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  • Paroled Felon Sentenced To 35 Years For Occupy Oakland Shooting, Sex Assault

    01/24/2013 2:46:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 1/24/13 | CBS SF
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A paroled felon was sentenced Thursday to 35 years and eight months in state prison in connection with the fatal shooting death of a man near the former Occupy Oakland encampment in November 2011 and for a sexual assault that occurred five days later. Issac McDaniels, 32, of Oakland, had faced a potential life term for sexually assaulting a woman on 13th Avenue in Oakland on Nov. 15, 2011, but prosecutors dropped a kidnapping charge against him last November in exchange for him pleading no contest to four felonies. The charges are forced oral copulation and...
  • “Occupy the RNC” Instructional Video Advises Firebombing Police Officers

    07/12/2012 6:16:06 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    “ResistRNC,” a five day Occupy protest of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this August, has some chilling new videos posted on their website that encourages horrific protestor violence towards police. In a statement at the top of the action webpage, resistRNC says, “if you are looking for ideas to help you with your action planning, here are some helpful videos!” In one of ResistRNC’s “helpful videos,” a young man is seen lighting a Molotov cocktail on fire, and then hurling the firebomb towards a group of police. The video is actually a mashup of a Jay-Z and Kanye...
  • New Media Win: Occupy 'Drum Scum' Arrested

    05/03/2012 11:47:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/3/12 | John Sexton
    Early Wednesday morning Breitbart News posted a video of an Occupy protester in LA smashing a drum into the head of a female LAPD officer. At the time the video had fewer than 25 views. Within hours the video began to spread around the web on blogs and social media sites. Just over 24 hours later it has been viewed more than 200,000 times. Yesterday afternoon, KTLA reported that a suspect in the attack had been detained and was being questioned. This morning, the LAPD announced the arrest of Brian Mendoza age 23. Sources say Mendoza is "6 feet tall...
  • Occupy Protester Throws Brick Off Roof, Hits One Of His Own

    05/03/2012 9:05:10 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 97 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | MAY 2, 2012 | DANIEL NOE
    I really feel sorry for these idiots. They have absolutely no idea what they are doing, and they pose a danger to the well-being of this country. The police need to keep a tight leash on these trouble-makers before another person gets hurt.
  • "Well Lookie Here" [Occupy human waste 'bombs' found in Chicago - ignored by Enemedia & Rahmbots]

    05/02/2012 5:30:52 AM PDT · by tomkat · 89 replies
    Second City Cop ^ | Apr 29, 2012 | Second City Cop
    This photo is making the rounds: This is part or the whole of an extensive stash of bottles recovered in the 010th District the other day. All filled with human waste and no doubt whatever extra fecal matter the ne'er-do-wells were able to pick up on the parkways. Counts range from 100 to 500 bottles recovered depending on the rumor you believe. We're sure this isn't the only stash floating around out there. How about the Department try something novel and get the media to cover what the protestors and anarchists are planning and maybe get the public overwhelmingly on...
  • 5 Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Blow Up Ohio Bridge

    05/01/2012 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Fennie · 78 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 1, 2012
    URGENT: Five people described as anarchists were arrested Monday in a Cleveland-area park for allegedly trying to blow up a bridge, sources tell Fox News.
  • Occupy Protesters Arraigned, Ordered to Stay Away from Berkeley Campus

    03/20/2012 2:21:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 3/19/12 | Jeff Shuttleworth
    Four Occupy Cal protesters were arraigned today on misdemeanor charges for their involvement in a demonstration at Sproul Plaza at the University of California at Berkeley campus on Nov. 9. At the request of the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, Superior Court Judge Paul Seeman issued orders which require that the protesters stay away 100 yards from all UC property, except for when they go to and from class and work. Attorney Ronald Cruz, who represents three Occupy Cal protesters but not the four people who were arraigned today, attended today's hearing and said Seeman made it clear that the...
  • Pittsburgh shooter possibly influenced by Occupy Protests?

