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  • 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 Oakland arrestee faces deportation (Francisco "Pancho" Ramos Stierle,'astrophysics' student?)

    11/15/2011 12:55:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/15/11 | Demian Bulwa
    OAKLAND -- Occupy Oakland protesters are planning a rally today in support of a veteran East Bay activist who faces possible deportation after being arrested during Monday's police sweep of the movement's encampment outside City Hall. Records show that 36-year-old Francisco "Pancho" Ramos Stierle of Oakland is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin because of a federal immigration hold. ... Alameda County sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson, a spokesman for the jail, said his agency had no control over federal immigration holds. "We don't make that decision," he said. Federal immigration officials did not immediately respond to...
  • Alleged Occupy Protester Caught Pooping on Seattle Sidewalk

    11/15/2011 11:28:21 AM PST · by NavyCanDo · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-15-11
    The video you’re about to see was submitted by a Seattle Weekly reader for proof. Proof of what? Proof that Occupy Seattle protesters were defecating in public.
  • Cities struggle to deal with occupy movement

    11/14/2011 12:55:45 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | November 14, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    San Francisco (CNN) -- Police in riot gear moved into the Occupy Oakland encampment early Monday, tearing down tents and arresting some protesters, the latest effort by city officials across the country to gain control over a movement that some leaders say has become a public safety and health threat. Oakland, California, police, aided by dozens of officers from nearby jurisdictions, arrested 32 people in the effort to clear Frank Ogawa Plaza near City Hall before dawn Monday, Interim Chief Howard Jordan said. There were no reports of injuries or complaints of abuse, he said. The camp had become an...
  • Ready for OWS to end, NYC residents protest the protesters (Sick and Tired. Enough!!)

    11/14/2011 11:33:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2011 | Tina Korbe
    While I can't imagine why, some New York City residents are just sick and tired of the Wall Street Occupiers -- and would prefer they pack up their Zuccotti Park tent city and head on home, wherever home might be. NBC New York reports: Downtown residents and business owners are organizing a protest of the protest after two months of Lower Manhattan being occupied by the Wall Street demonstration.Angry over all-day drumming, people urinating and defecating on the streets and verbal attacks from protesters, organizers say they will rally at City Hall Monday to send officials a message. …Businesses have...

    11/14/2011 6:10:54 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 84 replies
    Occupy Oakland Livestream Link ^ | 15 November 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    Communist/Anarchist OWS Demonstrators have been taunting the local police for HOURS on end to provoke them into a fight, and now the police in Oakland, with support by many other local agencies, appear to have had just about enough and appear ready to restore order to the streets of the city.Live Leftist Link Here6:00 a.m. Pacific/9:00 a.m. Eastern.
  • $1 million bail for Portland bomb suspect [linked to Occupy Portland]

    11/12/2011 10:25:26 AM PST · by matt1234 · 18 replies
    KGW ^ | November 9, 2011 | Staff
    PORTLAND -- Bail for a man inside the Occupy Portland camp Wednesday on accusations related to a Tuesday Molotov cocktail fire was raised to $1 million by a judge Thursday. David Hodson, 29, was arraigned on first-degree arson, manufacturing a destructive device, possession of an explosive device and second-degree criminal mischief charges. --SNIP-- In an interview Wednesday morning on OPB, Mayor Sam Adams said that a suspect in the World Trade Center bombing was seen returning to the camp. Portland's World Trade Center houses the headquarters for Oregon's largest electric utility, state offices, a number of law firms and the...
  • Occupy Portland Leader: "Nobody Should Contact The Police” If They Witness a Sexual Assault

    I guess if one is sexually assaulted at an OWS occupation, the victim is being told to take one for the team.
  • Live Blog: Eviction notices 'effective immediately' at Occupy Oakland (Quan grows set)

    11/11/2011 6:21:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/11/11 | Kristin J. Bender, Thomas Peele and Scott Johnson
    As veterans and their supporters march in downtown, police are distributing eviction notices to campers at Occupy Oakland. The move comes just one day after a man -- whose name has not been released by police -- was shot and killed after an apparent fight near the Occupy Oakland tent city. The mayor and other city leaders are also stepping up calls for the camp to disband. 6 p.m. Mayor releases statement about Occupy Oakland, says 'risk are too great' Mayor Jean Quan has issued a statement following the police distribution of eviction notices to campers at Occupy Oakland. "Last...
  • Deaths at Occupy camps bring pressure for shutdown

    11/12/2011 9:35:55 AM PST · by libstripper · 43 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Nov. 12, 2011 | staff
    City leaders across the U.S. felt increasing pressure Friday to shut down Occupy protest encampments after two men died in shootings and two others were found dead inside their tents this week.
  • Oregon Police Fear 'Occupy' Protesters Arming Themselves for Looming Confrontation

