Skip to comments.Occupy Wall Street costing taxpayers $2 million in police overtime – and counting – NYPD says
Posted on 10/09/2011 5:16:24 AM PDT by ETL
The NYPD said Thursday that three weeks of anti-Wall Street demonstrations have cost the city $2 million in police overtime and defended the use of pepper spray and batons to control rowdy crowds.
"I think the vast majority of people who protest were peaceful," said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
"But there's clearly a core group of self-styled anarchists - that's what they call themselves - who want to have a confrontation with police."
OCCUPY WALL STREET: SCENES OF PROTEST
He said that following Wednesday's 10,000-strong union march, a much smaller group tried to storm police barricades at Wall Street and Broadway.
"They locked their arms. They counted down - 10, 9, 8, 7, 6. Then they decided to charge the police. That is going to be met with some physical force," Kelly said.
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Only $2M so far? That’s astonishing. Make that outright unbelievable.
But Nancy Pelosi gets choked up over the threat of political violence from the protesters. Oh wait, she was talking about tea partiers.
Full overemployment for the police unions
Imagine the lost customer revenue it is costing for private businesses, except for pizza takeout
Bill the unions, bill every university that has sent students, bill every group who has voiced public support, bill every Hollyweirdo who has shown up or come out in favor. If they don’t pay the bill turn them over to collections, cut off future credit, stop federal education grants and loans, refuse negotiations.
I’m for making someone besides the taxpayers pay for this nonsense at least this one time. We’ve footed the bill for such ignorance far too often in the past.
>Only $2M so far?
I thought so, too. Maybe someone is trying to cover for the bums and minimize the damage they are doing.
It will cost even more to clean up the mess.
Exactly. The 2 Million only refers to police OVERTIME. There obviously is a LOT more taxpayer money than that being spent over all.
If anarchists don’t believe in laws, it shouldn’t be illegal to shoot them.
Isn’t it also disgusting how the lame street liberal snooze media tries to portray them in such a positive light, as opposed to the way they report on Tea Party events. Meanwhile, these leftist SOBs are going after the police! The media here in NYC are obviously trying to pump up the movement. Not once have I heard any mention of it being a pro-communist, anti-Capitalist movement. Not a surprise, but it is beyond sickening.
They’re trying to draw tea partiers into this little anarchist/fascist tantrum which is how the nazis gained power in Germany.
They took many diverse groups (Many of whom hated the nazis) and focused rightful anger on the wrong target starting with the rich bankers. From there it was a short hop to the Jewish shop owners and then just plain Jews and anyone else who got in their way.
Yep...and all this to divert attention away from Obamas failure as President...and he's loving it!
Police are lined up at those EEEvil banks cashing their overtime checks. LMAO.
Every cloud has a silver lining for someone.
Good for the cops. They are earning every penny dealing with these a-holes.
He can only be viewed a "failure" if one assumes (foolishly) that his intentions are to do what's right for America and our Capitalist system.
You know your right! But to the Democrates who voted for him THEY are certainly claiming he's a failure.
It will cost even more to clean up the mess.
More “souvel ready” jobs?
How did these people get a permit to wreak havoc? And if the city never issued a permit, why the heck haven’t these people been locked up? And if they did get a permit, often the group has to pay some kind of bond to cover any costs incurred. Did they pay, and who signed the check? And if a permit was indeed issued, why the heck, in light of recent events, hasn’t the permit been revoked? What the heck is Bloombug doing, just sitting there wih his thumb.....Well, you get the idea.
And a note to pols, especially Pubbies, comparing these yobs to teapartiers: Be very, very careful.....
Austin PD was prepared for over 1000 demonstrators, but there were less than 200. One of the local news stations went there and interviewed the organizers and found out that they had no permit. But, no citations were issued.
Happen to know if tea partiers in that neck of the woods are required to get permits?
I know the ones in Austin were told to get permits for the one at the capitol. I don’t know if the one at the Alamo had permits.
NYC voters LUV their liberals, their revolutionaries, their Democrats, their socialists, their communists, their radicals, their art shows drenched in urine, their socialite Ponzi schemers, their gay parades, their loony mayors, their $10 packages of cigarettes, their Schumers and Weiners, their anti-American, nest-of-spies U.N. building, their Obama handouts, their propagandists at the NYSlimes....what have I missed?
In fact, I believe that NYC's moronic masses are actually enjoying the demonstrations in their midst no end.
The moveable feast of politics is the one entertainment that unites all of them. The "occupation" street theater and pageantry is both dramatic and amusing, both riveting and boring....and it's FREE for the watching!
(....yep, they think it's free, hah).
So let the NYC geniuses foot the bill for what they have brought upon themselves over the decades by their zombie-like voting. Occupation of their city's parks and streets is the new fall spectator sport for these idiots.
New York, New York, that Wonderful Town....
Bring on the pom-pom girls!
Excellent observations and points!
Well, thats the sensible solution, but here is what they really should do:
Start arresting them and fining them. They cant leave jail til the fine is paid. And for each day they are in jail, they are charged for food and housing.
The not so sensible but really fun solution: Just get the scoop trucks like the had in “Soylent Green”. Scoop them up, transport to maybe,New Jersy.
This display of Liberal human waste will backfire on the Wannabe Dictator, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Schumer, Dodd, Kerry, and the rest of the anti-American ilk who reside in the RAT Party. We The People can get an up close and personal view of the vermin out to destroy our country and steal our freedom. Behold the dregs of society who reside in the RAT/Socialist Party.
