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But its not 10's of thousands. Its hundreds and they're breaking windows, destroying property, putting vendors out of business (the same that they are supposed to be occupying for no less)

And the biggest kicker is the cries for first amendment rights. As a journalist, i know the importance of it, but they've been camping on private property. There are no rights on other people's property. Just like this forum censors out profanity, the park owners could have had them thrown out when it all started. Now its just gotten out of hand.

You could peacefully protest for a decade, and no one will give you an ounce of trouble. But what these people have been doing isn't peaceful. And you say its just a small minority, but those that allow them to stay are just as wrong. Its no different than the "moderate muslims" who do nothing when the fundamentalists commit terrorist acts. By doing nothing, you're condoning the activity, which is itself a criminal act.


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But its not 10's of thousands. Its hundreds and they're breaking windows, destroying property, putting vendors out of business (the same that they are supposed to be occupying for no less)
Let's see, there are probably at least 10-20 Occupy protests going on across the country at any given time, each with at least 1000 members. Factoring that out, you get to 10s of thousands, no? Remember, the reports of violence, crimes, etc are not coming from all the protests.

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And the biggest kicker is the cries for first amendment rights. As a journalist, i know the importance of it, but they've been camping on private property. There are no rights on other people's property. Just like this forum censors out profanity, the park owners could have had them thrown out when it all started. Now its just gotten out of hand.
What private property are you referring to? Zucotti Park? That is actually a unique situation in that it is partially public and partially private. To my knowledge, no court has actually ruled on which way to go as of yet.

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You could peacefully protest for a decade, and no one will give you an ounce of trouble. But what these people have been doing isn't peaceful. And you say its just a small minority, but those that allow them to stay are just as wrong. Its no different than the "moderate muslims" who do nothing when the fundamentalists commit terrorist acts. By doing nothing, you're condoning the activity, which is itself a criminal act.
Not sure I'm following you here. Please elaborate.

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I don't recall the Tea Party bringing any explosives or gas masks to any protests:
Oregon Live wrote:
3 men claiming to be Occupy Portland protesters arrested in Marion County for possession of explosives
Published: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 6:33 PM Updated: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 8:10 PM
By Molly Hottle, The Oregonian

Marion County authorities arrested three men, who claimed to be Occupy Portland protesters, during a traffic stop after officers found fireworks and marijuana inside.

A Marion County Sheriff's Office deputy at 8:40 a.m. Sunday stopped a gray Subaru Outback that was traveling southbound on Interstate 5, near milepost 245, after he recorded it traveling at 81 mph.

When the deputy made contact with the driver, William Maxwell Patterson, 21, he reportedly smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the car. When he searched the car, the deputy found a bag of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Inside the car was also Emery Nicholas Luff, 21, and Zachary Salzwedel-Kemp, 20, and all three are from Klamath Falls.

Inside the car, the deputy also found a number of firecrackers and two commercially made mortars inside glass canning jars, designed to be fired into the area during professional pyrotechnic displays. One was found in the floorboard of the vehicle, and the other was allegedly in Luff's jacket.

The deputy also found two gas masks, protective eye goggles and a safety helmet. All three men told the deputy that they had spent the night at the Occupy Portland demonstration, and they brought the mortars and safety equipment to the demonstration in preparation of the expected confrontation between police and protesters Sunday morning.

The three had been at the demonstration during the confrontation Sunday morning and had left about an hour before the vehicle was stopped. During that confrontation, a police officer was injured by a firework, but the three men denied being involved in the incident.

When asked about the explosives, the three men told authorities that they knew the canning jar would explode, causing glass shrapnel to fly and possibly cause injury.

All three men were arrested and booked at the Marion County jail. Patterson is charged with unlawful possession of fireworks and possession of a controlled substance. He was released from jail.

Luff is charged with unlawful possession of destructive device, unlawful manufacture of destructive device and unlawful possession of fireworks. He remains in jail and is expected in court at 3 p.m. Monday.

