Santa Ana City Council Symbolically Supports Occupy

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The Santa Ana City Council officially endorsed Occupy Santa Ana's goals at last night's meeting according to to the Orange County Register. The governing body passed a resolution 6-1, which stated "Members of Occupy movements throughout the nation and Santa Ana community members are frustrated by the continuing economic crisis that threatens individual, family and city finances, and our community's quality of life, and are participating in Occupy protests to make their voices heard." 

The lone dissenter in the vote was Councilmember Carlos "Busty" Bustamante who apparently still has trouble wrapping his brain around what the movement stands for. Busty's support of the One Percent is well-known (PBID, Renaissance Plan, Chapter One: The Modern Bistro, et al),  and his slobbering over those lords borders on the pornographic. "Are you protesting successful people? Are you protesting people who work hard?" he asked. "I think probably not. Some people have said that. It doesn't make any sense to me."

The resolution comes three weeks after the council denied Occupy Santa Ana the opportunity to set up tents in the Civic Center, forcing the group to continue their 24-hour-a day protest exposed to the elements. 

Activist Sam Aresheh viewed last night's resolution as little more than a symbolic gesture. "My thoughts are it's a bunch of bullshit," said Aresheh. "When you endorse something and you support somebody, you follow up with action." 

For Aresheh, that action would include granting the group the right to use equipment that would safely facilitate a long-term assembly. "They could release five resolutions that support us," he said, "but in the end, it doesn't mean anything." 

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MalikKingRN
MalikKingRN

On March 9, 2011 in Santa Ana, several Police brutally ordered a K-9 to attack an unarmed, California Registered (RN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). The California Highway Patrol in Orange County then attempted to cover up the incident.

Malik King, a reportedly "LVN since the age of nineteen" and California Registered Nurse since twenty three years of age, is said to have initially attempted to steal a car. Later it was found he was the owner of that Mercedes. What ensued next on the part of several officers goes well beyond the bounds of simply trying to subdue their suspect. 

The several police officers ordered a police K-9 to attack him while he was still fastened in his seat-belt, tasered multiple times while the K-9 attack continued for over one minute and thirty seconds, then hand cuffed, slammed to the ground, hog tied, beat and kicked in the head until unconscious. He was then taken to jail, accused of multiple felonies, and had to pay $50,000 for bail. 

Despite witnesses and the clear brutality of the beating, tasering, and ordered dog attack, California Highway patrol allowed several officers to remain active and attempted a cover-up. 

Violations of federal law occur when it can be shown that the force used was willfully "unreasonable" or "excessive". By signing this petition you agree that "unreasonable" or "excessive force" was used on Malik A. King on March 9, 2011 in California Orange County.

The beating of Mr. King is sickening and disturbing. The police involved in the beating and cover up must be brought to justice. Tell Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to thoroughly investigate and prosecute the officers involved in the brutality of Malik A. King,LVN,RN.http://www.thepetitionsite.com...

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

 KCal 9 and all the local L.A. Channels had thorough protest/eviction coverage tonight of O.L.A. until they realized that the eviction was going completely non-violently and did not meet their marketing prerequisites.  Maybe the news will be different in two hours?

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

I was at the council meeting. Don't recall seeing fat white liberals. Somebody needs to take some Prozac.  Tonight we have 10 of our Occupy Santa Ana Brothers and Sisters holding fort at L.A.   Bless them.  They are heroes, and are making history for this Country.   

The Fat White Liberals
The Fat White Liberals

This is important.

Nevermind, I live in Neighboring Irvine (in a house my wife pays for and I work from the converted garage), nor that Chriss Prevatt, the Editor of the "Liberal OC" lives in Long Beach????, But we have a rich brea Lawyer, A guy who lives in BREA!!! defending us, he has NEVER spent a night in a tent (chris has.....wink wink).

THE FAT WHITE LIBERALS FROM SUBURBIA.....Love Santa Ana.

(We're just glad we don't live there!)

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Send them to Occupy Irvine where D'Marie has created Irvine's first homeless encampment.    Thanks for the assist!

junior
junior

"Members of Occupy movements throughout the nation and Santa Ana community members are frustrated by the continuing economic crisis that threatens individual, family and city finances, and our community's quality of life, and are participating in Occupy protests to make their voices heard." 

Yup - typical Santa Ana City Council bullshit.

Aurora
Aurora

Non-violence is sexy in a way that MSM will never quite comprehend.

1200 riot fear cops/200 peaceful protestors arrested = asinine overkill

Steve
Steve

You are right. It would have been better, and more entertaining, to see 500 cops beat the shit out of the peaceful protesters. Damn, looks like they missed another opportunity.

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