Skip to comments.UC sues Occupy farmers for Albany takeover
Posted on 05/09/2012 6:38:17 PM PDT by SmithL
A standoff between UC Berkeley and Occupy activists who planted renegade crops on university land is headed from the farm to the courts.
The University of California Board of Regents filed a lawsuit Wednesday against 14 protesters, claiming they and others conspired to cut through chains that secured gates and trespass onto the Gill Tract, a patch of land along bustling San Pablo Avenue in Albany.
The activists, who call themselves Occupy the Farm, moved onto the tract April 22. They are pressuring the university to preserve part of the tract, which has been the subject of development debates for years, for agricultural study and urban farming.
The protesters tilled 2 acres on a site used by the College of Natural Resources for research. They planted vegetables, set up a drip system and pitched tents. Ever since, the two sides have been trading demands.
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With the lawsuit, UC is trying to ratchet up the pressure further. The civil action, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, seeks a restraining order and an injunction against the pitchfork protesters, with violations punishable by up to six months in jail.
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They eat their own when things get tough.
Two acres,a gallon of round-up will fix that.
I call those weeds.
Ohh yea.Get rid of the renegade crops AND their disease ridden tent city.And have a lot of fun doing it,too.
Occupy the Farm? I’d rather see these socialist misfits Occupy a Cell.
Sounds like it has a fence around it and they cut the gate. Assuming the property is fenced, the solution is simple. Repair the gate, but don’t lock it. The next night truck in a herd of bison in the middle of the night and then lock the gate.
If the UC really wants to rachet it up, they should also sue the groups providing financial support to the Occupy “farmers.” SEIU has big pockets.
Looks like they don’t like reaping what they have been sowing for years and years; crazy, clueless leftism.
If they want to farm so badly, then give them orange jumpsuits and haul them off to Imperial Valley. I’m sure some nice farmer down there can find them a hoe.
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