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White House told authorities not to crack down on 'Occupy' protesters, documents show
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Posted on 08/08/2012 8:43:19 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

White House told authorities not to crack down on 'Occupy' protesters, documents show

By Perry Chiaramonte

Published August 08, 2012

| FoxNews.com

The Obama administration told law enforcement authorities to go easy on Occupy Wall Street protesters, even though they were violating local laws, according to documents obtained by watchdog group Judicial Watch.

Emails from the General Services Administration show that the federal agency, acting on orders from the White House, told federal law enforcement authorities in Portland, Ore., not to enforce curfews on protesters camped out on federal property. JudicialWatch.org obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act request lodged last year.

In one exchange from Nov. 6, 2011, officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the GSA discuss a group of 11 protesters camped out at the federally-owned Terry Schrunk Plaza.

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1 posted on 08/08/2012 8:43:23 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Pretty revealing - and sobering.

But will pass virtually unnoticed, I'm sure. People are still sleeping.

2 posted on 08/08/2012 8:45:26 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver
Pretty revealing - and sobering.

But will pass virtually unnoticed, I'm sure. People are still sleeping.

3 posted on 08/08/2012 8:45:36 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

Crack down?!

Hell, Obama produced and directed OWS.


4 posted on 08/08/2012 8:47:53 AM PDT by reagandemocrat (Olympics: It's not a sport unless you get to hit someone)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama....just helping criminals that other presidential administrations are unwilling to help....


5 posted on 08/08/2012 8:48:04 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Step 1. Make the law so complicated that it is impossible to obey it.

Step 2. Selectively enforce laws based on political choices and personal friendships of the elected officials.

Now tell me how that is different from throwing out the rule of law and just enforcing a tyranny of the will of the current political leaders.

6 posted on 08/08/2012 8:49:32 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: skeeter

” Pretty revealing - and sobering.

But will pass virtually unnoticed, I’m sure. People are still sleeping. “

Or until 200 million people watch Fox News.


7 posted on 08/08/2012 8:50:21 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

its for sure our politicians from both sides of the isle dont care


8 posted on 08/08/2012 8:50:21 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: skeeter

This is NOT surprising. I’d be surprised if “O” DIDN’T advise this course.


9 posted on 08/08/2012 8:53:28 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is disgusting and outrageous.

And totally in keeping with the 0bama WH.

10 posted on 08/08/2012 8:54:43 AM PDT by mojito
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To: reagandemocrat
Hell, Obama produced and directed OWS.

And the show closed in a fortnight


11 posted on 08/08/2012 8:54:55 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

But they call TEA Party members, “terrorists”.


12 posted on 08/08/2012 8:55:23 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

U S Constitution Article 2, Section 3:

“Presidential responsibilitiesHe shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; HE SHALL TAKE CARE THAT THE LAWS BE FAITHFULLY EXECUTED, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.”


13 posted on 08/08/2012 8:56:36 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Sub-Driver

Class warfare ,,, on the other hand the admin. would have no tolorance with the Tea Party .

First local officers are told not to arrest or deport illegals who are breaking the law and now we have this ,,, a license for occupy wallstreeters to create a state of anarchy without consequence .

0bama has created the environment for a civil uprising and he has done it on purpose ,,, mark my words !!! The Nov. election is not looking like a good prospect for a second term and he will need to stop the process ,,, martial law just might be in the recipe for him to continue past Nov. 2012 .


14 posted on 08/08/2012 8:58:11 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: skeeter

I’m shocked. Shocked!

People are always asleep. Otherwise, how could a totally unvetted, Marxist, empty suit who’s never had a job ever get elected President of these United States? On top of that, the people then accept, without any supporting evidence, and in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary, that he is “brilliant” - perhaps the smartest man ever to occupy the office.

I will not vote for Romney, but I wish he would say, “I will divulge all my tax records when Obama divulges all his academic records - to include transcripts, writings, proof of residency, and passports held at the time he attended Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard.”


15 posted on 08/08/2012 8:59:42 AM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hmmm, so if we all had lobotomies and did not bath and wear the same clothes for a couple of months, then melted in with the OWS crowd, we could overthrow the government without the government intervening. Marvelous!

The only way this government/country works is with people of honor who swear an oath and follow that oath. We do not have those people in government and it would appear there are about 45% of the population that suffers from that lack of character.

While the Tea Party might help in the near term, one has to question when they would also be part of the problem.

