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Bricks, pipes thrown from occupied SF building
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/1/12 | Marisa Lagos, Nanette Asimov

Posted on 05/01/2012 10:16:56 PM PDT by SmithL

Hundreds of protesters took over a vacant building on Turk Street owned by the Archdiocese of San Francisco on Tuesday. One climbed to the roof, threw a brick and struck a man with a video camera standing in the swarm of police and demonstrators below.

Police arrested Jesse Nesbitt, 34, of San Francisco on felony charges of aggravated assault after he ran out the back of the two-story building at 888 Turk St. But they didn't find another man who hurled metal pipes into from an adjacent rooftop.

The Occupy activists had marched from Market Street to the Western Addition on Tuesday afternoon, cutting through a chain link fence and surging into the church's building at the corner of Turk and Gough streets.

Police Chief Greg Suhr said they appeared to be the same group - dressed in black and wearing masks - that had rampaged through the city's Mission District on Monday night smashing windows. "As far as I'm concerned, they're a gang of anarchists, the same as last night," Suhr said.

As evening fell, police estimated that about 200 protesters remained holed up in the building, while dozens outside faced off with police in riot gear, shouting, "Pigs go home!"

Frustrated church officials said that Occupy protesters had already caused $25,000 in damage when they took over the building last month and smashed doors and dry wall.

"We are not the 1 percent. I don't get it," said George Wesolek, spokesman for the archdiocese. "I think it's an indication of how confused the Occupy movement has become in terms of its goals and its focus."

They let them pass

Last month, police let occupiers remain in the building overnight. On Tuesday, officers also let protesters enter the building and kept watch. After the brick- and pipe-throwing, hundreds of police gathered...

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 0bamaspeople; occupy; professionalprotest; sanfranciscovalues
Last month, police let occupiers remain in the building overnight. On Tuesday, officers also let protesters enter the building and kept watch.
That will learn `em!
1 posted on 05/01/2012 10:17:00 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Just shoot them.

You watch with Zimmerman getting his get out of jail card on May 8 and the OWS amping it up on the 10th this could be a bloody month.

Locked and loaded but hoping I can get out of town before any of this goes down.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 10:19:20 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SmithL

Ever been on Turk St, not somewhere you want to be in daylight, and they are still there. What does that tell you? Fags all of them


3 posted on 05/01/2012 10:22:40 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: SmithL
"We are not the 1 percent. I don't get it," said George Wesolek, spokesman for the archdiocese.

So it would be ok if they were perceived as the 1% ??? I'm guessing the "victims" all voted for Nancy "bless their hearts" Pelosi - who expressed so much fondness for the thugs.

4 posted on 05/01/2012 10:22:50 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: SmithL

Getting hit with a video camera’s got to hurt.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 10:37:53 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: SmithL

This country is going to absolute sh*t.

The left must be dealt with.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 10:40:08 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

as long as they destroy SF and not SD, what do I care


7 posted on 05/01/2012 10:42:19 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: chris37

as long as they destroy SF and not SD, what do I care


8 posted on 05/01/2012 10:44:53 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: Vendome

I think Dirty Harry needs to come out of retirement;)


9 posted on 05/01/2012 11:23:54 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: mriguy67

Because they shouldn’t be allowed to destroy anything at all, and the fact that they are being allowed to is rather telling.

The left encompasses more than these uselful idiots.

They are being directed from elsewhere.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 11:29:21 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Frank_2001

Go Ahead.....

Make My Day...


11 posted on 05/01/2012 11:42:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Frank_2001

I’ve been to both SF and SD, and I love different aspects of each, but I have to say that SF is a more beautiful locale, if not pleasantly tropical as SD.

If only SF could be flushed, it’d beat SD hands down.


12 posted on 05/01/2012 11:54:33 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012 MITT HAPPENS)
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To: WSGilcrest
Getting hit with a video camera’s got to hurt.

How about getting struck with a brick? One climbed to the roof, threw a brick and struck a man with a video camera

13 posted on 05/02/2012 12:08:49 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: easternsky; SmithL
Ironic thing is, this is happening at the corner of Turk & Gough. This is right around the corner from the Housing Authority main offices on Eddy St.
Literally close enough to throw a rock over there. And they let them take-over the Archdiocese of San Francisco building w/out a quibble.
14 posted on 05/02/2012 12:09:18 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: SmithL

looks like attempted murder to be. at the very least reckless endangerment

each one of the items tossed from the building probably have prints on them

collect all the prints and start making arrests


15 posted on 05/02/2012 12:53:28 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SmithL
As evening fell, police estimated that about 200 protesters remained holed up in the building

Sounds like its about time to wall up all the exits and let them keep the building.

16 posted on 05/02/2012 1:25:29 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Tainan

Chickenshit cops not doing their jobs.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 1:47:22 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: Aria
So it would be ok if they were perceived as the 1% ???

Exactly. Talk about accepting the premise. If his statement really reflects his thinking, then he deserves to have his church smashed.

18 posted on 05/02/2012 1:57:59 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: richardtavor

I’ve been a soldier, a National Guardsman, and a State Guard member. I’ve had riot control training and been through five riots, at least.

Folks have asked, “Would American Troops fire on American citizens?” Tossing a brick or iron pipe off a rooftop is the kind of behavior that would make me say ‘yes, I would!’


19 posted on 05/02/2012 2:02:25 AM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: SmithL

These people are mentally ill and/or emotionally underdeveloped and maladjusted.


20 posted on 05/02/2012 4:39:51 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: SmithL
One climbed to the roof, threw a brick and struck a man with a video camera

What a miraculous midair conversion! Throw a brick, strike with a video camera!

21 posted on 05/02/2012 5:49:18 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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22 posted on 05/02/2012 9:03:03 AM PDT by Fixit (You Can't Spell Brown Shirts without OWS)
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To: SmithL

I assume this violence will be reported tomorrow on the front page of my local liberal newspaper... /s


23 posted on 05/02/2012 9:06:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (Had a Christian minister yelled at a bunch of gay students - the New York Times would have covered i)
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To: VietVet

“Tossing a brick off a rooftop” could result in some real damage and/or injury, should be considered intent to do seriously bodily harm or even murder.


24 posted on 08/22/2012 1:49:29 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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