    03/14/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT · by tosh · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | Western Psych shooter's flat full of rants, medications | Michael A. Fuoco
    . . . Mr. Shick also ranted in his writings about the evils of "corporate America," sources said, and had a gas mask and a biohazard suit in the apartment.
  • PORTLAND OR - OWS VIOLENCE ALERT!

    02/29/2012 9:53:07 AM PST · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Self | 02/29/2012 | PhilStone
    Unconfirmed - Was outside having a smoke when a homeless I talk to occasionally was riding by and stopped to tell me to watch out going downtown. OWSers have turned violent and are massing downtown. They started out breaking windows of two Starbuck's on SE 39th (Cesar Chavez) and have moved downtown where they broke windows on two banks. Police were not notified of any planned protest march route. Will try to confirm through local media.
  • OWS Letter to the Editor in USA Today: We Will Storm Wall Street With Guns

    02/22/2012 12:49:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 2/22/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Over at USA Today, a self-employed massage therapist from Austin, TX has a letter to the editor responding to an editorial suggesting that Occupy Wall Street has lost its way. (Snip) '' So maybe they should take up their Second Amendment-sanctioned guns and storm Wall Street and our nation’s capitals. If our country doesn’t change, it could very well come to that one day.'' Notice the language here. Rich Latta, the author, threatens outright to head to Wall Street with firearms. Janet Napolitano, where are you? He says they out to head to Washington, D.C. packing heat. Secret Service, you’re
  • Occupy Wall Street Now Promoting the Weather Underground

    02/10/2012 5:54:11 AM PST · by tutstar · 26 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2 8 2012 | Rusty Weiss
    Occupy Albany has announced an event in March called, The Weather Underground Meets Occupy Wall Street. The event will be held March 3rd, and is co-sponsored by The Sanctuary For Independent Media and the Albany Social Justice Center. It is described as, “A book event and multi-generational dialog to celebrate U.S. political prisoner David Gilbert’s new memoir, “Love and Struggle.” Gilbert is currently serving time in the Auburn Correctional Facility and is described as “an American radical leftist organizer and activist.” He was imprisoned for his role in the Brinks Robbery of 1981, a botched effort that led to the...
  • The Delousing of a Movement (Occupy Wall Street)

    02/09/2012 12:30:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | February 9, 2012 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    This health hazard and social menace is what the Left regards as America's next great political cause? As the tents were coming down at McPherson Square, the dead rats and mice being retrieved, the urine and feces and filthy bedding disposed of by District of Columbia employees dressed in hazardous-materials suits like their contemporaries at Fukushima, I thought of the left-wing press. You see, I read the left-wing press. Not the urban throwaway rags, but I read the Nation, the Progressive, the American Prospect, and more -- I read them all. They have been raving for months about the exciting...
  • #Occupiers Targeting Breitbart at CPAC, Threaten Physical Violence

    02/08/2012 11:57:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2/8/12 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s #Occupy army threatened to disrupt and physically assault conservative speakers at the CPAC convention this week in Washington DC. Andrew Breitbart and Newt Gingrich are two conservatives who they will be targeting at the event.Lachlan Markay at The Foundry reported: 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. (Snip) “Speakers will be physically assaulted, not just verbally confronted,” the source told Scribe in an email.
  • FBI warns of threat from anti-government extremists

    02/07/2012 7:52:42 AM PST · by Twotone · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 6, 2012 | Patrick Temple-West
    Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday. These extremists, sometimes known as "sovereign citizens," believe they can live outside any type of government authority, FBI agents said at a news conference. The extremists may refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard.
  • Miami-Dade County to remove Occupy Miami protesters

    01/31/2012 9:28:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Local 10 ^ | 1/31/12 | Christina Vazquez
    Protesters have been on location since October 15 A spokesman for Miami-Dade County has confirmed it has served Occupy Miami protesters an eviction notice. They must leave the West Lawn of the Stephen P. Clark County building by sundown or face arrest for trespassing. Miami-Dade police say they do plan to issue the disperse order starting at 5 p.m.
  • Let Oakland protesters occupy a county jail cell

