Breaking: Occupy Eviction – Here we go again

Riot-clad deputies clear out Occupy Oakland encampment

Riot-clad Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies began removing tents from the Occupy Oakland encampment early Monday, executing eviction notices that had been given to protesters over the weekend.

While the deputies descended onto the camp, hundreds of other officers were surrounding the area. At least 20 people have been arrested.

Tension in has been building since Sunday night when police issued a fourth cease and desist order telling demonstrators they couldn’t camp in the plaza. The order said the protesters faced immediate arrest.


Let’s hope Mayor Quan doesn’t change her mind this time.

Meanwhile:

Remember when that guy was murdered at Occupy Oakland last week and the protesters claimed he wasn’t part of their group?

They lied.

Shooting victim is tied to Occupy Oakland

Oakland police said Sunday that a man shot to death near the Civic Center on Thursday had been staying at the Occupy movement’s encampment, as had one suspect in the killing.

Many campers whose tents now crowd the City Hall plaza have said they did not believe the shooting was connected to Occupy Oakland and suggested that the city was using the incident as further justification to raze the encampment. Police have issued three eviction orders to campers since Friday, asserting that they are violating laws banning open fires, overnight camping in public parks and the use of propane, among other activities. The most recent “cease and desist” order was handed out to campers Sunday.

In an evening news release, police said the Alameda County ccoroner’s office has identified the man shot shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday as Kayode Ola Foster, 25. Foster’s family, the release said, confirmed to police investigators “that Foster had recently been staying at Frank Ogawa Plaza.”

According to police, witnesses say one suspect was a “frequent resident” at the camp for several days before the shooting. A second suspect is also being sought. The Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.


UPDATE:

Via Hot Air:

Mayor Jean Quan’s legal adviser Dan Siegel has resigned as a result of today’s raid.


Quan and Siegel were student radicals at UC Berkeley back in the sixties. I guess they didn’t understand that you can be a radical or you can be part of the establishment, but not both.


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27 Responses to Breaking: Occupy Eviction – Here we go again

  1. votermom says:

  2. DeniseVB says:

    😀

  3. votermom says:

    OT: Chelsea has signe don with NBC as a special correspondent.
    I admit my heart sank a bit at her choice of network.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/business/media/chelsea-clinton-hired-by-nbc-news.html

    • myiq2xu says:

      I have a post scheduled on this

    • DandyTiger says:

      It’s a network that likes the current party machine’s puppet. And they go overboard to support that including bashing the Clinton’s. But don’t kid yourself, they were just has happy to be over the top for Bush and for the Iraq war, etc. They’re just cheer leaders for the party machine in power. And sadly, that’s mostly what they all do. So I’m not sure it really matters which network.

      But what is a bit depressing is that she’ll likely do what Bill has been doing, and work to support “the cause” of that party machine, which is currently Obama. Then again, maybe she’ll be very clever and not be a zombie shill and will actually and carefully control her own message and just deal with things at a more general policy level.

      Weill be interesting to see.

  4. yttik says:

    “I guess they didn’t understand that you can be a radical or you can be part of the establishment, but not both.”

    Isn’t that the truth? These people are so confused. They’re like “Down with the Man!” Oh wait, I am The Man. You can’t be anti-establishment while getting yourself elected to represent the establishment.

    Republicans aren’t much better, they want to drown government in the bathtub, while campaigning for votes so they can become part of government.

    I’m tired of these attitudes. You either believe in the system and you want to make it better or you should just STFU and go home.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    LOL…..

    http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2011/11/with-apologies-to-alan-sherman.html

    With Apologies to Allan Sherman
    Hello Faddah
    Hello Mama
    I’m Occupying
    Camp Obama
    I’m protesting
    Wall Street grabbings
    And trying to avoid the hobo stabbings

    On my iPhone
    With my last tweet
    I down-twinkled
    Jews on Wall Street
    Please don’t worry
    About psychosis
    ‘Cause my Guy Fawkes mask repels tuberculosis

    more……….

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