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Brooklyn home 'liberated' by 'Occupy' protesters; cops hang back
MSNBC ^ | December 6, 2011 | Miranda Leitsinger

Posted on 12/06/2011 3:34:17 PM PST by Altariel

The operation to occupy a vacant foreclosed home in Brooklyn on behalf of a homeless family from New York City appears to be a success. The front door of the two-story brick house on Vermont Street apparently was unlocked when the marchers arrived.

Alfredo Carrasquillo, the father of the homeless family, thanked the marchers for at least temporarily providing them with a home.

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Police who escorted the marchers through Brooklyn stopped when the marchers arrived at the home and remained a distance away as the celebration of the “liberation” of the foreclosed home began. A brass band played, people danced and food was passed around as the cleanup crew got down to business.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brooklyn

1 posted on 12/06/2011 3:34:26 PM PST by Altariel
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To: Altariel

So if I break into someone else’s home and set up shop, police will hang back? SWEET!! Palm Beach here I come!!


2 posted on 12/06/2011 3:41:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Police “hang back” as trespassers establish squatter’s right at foreclosed home.

Bat sh!t Crazy!

What Next.


3 posted on 12/06/2011 3:44:41 PM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: devolve; Altariel

It’s gotten so out of hand that soon the “occupiers” will try to occupy already Occupied homes. No wonder Black Friday had good gun sales...........for protection.....


4 posted on 12/06/2011 3:47:35 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: Altariel
More and more, Bloomberg has to be compelled to protect the lawful citizens and property. Nothing like providing a police escort for the barbarians within the gates.
5 posted on 12/06/2011 3:48:54 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Altariel
The Grapes of Rats

6 posted on 12/06/2011 3:48:54 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: Altariel

Good! Now it’s time to start paying taxes.


7 posted on 12/06/2011 3:49:15 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, not you. You will get arrested. Just Obmamaspeople.


8 posted on 12/06/2011 3:52:25 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Altariel

1600 Penn Ave will be vacant the last half of December. Perhaps OWS should send a homeless family to live there.


9 posted on 12/06/2011 3:53:08 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Altariel
According to the article this family has been living in shelters for ten years! And yes that is mom on her cell phone. Photobucket
10 posted on 12/06/2011 4:02:36 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Altariel

“The operation...appears to be a success.” This woman is not a serious journalist but rather a slut.


11 posted on 12/06/2011 4:03:22 PM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 Herman Cain will have more relevant and quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: ladyvet
Maybe these fools live (roam...since they are "homeless") in Maryland, THE Freak state where the "unfortunate are given free cell phones and 150 minutes per month. They are referred to as "Liberty Phones" or some other liberal-language BS.
12 posted on 12/06/2011 4:12:25 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: potlatch
It’s gotten so out of hand that soon the “occupiers” will try to occupy already Occupied homes.

If law enforcement continues to stand by while the Occupy thugs steal the property of others, the next step will be to "occupy" the property of Americans they feeeeeel have too much house, or too much land, or too many cars.

He'll ban salt shakers from the table and forbid the use of transfats in food, but defend private property? Nah.
13 posted on 12/06/2011 4:12:34 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Altariel

Here’s how it works at my place: home invaders will be shot.


14 posted on 12/06/2011 4:23:24 PM PST by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: potlatch

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NY state Governor Andrew Cuomo promised he would not raise taxes during his campaign

Guess what!

He is raising NY state income taxes!

In one part of NY state they are now raising property taxes by...

30%

!!!

That should keep all the NY liberals happy!

Somebody has to pay -

It’s only fair... in Obamaville

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15 posted on 12/06/2011 4:26:01 PM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - maybe a little lobbying - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: Altariel

It is heartening to read the comments to the article at the link.

Probably >90% are strongly against this. Even at a lib publication like US News, they recognize how wrong this is.

Of course there are a few comments that are from the clueless


16 posted on 12/06/2011 4:31:31 PM PST by kidd
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To: LostInBayport

[”occupy” the property of Americans they feeeeeel have too much house, or too much land, or too many cars. ]

Exactly, that was my meaning too. I know of a nice red brick home in Chicago with a large side yard. It should be sitting empty since Bozo’s occupying the White House!


17 posted on 12/06/2011 4:36:22 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: devolve

[they are now raising property taxes by...30%]

Hope it’s an all Liberal area. Should they want to move, who will buy there? I remember about Rush leaving New York because of taxes.


18 posted on 12/06/2011 4:39:12 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: Noumenon

Here’s one of lifes little warning signals.


19 posted on 12/06/2011 4:46:18 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: potlatch

Now THAT would be hilarious!


20 posted on 12/06/2011 4:48:03 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Lurker
Here’s one of lifes little warning signals.

Yes, it is. Those of us who are paying attention to the significance of such things know that no good will come of this.

