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  • Occupy DC gets office space with money from SEIU

    05/09/2012 3:57:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 9, 2012
    Occupy DC has gotten an upgrade from the run-down tent village where they once lived, now that one of the country’s most powerful labor unions is paying for office digs in downtown Washington. The Service Employees International Union, one of President Obama’s biggest supporters, is paying the protest group’s $4,000-a-month rent at the Institute for Policy Studies, institute spokeswoman Lacy MacAuley told Fox News on Wednesday. She said SEIU recently extended the offer, so Occupy organizers went shopping for office space and decided on a “separate, side suite” at the institute’s headquarters. An Occupy spokeswoman confirmed the group is working...
  • Behind Enemy Lines: How the SLU College Republicans Occupied Occupy DC

    02/11/2012 10:01:41 PM PST · by amylutz4 · 11 replies
    The Young Federalist ^ | February 11, 2012 | Amy Lutz
    While in Washington DC for CPAC 2012, Brandon, Kelsey and I decided to take a walking tour of our nation’s capital in the frigid February weather. As we strolled down K Street, we (somewhat intentionally) stumbled upon Occupy DC’s encampment at McPherson Park. While Kelsey and I at first kept a safe distance by taking pictures of the movement’s signs from across the street, Brandon marched boldly into the center of the camp. After several minutes, Brandon was nowhere to be found, so Kelsey and I decided to search for our fellow CR. Considering the environment, we had no idea...
  • Exclusive: Occupy DC Plans Mayhem for Major Conservative Conference ("Physical assault" planned)

    02/07/2012 9:16:58 AM PST · by Qbert · 92 replies
    Heritage ^ | February 7, 2012 | Lachlan Markay
    The “Occupy DC” protest group is planning to disrupt the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference using a range of potentially illegal tactics that could even include violence against participants, Scribe has learned. The planned disruptions at CPAC come only days after U.S. Park Police raided Occupiers’ tent cities at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., confiscating a number of tents, and prohibiting Occupiers from camping out there any longer. During a Thursday meeting at McPherson Square, until Saturday the epicenter of the protests, Occupiers brainstormed tactics for shutting down or disrupting the conference, according to a source who...
  • Occupy mud bowl: What's left of McPherson Square (after occupy)

    02/06/2012 10:10:57 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/12 | David Freddoso
    With the partial eviction of Occupiers over the weekend, McPherson Square is no longer full to the point that the local community cannot enjoy it. Instead, it is a mud-bowl that no one can really enjoy. Occupiers managed to undo most of a $400,000 park renovation that was completed last year with stimulus funding... To give some context to Occupy, here's what McPherson looked like when the very first Occupiers arrived:
  • Officer struck by brick as mounted police clear Occupy DC tents from federal park

    02/04/2012 3:23:20 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Newser.com ^ | 2/4/12 | Eric Tucker
    U.S. Park Police say an officer has been struck with a brick in the face as officers in riot gear and on horseback cleared protesters from one of the last remaining Occupy sites. U.S. Park Police in bio hazard suits bag evidence removed from Occupy DC demonstrators' tents as they enforce a no camping law at McPherson Square, a federal park near the White House.
  • Occupy D.C. camp raided by police (Occupy didn't get the memo, Obama just saved the economy)

    02/04/2012 9:05:45 AM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 2/4/2012 | By Annie Gowen
    Six protesters were arrested in a pre-dawn raid on the Occupy D.C. encampment in McPherson Square Saturday, and police began clearing away tents, debris and some dead rodents. U.S. Park Police on horseback and on foot clad in riot gear swept into the park around 6 a.m. Several square blocks downtown were closed during the raid, which was characterized as “further enforcement” of a no-camping crackdown that began Monday.
  • Video: Occupy protesters find Jean Quan in D.C.