Salzwedel-Kemp is charged with unlawful possession of fireworks and possession of a controlled substance. He was cited and released from jail.

Portland Police Bureau officers were advised about the discovery of the mortars and fireworks and the subsequent arrests.


http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2011/11/3_men_claiming_to_be_occupy_po.html

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And the facts just keep getting worse:
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Contentions National Cost of “Occupation” to Top $12 Million Alana Goodman 11.17.2011 - 6:20 PM

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 been reported to police. And there are signs that many may have gone unreported.

Number of contagious outbreaks: Seven, including tuberculosis, ring worm, Parvo, scabies, respiratory sickness, head and body lice, and fleas.

Cost of Occupation: At least $12,625,000. That’s just including the latest police and/or cleanup estimates from the following cities that have released the information: Oakland, New York City, Portland (here and here), L.A. (here and here) Philadelphia, Seattle, Boston and Denver. The actual numbers from the other cities, public service costs, and business costs not included could, and probably will, end up making this much higher.

Now it’s up to public officials to make sure those numbers don’t continue to rise.

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/11/17/national-cost-of-ows/

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This is good:
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“Occupy” Protester Busted For Stealing Neighbor’s Furniture For Florida Encampment

Meet Jeffrey Scott.

The 32-year-old “Occupy Pensacola” protester was arrested yesterday on felony burglary and larceny charges for allegedly robbing a neighbor’s home of furniture that he used at the protest group’s encampment outside City Hall.

Scott was nabbed shortly after victim Ned English called police to report the theft of a couch, a recliner, four wicker chairs, and four couch cushions from his home, according to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report.

When questioned by a deputy, Scott stated, “Yes, I took the furniture. I was going to give it back, but haven’t had a chance to.” Scott, investigators noted, admitted entering English’s home through a rear window, taking the furniture, and using some of the purloined items “at the Occupy Pensacola Camp located at City Hall.”

Scott, pictured in the above mug shot, is being held in lieu of $20,000 bond in the county jail. Arrest records list the Virginia native's occupation as "nutritional aid."


http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/occupy-pensacola-furniture-theft-674319

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This just keeps getting funnier and funnier:
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OWS Protester Assaults Man with Hammer, Striking Him in Head
Posted by Aurelius at 2:30 PM

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 that they clean up the park they were in. Schisler became agitated and told him to stop. When the victim refused, Schisler first smashed his drum and then quickly struck him in the head.

Schisler was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. His bail is set at $10,000.


http://www.punditpress.com/2011/11/ows-protester-assaults-man-with-hammer.html

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njroar wrote:
And the biggest kicker is the cries for first amendment rights. As a journalist, i know the importance of it, but they've been camping on private property. There are no rights on other people's property. Just like this forum censors out profanity, the park owners could have had them thrown out when it all started. Now its just gotten out of hand.
What private property are you referring to? Zucotti Park? That is actually a unique situation in that it is partially public and partially private. To my knowledge, no court has actually ruled on which way to go as of yet.

njroar wrote:
You could peacefully protest for a decade, and no one will give you an ounce of trouble. But what these people have been doing isn't peaceful. And you say its just a small minority, but those that allow them to stay are just as wrong. Its no different than the "moderate muslims" who do nothing when the fundamentalists commit terrorist acts. By doing nothing, you're condoning the activity, which is itself a criminal act.
Not sure I'm following you here. Please elaborate.


Zuccotti is unique, but every public park usually has hours of operations and prohibit camping. They've all gotten a free ride for short durations, but the authorities have every right to step in at any point. Granted I don't know the exact rules of every protest area around the country, but every public park in NJ is open dusk to dawn.

By refusing to report rapes, assaults, and other crimes to the police and to "settle security issues internally," they've basically condoned the behavior. There is much more happening at these places then are being reported. And none of these occupy groups has been kicked out or had the police come in riot gear because they were just sitting around peacefully.


