So, the police claim that sanitation was a problem seems to be -- a lie? But before jumping to conclusions, let's look at other reporting on the issue:By the time it was raided by police during the pre-dawn hours on Monday, the tent city boasted its own kitchen and two rows of Porta Potties flanking a portable sink. But as the encampment expanded, the midday lunch rush that keeps many of the surrounding businesses afloat thinned.
Nearby shops give mixed reports on Occupy Oakland
"Panic", Mr. Olson says. His bio says:#OccupyOakland Panic: ‘The Potties Are Full!’
Kyle Olson -- Oct 17, 2011
The Occupy Oakland movement officially kicked off on Monday, October 10 at 4 pm. In a bold act of solidarity, the Oakland Education Association provided the occupiers with four Porta-Potty units, but that wasn’t enough for a movement as large as this one.
An email obtained by Education Action Group from an Occupy Oakland leader explains the problem:
“If you didn’t already know, OEA has pulled through and donated some funds to have porta-potties available at Occupy Oakland. … People are really grateful to see how the teachers are supporting this. However, less than a day later, the potties are already full! They cost $35 a unit to service, and there are four units. We need to gather some funds to either add more units, or to make a consistent servicing schedule throughout the occupation. … Please email me if you are able to help with monetary donations!” [...]
#OccupyOakland Panic: Townhall.com
Now if there is not enough humor in that, the "an email" link (reproduced below) in Mr. Olson's 'panic' story does indeed go to a PDF of what appears to be an 'official' Occupy Oakland email; said email makes no mention at all of Porta-Potties. Incompetence, or blatant propaganda? Who knows. . . . .Kyle is a contributor to Townhall.com and BigGovernment.com. He has made numerous appearances on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, NPR and MSNBC. Kyle has given scores of interviews on talk radio programs coast to coast. His work has been cited by the Drudge Report, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.
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Trolling is a violation of the rules of the forum sir.You read minds? Amazing. . . . . tell us more. Got any stock tips?
If the police physically attack you, you have every damn right to defend yourself, especially if all you were doing was peacefully assembling.
The more that the police attack people for protesting, the stronger the protest movement is going to become. You don't jackboot people and get away with it. It's time for the systemic violence to end, and I support tearing down this current system with any means necessary. If the police want violence, then I say: bring it. The world needs to be shown how brutal American domestic policy is right now when it comes to those who oppose the State.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump