published Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Confronting disorderly protests

Several cities around the United States have finally started dealing with the disorderliness and the health and safety hazards created by some of the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters and their affiliates.

A handful of local protesters connected with the movement have fortunately not engaged in the kind of reckless behavior we have seen elsewhere, but it has become obvious that some cities needed to deal with disorderly demonstrations.

In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was finally forced to clear a private park where protesters had been camped out for months. The privately owned park had become filthy and hazardous, and its owners requested that the city enforce the ban on camping or sleeping there.

The mayor noted that the protesters had taken over the park, "making it unavailable to anyone else." They even erected barricades to keep the police at bay.

Nearly 200 people -- many chanting "Whose park? Our park!" -- were arrested as police moved in to clear the Manhattan park and restore order.

The scene was similar in Oakland, Calif. Dozens were arrested there, too, after refusing to leave a park. Scores were arrested a day earlier at a Portland, Ore., protest site. Sanitation concerns and illegal drug use were cited at the Portland location.

It is painfully clear that some of the anti-corporate Occupy Wall Street activists have no interest in orderly protests. And when they go so far as to violate the law, the authorities are well justified in taking action.

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JustOneWoman said...

Democracy is messy. If it wasn't much of an inconvenience, then it wouldn't be much of a protest. And we know it is something of a fantastic protest. Next time you don't have to pay the atm monthly fee, just thank a protester. And you might want to make sure that what you are saying is correct before you rant. Are you sure what you hear on tv is correct, or do you search out for the answers because all of the media is spun. Who do you think owns the media? Do you realize that we have lots of people on the ground telling us what is really going on? This is real people telling about real events as they are happening. But you go right on believing exactly what you are told by corporate media. It is easier that way, isn't it?

November 16, 2011 at 1:03 p.m.

Next time you don't have to pay the atm monthly fee, just thank a protester. And you might want to make sure that what you are saying is correct before you rant. Are you sure what you hear on tv is correct, or do you search out for the answers because all of the media is spun. Who do you think owns the media? Do you realize that we have lots of people on the ground telling us what is really going on? This is real people telling about real events as they are happening. But you go right on believing exactly what you are told by corporate media. It is easier that way, isn't it? Jes- wun-wo-MAN hoo is rong

Stoopid is as stoopid duz Mam

Da feez stoppd cuz peeples wuz mooovin ther $$$ to da Creddut Yunyons an otter Banx

Iffn ya wanna beeleev da Protisturz hoo pee on da grownd raype da wimmin an beet otter peeple an da Po-lees dats yur beesnuss Butt leckshur da rest uv uss? Wee seen da Vee-dee-os Mz how EELEETIST uv ya!

Yur da Wun dat neeedz ta reed an doo yur homwurk buttur Mz.

***&$$@@!! EEVULL is az EEVULL duz an da Liebeeralls doo lotts and lotts!!$$%%@ huck-eyenstiner

November 16, 2011 at 2:59 p.m.
XGSBoss said...

Ol' Huck sure has a point there. The point is that his grandpappy loved his sister very, VERY much. And then his father loved his sister very, VERY much. Now Huck? Well ol' Huck just has a dog. But by god he loves that dog very, VERY much!

November 16, 2011 at 4:01 p.m.
conservative said...

"Democracy is messy". With the filth and defecation the OWS crowd has left, it sure is! Don't turn on the " corporate media" you have relied on for your propaganda. Remember they are lieberals also. If you run with the pack, you are a member of the pack. If you turn on the pack, the pack will turn on you and devour you!

November 16, 2011 at 6:16 p.m.
carlB said...

opinion » free press editorials » Confronting disorderly protests

REply: There is a need of having “common ground” for the people to join, acting in favor for the good of this Republic to get the proper balance of private sector jobs and the taxpayer supported jobs. However, as most of you know, the divided political parties are at odds on the methods of how to get the private sectors to recreate our lost production jobs back in the USA. Instead, the global corporations are using the workers in other countries to produce the manufactured goods that we are buying as imported goods.
It is important for the voters to speak out against the political polices which caused this Republic to be on the verge of another “great depression.” Do the working people want the continuing increase of the “wage gap” with the loss of our middle class workers, caused by the global economy? If the answer is No, then we should use all the strength of our voices and voting power to prevent the destruction of this Republic by getting "real" Democratic candidates to run for elective office and voting for them. The people who are criticizing President Obama’s policies appear to be those who do not care what happens to the US workers, do not want the governments to help the people during these times when the “forced” unemployment is high and there is an increase of people living in poverty. Are the American people supposed to not show any displeasure with the insufficient number of production jobs and the attitude of the opponents of President Obama acting against his wanting the private sectors to create jobs here in the USA? What would happen if the Republicans continued to prevent the needed recovery of the 2007 deep recession and there was another great depression? What would the disorderly protests look like if this were to occur?

The article below speaks of the details that we are discussing. When the people do not have money to pay for their higher standards or even their necessary conveniences then they are forced to go back to the basic methods of staying alive, putting food in their stomachs and having a roof over their heads. The policies that the private capitalist have taken or have not taken along with the leadership of our politicians has caused or allowed this Republic to go through our latest changes, setting up the conditions we are now having to deal with.
standard of living

http://www.answers.com/topic/standard-of-living

November 16, 2011 at 9:55 p.m.
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