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I'm not surprised in the least:
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Occupiers' war on police
By Tina Trent
Sunday, November 20, 2011

With police clearing out many of the "Occupy" encampments, one might think that the Obama-approved protests will be over soon. However, at the national convention of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) last weekend, there was talk of how the protests will eventually expand and "take indoor spaces" such as city halls and state capitols, in order to "unite" with "mass movements against state and local budget cuts and in defense of public sector unions." DSA members across the U.S. have been actively participating in the Occupy movement.

Such a strategy would put police officers, many of them members of public-sector unions, in a difficult situation. In the end, of course, they can be counted on to enforce the law, which has been ignored by "progressive" politicians in such cities as New York, Washington, D.C., and Oakland, Calif.

The politicians, including Obama, have been hoping the demonstrations would help their political campaigns by emphasizing the issue of "social inequality" and the need for bigger government and higher levels of taxation. The police, however, have understood from the start that the lawlessness must be stopped. What they may not understand is that they are being targeted in the process and that more confrontations are yet to come.

Many Occupy sites display open hatred for the police. It is so open that posters of cop-killers Mumia Abu Jamal and Lovelle Mixon are ominously affixed to tents. Mixon, a suspected child rapist, gunned down four Oakland officers as they sat eating breakfast; he is now an anointed hero of the Occupiers.

Meanwhile, Atlanta protesters renamed their entire encampment after cop-killer Troy Davis, who shot a policeman in 1989 as the officer came to the aid of a homeless man Davis was pistol-whipping. Impervious to irony, the Atlanta Occupiers have thus rechristened a park where homeless people loiter after a man who bashed a homeless man, rather than naming it after the police officer who gave his life to try to save that homeless man from Davis' violence.

The intensity of venom the Occupy protesters direct at street police, and not at elected officials or even police chiefs, is part of an intentional strategy to incite and amplify confrontations with police and then scapegoat police for the ensuing incidents. This is a well-worn activist strategy, one that relies on both complacent media eager to report "clashes" between protesters and police, and on elected officials eager to curry favor with the activists and constituent groups that support them.

While mayors and editorial boards posture, scolding the police one day and wondering why they didn't stop store-looting the next, the seasoned activists behind the visible Occupy encampments are creating no-go zones for the police on public property. This disturbing development, like others, has been accepted by authorities with barely a whimper, even when the result is impeding investigations of serious crimes such as rapes.

The Occupiers' repulsive strategy of creating ostentatious "safe zones" for women rather than using all their resources to unambiguously cooperate in capturing sex offenders places them in the company of the disgraced football coaches of Penn State.

Behind the visible faces of the Occupy movement -- students worried about repaying their loans, aging peaceniks, drug-addicted hangers-on -- there are professional agitators and activists whose goal is dismantling capitalism and the "police state" that protects it. They are serious about a revolution, just as the Students for a Democratic Society and the Weathermen were serious decades ago.

Long before the first tent went up in New York's Zuccotti Park, communist Angela Davis' "cop-watch" organization known as Critical Resistance was teaching activists to writhe and scream for the cameras while being handcuffed. The anarchist collective Ruckus Society was publishing how-to manuals with detailed instructions for invading buildings, disrupting mass transit and cargo movements, and maximizing chaos in the streets.

Meanwhile, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the National Lawyers Guild and the ACLU continued their tradition of defending such lawbreaking. These groups provide legal support to those arrested, so the protesters can be quickly back on the streets.

While it has become a cliche to say so, every one of these organizations enjoys funding from hedge fund operator George Soros, who also donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to subsidize Ruckus Society workshops teaching rope skills and building-invasion techniques. Soros money also flows through his Open Society Institute into Critical Resistance and the Center for Constitutional Rights' so-called Movement Support Coalition.

The police have always stood on the front lines against such groups, while the rest of us have the luxury of watching from a distance. But with the protesters showing no signs of going away for good, it is time for the law-abiding among us to go public with our support for local police as they protect life, liberty and property.

