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Yon_Yonson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:30 AM
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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Says She Will Minimize Police Presence And That She Supports The Movement
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 10:46 AM by Yon_Yonson
Source: Think Progress

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Says She Will Minimize Police Presence And That She Supports The Movement | After the first heavy-handed police crackdown on demonstrators in Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan wrote a statement on her Facebook page praising police for closing down the Occupy Oakland protest encampment. Now, facing anger from across the world, Quan is backing down on her aggressive language and even says that she supports the goals of the movement. She is committing to minimize police presence in the plaza and build a community effort to improve communications and dialogue with the demonstrators. View her full statement:



Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/special/2011/10/27/355003/jean... /



NOW THAT'S GOOD NEWS?
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:34 AM
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1. Trying to save her job. She still needs to address the abuses that occurred.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:41 PM
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34. Agreed.
- K&R









''In Lak'ech Ala K'in''
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:36 AM
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2. That just means she has another plan. They'll probably poison the occupiers. Or plant drugs.
Or just take them away and when everyone asks, "What happened to the occupiers?" they'll say, "I dunno."

I'm, of course, glad she said the police won't be sigged on the occupiers, but I trust her word like I trust a Republic prez candy's word.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:05 PM
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18. In Boston, graffiti and a drug bust followed the Mayor's (belated) declaration of support.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 12:10 PM by No Elephants
Real? Not real? Who knows?

Yesterday. inspectors were there, also for health and safety reasons.

Ironically, the closeness of the tents to each other was cited. They have no choice. Menino has confined them to such a small area, there is not even enough room for one more tent.

Lord, how I hope he loses next time! But, he probably won't.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:11 PM
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21. Yeah, I've been to the tents in Boston. They're pretty cramped. All that available space
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 12:12 PM by valerief
further down that's denied to them must be for the 1%, not citizens with First Amendment rights being illegally denied.
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firehorse Donating Member (547 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:32 PM
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29. drone attacks
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:39 PM
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32. I wouldn't put it past them. After all, the 99% IS the enemy. nt
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 02:41 PM by valerief
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:37 AM
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3. She is an Oppresser protecting who? She just realized
she may not get elected ...its her constituents that she was oppressing

They showed Americans that they have no rights to protest in Oakland

tear gas rubber bullets
there was no riot???
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:42 AM
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4. LOL, Menino also claimed support for the movement after Boston Police beat up a vet.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 10:46 AM by No Elephants
The day before, Menino had announced that the occupiers would not be welcome to stay indefinitely.

In the wee hours of the night, police raided the area, roughting up a member of Veteran's for peace. A Vietnam vet, too, IIRC, so not a young man. It hit TV and You Tube very fast.

Soon, Menino was expressing his support for the movement and, get this, calling on Congress to hold hearings and calling on--wait for it--businesses to create equity.

Apparently, it never entered his mind that the Mayor of a city like Boston might do something himself.











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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:44 AM
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5. Quan....just
another lying politician. I don't trust her. She'll do whatever she's told to do.
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mazzarro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:18 AM
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13. +100%
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:51 AM
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17. Yes. Remember when Bloomberg said OWS could stay indefinitely?
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 11:52 AM by RufusTFirefly
The crackdown started within 24 hours after that announcement -- based on the false pretense of needing to clear the park for "cleaning."
Look for Quan to do something similarly underhanded.
The good news for our side is that these betrayals tend to backfire. Big time.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:12 PM
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22. Pols are agents for the .01%. nt
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Left Coast2020 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:29 PM
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28. I didn't realize she was of Chinese decent.
Perhaps she is following the book as they do things in China by violently beating ANY--and I mean ANY form of protest. Then you hide you in a prison that is nowhere near where you live so family can't find you. She should be ashamed of herself. She should know what others in China have endured protesting Chinese policy. As a citizen--I would assume she would respect what this country has stood for--now that she can also speak out against any form of injustice. That doesn't happen in China.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:04 PM
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37. Huh? She was born in Livermore, CA.
Is that how they do things in Livermore? Would you imply that Menino cracked down in Boston because "that's how they do things in Italy"?
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:36 AM
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43. You're right...
she should be ashamed of her actions.

