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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 11:07 PM
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22 People Arrested at Chase Foreclosure Protest in Los Angeles - pics

People who had lost their homes to foreclosure, or have been battling banks over loan modification, and their supporters, protest outside a Chase bank branch in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Police arrested 22 protesters who blocked the doors to the bank in acts of civil disobedience.


Protesters and homeowners facing foreclosure despite making payments under the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) block the doors near a Christmas tree outside the offices of Chase Bank in Los Angeles, California, December 16, 2010. The Congressional Oversight Panel that oversees the program has reported that at its current rate, HAMP will prevent only 700,000 to 800,000 of the three to four million foreclosures that the U.S. Treasury Department initially aimed to prevent.


Sitting in a makeshift living room, people who had lost their homes to foreclosure, or have been battling banks over loan modification, and their supporters, pray as they protest outside a Chase bank branch in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Joining Javier Sarmiento, center, are, from left rear, Peggy Mears, Frank DeCarto, and Deborah and Tommy Beard. Police arrested 22 protesters who later blocked the doors to the bank in acts of civil disobedience.


Christina Livingston, a supporter of people who had lost their homes to foreclosure, or have been battling banks over loan modification, reacts to cheers from fellow protesters as she is arrested outside a Chase bank branch in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Police arrested 22 protesters who blocked the doors to the bank in acts of civil disobedience.


One of 21 protesters and homeowners facing foreclosure despite making payments under the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) is arrested for trespassing during a protest outside the offices of Chase Bank in Los Angeles, California, December 16, 2010. The Congressional Oversight Panel that oversees the program has reported that at its current rate, HAMP will prevent only 700,000 to 800,000 of the three to four million foreclosures that the U.S. Treasury Department initially aimed to prevent.


Mary Pasco (2nd R) and other homeowners facing foreclosure despite making payments under the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) pray during a protest outside the offices of Chase Bank in Los Angeles, California, December 16, 2010. The Congressional Oversight Panel that oversees the program has reported that at its current rate, HAMP will prevent only 700,000 to 800,000 of the three to four million foreclosures that the U.S. Treasury Department initially aimed to prevent.


Fellow protesters awaiting their own arrests cheer as Javier Sarmiento is led away druing a protest by people who had lost their homes to foreclosure, or have been battling banks over loan modification, and their supporters outside a Chase bank branch in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Police arrested 22 protesters who blocked the doors to the bank in acts of civil disobedience.


Frank DeCaro is taken into custody during a protest by people who had lost their homes to foreclosure, or have been battling banks over loan modification, and their supporters outside a Chase bank branch in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Police arrested 22 protesters who blocked the doors to the bank in acts of civil disobedience.


Fellow protesters waiting their turn to be arrested applaud as Tommy Beard, who lost his home, is leds marched away, part of a protest by people who had lost their homes to foreclosure, or have been battling banks over loan modification, and their supporters, outside a Chase bank branch in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Police arrested 22 protesters who blocked the doors to the bank in acts of civil disobedience.


People who had lost their homes to foreclosure, or have been battling banks over loan modification, and their supporters, including Alvivon Hurt, protest outside a Chase bank branch in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Police arrested 22 protesters who blocked the doors to the bank in acts of civil disobedience.


Alvivon Hurt smiles as she is led away, among other people who had lost their homes to foreclosure, or have been battling banks over loan modification, and their supporters, in a protest outside a Chase bank branch in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Police arrested 22 protesters who blocked the doors to the bank in acts of civil disobedience.


84-year-old Julia Boteo is led away during a protest by people who had lost their homes to foreclosure, or have been battling banks over loan modification, and their supporters outside a Chase bank branch in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Police arrested 22 protesters who blocked the doors to the bank in acts of civil disobedience.


Julia Botello, 84 years old, is arrested for trespassing, along with 21 other protesters and homeowners facing foreclosure despite making payments under the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) during a protest outside the offices of Chase Bank in Los Angeles, California, December 16, 2010. The Congressional Oversight Panel that oversees the program has reported that at its current rate, HAMP will prevent only 700,000 to 800,000 of the three to four million foreclosures that the U.S. Treasury Department initially aimed to prevent.


Mary Pasco, whose home of 14 years has been foreclosed upon, cries during a demonstration by homeowners facing foreclosure despite making payments under the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), outside the offices of Chase Bank in Los Angeles, California, December 16, 2010. The Congressional Oversight Panel that oversees the program has reported that at its current rate, HAMP will prevent only 700,000 to 800,000 of the three to four million foreclosures that the U.S. Treasury Department initially aimed to prevent.

pics from daylife.com

more at...


Chase Foreclosure Protest: 22 Arrested In LA
JACOB ADELMAN | 12/16/10 05:59 PM |

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/16/chase-foreclos...





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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 11:10 PM
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1. No money for those in need... Just more for those who already have
everything.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 03:13 PM
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46. The American Dream for the rich, American Nightmare for the not rich. nt
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 11:10 PM
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2. Each one, teach one.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 11:11 PM
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3. Thanks for this post nt
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 11:11 PM
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4. K&R
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PhillySane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 11:12 PM
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5. Great Images
Hope this inspires many more to do the same. Act up. Speak out. Sit down.
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GReedDiamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 11:17 PM
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6. Save Homes -- Arrest The Wall Street Criminals...
...should be repeated over and over and over.