Read more: Occupiers' war on police - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... z1eMJ6Fn15

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If you don't join the OccuCommies, they will assault you:
Daily Cal wrote:
Man throws aluminum water bottle at UC Berkeley student’s face

By Stephanie Baer | Senior Staff
Friday, November 18, 2011 at 6:27 pm
Updated Monday, November 21, 2011 at 12:21 am

A man allegedly threw an aluminum water bottle at a UC Berkeley student Thursday evening on campus, causing minor injuries to the victim’s face.

At about 5:09 p.m., the female student was approached by a man at “the northeast exterior of the Haas Pavilion,” according to a UCPD crime alert. The man asked the student if she was going to the protest on Sproul Plaza, and when the victim answered “no,” the suspect yelled at her.

“People like you are the reason that California is in debt,” he said, according to the crime alert.

The suspect then allegedly threw a full aluminum water bottle at the victim’s face. The victim then called UCPD and refused medical treatment for the bruise on her cheek. UCPD officers responded to the scene and checked the area, but could not locate the suspect.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male in his early 20s, wearing a brown and green knit cap with earflaps and strings, a black coat and dark pants.


http://www.dailycal.org/2011/11/18/man-throws-aluminum-water-bottle-at-uc-berkeley-students-face/

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This is beginning to sound like Poopstock:
Mercury News wrote:
County compiles list of nearly 100 problems since Occupy Santa Cruz moved in
Hundreds of pounds of human waste included in list of issues
By JASON HOPPIN and STEPHEN BAXTER
Posted: 11/19/2011 01:54:35 PM PST
Updated: 11/19/2011 02:02:08 PM PST

SANTA CRUZ - County officials this week released a list of 93 complaints of disruptive and illegal behavior near the county's main offices and courthouse, adjacent to the Occupy Santa Cruz camp.

Since the camp was joined by dozens of tents that belong to the homeless, county workers and others have documented drug and alcohol use, public urination and defecation, littering, bathing in county restrooms, fights and more. Two pieces of artwork on display at the county building were vandalized - although county officials said it is not known who was responsible for it.

Several planned courthouse marriages also had to be moved, deputy April Skalland said Friday.

"The Sheriff's Office supports the rights of freedom of speech and assembly. The Sheriff's Office recognizes there are individuals who have opportunistically associated themselves with Occupy Santa Cruz as cover for criminal and anti-social behavior," Skalland said.

The Sheriff's Office report outlined dozens of scofflaws at the Occupy Santa Cruz and homeless camp since Oct. 2.

A separate, detailed list provided by county staff showed most of the problems were documented within the past three weeks - after the homeless moved in and tensions between the camp and the city escalated.

Steve Pleich, a member of Occupy's legal group who said he does not speak for the group, said there have been some recent sanitation improvements to the campground.

UNPLEASANT ISSUES

This week, two portable restrooms were installed in the park to supplement the one on Water Street since October, Pleich said.

"I think a lot of those sanitation issues came before the portable restrooms," Pleich said. He added that there are hand-washing stations.

"We're doing everything we can to ameliorate this problem," Pleich said.

Protesters had asked city leaders to keep bathrooms in San Lorenzo Park open overnight. A permit unilaterally issued by the city earlier this month required that protesters install two more portable toilets.

Shauna Gunderson, another Occupy member, said the new restrooms, "put to rest the city's largely exaggerated claims around sanitation."

At least one incident on the county list wasn't noted by the Sheriff's Office: the discovery of an estimated 200 pounds of human feces near the county Veterans Memorial Building, just across the Water Street bridge from the camp.

The county called in a hazardous materials team to clean up the mess, and installed a security fence around the building, which is closed for renovations. There is no evidence that linked the excrement to the camp.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

County Environmental Health officials also released a report on sanitation at the park to Santa Cruz police this week.

Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark said the report outlined problems with wastewater disposal, trash, food safety and personal hygiene among Occupy campers.