21 posted on 12/06/2011 4:51:11 PM PST by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: ladyvet

now the Occupy’ protesters need to go liberate this family a cook and a maid ,oh and a cleaner


22 posted on 12/06/2011 4:59:19 PM PST by molson209
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To: potlatch

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- How do you get the electricity, water, oil or natural gas turned on if you do not even rent, lease, or rent that house in Obamaville?

- But momma has a cellphone!

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23 posted on 12/06/2011 5:10:18 PM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - maybe a little lobbying - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: Altariel

Commie libs giving away someone else’s property. Nothing new here.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 5:10:46 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: molson209

And who’s paying for the heat, gas, water and electricity? The OWSers will have to (gulp) get JOBS to pay for them.


25 posted on 12/06/2011 5:20:05 PM PST by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: kitkat

OOPS! WE’LL pay for them, they’re on Welfare, aren’t they?


26 posted on 12/06/2011 5:22:03 PM PST by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: LostInBayport

Lol, it sure would - but I imagine there is a housekeeper or caretaker there.


27 posted on 12/06/2011 5:26:02 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: devolve

Maybe they’ll just have ‘campfires’ in the living room, lol. Expect some burned down homes once occupiers occupy.


28 posted on 12/06/2011 5:28:28 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: potlatch
Not only that but the water probably isn't turned on in these homes. Expect a house full of feces before they move on to another.
29 posted on 12/06/2011 5:42:50 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ladyvet

You are right. These cities that welcomed these OWS misfits are suffering the consequences now. They reap what they sowed.


30 posted on 12/06/2011 5:50:26 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: Noumenon

Looting rights, here we go. Now the illegals bandwaggon of squaters will grow and the coward will be singing to Auschwitz: too bi to fail, to many to throw accross the border, too many to jail, too many boo hoo hoo.

In Germany the excuse was “I did not know”, in slut America it is I cannot do anything about it.


31 posted on 12/06/2011 6:08:42 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Bobalu
"The Grapes of Rats"


32 posted on 12/06/2011 6:21:58 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

That’s great!

did you do that?


33 posted on 12/06/2011 6:27:59 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: Altariel
RE :”The operation to occupy a vacant foreclosed home in Brooklyn on behalf of a homeless family from New York City appears to be a success. The front door of the two-story brick house on Vermont Street apparently was unlocked when the marchers arrived. Alfredo Carrasquillo, the father of the homeless family, thanked the marchers for at least temporarily providing them with a home. **** Police who escorted the marchers through Brooklyn stopped when the marchers arrived at the home and remained a distance away as the celebration of the “liberation” of the foreclosed home began..

The term is squatters.
Activists have been on MSNBC for weeks talking about this as a strategy. Given that they cant give the deed away any family really trying to live in those houses and make them a home will have to fix them up knowing eviction will come some day. I guess the political statement will be when they are evicted from them someday on camera.

34 posted on 12/06/2011 6:40:11 PM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"Plan B is to quit, but not call it quitting. Instead call it fighting")
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To: potlatch

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Adverse possession

Squatter creeps in NYC used to fight eviction by claiming they had actually improved and upgraded an empty and currently unused building

A little thing called paying the property tax and keeping it current comes into play

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35 posted on 12/06/2011 6:51:56 PM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - maybe a little lobbying - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: devolve

That used to be called trespassing and punishable by law.


36 posted on 12/06/2011 7:17:18 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: potlatch

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There can be a little catch

Say you have a neighbor that uses a strip of your property for a good length of time - and you do not protest or stop them

They can actually gain legal title to that portion of land under certain circumstances

Adverse Possession

It happens

The court system in NYC is so out of whack that a landlord/owner is at a huge disadvantage when he attempts to evict a tenant - even if severe health and safety violations exist

NY NY

No thanks!

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37 posted on 12/06/2011 7:44:48 PM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - maybe a little lobbying - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: devolve

[Adverse Possession]

Yes, I’m familiar with that. There is another word for it but I can’t think of it now.


38 posted on 12/06/2011 7:50:34 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: potlatch

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Looking for another thread

- and not about debates

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39 posted on 12/06/2011 7:58:26 PM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - maybe a little lobbying - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: devolve

Ah, but you enjoyed the debate thread, you even shot a cougar, lol.


40 posted on 12/06/2011 9:05:25 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: LostInBayport

I too find it very disturbing that the cops are supporting and encouraging criminal activity by escorting the “protesters” and allowing them to break and enter into a foreclosed home.


41 posted on 12/07/2011 8:09:12 AM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: potlatch

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Cougar - Coyote - Liberal - close enough

Pizza and working 4-5 projects here

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42 posted on 12/07/2011 6:36:01 PM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - maybe a little lobbying - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: devolve

Enjoy your projects D, busy here too, lots of phone calls.


43 posted on 12/07/2011 6:49:26 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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