    01/20/2012 1:53:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/20/12 | Will Kane
    Oakland Mayor Jean Quan can’t catch a break. Quan was visiting Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting when she was spotted riding in a cab by Occupy DC protesters and surrounded. Quan sat in the cab and shielded her face while roughly a dozen protesters surrounded the car and chanted, “Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!” “We were busy talking away, and I looked up and there were all these protesters there,” Quan said in a interview with the Oakland Tribune. “I think they freaked out the taxi driver.” Police moved in and pushed the protesters out of the...
  • Time to Shut Down Occupy DC: Infant Found Alone in Tent

    01/11/2012 2:55:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 1/11/12 | John
    Big Government highlights this Washington Post report today: An infant’s cries rang through the Occupy DC encampment in McPherson Square Wednesday morning, and when a group went to investigate they found only a baby girl alone in a tent, wearing a onesie and mittens… D.C. Fire/EMS workers checked on the girl around 10:30 a.m. She was fine, according to Sgt. David Schlosser, a U.S. Park Police spokesman, and is now with the District’s child protective services department. About 30 minutes later, Schlosser said, a man returned to the encampment and identified himself as the baby’s father. Police arrested the man,...
  • Occupy DC flies al-Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah flags

    12/24/2011 5:31:10 AM PST · by LSUfan · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times (Inside the Ring) ^ | 21 Dec 2011 | Bill Gertz
    INSIDE OCCUPY D.C. People monitoring the Occupy D.C. movement tell Inside the Ring that the two encampments are fast becoming health hazards. Numerous protesters also recently were sickened with unusual respiratory illnesses. The major emerging problem for the leftists camped out in tents at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza is rats. The rodents appear to be moving into the area by the hundreds, and their numbers are increasing daily. The McPherson camp appears be where more radical leftists are based. An observer familiar with the McPherson camp said one distinctive smell coming from the park area is that of methamphetamine...
  • Hamas, Hezbollah And Al-Qaeda Flags Flying Inside #OccupyDC Camp

    12/23/2011 4:17:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Pat Dolard ^ | 12/23/11 | Pat Dollard
    People monitoring the Occupy D.C. movement tell Inside the Ring that the two encampments are fast becoming health hazards. Numerous protesters also recently were sickened with unusual respiratory illnesses. The major emerging problem for the leftists camped out in tents at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza is rats. The rodents appear to be moving into the area by the hundreds, and their numbers are increasing daily. The McPherson camp appears be where more radical leftists are based. An observer familiar with the McPherson camp said one distinctive smell coming from the park area is that of methamphetamine being smoked.
  • Three Occupy D.C. members launch hunger strike

    12/09/2011 8:48:42 AM PST · by freespirited · 29 replies
    Wapo ^ | 12/08/44 | Maggie Fazeli Fard
    Three members of the Occupy D.C. group said they will begin a hunger Three members of the Occupy D.C. group said they will begin a hunger strike Thursday, ceasing all eating in support of “D.C. democracy” and full voting rights for District residents. But not until after breakfast. Adrian Parsons, Sam Jewler and Kelly Mears began their fast at noon at McPherson Square Park in Northwest Washington. Their last meal consisted of carrot juice, spinach juice, stir-fried vegetables and tofu. At a news conference Thursday afternoon, protesters said they will sustain their hunger strike until D.C. is granted full voting...
  • VIDEO: 62 Arrested As Occupy DC Hits K Street

    12/07/2011 6:19:40 PM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 9 replies
    MRCTV (Media Research Center TV) ^ | 12/7/2011 | Joe Schoffstall
    LANGUAGE WARNING- Dozens of Occupy DC protesters were arrested on K Street in Washington D.C. today for obstruction of a public highway. When we at MRCTV arrived, police began the process of arresting the participants. However, while the protesters were lying in the streets, blocking traffic, and refusing to move, one Occupy participant warned them to move because they did not have the money to bail them out. We interviewed him while the arrests were underway and he told us they were not instructed to be arrested at that given time. The protester insinuates, like many other videos have shown,...
  • Piddler on the Roof