Environmental Health officials looked for obvious signs of ringworm and scabies among campers but did not test anyone, Clark said Friday. A County Health department crew could test campers but he said he was not aware of plans to do so.

Clark said Occupy members reported ringworm and scabies to Dominican Hospital staff this week but its existence has not been confirmed.

Several Occupy members said the health risks at the camp were overblown.

For behavioral problems, which have often involved the homeless, Pleich said Occupy members often go tent to tent and try to anticipate problems and fights.

"We're trying to be proactive about that," Pleich said.

Other Occupy members have said vandalism has come from a small, loud contingent and did not represent most of the group.

Police said there has been property crime. City authorities bagged five parking meters on Water Street on Tuesday because county workers had planned to wash the steps at the Occupy space. By Wednesday, the bags were gone, Clark said.

Police have video surveillance footage of people cutting off the bags.

Several people watched the culprits steal the bags, Clark said.

Tim Newman, administrative services manager for Santa Cruz County Superior Court, said Occupy members were asked Friday to remove an anarchy symbol from the side of the courthouse. They cooperated, Newman said.

In the sheriff's report, more than two dozen illegal activities were reported between Monday and Friday morning, including 11 on Tuesday, when protesters showed up at the county board meeting to complain about their treatment during an early-morning arrest, and when there was widespread belief within the camp that a sweep was imminent.

According to the county, the first complaint of that day came in at 4 a.m., when county staff found approximately 35 protesters waiting to get into the county building when staff arrived.

That day, there were reports of bathing in county bathrooms, fighting and drug transactions

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19373284

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This article sums up what has happened with the OccuCommies thus far:
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..Occupy Crime and Disease
..By John Hull | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Sun, Nov 20, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street protests started by Canadian malcontents has made a difference.


Many are dead or injured, others have third world diseases, while still others have been raped. Hatred has been spewed and unsanitary conditions prevail as these people defecate where they sleep.


The protests have been joined by like-minded left wing organizations such as the Communist Party USA and the American Nazi Party, as reported in the article Sexual Assault, Thefts and Hate Plague Occupy Movement.


A man was murdered at the scene of the Occupy Oakland protests, after which news media was attacked and protestors allowed the shooter to flee, as reported by Media Bistro.


Protestors claimed there was no relation between the suspect nor the victim to the protests, which later proved untrue, as reported by the New York Post.


Reports of drug overdoses abound, such as the cases of a woman in the Vancouver protests as reported by CBC, and a man in Salt Lake City, reported the American Thinker.


Then there is the man who wanted to assassinate the president. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez was arrested Nov. 16, charged with firing an assault rifle at the White House in an attempt to kill Barack Obama. Ortega-Hernandez had been seen several times at the Washington Mall where the Occupy DC protests are taking place, according to the Examiner and ABC News.


Protestors again claimed there was no connection. This was also the case with a man who died inside a protestors tent at Occupy Bloomington, as shown in the Gateway Pundit.


CBS reports the Occupy San Francisco protests are plagued with fleas as well as head and body lice. The report shows that health and safety officials fear an outbreak of disease due to unsanitary conditions such as the outbreak of tuberculosis at Occupy Atlanta.


Are officials waiting for a recurrence of leprosy before they shut this down?


Add to this several rapes such as those that occurred in Philadelphia (ABC News) and Cleveland as well as a man masturbating in front of children in Seattle (Yahoo! News) and many others, these protests are becoming nothing short of a crime spree.

http://news.yahoo.com/occupy-crime-disease-181500868.html

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Where's my free stuff?
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ACLU: Occupy MN has right to unrestricted use of public property — and free electricity, too
posted at 10:05 am on November 22, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Here in Minneapolis, our local Occupy movement hasn’t made national news, thanks to a smaller turnout and relatively little outrageous behavior.