    01/31/2012 9:02:01 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/31/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    Occupy Oakland is aptly named. When forces occupy a city, they know that occupied turf is not their home. They can maraud, loot, vandalize, abuse the locals, and then leave. They can treat other people's property as their own. The occupiers don't have to clean up after themselves. They don't have to worry about paying for the workers who clean up after them, either. Occupiers don't have to exert self-control. They can freely act upon their rage, while defenders of occupied territory must concentrate on protecting what others want to harm. Occupiers do not have to fear that they will...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters throw condoms, drown out speakers at Rhode Island pro-life rally

    PROVIDENCE, RI, January 30, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street movement threw condoms on Catholic schoolgirls, refused to allow a Catholic priest to give a closing prayer, and shouted down a pro-life speaker at a Rhode Island right to life rally on Thursday, according to its organizer. The event marked the third time protesters associated with the movement have disrupted a pro-life meeting in a week. About two-dozen members of Occupy Providence hiked from Burnside Park to the 39th Annual Pro-Life State House Rally organized by the Rhode Island State Right to Life Committee on Thursday. The...
  • Oakland police arresting about 100 protesters

    01/28/2012 8:43:51 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 28. 2012 | AP
    Police were in the process of arresting about 100 Occupy protesters for failing to disperse Saturday night, hours after officers used tear gas on a rowdy group of demonstrators who threw rocks and flares at them and tore down fences. Police Sgt. Christopher Bolton said the arrests came after protesters marched through downtown Oakland a little before 8 p.m. Saturday, with some of them entering a YMCA building. Meanwhile, about 100 police officers surrounded City Hall while others were swept the inside of the building to see if any protesters broke in.
  • State (Idaho) accuses Occupy (Boise) campers of vandalism, trespassing and theft

    01/26/2012 9:37:49 AM PST · by Domandred · 13 replies
    KTVB ^ | 1/25/2012 | Scott Evans
    BOISE -- With a bill aimed at getting rid of the Occupy Boise encampment making its way through the Idaho Legislature, new pictures of people identified as Occupy members may not do much to help their cause. The pictures don't reveal any crimes, rather the Department of Administration says they are violations of the good neighbor policy, meaning it shows Occupy members taking things and using things they shouldn't. Since Occupy Boise set up camp in early November, the Director of the Department of Administration, Teresa Luna, says they have dealt with vandalism, violence, trespassing and theft. Earlier this month,...
  • Occupy Oakland tab up to $3 million and counting

    01/23/2012 8:49:44 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/23/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    The news spotlight has moved elsewhere, but Oakland continues to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars a month for the Occupy protests. Every week for the past month, more than 100 cops, or roughly one-fifth of the city's patrol force, are called in to work the Saturday night Occupy demonstration held downtown. Estimated cost: about $50,000 a week. City officials now estimate their overall Occupy tab is up to $3 million and counting - this at a time when up to 400 city workers will likely be laid off Feb. 1 for lack of money.
  • (Obama Supported) 'Occupy' protesters suspected of throwing smoke bomb over White House fence

    01/17/2012 6:45:09 PM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/17/2012 | fox news
    The Secret Service was responding Tuesday night to an escalating protest that may have involved a smoke bomb being thrown over the White House fence. An estimated 1,000 protesters have gathered. No arrests have been made, but authorities are on alert. The tense scene outside the White House follows an earlier protest on the West Lawn of the Capitol, in which several hundred protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement decried the influence of corporate money in politics and voice myriad other grievances. Organizers had touted the rally, known as Occupy Congress, as the largest national gathering of Occupy...
  • Occupy Congress: Could it be politics as unusual? (Obama supported Occupy wants more freebies)

