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  • Tents banned in Los Angeles parks; Occupy activists upset

    06/10/2012 6:59:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    KABC) -- ^ | Thursday, June 07, 2012
    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously voted to ban tents from city parks. Some Occupy L.A. activists called it an assault on the Occupy Wall Street movement. They said homeless people are the ones who will be hurt by the ordinance. Occupy protesters took over a park in front of City Hall for about two months before it was dismantled by a police raid last November.
  • New Report: Cost Of Occupy L.A. Now Double The Original Estimate

    05/11/2012 5:32:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CBS) ^ | May 11, 2012 1:40 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A new report released Friday says that the city’s response to last year’s Occupy Los Angeles protests and the two-month encampment at City Hall cost more than double the original estimate. A new report from the Public Safety Committee says the cost of Occupy L.A. to the city was $4,710,947, $2 million more than an estimate reported in February. The extra expense comes from newly reported costs to police Occupy L.A. and the price to restore the City Hall Park and monuments, which were damaged by protesters camped at City Hall. From early October to late...
  • Occupy LA members want city to return murals

    02/06/2012 10:40:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    KABC) -- ^ | Monday, February 06, 2012
    While the Occupy Los Angeles encampment has been gone for several weeks now, a few remnants of the protest are being stored by the city. The Department of Cultural Affairs is now trying to find a new home for several large murals that were painted at the encampment. But Occupy L.A. organizers argue the murals should be released to them, saying in a letter that the city "misunderstands the true purpose and value" of the murals. "By naming them 'artifact,' you describe our once-living art as lifeless and attempt to frame our movement as such," the letter read. "We assure...
  • Los Angeles may sue Occupy protesters

    12/24/2011 3:47:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/24/11
    The city of Los Angeles is weighing a lawsuit against Occupy LA protesters to recoup financial damages sustained during the two-month encampment.
  • Occupy Rose Parade will march Jan. 2

    12/10/2011 12:40:50 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 12 replies
    Pasadena Sun ^ | Dec. 8, 2011 | Joe Piasecki
    Police and Occupy the Rose Parade demonstrators had a meeting of the minds this week, with protesters who plan a post-Rose Parade march down Colorado Boulevard promising not to disrupt the main event and police ensuring the demonstrators would be treated fairly as long as they keep their word. In a meeting Wednesday with Police Chief Phillip Sanchez and other department brass, Occupy the Rose Parade organizers agreed not to disrupt official Rose Parade proceedings. “We want to make sure this is completely non-disruptive to the main parade,” said Occupy the Rose Parade organizer Peter Thottam. “We’re going to work...
  • LAPD commanders' personal information posted on website

    12/08/2011 2:33:50 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec. 8, 2011 | Andrew Blankstein
    Personal information about more than two dozen members of the Los Angeles Police Department's command staff was anonymously posted on a website, officials said Wednesday. The LAPD is investigating who may be behind the site, which listed officers' property records, campaign contributions, biographical information and, in a few cases, the names of children and other family members. In the last few months, hackers have tried to break into the servers of several public agencies including the LAPD, the Fullerton Police Department and the Bay Area Rapid Transit system.
  • LAPD went undercover at Occupy LA

    12/03/2011 11:44:00 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 24 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News, AP ^ | Dec. 3, 2011 | Staff
    Los Angeles police used nearly a dozen undercover detectives to infiltrate the Occupy LA encampment before this week's raid to gather information on the anti-Wall Street protesters' intentions, according to media reports Friday. None of the officers slept at the camp, but they tried to blend in during the weeks leading up to the raid to learn about plans to resist or use weapons against police, a police source told the Los Angeles Times. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case is ongoing. The undercover work yielded information that some protesters were preparing bamboo spears and...
  • City Attorney Wants To Ban Occupy Arrestees From City Hall

    12/02/2011 6:29:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    CBS) ^ | December 2, 2011 6:17 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The City Attorney’s Office recommended that 46 people charged with crimes related to the LAPD raid on the Occupy L.A. enacampment not be allowed back to City Hall to continue protesting. Charges were filed against protesters who either resisted arrest or had prior criminal records. “We believe it is appropriate since they were arrested for violating the law in that area that they be ordered by the court not to go back to that area,” Thomas said. He likened it to a husband accused of beating his wife, saying it would be reasonable to request the...
  • Occupy L.A.: 30 tons of debris left behind at City Hall tent city

    12/01/2011 2:00:40 PM PST · by greatdefender · 8 replies
    Sanitation officials said Wednesday that they expect to haul away 30 tons of debris from the Occupy L.A. encampment –- everything from clothing to heaps of garbage to oddball curiosities left behind by the protesters who lived at the City Hall tent city for two months. Andrea Alarcon, president of the city Public Works board, said workers already have removed 25 tons of belongings from the City Hall park, all of it heading straight to a landfill. Sanitation crews also have vacuumed up about 3,000 gallons of water that had washed into a catch basin in recent days and are...
  • Occupy L.A.: 30 tons of debris left behind at City Hall tent city