The following is from their website:
"Gleeful about the raging riots that held England captive this week, the tweet has gone out to activists and disaffected youth to occupy wall street Sept 17 today. Social Networks FaceBook and Twitter are abuzz with plans for coming anarchy on U.S. soil.
The Days of Rage will continue beyond the occupation of Wall Street with activists being told bring your tent.
The original "Day(s) of Rage"
Days of Rage riots (1969)
The Days of Rage riots in Chicago took place over a 4-day period beginning October 8, 1969, after members of the Weathermen, a militant offshoot of the Students for a Democratic Society, converged on the city to confront police in the streets in response to the trial of the group of anti-Vietnam War activists known as the "Chicago Eight".
Exclusive: Bill Ayers Talks About Election Night in Grant Park
From NBC Chicago, Jan 21, 2009:
Bill Ayers was "overflowing with happiness, relief, love" when he and his wife went to Grant Park with tens of thousands of Chicagoans to celebrate the election of President Barack Obama.
Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, spoke exclusively with NBC Chicago's Dick Johnson about why they joined the Election Night celebration in the park, where 40 years before they helped stage the Days of Rage riots.
The couple said they got last-minute tickets from a friend to be in Grant Park that night.
"I couldn't stop crying a couple of times. I found the exact spot where I was beaten 40 years ago," Ayers said. "But I've never been in a crowd that large that wasn't edged with either anger or drunkenness or gluttony, and it was really an extraordinary feeling."
Michelle Obama on the night of the 2008 election victory:
Source: TIME Magazine:
"The raised fist (also known as the clenched fist) is a salute and logo most often used by left-wing activists, such as: Marxists, anarchists, socialists, communists, pacifists, trade unionists, and black nationalists. The raised fist is usually regarded as an expression of solidarity, strength or defiance."
A common Anarcho-Syndicalist flag.
In the early 20th century, anarcho-syndicalism arose as a distinct school of thought within anarchism. With greater focus on the labour movement than previous forms of anarchism, syndicalism posits radical trade unions as a potential force for revolutionary social change, replacing capitalism and the state with a new society, democratically self-managed by the workers.
Anarcho-syndicalists seek to abolish the wage system and private ownership of the means of production, which they believe lead to class divisions. Important principles include workers' solidarity, direct action (such as general strikes and workplace recuperations), and workers' self-management. This is compatible with other branches of anarchism, and anarcho-syndicalists often subscribe to anarchist communist or collectivist anarchist economic systems. Its advocates propose labour organization as a means to create the foundations of a non-hierarchical anarchist society within the current system and bring about social revolution.
January 12, 2009:
Revolutionary ferment in Greece a taste of what is to come for the whole of Europe
"This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English..."
The O'Reilly Factor confronts Bill Ayers:
October 24, 2008:
(note the red communist star, and anarcho-syndicalist red and black, on his shirt)
Bill Ayers: "I considered myself partly an anarchist then and I consider myself partly an anarchist now. I mean, I'm as much an anarchist as I am a Marxist which is to say I find a lot of the ideas in anarchism appealing."
NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg's long time girl friend Diana L. Taylor is on the board of directors for Brookfield Properties.
Another division of Brookfield (renewable energy) may have receive DOE energy loans.
I hope NYC Rat-lovers have to pay through the snoot for the "occupation" forces in their parks and streets.
Read all about it in #23!
That figures. But the protest has been moving off the private property, right? In which case, they bloody well better have a permit. Unless Bloombug has decided not to enforce the law.
Minute Gal You are always on the button and have a very amusing way of saying it too. Love to read your posts
I think it is backfiring on them so far, even as the media does their best to portray them as having some real agenda and purpose other than destroying what’s left of this country.
Sometimes I really wonder, but I try to believe the American people are not stupid and see this for what it actually is, more of the left’s propaganda.
I just love to burst the balloons of hypocrisy, double-standards, moral equivalencies and the unwitting, unknowing, uneducated shooting-oneself-in-the-foot as perpetually practiced in Gotham City by its narcissistic, know-it-all, self-immolating 'Rat voters.
I know they set out for a ‘permanent’ occupation of Washington Square Park, but I just walked through the park about 30 minutes ago and I didn’t see any signs of a significant permanent occupation.
Occupy Wall St. protesters march from Zuccotti Park to Washington Sq. and back, escape NYPD trouble
Sunday, October 9th 2011
I fully agree with you. The local PD’s and politicians where these protests are happening are ostensibly liberal. It ain’t like these protests are happening on conservatives’ doorsteps.
Let the kids give the local liberal pol’s a full dose of what they claim to support, and when the PD’s crack down, hey, it ain’t Sheriff Joe doing the head-crackin’.
It’s getting weird on Wall Street.
Bill them and take them to court if they don’t pay. It’s like now if someone is irresponsible and is lost in the wilderness or at sea, they bill them for search and rescue. Bill the protestors/rioters for cleanup, police details etc. Most things in life are not free and they shouldn’t be allowed to disrupt the community without paying restitution for the resources they are using/abusing. They are taking money from tight budgets that could go to programs that actually benefit the community.
I passed through yesterday and saw the crowd. Today, nothing. Permanent?
Hahaha.........great post Leni.
Ooooh, I love women with big guns.
Send a bunch of cops to Soros’ house with a bill.
New York, New York, that Wonderful Town....
Nice rant, I enjoyed it, ... and agree with every word. Let NYC get what they deserve, a big bill at the end of the day.
Soon as the first blast of cold weather hits the rats will seek shelter.