    01/17/2012 4:14:23 AM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    msnbc ^ | 1/17/2012 | Miranda Leitsinger
    Thousands of Occupy protesters from across the country are expected to converge Tuesday on Capitol Hill to take their message to the halls of Congress, in what some observers say is the movement’s overdue moment to engage the American political system. Protesters already have set up camps in public spaces, taken over foreclosed homes and shut down key shipping ports, but for the most part they have shunned the political system, viewing it as beyond salvation. The congressional protest – which falls on the movement's four-month mark and the beginning of a new session of Congress – appears to represent...
  • Report: Obama admin sends Coast Guard to protect ships from violent union members, occupiers

    01/12/2012 12:22:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/12/12 | Matthew Boyle
    United States Coast Guard. Image by U.S. Coast Guard President Barack Obama’s administration has ordered the United States Coast Guard to protect grain ships at the Port of Longview from violent “Occupy” protesters and dockworker union members, according to a local news report. The Daily News in Longview, Wash., reported that the Coast Guard will protect a grain shipment from an onslaught of “Occupy” protesters and members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The ship will be transporting grain to Asia. A date for the shipment has not yet been set. The group of leftwing activists had shut...
  • After encampment ends, NYC Occupiers become nomads

    01/12/2012 11:41:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/12/12 | MEGHAN BARR
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It was only a few nights after the Occupy protesters began sleeping in his church sanctuary when the Rev. Bob Brashear realized that his laptop was missing. The refugees from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park had found their way to his cavernous Presbyterian church on a cold winter evening, hoping to stay for a few nights, maybe longer. It was the latest stopover for the nomadic group, which has been living in a rotating series of churches since the city shut down its camp in November. "There was a sense of shock and sadness that it had happened,"...
  • Occupy 2012: Firmly disorganized, driven by dreams (protest fatigue?)

    01/09/2012 9:13:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/09/12 | Laird Harrison, Michelle Nichols
    Occupy 2012: Firmly disorganized, driven by dreamsBy Laird Harrison and Michelle Nichols | Reuters – 1 hr 3 mins ago Oakland, Calif./New York (Reuters) - (Repeats with no change to text) It's been a long, cold winter already for Occupy Wall Street, the protest movement that burst onto the scene in September to focus national attention on income inequality and the perceived greed of the rich and powerful. Police have cleared the signature "Occupy" encampments in New York, Los Angeles, Oakland and other major cities. Cold weather, and perhaps protest fatigue, have weakened the handful of camps that remain around...
  • Occupier targets police officer

    01/03/2012 2:35:01 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 30 replies
    Fox 23 News ^ | 12/30/2011 | Reported by: Paul Merrill
    The wanted poster asks for Albany Police Officer Richard Gorleski's address, phone numbers, and email address as well as a map to his home and a picture of it. Occupy Albany member Bradley Russell admits he made the poster and posted it on Facebook. "I have made no threats and I don't want any threats made," Russell tells FOX23 News. "I have no intention of going after this man. On the other hand, if a peaceful drum circle were to show up at his house one day and protest his actions individually [...] I think that would be a legitimate...
  • Occupy protesters try to disrupt ports; police make arrests (costs workers their wages)

    12/13/2011 5:51:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/13/11 | Mike Pearson
    Occupy protesters try to disrupt ports; police make arrestsBy Mike Pearson, CNN updated 5:27 AM EST, Tue December 13, 2011 (CNN) -- Occupy protesters succeeded in shutting down overnight operations at California's port of Oakland on Monday night after a day of similar protests in several other U.S. cities. The protests in Oakland have "disrupted workers trying to get to work and impaired the port's ability to operate," port spokesman Issac Kos-Read told CNN. Craig Merrilees, a spokesman for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, said the port has told its members not to report for work for the overnight...
  • Readership of OWS Website Plummets as Movement Fizzles