However, the ACLU has now jumped into the fray, suing Hennepin County (Minneapolis) for enforcing rules and laws on the use of public property where the Occupiers have camped. Specifically, the ACLU wants Hennepin County to grant unrestricted use indefinitely to the Occupiers on the basis of free speech … which apparently includes free electricity, too (via Rob Port):

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota sued Hennepin County on Monday on behalf of OccupyMPLS, the protest group camping out on the Government Center Plaza in downtown Minneapolis in defiance of county rules.

The ACLU suit contends that those rules, which forbid tents and electricity, and “certain unwritten procedures enforced by the county” violate the demonstrators’ free speech rights. …

The suit asks that new rules restricting the use of chalk, electricity and tents be declared unconstitutional. The plaintiffs are also seeking an injunction against the rules, and they want the county to provide electricity for the protesters. It also asks that officials stop giving trespass notices to protesters who build temporary shelters or use chalk to express their views.

The county has said the plaza is not designed for long-term occupation and that the restrictions adopted earlier this month are needed because of health and safety concerns and increased security costs.

There may be a legitimate political gripe about the promulgation of rules in response to the Occupy protests. However, the county had not imagined that anyone would claim the right to squat indefinitely on public land as a form of political protest, and the grounds are in use every day for all members of the public. The fact that these individuals hold signs and chant rhyming slogans give them no special grant to use public property in a way that creates a semi-permanent obstruction for everyone else’s use, and that most especially includes chalking up the sidewalks and running power cables all over the place, a potential safety hazard for pedestrians and a potential fire hazard under some circumstances.

The ACLU’s demand that the county supply the electricity is just … perfect. What better statement for this movement to make than to demand that county taxpayers buy the electricity that will keep this obstacle in business for a while longer? They want free education, free electricity, and now free housing of a sort, although they weren’t successful in getting it:

Two people arrested in Minneapolis during a weekend protest against Wall Street remained in custody Sunday, while a video posted on the Occupy Minnesota website showed an officer appearing to use his squad car to push one of the men out of the way during the demonstration.

The men were arrested Saturday at a foreclosed home that was being occupied by protesters. One was arrested on charges of burglary and trespassing, while the other was arrested for obstruction of justice after refusing to move for police. A video posted on the group’s website shows the man standing in front of a squad car, as an officer slowly begins driving the car forward — causing the man to be pushed back. …

About two dozen protesters returned to the foreclosed home on Sunday as fire officials boarded up the house. Police were on hand, but Sullivan said the protesters were peaceful and there were no arrests.

We had heard that the Occupiers would start squatting in foreclosed homes as a way to beat the cold out in the open at “People’s Plaza,” but there is one big difference that they apparently didn’t take into consideration. The county can impose rules on the use of public property and cite people who violate them, but breaking into private property is burglary — and that results in more than just a citation and a fine. It will be much more difficult to explain away a burglary conviction than one for disorderly conduct.

Free homes, free electricity, unrestricted use of public property, and waiving all the rules … this isn’t a political movement. It’s the equivalent of a temper tantrum from a two-year-old. This is the Freeloader Movement.

Meanwhile, over in Boston, we find out that free speech is a quality reserved for those animals more equal than others:

From a respectable distance on the sidewalk on Atlantic Avenue, I observe a Boston EMS technician patiently trying to coax the woman out of her tent to take her to the hospital. Two cops look on. The woman obviously has some mental health issues.

Out of the blue, a 20-something female occupier with a disgusted look on her face comes running up to me, gets in my face and yells, “Get out of here. You have no right to watch.” I say nothing and instead walk away from her. But I continue to observe the EMS tech and cops from another vantage point doing their jobs. …

A few minutes later, she returns. “I told you to get out of here,” she screams at me. “I won’t say it again. What’s wrong with you? It’s none of your business.”

This time I respond. “I’m a citizen of the United States, I am on public property, and I am doing nothing wrong,” I tell her. She fumes, but goes away.

