Occupy Orange County to Stand with Los Angeles, Clock is Ticking

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LA Weekly
​Occupy protesters don't have to go home, but they can't stay at Los Angeles City Hall all year. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa feels the group has made its point, now it's time to move along. Speaking alongside LAPD police Chief Charlie Beck at a Friday press conference, Villaraigosa announced that Occupy protesters, who have been camped around City Hall since October 2, will have to vacate the area at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning.


 The duo declined to divulge whether they were vulcanizing stocks of rubber bullets in anticipation of civil disobedience, but the message was clear, kick rocks protesters. Occupy Orange County has announced via its Facebook page that it will not be holding its usual Sunday night General Assembly as members trek north to stand in solidarity with their Los Angeles brethren, some of whom intend to defy the city's eviction order. 

Though Los Angeles city officials said there won't be a mass raid first thing in the morning, after 12:01, police have the ability to enforce the law. Can Los Angeles expect violent clashes à la Oakland? We'll be watching. So should you.

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20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Where's Stalin when you need him?

confused
confused

you know, the LA city council has offered them an office and even land to farm.  they didn't take the deal, even though that would make a permanent base for their movement and give them enormous legitimacy and even bargaining power. it seems to me that the only thing Occupy will be happy with is pushing this to a violent confrontation.  The police really are agonizing over this.  I talked to one officer a week ago who said : "we don't want it to come to that.  I'm with them."  Why would they turn down a chance to gain huge bargaining power and permanence in exchange for the possibility of a violent riot in the streets?

spo1
spo1

“…if you’re ignorant, you’re scared of ideas…” unidentified young woman at Occupy Wall St, Zuccotti Park, NY, NY. interviewed by Geraldo Rivera at large

I’m not anti-police, I’m anti-abuse of power… but the video of police violating 1st Amendment rights of the Occupy Wall St/USA supporters is more than I can take. (I’ve got history, man…) I watched the video of the UC Davis cops using the industrial sized pepper sprayer on the student protestors and I have to ask myself: THIS IS THE USA?

Ok let me get this straight… According to Republicans/Conservatives, the Occupy Wall St/Occupy USA crowd are lazy, unemployed, trouble makers who need a bath, right? City Halls/police departments all over the nation have decided to STOP CONCERNED CITIZENS demanding ethics, responsibility and accountability from those who destroyed the US economy, right? In the “land of the FREE, home of the BRAVE” we have officers of the LAW who think it’s a good idea to use MILITARY grade pepper spray on STUDENTS, right? Does this sound RIGHT to any human being?

Please tell me a majority of the American PEOPLE find something VERY DISTURBING about this situation. What the f*** is University police departments doing with military grade anything?

Tell me please, WHO are you fat, dirty rotten fascist pig m’f***or’s protecting? Funny how we didn’t see law enforcement breaking in on all those corrupt, greed stricken, power mad, war profiteering con artists who almost destroyed the US economy.

Funny, how public sector workers such as police and corrections officers expect Americans to protect their job/pension/health care security from Republican/Conservative spending cuts (examples in Wisconsin and Ohio). But then the police union/association members pay us back by beating, gas, shoot with rubber bullets and wrongfully arresting Concerned Citizens demanding accountability from the Wall St con-artists who ruined our economy.  It seems the real criminals and true enemies of the USA have  police and secret service protection.

Y’know what the REAL problem is? Too many law enforcement agents believe that crap dished out by the Limbaughs & FOX news! Conservative wacko cult bias shouldn’t driving police policy. It‘s “protect and serve” remember? Not act like the strong-arm guys for Wall Street organized crime, ya bunch of fascist oinkers.

NOTE: FOX News and the AM radio Limbaughs want to divert attention away from these facts and ridicule/demonize the Occupy Wall Street crowd. Fox News is punk’n  Occupy Wall supporters… SETTING YOU UP for police abuse of power/brutality, (right, Gasperino & Crowder) The smartest thing protest radicals (with coines) could do is storm the FOX News building the next time Glenn Beck comes out of his bomb shelter to do the O’Reilly Show, lol.

And if you see Andrew Breitbart or James O’keefe… well, speaking for myself I’d knock these silver spoons @$$ OUT, just to be known as the guy who shut up these propagandists working for foreign special interests. You right-wing, dittohead morons might as well dig up Joe McCarthy, J Edger, Tokyo Rose, take a loyalty oath,  urine test and get in line with the REST OF THE SHEEP! I detest & despise you Republican voters for giving power to the real enemies of the USA!

The Class War has begun and the LAW better get out of the way. (like Egypt before the military took over) The LAW has been very tough on Americans who can’t afford decent legal representation. The  Aristocrats and Ruling Class have spent a fortune of our tax dollars to set up a CONTROL by AUTHORITY legal system. (see jinnbad.blogspot.com)

Back in the late 90’s while the Newt Gingrich, Phil Gramm and Tom Delay were busy selling out the American middle class for a very few silver spoon trust fund babies... I don’t remember the public sector union workers standing up for their private sector union brothers and sisters. I am somebody cyberbitchslap2.blogspot.com

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

 Proud to help O.L.A. make it through the night.  The police knew what they were up against and said that their "goal was not to arrest anyone".   It's not the steps forward or the steps back that matter as much as this Evolution for Everyone.   Mass Arrests probably going down at sunrise?    

KMF
KMF

Like house guests who overstayed their welcome...it's time for the occupiers to go home!

Twitter Fail
Twitter Fail

I wish this would cause them to all just go home and find a way to actually contribute to society, instead of sitting around hoping the world will change for them. Unfortunately, it's a great way to convince themselves they are accomplishing something, when they're actually just being a lazy annoyance.

Delgadolorenzolorenzo18
Delgadolorenzolorenzo18

WHAT MANY DONT UNDERSTAND IS THEY ARE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THESE CORPORATIONS THAT DESTROY JOBS AND USE FRAUDS LIKE THE "PONZI" SCHEME THAT BROUGHT OR ECONOMY TO ITS FEET. " WALL STREET WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS SHOULD BE IN JAIL AND NEEDING TO PAY BAILSBOND'S TO SAVE THEIR ASSES FROM FRAUDULENT CASES

Mayor(someday)Krom
Mayor(someday)Krom

Send them to Irvine! They have a two week reprieve. Theres a (ex) FAT GUY who drives by everyday in his FJ CRUISER, we welcome all at occupy irvine, we don't support you.

We realize we can't even take care of our own kids, (lookout for that cliff Noah!)  but we'll tell you the best way too. We'll have a few meatballs on the way too, don't worry, the Great Park will pay for those..

Look here in Irvine it's ALL ABOUT pretending we are progressive, but really were a bunch of uptight ASS HAIRS looking to make a dime on you.

qdpsteve
qdpsteve

Excellent and FAIR (at least IMHO) piece on the upcoming OLA/LAPD confrontation here. Also please note Gustavo & and other readers: Marc Cooper is most definitely NOT a right-winger.

http://marccooper.com/occupy-s...

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

And you mention me why? Thought you couldn't stand me anymore...

qdpsteve
qdpsteve

That's not what I said Gustavo. Please go back and read what I actually wrote. Also. congratulations on the big promotion.

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

O.C., Long Beach, Riverside, Los Angeles stand united.    

Occupy is over
Occupy is over

By stand united, what do you mean? At the booking facility? At the bail bondsman? At the unemployment line?

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