    12/10/2011 1:09:05 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 18 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/10/11 | Aurelius
    One month ago, one of the biggest stories was the Occupy Wall Street movement. But that was one month ago. From violence and murder to rapes and disease, OWS has been shown as the blight that it truly is. And because of it, despite the shrieking from the Main Stream Media, Americans have rejected Occupy Wall Street and its socialistic values. This is no more evident than OccupyWallStreet.org's website, which was created by the founders of the protests just before the "movement" went national. Their readership peaked in early October and has plummeted since. As the Web Information Company Alexa...
  • Occupy Ports: West Coast occupiers unite (Will try to shut down numerous W. Coast ports)

    12/09/2011 10:47:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies · 1+ views
    The Global Post ^ | December 9, 2011 | Stephanie Rice
    OAKLAND — As anti-Wall Street protesters attempt to regroup and settle in for winter after a series of police raids that stripped much of the movement of its signature camps, protesters on the West Coast are staging a comeback. On Dec. 12, Occupy movements from Seattle to San Diego say they will shut down their local ports, temporarily stopping the flow of capital on the West Coast. Organizers say they aim to disrupt the business of the “1 percent” — in this case, the corporations that own shipping terminals and do business at the ports. If successful, shutting down the...
  • 31 Arrests Over Occupy DC Structure

    12/05/2011 5:03:11 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | December 5, 2011
    Police tied ropes around several Occupy DC protesters and plucked them off the roof of a temporary structure in the McPherson Square on Sunday night, capping a contentious day between law enforcement and demonstrators. At the end of Sunday night, 31 had been taken into police custody. The clash was set off by am approximately 20-foot-high structure, built by protesters overnight Saturday without a permit. Park Police declared the shack-like structure a safety hazard and ordered it removed Sunday. Spokesperson Sgt. David Schlosser told News4: "Park Police and the National Park Service firmly support people's first amendment rights to assemble...
  • Hard Times at Occupy Boston

    12/04/2011 7:27:47 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 2, 2011 | Sam Graham-Felsen
    <p>John Ford signed up for a revolution, but he’s running a clinic.</p> <p>In the early days of Occupy Boston, Ford, a 30-year-old bookstore owner from the white, blue-collar town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Alex Ingram, a 22-year-old African-American from Georgia who served in the Air Force as a linguist, would stay up late into the night in Occupy Boston’s library. Enveloped by Rousseau and Chomsky, they’d ponder big ideas about how to change the system. But tonight they’re grappling with a different set of issues: How do we deal with Henry, who’s drunk and pissed off again and recently threatened another Occupier with a hammer? What do we say to the furious young woman who’s on a manhunt for the guy who promised her forty bucks for sex and then ran off? And what the hell are we going to do about Phil?</p>
  • Police: Anti-Occupy Seattle protester beaten near SCCC (by OWS)

    SEATTLE -- Police say a man who displayed an antI-Occupy Seattle sign near Seattle Central Community College was beaten on Friday. The 42-year-old man stood just north of the Occupy camp holding a sign that read "Occupy Somewhere Else, Not My School," according to police. At roughly 5:30 p.m., three to five men who disagreed with the sign walked over to the man and made their feelings known. The victim told police the men began taking verbal jabs at him and at one point used a dog to intimidate him. At some point during the argument, police say one of...
  • Occupy to try and shut down WalMart distribution center in Loveland?

    12/02/2011 12:16:26 PM PST · by invaderzim · 22 replies
    Hear Us Now ^ | 12.02.12 | Hear Us Now
    On December 12th, Occupy Denver seemingly plans to "shut down" the WalMart distribution center in Loveland on December 12th. Please, if you are able, join us this Saturday for the Free Markets - Free People Rally in the State Cap in downtown Denver. Word is 500 or so occupiers from Springs and Pueblo plan to come counter protest us. We do not know this to be accurate, but that is the word we are getting. So we can use all the bodies we can get. It will be cold out, so do dress warmly. Despite the given time frame, we...
  • Where Is the Occupy Threat Assessment?