    12/06/2011 11:58:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2011 | Ken Blackwell
    Over the weekend, Metropolitan Police removed Occupy DC protesters from “a barn-like structure” a few blocks from the White House. More than thirty arrests were made, including one young man who was charged with indecent exposure for urinating from the roof. Occupy DC protesters have been squatting in McPherson Park, in the middle of one of Washington’s key commercial and government hubs, since October. And what have they achieved? They say they want to draw attention to income inequality. They have. We all now know that they claim to represent the 99% against the income gains of the 1%. They...
  • Guy Who Shot at White House Lived in Occupy DC Camp (Surprise, surprise)

    11/17/2011 11:39:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 17, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's not just the milling around stage of the Occupy Wall Street day of action. It's the milling around stage while the media tries to find a way to pin the Tea Party on this shooter at the White House. They're trying to find out who this guy is, said he never had any known radical ties. Really? What's he doing at Occupy DC? They're doing everything they can. It was once reported the guy hated Obama but now he just hates government. And they're doing everything they can to try to find a way to pin...
  • Suspect in White House Shooting Captured in Pennsylvania

    11/16/2011 12:19:22 PM PST · by DoctorBulldog · 24 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 11/16/11 | Tim Persinko
    On Wednesday afternoon, law enforcement captured a man suspected in a shooting incident near the White House. Police took 21-year-old Oscar Ortega into custody at a hotel near Indiana, Pa. Using information provided by the Secret Service, Pennsylvania State Police made the arrest at 12:35 p.m. [..]
  • Occupy DC to march on Key Bridge Thursday

    11/16/2011 12:15:24 PM PST · by freespirited · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/16/11
    Occupy DC protesters plan to march on the Key Bridge Thursday afternoon. The protesters plan to arrive at the bridge around 2:30 p.m. and return to McPherson Square, where they have camped for the last two months, by 3:30 p.m., avoiding rush hour, according to Occupy DC's media team. An Occupy DC spokesman also said that protesters would stay on the sidewalk to avoid snarling traffic. A newly formed Occupy NoVa group is also planning to march to the bridge from Ballston to meet the Occupy DC group, but its march isn't scheduled to arrive at the bridge until 5...
  • Secret Service says suspect in White House shooting arrested at Pennsylvania hotel (headline only)

    11/16/2011 11:17:57 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.16, 2011
    Headline only.
  • Secret Service Searched Occupy D.C. Camp For Person Who Shot At White House

    11/16/2011 8:25:30 AM PST · by Qbert · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2011 | RYAN J. REILLY
    The Secret Service searched Occupy D.C. on Monday for a man suspected of firing bullets at the White House on Friday, one of which was stopped by the building’s ballistic glass. Protestor Ralph Wittenberg told TPM on Tuesday evening that authorities came through “searching for a so-called terrorist who shot at the White House, with no warrant, they went into everybody’s tents.” A person handling media requests for Occupy DC confirmed the searches and said they were led by the Secret Service. The agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Police have been trying to locate 21-year-old...
  • ‘Occupy’ Mom ‘Won’t Stop’ Putting Protest Above Her Kids’ Safety

    11/13/2011 5:00:15 PM PST · by Just4Him · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/11/2011 | Craig Bannister
    The Occupy DC mom who used her two toddlers to block a convention center door amid mayhem says she’s not going to stop using her kids as human blockades. On Nov. 4, when Occupy DC was protesting in front of an Americans For Prosperity (AFP) event at the Washington Convention Center, this Occu-Mom set up her blockade with her two little kids in front of one of the doors. MRCTV captured on video the two distressed toddlers sitting in a toy wagon amidst the police intervention and ensuing pushing and shoving. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, MRCTV caught up with Occu-Mom...
  • Occupy DC: If We’re Talking About Revolution, We’re Going to Have to Win Over Some Military

    11/13/2011 4:33:52 PM PST · by Greystoke · 79 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | November 13, 2011 at 7:45 am | Morgen
    We all know there is a large contingent of radical socialists, even communist die-hards, among the Occupy crowd, but it’s still pretty jarring to see this sort of discussion being conducted in the light of day, probably no more then a mile or two from our nation’s capitol.