Monday, January 2, 2012

OWS Has Reasons To Be Ashamed

Three Occupy Seattle demonstrators were arrested Friday for entering and occupying a residence under renovation.
Police say the three men damaged the home in the 1900 block of East Spruce Street with graffiti, left garbage in the home and were cooking inside with a portable stove.
Officers took all three suspects into custody for charges including Criminal Trespassing, Property Damage and weapons violations. Other criminal charges may be forthcoming.
Occupy Olympia demonstrators have left the vacant building adjacent to their original Heritage Park encampment following requests from Olympia Police Department officers in conjunction with Washington State Patrol.

After demonstrators voluntarily left the abandoned health department building, police searched it and found no remaining people inside. No arrests were made.

Earlier this morning, WSP cleared Heritage Park, moving demonstrators to another area of the park while they removed camping equipment. According to WSP, the officers found “obvious biohazards” within the camp, including hypodermic needles. WSP said the demonstrators cooperated in the removal of the campsites.

The Seattle Police Department on Thursday released video of what it said shows its side of the violent clashes with Occupy protesters earlier this week, capturing protesters hurling bricks, flares and other dangerous items at officers.
Police say this officer was hit with a bag protesters filled with paint. (Image source: KCPQ-TV)
Police deployed “flash bang” percussion grenades and pepper spray against protesters blocking the entrance to a Port of Seattle facility Monday, The Blaze previously reported. Eleven people were arrested, and some protesters complained about excessive or even brutal force on the part of the police.
But the police department said the tactics came after protesters grew increasingly violent toward officers. In one clip, a projectile that appears to be a brick is thrown toward police, and in another clip, a roadside flare. Additional footage show an officer with what police say is paint on his face from a filled paper bag.
The Obama-endorsed #Occupy loons plan on crashing the Tournament of Roses Parade with their own plastic float.
The LA Times blog reported:
Occupy protesters are busy finishing their float that will run at the end of the Rose Parade: a 70-by-40-foot octopus made of recycled plastic bags.
The octopus, said activist Mark Lipman of Los Angeles, represents Wall Street’s stranglehold on political, cultural and social life, with tentacles “that reach into your pocket to get your money and a tentacle to get your house.”
“This is the real Rose Parade, and the other is the Rose Charade,” said Pete Thottam, 40, an Occupy activist.
Protesters will march the parade route after the floats and marching bands have passed. The group has been working with Pasadena police and Tournament of Roses officials on how not to disrupt the parade.
Of course, their plastic float is not only offensive, it breaks the rules.

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