    12/02/2011 6:25:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1 December, 2011 | John Hayward
    The “Occupy London” movement stormed the offices of a mining company called Xstrata today, as reported by The Australian, which found the story of great interest to its readers because Xstrata has extensive operations in Australia: About 60 protesters got inside Panton House, Occupy London Stock Exchange (OLSX) said, where the diversified Anglo-Swiss firm has its British office. Another 200 were held outside within a police cordon, in the heart of central London's West End entertainment district. Some covered their faces with masks as they swept through the building. The protesters reached the roof and unveiled a banner reading "All...
  • Anarchy in the U.S.A. - The roots of American disorder.

    11/27/2011 4:38:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The November 28, 2011 Issue | Matthew Continetti, opinion editor
    Ever since September, when activists heeded Adbusters editor Kalle LasnÂ’s call to Occupy Wall Street, itÂ’s become a rite of passage for reporters, bloggers, and video trackers to go to the occupiersÂ’ tent cities and comment on what they see. Last week, the day after New York mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the NYPD to dismantle the tent city in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, the New York Times carried no fewer than half a dozen articles on the subject. Never in living memory has such a small political movement received such disproportionate attention from the press. Never in living memory...
  • Outrage!… St. Louis Mayor’s Office Lashes Out at Tea Party After Sexual Assault Is Reported (OWS)

    11/19/2011 7:39:06 PM PST · by Just4Him · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/18/2011 | Jim Hoft
    Outrage!… St. Louis Mayor’s Office Lashes Out at Tea Party After Sexual Assault Is Reported at #Occupy St. Louis Squatters Camp Earlier today it was reported that a woman was sexually assaulted at the #Occupy St. Louis squatters camp earlier this month. The news only broke today after it was reported first by two local bloggers. Later today in an interview with KMOV TV, the mayor’s Chief of Staff Jeff Rainford commented on the assault by lashing out at the tea party. He also called St. Louis Police Sgt. Gary Wiegert, the officer who broke the story, an extremist. Outrageous!
  • New Occupy plot: Flash mobs. ‘Alternative forms of protest’ put cities, cops at disadvantage

    11/20/2011 11:41:00 AM PST · by tutstar · 70 replies
    Expose Occupy Wallstreet ^ | 11 / 20 2011 | Aaron Klein
    The Occupy movement is stepping up its confrontational tactics, plotting “alternative forms of protest,” including flash mobs that can be deployed nationwide. Citing the success of last week’s so-called Day of Action protests, Take to the Square, one of Occupy’s main online planning forums, has devised an “Alternative Day of Action” to coincide with international Human Rights Day on Dec. 10. “Our freedom and dignity are under attack as a result of market dynamics and corrupt government institutions that are turning our local and global societies into increasingly unjust places,” the site complains. The Occupy forum calls for “alternative forms...
  • OWS Protester Assaults Man with Hammer, Striking Him in Head

    11/18/2011 11:40:43 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 64 replies · 2+ views
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/18/11 | Aurelius
    A man was rushed to Maine Medical Center's emergency room early Friday morning after an Occupy Wall Street protester struck him in the head with a hammer. The victim was in the hospital for several hours, was treated, and then released. According to police, the assault happened after the victim was playing drums loudly at Occupy Maine. Chris Schisler, 34, took exception to the drums, approached the man, and, after a brief argument, hit him in the head with a hammer. Witnesses stated that the man started playing drums at seven in the morning, waking fellow protesters up and demanding...
  • Video: 'Occupy' demonstrators storm Bank of America, TD Bank branches in downtown Amherst

    11/18/2011 8:42:07 AM PST · by matt04 · 49 replies
    The various "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations around the country declared Thursday to be a "day of action" in the ongoing protest of big banks and Wall Street policies that they blame for a sagging economy. While thousands protested in Manhattan, Los Angeles and other cities, several hundred people took to the streets of downtown Amherst. According to video supplied to The Republican by Julie Varney of Amherstwire.com, demonstrators assembled in front of Bank of New England branch at South Pleasant and Amity Streets. At one point, the footage shows demonstrators storming into the bank lobby to disrupt business. After several...
  • Occupy demonstration closes North Ave. bridge (Milwaukee)

