggle' of forty-five years ago and see OWS as "their turn" and a self-dis-enfranchised middle class youth, top it off with LaRaza, anti-US immigrants, anarchist nihilists, a class-warfare cheerleader in the White House and you have a protest co-alition that is a marxist's wet dream.
This is nothing but a dress rehearsal. They will be back next spring...count on it.
OMG - a grown-up in Boston? Stunning...
evolving or devolving doesn’t matter -— the change has a life of its own and we are not going to stop it -— we may obstruct it for a while and maybe alter its course a degree or two but it will eventually crush us.
Maybe the Occu-Pies are worried that the board of health would shut them down if they didn't have the proper sink at their 'establishment'.....*snicker*