    11/12/2011 6:38:10 AM PST · by ETL · 74 replies
    Associated Press, via ^ | November 11, 2011 | AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland police believe that some protesters inside the Occupy Portland encampments are building shields and makeshift weapons -- including nails hammered into wood -- in preparation for when authorities attempt to clear the parks this weekend, police said Friday. Occupy Portland organizers have repeatedly said the movement is nonviolent and have appealed to demonstrators to resist peacefully when the camps close at midnight on Saturday. They planned public marches and a potluck dinner before the deadline and hoped the public would take part. But police said as many as 150 anarchists may come to Portland to take...
  • NYPD sends elite detectives to Wall St. protests

    11/11/2011 7:30:42 AM PST · by libstripper · 23 replies
    N. Y. Post ^ | Nov. 10, 2011 | PHILIP MESSING and BOB FREDERICKS
    Send in the cavalry! The NYPD has moved three elite Manhattan homicide detectives and a deputy chief to the raucous Occupy Wall Street protest in response to a rash of sex attacks, thefts and vandalism -- including graffiti scrawled on the nearby 9/11 Memorial, The Post has learned. The veteran detectives, normally assigned to Manhattan South, are now working cases at Zuccotti Park on an as-needed basis, law-enforcement sources said.
  • Two Fatal shootings one at occupy Oakland and the other at occupy Vermont.

    It is getting bad out there at these protests.
  • Classy: OWS Defaces 9/11 Memorial

    11/10/2011 7:12:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | November 10, 2011 | Kate Hicks
    I wish I could say I'm surprised, but honestly, I'm not. Occupy Wall Street -- located mere blocks from the World Trade Center, and consequently, the 9/11 memorial -- has defaced the memorial honoring the thousands who died there ten years ago. As a result of the recent violence, sexual assault, and vandalism, Manhattan's most elite squad of homocide detectives has been assigned to monitor the protesters camped in Zuccotti Park. The NYPD has moved three elite Manhattan homicide detectives and a deputy chief to the raucous Occupy Wall Street protest in response to a rash of sex attacks, thefts...
  • OccupyWallStreet: The Rap Sheet, So Far ...

    11/10/2011 1:30:20 PM PST · by Scythian · 21 replies
    NY: 10/1/2011 — Police Arrest More Than 700 Protesters on Brooklyn BridgeMadison, WI: 10-27-2011 — Madison Occupiers Lose Permit Due to Public MasturbationPhoenix: 10/28/2011 — Flier at Occupy Phoenix Asks, “When Should You Shoot a Cop?”NY: 10/18/2011 — Thieves Preying on Fellow ProtestersNY: 10/9/2011 — Stinking up Wall Street: Protesters Accused of Living in Filth as Shocking Pictures Show One Demonstrator Defecating on a POLICE CARNY: 10/7/2011 — Occupiers Rush Police … MoreCleveland: 10/18/2011 —  ‘Occupy Cleveland’ Protester Alleges She Was RapedNY: 10/10/2011 — ‘Increasingly Debauched’: Are Sex, Drugs & Poor Sanitation Eclipsing Occupy Wall Street?Seattle: 10/18/2011 — Man...
  • Once again, Oakland cleans up from a riot

    11/03/2011 12:18:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies ^ | 11/3/11 | Henry K. Lee
    OAKLAND -- Work crews and employees of trashed buildings in downtown Oakland set to work this morning cleaning up from the post-midnight riot that broke out after Occupy Oakland's daylong general strike. Graffiti was spray-painted on many buildings along Broadway from 14th to 16th streets, where masked vandals shattered windows and threw objects at police. Officers responded by firing tear gas and flash-bang grenades and making dozens of arrests. ... At the Men's Wearhouse, which had closed Wednesday and put up signs in support of the general strike, windows were shattered. A box nearby read, "Cop uniform surrender box." No...
  • Video: ACORN Front Group Pays Homeless People ‘$10 a Hour, $100 a Day’ to Protest at OWS

    11/03/2011 12:04:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 2, 2011 | Publius
    Lee Stranahan and Brandon Darby have released the latest video clip from their visit to Occupy Wall Street. In the video, an activist named Channing, who has been at the Occupy Wall Street protests from the beginning, volunteers the information that the former ACORN organization–through its new front group, New York Communities for Change–is paying $10 per hour and $100 per day to homeless people to attend the demonstrations. She suggests that ACORN’s involvement is unwelcome, alleging that its homeless employees are “being paid to come here and mess things up.” Channing’s information corroborates reporting by Big Government on ACORN’s...
  • 'Occupy' Movement's Favorability Rating Plummets, For Some Reason

    11/03/2011 11:50:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 3, 2011 | Guy Benson
    How very curious:   A sign that the Occupy Wall Street movement isn’t the best long-term vehicle for Democrats to connect themselves with: A new Quinnipiac poll, showing a plurality of voters viewing the group unfavorably.  The poll, released today, show 30 percent of voters surveyed view the movement favorably, 39 percent unfavorably, with an additional 30 percent not hearing enough to have an opinion.  It’s one of the first national polls to suggest voters are growing skeptical of Occupy Wall Street- and it comes as police have clashed with protesters in several cities.  Previous national polls have shown a plurality of...