Then some older occupier, pretending to sweep the sidewalk, sweeps a whole bunch of debris up on to my pants. It was hard, but I ignore him.
Other people are now watching EMS do their job as well, with one young guy taking pictures. Another occupier comes over and, in a threatening voice, orders him to stop. “Bite me,” the shutterbug calmly tells the occupier. “Last time I looked, this is America pal.” I say to myself, “Way to go kid!”

For a “movement” that takes place on public property, the Occupiers seem to have a real problem about transparency. I wonder what else they’re hiding, in Boston and around the country.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/22/aclu-occupy-mn-has-right-to-unrestricted-use-of-public-property-and-free-electricity-too/

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I thought these parasites were supposed to be against greed:
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Lawsuit to Occupy a courtroom
Infighting leads to breach of contract claim
By Christine McConville and O’Ryan Johnson
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - Updated 6 hours ago

A bitter battle over the business rights to Occupy Boston has two warring factions of the revolutionary group headed to court next week.

“We want to take Occupy Boston back,” said plaintiff Paul Carnes, who claims he was an original Occupier and now is accusing four other tent city residents of breach of contract, inflicting emotional distress and violating the state’s consumer protection law.

Carnes, represented by Winchester lawyer William Mansfield, filed the three-count compliant against David Kelston and three others in Suffolk Superior Court on Friday.

Kelston told the Herald last night the suit is “groundless. Very groundless. There was a mediated agreement that was reached and FAWG (Occupy’s Financial Accountability Working Group) has upheld that agreement.”

Carnes said he took the legal step to protect the business entity known as Occupy Boston to stop the other faction from getting too much power.

Carnes, 27, said he is living in Dorchester and was writing a book on revolutions when he first learned through the Internet hacking group Anonymous about the Occupy movement.

“I was told about Occupy months and months ahead of time,” he said. “I didn’t think it would happen, but when it did, I cut off everything I was doing, and got over there and on the ground.”

And, Carnes said, when he realized that people were donating money to the cause, he took steps to protect the dough — and the cause.

“I formed the financial accountability group because the donations were coming in, and the money was getting taken, so we started putting this together,” he said.

He officially registered Occupy Boston as a “doing business as” entity with the city of Boston on Oct. 18, city records show.

A week later, on Oct. 25, an Occupier named in the suit registered another d.b.a., Occupy Boston-Financial Accountability Working Group, with the city.

Carnes said he was ousted from the financial accountability group, and a press release was issued saying money was used to buy tents and clothes without the permission of other members. Carnes claimed the expenditures were made before any spending rules were put in place. He said the tents and clothes were for veterans in the movement

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Post Re: Occupy Wall Street
Talk about an epic fail and not thinking things through:
Washington Examiner wrote:
Oops..wrong time to Occupy the super committee by Samantha Gilman

A group of Occupy Wall Street protesters have spent the last two weeks marching 230 miles from New York City to the nation's capitol. A blast "action alert" emailed this morning describes their plans upon arrival in Washington, DC:

Together we will march to McPherson Square where they will hold a press conference at noon, followed by a General Assembly afterwards to discuss the planned actions. Shortly after, they will march to the Capitol to bring the message of the 99% directly to the Super Committee.

One small problem -- the "super committee" has already declared failure and gone home. And the House and Senate adjourned last Friday.

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/oopswrong-time-occupy-super-committee

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Post Re: Occupy Wall Street
Why am I not surprised?
SFist wrote:
Occupy Oakland Hosts Gay Porn Movie Shoot

This one's bound to catch the attention of the anti-Occupy sect: Porn company Dirty Boy Video, which (we're guessing) specializes in videos of boys who are dirty, used a tent in the middle of the Occupy Oakland encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza as the set for a recent video shoot. As Le Fag reports, along with the promotional stills, "This video could be a nice historical document in years to come, should the movement prove more than a flash in the pan."

Adding a political note to the recently-released porn, Dirty Boy Video quips, "Police can ban the erection of tents at Occupy Wall Street, but they can't keep us from pitching a tent in our pants!"


http://sfist.com/2011/11/19/gay_porn_company_shoots_new_film_on.php

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