The country must return to the brilliance of the founders and the LIMITED government they designed otherwise there is NOTHING on the horizon which would indicate anything other than a revolution will save us and even that would not be a guarantee if we did not return to the foundation of this country.


16 posted on 08/08/2012 8:59:56 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: shalom aleichem
Its another impeachable Obama offense against the Constitution.

As with all the others there be no consequences.

17 posted on 08/08/2012 9:01:28 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Obama....just helping criminals that other presidential administrations are unwilling to help....

Just best not to make a stink, go along with it, and keep your head out of the radar screen.....that is if you want any health care in the future when you need it.

18 posted on 08/08/2012 9:01:43 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: skeeter

For now that is.


19 posted on 08/08/2012 9:02:34 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Let there be no doubt that the White House was aware of the violent nature of the Portland demonstrators. The following excerpt from the article tells the time-line circumstances known to the White House when they directed local authorities to accommodate lawlessness.
"Occupy Portland saw some of the more violent protests of the national movement. A week before the email exchange, 25 demonstrators were arrested after they refused to leave Jamison Square in the Pearl District after the park was closed at midnight. The arrests were the conclusion of an intense standoff that lasted until the early hours of the morning."
This is more evidence that the Obama regime is invested with radical un-American revolutionaries.
20 posted on 08/08/2012 9:03:29 AM PDT by Unmarked Package
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To: Biggirl
I hope you are right.

But I keep flashing back to Bush's 2000 'new tone'.

21 posted on 08/08/2012 9:04:45 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Wurlitzer

Give the TEA PARTY CREDIT that is the Paul/Paulete Reveres in doing what needs to be done to take this country back.


22 posted on 08/08/2012 9:05:14 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: skeeter

Got to remember, it is summertime, still vacation season, the olympics are still on.

Once the summer and the olympics pass, people get back to the normal routines, kids back in school, folks will begin to pay attention. Add to that, once the conventions take place.


23 posted on 08/08/2012 9:07:42 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: skeeter

When does this long-line of illegal activity finally amount to high crimes and misdemeanors in the minds of Congress and the eyes of the public? We really don’t have an independent press anymore either.


24 posted on 08/08/2012 9:09:28 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

>>And the show closed in a fortnight<<

Springtime for Hitler.


25 posted on 08/08/2012 9:09:40 AM PDT by reagandemocrat (Olympics: It's not a sport unless you get to hit someone)
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To: EGPWS

You can still get on the radar and still get the health care you need in the future, they have a way of forgetting.


26 posted on 08/08/2012 9:11:12 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course those OWS folks didn’t do it all on their own.


27 posted on 08/08/2012 9:12:20 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Molon Labe)
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To: 3Fingas

That is why we have both talk radio and the internet.


28 posted on 08/08/2012 9:12:24 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, but ... but Romney LIED about Obama removing the work requirements from Welfare !!!


29 posted on 08/08/2012 9:13:55 AM PDT by mikrofon (Leftist "moral" equivalence)
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To: Lionheartusa1

That is why gun sales have gone through the roof.


30 posted on 08/08/2012 9:14:14 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: reagandemocrat
"Hell, Obama produced and directed OWS."

I think Obama and Soros did too. But it backfired, it became a laughing stock. Plus it sapped a lot of the energy out of the liberal left.

31 posted on 08/08/2012 9:34:16 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Biggirl

“Give the TEA PARTY CREDIT that is the Paul/Paulete Reveres in doing what needs to be done to take this country back”


You might want to go back and read my post again. I did give the Tea Party credit HOWEVER as stated by Lord Acton and proven 100% all through history, Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely”

I was questioning how long the Tea Party would remain the solution before becoming part of the problem as humans are absolutely terrible wielding power. Eventually they succumb to power and abuse it even in churches. History proves me right but credit goes to Lord Acton.


32 posted on 08/08/2012 9:45:26 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Wurlitzer

That is why the TP has no leader. It is for “we the people” to lead.

When there is no leaders, there is much less danger of corrupting.


33 posted on 08/08/2012 10:06:14 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Sub-Driver

White House told authorities not to crack down on New Black Panthers too.
Change


34 posted on 08/08/2012 10:49:50 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: All

this is why we need four more years of obama because Romney would be worse..


35 posted on 08/08/2012 1:16:33 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Sub-Driver

It was obvious from the start this was the case, but confirmation is nice.


36 posted on 08/08/2012 1:17:58 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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