Skip to comments.Let Oakland protesters occupy a county jail cell
Posted on 01/31/2012 9:02:01 AM PST by SmithL
Occupy Oakland is aptly named. When forces occupy a city, they know that occupied turf is not their home. They can maraud, loot, vandalize, abuse the locals, and then leave. They can treat other people's property as their own.
The occupiers don't have to clean up after themselves. They don't have to worry about paying for the workers who clean up after them, either.
Occupiers don't have to exert self-control. They can freely act upon their rage, while defenders of occupied territory must concentrate on protecting what others want to harm.
Occupiers do not have to fear that they will be punished for the damage they have inflicted on the city of Oakland. About the worst that most occupiers might fear is that, if they break the law, they will be arrested, held and released. Most won't even have to make bail.
Occupy Oakland protesters broke into City Hall on Saturday, sprayed graffiti, toppled a historic model of City Hall and children's artwork, stole and then burned an American flag, sprayed graffiti and otherwise trashed the people's building. Police arrested about 400 people. Mayor Jean Quan likened the activists' behavior to "a tantrum," as she complained Occupy activists have been treating the city "like a playground."
Except that children treat their playgrounds better. And children don't organize their tantrums.
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Oakland and San Francisco are getting what they deserve, little Debbie, and you’re irrelevant.
Six months in Santa Rita jail won’t convert the hoodlums over to free market principles, but it will at least keep them off the street for a while.
or Occupy a PT Cruiser
Occupiers should all run along and play, now.
Debra: I challenge you to look at all the articles you have written over the years & see where the seeds of this kind of behavior got it’s nurturing.
You have been part of the problem for years—you will never be part of the solution. Now that YOUR ox is being gored, you are paying attention.
You are reaping what you have sown for many years.
Are you saying that Debra has advocated for Occupy? I don’t always agree with her, but I’ve never seen her endorse this kind of behavior.
Bring back working chain gangs. Then arrest these freeloaders. It’ll do them some good.
That normal Occupy people are going Raider fan that all that normal behavior for them
I saw a chain gang while driving through Georgia last summer. Very snazzy uniforms, and the public spaces were immaculate.
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