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    Re: L.A. might sue Occupy L.A. protestors for financial damages

    I'm going off topic a bit but I have to ask this question, if the City already has a 72million dollar shortfall this fiscal year, why does the City Hall lawn cost 2.35 million dollars?? I agree that those who cause damage to public property should be held accountable for the cost of repairs, but the fact that it would be next to impossible to prove certain people were responsible for X% of that 2.35, why aren't the conservatives here asking why a city is spending 2.35 on a lawn? I get that its a great chance to bash the Occupy Movement, so excessive gov't spending can be ignored for that, but I think you could do both.

    On top of that I agree with the Occupy LA representative that police services are the responsibility of the city, it was the city who decided upon their use and how to use them. On top of that it would set a horrible precedence for denying free speech by requiring any movement to shell out millions to pay for the cost of the police which they have no power to decide how they are employed. I could see abuses now of someone creating a massive police presence for no other reason than billing the protestors to shut them up.

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    Re: L.A. might sue Occupy L.A. protestors for financial damages

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I'm going off topic a bit but I have to ask this question, if the City already has a 72million dollar shortfall this fiscal year, why does the City Hall lawn cost 2.35 million dollars?? I agree that those who cause damage to public property should be held accountable for the cost of repairs, but the fact that it would be next to impossible to prove certain people were responsible for X% of that 2.35, why aren't the conservatives here asking why a city is spending 2.35 on a lawn?
    Please re-read the article. The 2.35million does NOT include the lawn or fountain repairs.

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    Re: L.A. might sue Occupy L.A. protestors for financial damages

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Please re-read the article. The 2.35million does NOT include the lawn or fountain repairs.
    Thats didn't catch that part, but it adds to my point.

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    Re: L.A. might sue Occupy L.A. protestors for financial damages

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Thats didn't catch that part, but it adds to my point.

    Actually your point is quite obtuse if you ask me....You say "the city" is responsible for dispatching police...What the hell are they supposed to do? Ignore the mob and hope that all turns out well?


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    Re: L.A. might sue Occupy L.A. protestors for financial damages

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    On top of that I agree with the Occupy LA representative that police services are the responsibility of the city, it was the city who decided upon their use and how to use them. On top of that it would set a horrible precedence for denying free speech by requiring any movement to shell out millions to pay for the cost of the police which they have no power to decide how they are employed. I could see abuses now of someone creating a massive police presence for no other reason than billing the protestors to shut them up.
    This is exactly what I am thinking.
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    Re: L.A. might sue Occupy L.A. protestors for financial damages

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Actually your point is quite obtuse if you ask me....You say "the city" is responsible for dispatching police...What the hell are they supposed to do? Ignore the mob and hope that all turns out well?
    I'd hardly call it a mob I'd prefer a less derogatory term but whatever. Anyway, no the City obviously would have to dispatch some extra police to keep law and order but thats the price of freedom of speech. Also while its obvious that some police would need to be dispatched, there's never agreement on how many, so you basically have the government dictating to the people what the cost of their rally or protest is going to be. Picture a situation where this happens, a Representative from a protest states everything is peaceful and there's no need for cops to work over time, a city rep disagrees and states the police will work over time at a cost of 10 million dollars then insists the protest rep pay for it. When the Rep is unable, not unwilling buy financially unable, to pay he either has to allow his freedom of speech to be trampled on or be thrown into prison for failure to pay fees to the government.

    Basically what I see you advocating is a tax on 1st amendment rights.

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    Re: L.A. might sue Occupy L.A. protestors for financial damages

    The occu-tards should take up a collection to reimburse the city for the expense of cleaning up their mess.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: L.A. might sue Occupy L.A. protestors for financial damages

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The occu-tards should take up a collection to reimburse the city for the expense of cleaning up their mess.
    The occupiers can take up a collection to reimburse the city for the expense of clearing up their mess when the executives in Wall Street responsible for the financial meltdown reimburse the American people for the damage they did to the country's economy.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: L.A. might sue Occupy L.A. protestors for financial damages

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    The occupiers can take up a collection to reimburse the city for the expense of clearing up their mess when the executives in Wall Street responsible for the financial meltdown reimburse the American people for the damage they did to the country's economy.
    Nice hypocrisy!!!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: L.A. might sue Occupy L.A. protestors for financial damages

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Nice hypocrisy!!!!!!!
    Indeed.

    Occupy L.A. isn't getting a bailout for what they did to the country.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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