    12/01/2011 11:08:06 AM PST · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The LA Times ^ | November 30, 2011 | David Zahniser and Nicole Santa Cruz
    Sanitation officials said Wednesday that they expect to haul away 30 tons of debris from the Occupy L.A. encampment –- everything from clothing to heaps of garbage to oddball curiosities left behind by the protesters who lived at the City Hall tent city for two months. Andrea Alarcon, president of the city Public Works board, said workers already have removed 25 tons of belongings from the City Hall park, all of it heading straight to a landfill. The sheer volume of personal belongings left behind after the early morning Los Angeles Police Department raid has astonished city workers: books and...
  • Police action against Occupy LA tonight

    11/29/2011 9:40:15 PM PST · by null and void · 522 replies · 1+ views
    KFI 640 AM | 11/29/11 | nully
    KFI is reporting 500-800 LAPD staging/boarding buses in full riot gear at Dodge Stadium. Darling son reports seeing a bunch of white buses that looked like they had helmeted figures in them in San Jose. Co-ordinated assaults?
  • After raids, Wall Street protesters shift tactics (LA sanitation hauls off 25 tons of debris)

    11/30/2011 1:58:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1+ views
    My Fox Maine ^ | 11/30/11 | CHRIS HAWLEY
    After raids, Wall Street protesters shift tacticsUpdated: Nov 30, 2011 4:37 PM EST By CHRIS HAWLEY Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - The overnight police raids in Philadelphia and Los Angeles that dismantled two of the nation's biggest Occupy Wall Street encampments leave just a few major "occupations" still going on around the U.S. But activists are already changing tactics and warning of a winter of discontent, with rallies and marches every week. The camps may bloom again in the spring, organizers said, and next summer could bring huge demonstrations at the Republican and Democratic conventions, when the whole world...
  • Occupy LA Meeting To Discuss Mayor's Offer to Decamp @5pm on West Steps of City Hall Today

    11/22/2011 12:51:02 PM PST · by joinedafterattack · 14 replies
    Twitter account for @OccupyLA ^ | 11-22-11 | @OccupyLA
    Need LA Freepers to show up to block this vote by the Occupy LA General Assembly. How brave are you? Occupy Wall Street Los Angeles just tweeted the following invitation: “@OWSLosAngeles - Meeting at 5 PM on the west steps to discuss the deal the city is offering to try and get us off of the south lawn.” The Los Angeles Times reported early this morning: Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp, Protesters could get downtown office space and farmland if they leave City Hall. “…City officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City...
  • Scenes from Occupy LA

    11/08/2011 10:19:58 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | November 7, 2011 | Don Irvine
    The Occupy movement, which is protesting a wide range of perceived wrongs from fat cat Wall Street bankers to social and economic injustice, also is being strongly influenced by communists and socialists, though you wouldn’t know that from reports by the mainstream media. But as this video shows, it is more about those who hate America and want to see capitalism replaced by socialism, even though most of the protesters have no idea of what that would really mean to them.
  • Obama-Endorsed Occupy LA Communist Calls For the End of America (Video)

    11/06/2011 6:45:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/6/11 | Jim Hoft
    An Occupy LA protester admits that nothing good can come of this movement unless America is destroyed. Unfortunately, this loon sounds more like the normal Occupy protester rather than the exception. No wonder democrats are supporting the movement. Warner Todd Houston reported this at Right Wing News:
  • Any Freepers want to Occupy Los Angeles? Let's see how they like a call for smaller government

    10/30/2011 4:53:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    NoLibZone ^ | Oct 30 2011 | NLZ
    Any Freepers want to occupy LA with a call for smaller government? I bet it's well received in such an open , loving, respectful intellectual honest environment. PM me!
  • [L.A.] City officials, protesters meet to discuss Occupy movements

    10/29/2011 12:26:09 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Oct. 28, 2011 | Staff
    City officials and protesters are holding a meeting Friday afternoon at the mayor’s office to discuss the Occupy movements throughout Los Angeles County, a police spokesman said. The meeting includes representatives from the Los Angeles Police Department, members of the Occupy L.A. movement and at least one representative of the start-up Occupy San Fernando Valley protest, which is slated to kick off Saturday morning, according to LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith. The meeting will likely determine the fate of Occupy San Fernando Valley and lay out guidelines if it is to proceed.
  • John & Ken of KFI asked by "occupier" to move to "Free Speech Area" Centralize Free Speech

    10/28/2011 4:13:00 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    KFI ^ | Oct 28 2011 | John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou
    During coverage of Occupy LA they were asked by a occupier to leave an area claimed as a sovereign nation and to move to the free speech area. Listen HERE
  • Mayor Villaraigosa: Occupy L.A. 'cannot continue indefinitely'

    10/26/2011 5:56:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/26/11 | Kate Linthicum
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that the Occupy Los Angeles encampment outside City Hall "cannot continue indefinitely" and has asked city officials to draft restrictions limiting when people are allowed on city property. "I respect the protesters' right to peacefully assemble and express their views," Villaraigosa said. "City officials have been in a continuous and open dialogue with the organizers of Occupy L.A. However, the protesters must respect city laws and regulations, and while they have been allowed to camp on City Hall lawns, that cannot continue indefinitely." A spokeswoman for the mayor said he has also instructed city officials...
  • Crime Surging at "Occupier" Sites - Scenes From "Lord of the Flies"

    10/20/2011 10:25:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 20, 2011 | JWF
    As the national media continues to promote the idea that these absurd "Occupy" protests demonstrate some groundswell of popular opinion, reports continue to emerge from localized media showing how ugly these encampments are becoming. A report out of Cleveland that  police are investigating a rape claim made by a 19-year-old woman last weekend has received little attention. Do you suppose if a rape claim was made against a tea partier that it would receive more attention?It's gotten so bad in Baltimore that organizers are discouraging alleged victims from going to the police (maybe they should go to Sheriff Biden).Meanwhile,...
  • Radicals Rule #OccupyLA

    10/20/2011 6:51:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2011 | Kyle Olson
    The Occupy Wall Street mobs are getting plenty of attention from the media. The microphones are on.  The cameras are rolling.  The reporters are standing by, eager to get the mob’s message out. But as is being chronicled all over the country, the radicals are the ones grabbing the limelight. KTLA 5 recently did a news story about how #OccupyLA has now spread to the school district. Leftists have now claimed residency at #OccupyLAUSD.  Progressive activists have ruled those schools for years, but at least now they are being open about it. The KTLA 5 story included comments from two...
  • L.A. teacher loses job over anti-Semitic comments (while attending Occupy Wall Street rally)

    10/19/2011 4:46:36 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 68 replies
    sf gate ^ | 10/19/2011 | ap
    Los Angeles school officials say a substitute teacher has lost her job after making anti-Semitic comments during an interview. In a statement Tuesday, schools Superintendent John Deasy condemned remarks made by Patricia McAllister during a protest rally last week. In an Oct. 12 interview with Reason.com at a Los Angeles rally, McAllister said "Zionist Jews and the Federal Reserve" need to be run out of this country.
  • Teachers join Occupy L.A. movement with march

    10/18/2011 12:50:06 PM PDT · by kingu · 24 replies
    KABC TV Los Angeles ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Subha Ravindhran and Robert Holguin
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A strong showing is expected in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, as more people join the sweeping movement sparked by Occupy Wall Street protesters. Demonstrators with the Occupy L.A. group have been living in tents outside of City Hall for about two weeks protesting against what they call corporate greed. On Tuesday, the teacher's union will join Occupy L.A. in a march to LAUSD headquarters where the school board will be meeting. They are looking to start a second occupation site to protest teacher layoffs. The union wants the district to re-hire the 1,200 teachers...
  • Los Angeles Faces $28 Million Costs Under Occupy Protest's Plan

    10/18/2011 10:40:49 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 31 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10-18-11 | Chris Palmeri
    Los Angeles faces tens of million of dollars in additional borrowing costs after the City Council told anti-Wall Street protesters the city intends to cut ties with banks involved in financial wrongdoing, City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana said. The city may have to pay $27.8 million in termination fees and replacement costs in just one program if it's prohibited from doing business with banks providing letters of credit for an infrastructure program, Santana said today in a memo to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and city leaders. Additional debt service would cost $14.9 million a year if it has to refinance commercial...
  • VADUM: Marxist mobocracy

    10/15/2011 7:13:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2011 | Matthew Vadum
    Abraham Lincoln rightly denounced the “mobocratic spirit.” James Madison considered it the sa- cred duty of government to protect property rights from the violent whims of the mob: “That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has in his personal safety and personal liberty, is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.” Lincoln and Madison would not have looked kindly upon the pro-redistributionist political street theater under way in urine- and garbage-saturated urban parks across the nation. In an insult to the...
  • Occupy L.A. Speaker: Violence will be Necessary to Achieve Our Goals

    10/11/2011 11:15:12 PM PDT · by MeNeFrego · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/11/2011 | Zombie
    "Citizen journalist Ringo captured this speaker at the Occupy Los Angeles camp a few days ago letting the cat out of the bag: After dismissing nonviolence as a dead end, he admits that for the Occupiers to achieve their goals, violence and bloodshed will be necessary: Here’s a transcript, starting at 32 seconds into the video: Occupy L.A. Speaker: “One of the speakers said the solution is nonviolent movement. No, my friend. I’ll give you two examples: French Revolution, and Indian so-called Revolution. Gandhi, Gandhi today is, with respect to all of you, Gandhi today is a tumor that the...