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Occupy Wall Street Gets Its Generators Back
Atlantic Wire ^ | November 8th 2011 | Adam Martin

Posted on 11/08/2011 4:38:07 PM PST by Cardhu

Occupy Wall Street got its confiscated generators back on Tuesday after its legal team pressed the Fire Department of New York to release them.

The machines were picked up from the New York City Fire Academy at Randall's Island by the Wikileaks truck, which has been stationed next to Zuccotti Park since the protest's inception. The vehicle with the generator on board made its way back to Zuccotti Park hours before a planned concert by Graham Nash and David Crosby.

Yetta Kurland, a lawyer representing the protesters, said the generators did not violate any FDNY code.

The protesters have been without machine-generated power since Oct. 28, when police and firefighters seized their gas and biodeisel generators on the grounds that they were a fire hazard. Protesters have been using bicycle-powered generators to charge batteries in the park, but they were without steady power as a freak snowstorm hit on Oct. 29.

Lawyers for the protesters sent the FDNY a letter on Oct. 29 demanding the return of their equipment. Last week the fire department gave in. "I believe they gave the generators back because they had no basis to confiscate them," Kurland said. "When there’s a fire inspection, the normal procedure is for the FDNY to give corrective feedback ... That didn’t happen here. Rather than saying do this or that or taking corrective steps, they simply confiscated the generators and didn’t even list on the confiscation order what the specific violations were."

Kurland added that the return of the equipment came with no stipulation about how and where it could be used. "Generators in parks are not automatically violations of any safety codes," Kurland said. "In fact, the regulations say you can have a diesel generator or a gasoline generator as long as it’s under a certain BTU

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: heaters; ows; zuccottipark

1 posted on 11/08/2011 4:38:08 PM PST by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

I thought that FDNY specifically cited all the gasoline that was scattered around the park. In some cases, it was stored right next to an ignition source.


2 posted on 11/08/2011 4:44:11 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Cardhu

I would have thought people as dumb as the OWS crow would have managed to give them selves CO poisoning in a open park.


3 posted on 11/08/2011 4:46:06 PM PST by matt04
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To: Cardhu
Occupy Wall Street Gets Its Generators Back

But thankfully, not its Mojo.

4 posted on 11/08/2011 4:47:01 PM PST by sklar
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To: Cardhu

When will the occupiers begin building permanent dwellings? How will this end?


5 posted on 11/08/2011 4:47:19 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: Cardhu
I would think lawsuits would be filed against the owner of Zuccotti park, by local residents and businesses.
6 posted on 11/08/2011 4:47:56 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Cardhu

So are these idiots going to use gasoline to power their generators? I thought the OWS people were against gasoline.


7 posted on 11/08/2011 4:48:51 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Cardhu
"Zuccotti Park"

There must be a reason the Tea Party isn't asserting that it's their time to occupy the park.


8 posted on 11/08/2011 4:48:53 PM PST by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: Cardhu

CROSBY IS WORHT 40 MILLION DOES THAT MAKE HIM A 1%ER?


9 posted on 11/08/2011 4:49:02 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: I see my hands

You go first....remember to take a scolding hot shower after.


10 posted on 11/08/2011 4:53:41 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: guitarplayer1953

I’m just amazed Crosby has enough of a heartbeat left to be able to move, much less perform


11 posted on 11/08/2011 4:57:16 PM PST by bigbob
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To: guitarplayer1953

I’m just amazed Crosby has enough of a heartbeat left to be able to move, much less perform


12 posted on 11/08/2011 4:57:17 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Cardhu
Give them back the generators and a couple of canisters of Zyklon-B to mix with the diesel.

Makes the generators run greener, they should inhale the exhaust deeply.

13 posted on 11/08/2011 4:58:11 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: justlurking
"I thought that FDNY specifically cited all the gasoline that was scattered around the park. In some cases, it was stored right next to an ignition source."

And if there is an explosion, the leftist attorneys will sue the city and the city will settle before trial for $$. The taxpayers will get hit again and the takers will have sucked a little more out of the makers. Thank you Mayor Bloomberg.

14 posted on 11/08/2011 4:59:34 PM PST by Truth29
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To: bigbob
didn't he literally buy his new liver while other waited on a list?
15 posted on 11/08/2011 5:01:00 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: I see my hands

“There must be a reason the Tea Party isn’t asserting that it’s their time to occupy the park.”

Honor? Faith?


16 posted on 11/08/2011 5:03:58 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: bigbob

Tell me about it. How that guy is alive is beyond me. I read once he was such a hardcore crack addict that the cocaine would crystalize under his skin. And they give this guy a liver transplant? Reminds me of John Phillips of the Mammas and Poppas. Another hard core druggie, and they gave him a liver transplant and a few months later he was back to drinking and drugging. Real nice. How many people are out there waiting on a liver who never touched the stuff, and they give these punks who never worked a real job in their life one ASAP?


17 posted on 11/08/2011 5:14:20 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: matt04
More hope for just that; perhaps; now that they have their generators back.

This is insane! Perhaps Bloomberg will take more action; or is he waiting for a New York 'blaze' to erupt?

Is it legal to build a 'city within a city' and NOT have zoning; and should not/cannot; this area be under same codes as say. . .the rest of the neighborhood - if only when it hits a certain level of population; or even 'health threat' level - not to mention the personal safety, of the rest of the non-organized city dwellers/citizens?

Why is this

soft terrorism allowed to hide it's threat behind banner of 'Free Speech'?

"Free"; of course; in their, narcissistic; bleary, drug-shaded; schizo/angry; Marxist-malcontented - and blind - eyes that peek out from the only center of the universe; these useful idiots have ever known; or even considered.

Why? All so disgusting.

18 posted on 11/08/2011 5:16:10 PM PST by cricket (Stop the madness. . . Vote the KING out!)
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To: Rome2000

“Give them back the generators and a couple of canisters of Zyklon-B to mix with the diesel.”

This is this second time I’ve read “freepers” refer to Nazi extermination methods used against Jews in the concentration camps as a way to deal with these OWS losers.

Do you think OWS types should be exterminated using Zyklon-B?

Apparently you do.

Faceless, anonymous keyboard cowards talk big when they are hiding behind a computer.


19 posted on 11/08/2011 5:19:56 PM PST by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: Cardhu

What happened to the bicycle generators. Why are they contributing to Global Warming? Don’t they realize mother earth is dying from evil fossil fuels?

Pray for America


20 posted on 11/08/2011 5:32:46 PM PST by bray (Hope and Change is Dead and Gone)
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To: wolficatZ

I just want to leave them alone. I want them to not block public ways and access to merchants.

Aside from that, toss them a bar of soap and some condoms. Then just leave then alone.

I don’t care what happens to them.


21 posted on 11/08/2011 5:33:14 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: wolficatZ

Hey yellow belly....those people are communists.... And communists are traitors and out founders said traitors should be put to death...are you calling them “Hitler”? Personally, I wouldn’t be bothered a bit of those idiots starved to death because they’re too stupid to go work


22 posted on 11/08/2011 5:36:24 PM PST by DrewsMum
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To: wolficatZ
I have punched 2 hippies in the face personally, I'm not proud of it.

It's their stink that sets me off.

The domestic marxists don't need to be exterminated.

Just their right to vote.

23 posted on 11/08/2011 5:58:03 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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