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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:10 PM

 

"There will be a increased law enforcement .., including federal agents"

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Cop strongly implies Occupy presence means increased terrorism threat; Federal agents at parade

This is from a story on the SoCal Occupy Fights Foreclosures march at the end of the Rose Parade this week. Deserves its own thread and consideration. Especially since Wells Fargo sponsored last years' parade (I do not yet know who did this one).

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-occupy-rose-parade-20130101,0,7679289.story

A 15-foot-high float, with "Mr. Monopoly" riding a red wagon, will wheel its way down the 5.5-mile route at the conclusion of the parade, organizers said. The board game character, intended to represent bankers, will have strings attached to participants who are on the verge of losing their homes or have lost their homes to foreclosure.

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There will be an increased law enforcement presence, including federal agents, at the 2013 parade because of the Occupy demonstration, Sanchez said.

"The big thing we'd like to get out there is that if someone sees something, they should say something," Sanchez said. "It's the best way we can prevent something from occurring."

(Look at those last two paragraphs, which compress into: "There will be an increased LE presence including Federal agents...because of...Occupy. It's the best way we can prevent something from occurring." Meaning they expect Occupy to do terrorist acts, or at minimum, want to make people scared of Occupy doing terrorist acts.)

(More at the link. For those who do not believe there is Federal level monitoring and "concern" regarding Occupy. For those who do not believe they consider us terrorists or potential terrorists. For those who do not understand that this is the neocon victory of post 9/11 power grabs via the TERROR hotbutton, that Americans are now "terrorists" so that they can continue shoving their fingers ever more deeply into our government and enforcement systems. "See something, say something" is DHS paranoia, fear, uncertainty, doubt engineering. FUCK YOU PETER KING, Where's my democracy?)

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:13 PM

1. Anyone who says Occupy isn't seen as a threat by the authorities isn't paying attention

It's so damn obvious.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:40 PM

2. It would take an active effort..

not to notice. Look the other way, look the other way.


The weird thing is I know some teabaggers who are Jealous of the response that Occupy gets.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:49 PM

3. That's because Occupy is Live and Real and makes a difference in people's lives

Not Memorex, or puppetry.

They should be jealous. The difference between lightning, and the lightning bug, Twain would call it.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:50 PM

5. What are they jealous of?

It seems Occupy gets bad press and/or gets beaten by the police in full riot gear.

edited for spelling

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Response to lunatica (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:03 PM

6. They see themselves in this epic battle against 'Big Government'....

and BG doesn't show-up to fight back. They are just beginning to realize that no one takes them seriously.

Now if they let me, I'll put that energy to better use.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:11 AM

14. Now if only they'd realize they're owned by the same owners

(as the government).

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Response to lunatica (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:33 PM

10. The authorities are in place to protect the TPTB. Occupy threatens the very premiss

that TPTB should run everything. That thought is now verboten.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 01:50 PM

4. The First Amendment will be stripped away, and Federal agents will be there to watch it.

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:03 PM

12. A little

"Rose Parade Arrests 2013: 40 People Arrested, Almost All For Public Intoxication "

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/02/rose-parade-arrests-2013-40-people-arrested-public-intoxication_n_2399003.html

There's nothing about any arrests of Occupy or any conflict. However, one article said Occupy had to go last, the worst spot in the parade. Huffington Post said Occupy marched AFTER the parade.


#4 is a picture of Occupy in the parade

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/01/rose-parade-2013-pasadena-new-years-day_n_2392819.html#slide=19

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:23 PM

7. Chalk is more dangerous than guns.

I know of a lady She has a kitten. She helps her run for sheriff. Kitty for Sheriff is the slogan. She was given a citation for carrying chalk near an occupy event. She was also told that she wasn't allowed on the premises where the occupy events were occurring. I have a hard time believing this is real. But, the PTB really are more afraid of chalk than guns.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 03:33 PM

8. Chalk should equal free speech.

I have heard other reports of citations for possession of chalk.
Sad.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:36 PM

11. I made the argument that tents = free speech.

It gets very cold in Minnesota. Many of the Occupiers had tents. The county made up rules banning tents on county property. Well, it is difficult if not impossible to protest in Minnesota weather without tents, therefore tents = free speech.

The chalk thing is a no brainer. It doesn't equal vandalism as it will wash away naturally or with a cup of water. So, I don't understand the county getting bent over the use of chalk. It doesn't matter anyway the day after the Kitty For Sheriff lady was cited a big group of people I dunno how many perhaps a hundred showed up with chalk and chalked the entire grounds of the Government Center.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:24 PM

9. Let me get this strait.

We have people still sweating their section 8 housing, people living on the street. People going hungry even. But The Federal Government thinks it is better wast money watching a float?

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 08:10 AM

13. I attend occupy events

We the Occupiers need federal protection, not the other way around. This is a civil rights movement. It's the right wing nut jobs that show up at our events that we need protection from. God forbid they start shooting at us.

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Response to OccupyManny (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:25 PM

15. You may have noticed that the Federal government has been spying upon us from day one, claimed they

 

weren't, then provided documents proving they were, then they began ransacking activists' apartments for "literature" as well as offering bomb-making materials to the disenfranchised. That, and 7400+ of us beaten and bloodied by militarized police and not a word out of the White House.

We need protection from the Government, period.

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