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

    IMO, damage to property caused by the protestors might be something that LA could successfully litigate. Suing for overtime is probably not. Indeed, if it were, citing overtime expenses could be used as a grounds to deny First Amendment rights.

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

    You can't charge people money for exercising their First Amendment rights. Also, how are they going to sue "Occupy Protesters". They don't have an established leadership or anyone to pin this on.

    If a lawsuit is attempted it should be tossed out as it would set a dangerous precedent where city halls could financially attack people for protesting.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    You can't charge people money for exercising their First Amendment rights. Also, how are they going to sue "Occupy Protesters". They don't have an established leadership or anyone to pin this on.

    If a lawsuit is attempted it should be tossed out as it would set a dangerous precedent where city halls could financially attack people for protesting.
    No, but you can charge them for destroying public property.
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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 samsmart View Post
    Indeed.

    Occupy L.A. isn't getting a bailout for what they did to the country.
    They're getting away with wasting millions of dollars to clean up their mess.

    See the hypocrisy of your comment?
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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 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.
    Government was responsible for the meltdown. Government enabled the Occutards.

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

    Can we please stop talking about this in such childish terms "Occutard" come on this aint recess in elementary school, how the hell are you supposed to convince anyone of your argument if agreeing with you means I have talk like a grade school kid? This isn't maturity. I really think the reason most people "debate" isn't to convince either their opponent or the audience, they just like to act superior, put people down, and get that sanctification of "winning" in their head.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Can we please stop talking about this in such childish terms "Occutard" come on this aint recess in elementary school, how the hell are you supposed to convince anyone of your argument if agreeing with you means I have talk like a grade school kid? This isn't maturity. I really think the reason most people "debate" isn't to convince either their opponent or the audience, they just like to act superior, put people down, and get that sanctification of "winning" in their head.
    Would you prefer we call them astro-turfed lemmings ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Would you prefer we call them astro-turfed lemmings ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    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.

    No, there is another option, such as what the Tea Parties did....Obtain permits, have their rallies, make sure that they police their trash when they leave after the rally, and not cause police to be dispatched in riot gear to keep them under control.

    How bout that?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Can we please stop talking about this in such childish terms "Occutard" come on this aint recess in elementary school, how the hell are you supposed to convince anyone of your argument if agreeing with you means I have talk like a grade school kid? This isn't maturity. I really think the reason most people "debate" isn't to convince either their opponent or the audience, they just like to act superior, put people down, and get that sanctification of "winning" in their head.

    Here is some maturity for you:

    occupy-wall-street-man-pooping-on-police-car-oct-2011.jpg


    Yeah, you were saying?


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