And that poor vet in critical condition w/ a fractured skull....I hope the military vets come out en masse in support of him.
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:47 AM
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6. Sounds like an abusive husband to me. Honey, you know I love you,
I just beat the shit out of you for your own good.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:07 PM
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19. For health and safety reasons.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:49 AM
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7. Perhaps that would have been more effective BEFORE the carnage
and destruction and police brutality, eh? :grr:
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:23 PM
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23. My thoughts exactly
It's a bit late now........
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:52 AM
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8. Bullshit.
Thanks for the thread, Yon_Yonson.
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Metta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:55 AM
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9. She says that now, after her chief of police took her pants down.
She should fire him.
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:59 AM
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10. The old Tanya Tucker Song
"It's a little too late to do the right thing now".
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sandyj999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:01 AM
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11. Must have heard Keith! nt
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:14 AM
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12. Fuck her!
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:18 AM
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14. So she BLOWS 200 million dollars
On Onenight of nothing and she wants to keep her job? Think aobut how much money that cot the city. At least 25 different jusristicions were involved. CHP, Vacaville etc.

Then there are going to be so many suits that the cost, tot he taxpayers, will be astronomical. The ACLU and the American Attorneys Guild are chomping at the bit to get this to the Surpeme court. Just for civil rights violations.

Then there is the vet who undoubtedly will be well compensated for his injurieds. And any others that were harmed by the police. And had theri rights violated.

Thent here is the cost of having that many people arrested. Lots of money there when you think about it. Courts,, probation, recidivism etc...
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GOTV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:25 AM
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15. Well, at least she's going to "personally monitor" the investigations ...
... that should insure that justice is done.
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savannah43 Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:51 PM
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36. Her first instinct was to sell out the protestors. We now have
her number. Apparently she's been corrupted by all the power, money, and glory she's received since becoming mayor. Maybe she will go down in history as the one who fired the first shot--heard 'round the world--that started the Second American Revolution. You go girl!!!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:48 AM
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16. Someone should file a federal civil rights suti on behalf of that poor vet.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:08 PM
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20. anybody manage to get any screens of her facebook page before she scrubbed it?
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blackspade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:34 PM
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24. Ass covering fail.
Sad that she turned out to be a political huckster.
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Dont call me Shirley Donating Member (396 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:40 PM
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25. Say that on Thom Hartmann, Jean. He invited you on his show today.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 12:45 PM by Dont call me Shirley
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:43 PM
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26. I keep thinking of a song ... how did it go??
Too much, Too Little, Too Late...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT_08gchS8k
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:19 PM
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27. Need to target all of the Mayors, Governors who are attacking -- !!!
And it seems the FBI has also been sent to infiltrate the movement all

of the nation --

Wonder who did that -- ????

hmmmm............?

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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:38 PM
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31. Looks coordinated to me too - and you know who they all report to.
nt
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:49 PM
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35. Oakland, Atlanta, Orlando on same day. nt
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:12 PM
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39. Oddly enough we found out in rather timely fashion re FBI/Baltimore infiltation ....
we usually only hear about this much later --
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savannah43 Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:13 PM
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40. That's what I was thinking, too. Andrew Cuomo, current NYS
governor, tried to stop "Occupy Albany" within the last few days, and the Albany Country District Attorney said he would not prosecute any arrests that the police made there. Then the mayor of the City of Albany joined the D.A. and Cuomo's plan was not carried out. In case you don't know of Andrew Cuomo, not to be confused with his well loved and respected liberal/progressive father Mario (a former three-term governor of NYS), Andrew is a Blue Dog democrat or a DINO. He may prove to be a dyed in the wool Republican Conservative who infiltrated the Dems. It is a proven way to destroy your opposition. This I learned first hand from a very smart political strategist many years ago. Andrew may not be that, but he is at least infected with the anti-progressive gene in my opinion. Mr. Cuomo, the younger, is not keeping the friends he made prior to revealing his true nature. I believe that NYS residents are pretty quick on the uptake. He should start looking for a lobbying job now.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:35 PM
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30. there was already a recall effort against her before this happened
and i am sure that effort will gain momentum.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:06 PM
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38. I found the timing of that a bit strange
especially the massive publicity (locally) given to a petition that had a grand total of 71 signatures at the time. Sounds to me like somebody knew something big was about to go down. :tinfoilhat:
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:40 PM
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33. Sure she does.
:eyes:

She's already envisioning the lawsuit from Scott Olsen's family. Stupid woman.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:40 PM
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41. ZOMG she's so liberal!
Cuomo/Quan 2016!
:sarcasm:
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:53 PM
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42. WE COME IN PEACE
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 03:54 PM by slackmaster
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