    11/18/2011 8:50:14 AM PST · by Jean S · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 11/17/11 | Tom Tolan
    Protesters who blocked traffic Thursday and invited arrest declared victory and marched off after Police Chief Edward Flynn said that officers wouldn't help them fulfill their "martyrdom fantasies" and that they could stay "and freeze their butts off." Hundreds of protesters sat or stood on the North Ave. bridge over Interstate 43 for two hours. Flynn, speaking to TV cameras as protesters chanted "We are the 99%," said he was withdrawing most of the couple dozen officers who had been watching the protesters "so we can answer 911 calls and protect the community." The demonstration demanding economic justice coincided with...
  • Nonprofit wants removal of Occupy Boston camp

    11/18/2011 8:54:13 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/18/11 | Boston Herald
    BOSTON -- The nonprofit organization that oversees the site of the Occupy Boston encampment wants the protesters out. The chairwoman of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy’s board says in a Tuesday letter to Mayor Thomas Menino that demonstrators have prevented the general public from enjoying Dewey Square Park and forced the cancellation of other events scheduled for the site, including an Oct. 15 food festival. The Boston Globe reports that Chairwoman Georgia Murray also wrote that sanitary conditions have worsened, farmers selling food in the area have seen sales decline because of "noise, odors, and interference" from demonstrators, and the...
  • National Cost of “Occupation” to Top $12 Million [and only 3621 arrests!]

    11/18/2011 9:02:47 AM PST · by freespirited · 19 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/17/11 | Alana Goodman
    On the eve of the Occupy Wall Street protests, it’s useful to take a look at its legacy. There are plenty of ways to measure the depravity that we’ve seen during the past several months, but it’s simplest to focus on the following themes: arrests, assaults, death and disease – plus the financial burden that the rest of the country has to shoulder in order to clean it all up:Number of arrests: 3,621 (via Occupy Arrests )Number of deaths: 4 – one murder, one suicide, one suspected drug overdose and one mystery.Number of sexual assaults: At least seven that have...
  • OWS Protesters Chant ‘Follow Those Kids!’ As Small Children Try To Go To School On Wall Street

    11/17/2011 3:50:40 PM PST · by MissesBush · 31 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 11/17/11
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — They were caught in the middle of madness. Some grade school students were forced to walk a gauntlet of screaming “Occupy Wall Street” protesters just to get to school on Thursday. It was a wild day in lower Manhattan for most everyone involved, including elementary school children who had to brave the mayhem just to get to class on the other side of Wall Street. GALLERY: Occupy Wall Street “Day Of Action” In the middle of thousands of protestors yelling and chanting — some kicking and screaming – CBS 2’s Emily Smith found little school kids...
  • "Occupy Melbourne" Protesters Gave Drugs to Kids, Salvation Army Claims (12-Year-Olds)

    11/16/2011 11:45:12 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 10 replies
    Herald Sun, Melbourne, Australia ^ | 17 November 2011 | Angus Thompson
    UPDATE 11.25am: OCCUPY Melbourne protesters have supplied drugs to homeless children and wards of the state as young as 12, a charity group says. The Salvation Army's Major Brendan Nottle said two 16-year-old girls were also invited to the home of activists in their late 20s and early 30s, while another 16-year-old was given marijuana to smoke. "We've had young people actually coming to our workers, as young as 12 and 13, and saying that they’ve been down at Occupy Melbourne," said on 3AW this morning. "They’ve been making statements to our workers around them being allowed to sniff glue...
  • OWS protester busted for allegedly threatening to hurl Molotov cocktails at Macy's

