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RandySF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:42 AM
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Quan, Under Attack, Changes Course on Occupy Oakland
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, under attack from inside and outside her administration, announced late Wednesday that Occupy Oakland can return to the plaza in front of City Hall, an abrupt reversal that followed a night of street violence Tuesday and widespread criticism over her handling of the crisis.

As more than 1,000 people descended on Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Wednesday night, Quan called for "a minimum police presence" and said nonviolent protesters would be allowed to re-occupy the area near City Hall. One day earlier, with Quan's authorization, 400 police officers had dismantled the tent city.

Quan has been facing a growing firestorm over what some describe as a tentative, out-of-touch approach to the crisis. Earlier, Quan admitted that she had not known that police were planning to evict the protesters early Tuesday morning, saying only that she had signed off on the plan.

http://www.baycitizen.org/occupy-movement/story/quan-sh...
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:07 PM
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1. She didn't know the police were planning to evict but she signed off on the plan? So -
can someone shove a check for a million dollars made out to me under her pen?

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:21 PM
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2. She could be liable for the serious injury of the two-term Iraq Veteran
and others for what the police did. ACLU is already going to start an investigation...so she was pressured into doing this which is at least a test case for OWS to be able to confront power and show how cruel and inhuman ultimate power can be when it strikes rather than negotiate with those it feels are enemies.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:31 PM
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3. "The Road to Hell is paved with good intentions" - G.B. Shaw
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:42 PM
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4. The buck stops on your desk, Jean
and you need to consider just what you're signing. I sincerely hope this was a wakeup call. It's going to cost the city a lot of money even if you manage to hang onto your job for the rest of your term.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:52 PM
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5. Either she tells the police chief to resign or she resign
but their action to remove the protesters violently from their own house (City Hall) should
have consequences.

Now there is a Vet in critical condition lying in hospital fighting for his life, was their
action really necessary?

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