    11/17/2011 8:04:51 AM PST · by grundle · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2011 | KIRSTAN CONLEY, TIM PERONE and KENNETH GARGER
    Cops this evening arrested an Occupy Wall Street protester for allegedly threatening to throw Molotov cocktails at Macy’s tomorrow during the group’s city-wide demonstration. “On the 17th, we going to burn New York City to the f-cking ground,” Nkrumah Tinsley, 29, shouted Tuesday amongst a crowd of his fellow demonstrators, cops said. Tinsley was also quoted making a similar quote in today’s Metro newspaper. “In a few days they’re going to see what a Molotov cocktail can do to Macy’s,” Tinsley also allegedly vowed, according to a video posted on YouTube. “They got guns! We got bottles!” Tinsley was arrested...
  • Look out! Full revolution is on the table

    11/15/2011 4:30:33 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 53 replies
    At an Occupy Wall Street offshoot event, an Occupy Oakland protester had the following to say: (Headline: 1,000 at old Occupy Oakland camp to discuss future) "If they (police) take over the camp, we're going to reoccupy," Ronald "Rasta" Jones, 31, an Oakland resident who had lived in the Occupy Oakland camp since its first day, Oct. 10, said before officers moved in around 5 a.m. to evict people. "Our objective is for them to keep spending money. ... We're not going to stop." Jones has let the cat out of the bag. Occupy Oakland/Wall Street is the Cloward and...
  • Maxine Waters on Deaths and Crimes at Occupy Protests: ‘That’s Life and It Happens’~NOT TEA PARTIES!

    11/16/2011 1:43:44 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/16/11 | Edwin Mora
    When asked to comment Wednesday about the deaths and crimes that have occurred around Occupy protests being held across the country, Rep. Maxine Waters said “that’s life and it happens.” “That’s a distraction from the goals of the protesters,” Waters, who says she supports the Occupy movement, told CNSNews.com after an event at the Capitol sponsored by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. “Let me just say this: Anytime you have a gathering, homeless people are going to show up,” said Waters. “They will find some comfort in having some other people out on the streets with them. They’re looking for food....
  • Maxine Waters on Deaths and Crimes at Occupy Protests: ‘That’s Life and It Happens’

    11/16/2011 1:45:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNews ^ | November 16, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    Video at link.(CNSNews.com) - When asked to comment Wednesday about the deaths and crimes that have occurred around Occupy protests being held across the country, Rep. Maxine Waters said “that’s life and it happens.” “That’s a distraction from the goals of the protesters,” Waters, who says she supports the Occupy movement, told CNSNews.com after an event at the Capitol sponsored by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. “Let me just say this: Anytime you have a gathering, homeless people are going to show up,” said Waters. “They will find some comfort in having some other people out on the streets with them....
  • ‘Occupy LA’ Protest Expected To Cause Traffic Delays Thursday

    11/16/2011 1:34:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CBS) ^ | November 16, 2011 9:34 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A coalition of labor unions and community groups have announced plans for a massive march in support of the “Occupy LA” encampment. More than 1,000 protesters are planning to shut down streets in downtown Los Angeles at 7 a.m. Thursday. They will meet at the Bank of America plaza on Hope Street and march to the corner of Figueroa and Fourth streets, where they plan to shut down the intersection and drop large banners from nearby overpasses. Demonstrators say rush hour drivers should expect serious delays and street closures in downtown Los Angeles near the 110...
  • Under siege from coast to coast, Occupy camps now losing battles in court

    11/16/2011 12:05:17 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 11/16/11 | Julia Prodis Sulek and Howard Mintz, Staff writers
    To think it started out so peacefully. But with frustrations running high more than a month after the Occupy movement took root across the country, encampments are falling like dominoes as authorities over the past few days have been raiding and clearing out tent cities from New York and Texas to Oakland and Berkeley.Now, the battleground is moving from the public square to the courtroom, as protesters seek legal help to resurrect the tents and, in the process, maintain the leaderless movement that has been increasingly marred by violence and confrontation.Behind the scenes, police chiefs and mayors from the Left...