And over.
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 11:19 PM
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7. K&R ..... +100 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 .00
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 09:37 AM
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20. This is one of those rare threads I wish I could Rec 100 times.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 11:20 PM
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8. I say this protest is just and at the same time very sad.
For everyone in this protest there are thousands more across the country. Mind boggling.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 11:35 PM
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9. A heartbreaking reason to protest
What will become of our nation, out people... :cry:
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 11:42 PM
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10. Recommend. Great photos. Fuck the bankers!
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 11:54 PM
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11. Many of them are old enough to have marched in 70s protests. The
authorities should remember "The whole world is watching!" First we are watching the students in England and the workers in many other countries is EU and now sit-ins here. The world is getting tired of this shit from its bankers.
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jtown1123 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:08 PM
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34. Arresting the elderly is fucking disgraceful. I hope these pics are plastered everywhere.
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 12:13 AM
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12. thank you for posting, this is so sad
these poor people and the millions of others.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 12:31 AM
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13. Those are very moving photographs. n/t
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 01:52 AM
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14. This is just another part of capitalism's crime wave -- uncontested by our leaders -- !!!
SHAME -- SHAME !!

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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 01:55 AM
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15. Maybe Bill Gates will fly in on his billion dollar airplane and give
them new copies of Windows7! Trial version only. I'm sure some billionaire will read that story and give even more money to their pet charity out of guilt. :sarcasm:
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:45 PM
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41. Since he won't get a tax exception for that, I assume the jet will remain parked.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 04:58 PM
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61. Oh yeah good point.
I stand corrected.
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:03 AM
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16. Shameful. Shame on this government
and its filthy rich band of Wall Street thieves and thugs.
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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 09:17 AM
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17. It's rare that anything moves me these days
Edited on Fri Dec-17-10 09:18 AM by davidthegnome
but this did. Thank you for your post - for the heart touching images and for showing that there are indeed people who despite having lost everything, still have the courage to stand up for what they believe in.

I wonder how the cops feel about arresting those folks? Christ, if it was me, I'd quit the force and say screw it, I'm not arresting them, they're right. (Not that I'm a cop, or even employed for that matter, but my brother in law is a cop, I should show him this.) Was it really necessary to arrest the 84 year old lady? Seriously...

(Edited to correct a typo)
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 09:36 AM
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18. I could have written your response verbatim.
:thumbsup:
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 03:37 PM
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52. My hubby is an officer...
Edited on Fri Dec-17-10 03:39 PM by AnneD
and indeed those folks were trespassing so they are arrested, no matter how you personally feel. But you can arrest someone and allow them their dignity: no roughing them up, no handcuffs on the elderly. Yes these cops were good cops doing what they are required to do.

edited to add that the cops were even smiling as they walked off with the 2 elderly women. I think they were in argeement too. Remember, cops are middle class too.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 04:41 PM
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58. + 1. n/t
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 09:36 AM
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19. We need to see a lot more of this. Wow, just wow!
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 09:45 AM
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21. Come to AZ, Jan Brewer is making a home for you.
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annm4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 10:02 AM
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22. this is what the people need to do all over this country
It does make a difference. Thank you to the organizers and the participants.

I hope there are more. It does empower you when you participate in an action like this instead of just feeling hopeless
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 10:07 AM
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23. Thank you for posting this.
It's absolutely heartbreaking. :cry:

The Almighty Banking Overlords win another one. :nuke:
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 10:25 AM
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24. K&R...
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 10:38 AM
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25. Good thing they had their riot helmets.
:eyes:
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 11:21 AM
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26. Great thread and photos. Thanks for posting - n/t
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 11:31 AM
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27. They arrest a dispossessed 84 year-old woman
Complete with truncheons and riot helmets.

But not one arrest on Wall Street.

This country has fallen into the abyss.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 06:12 PM
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64. to their credit...
and I don't give it to police often, they didn't cuff her. Sucks that they had to arrest her, but the right to protest officially died when it was required to get a permit to do such. If you have to ask permission, it is no longer a right.
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cate94 Donating Member (573 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 11:49 AM
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28. K & R
How sad is this?
What have we become?
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PhillySane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 12:09 PM
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29. Now That Our Government Has Officially Turned Their Backs
Edited on Fri Dec-17-10 12:10 PM by PhillySane
on the plight of average citizens and decided its much more important to keep the rich fat and happy, will we all join these brave people and stand up for them, for ourselves? We need to all get off this board and get arrested now!
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 12:10 PM
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30. K&R
Thanks for posting this. This should be front page news.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 01:54 PM
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31. kr
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:03 PM
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32. So proud of these demonstrators
Very uplifting photos, rec.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:06 PM
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33. k&r
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sirthomas66 Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:17 PM
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35. Time for the revolution, and I don't mean emails, letters and faxes
to congress, which is a colossal waste of time.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 03:36 PM
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50. Yep, it's time for civil disobedience in the style
of Ghandi and MLK, non-violent, but very disruptive of business as usual. Be prepared to be treated like scum and arrested or maybe even worse. :scared:
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sirthomas66 Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 03:41 PM
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53. That can be tried first, but it doesn't work and people are being
thrown into the streets, more aggressive means will have to be employed.
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dd2003 Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:25 PM
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36. Looks like 7th and Fig
As the red building in the back of one of the pics looks just like the EY building that I worked in this summer....Great spot to protest!
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sirthomas66 Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:49 PM
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43. I've been at protests there also.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:26 PM
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37. What a world...
Thankie for posting this.
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mrdmk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:28 PM
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38. K & R for the masses
All one needs to do is make the crime so complicated to avoid any meaningful prosecution.

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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:30 PM
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39. K & R for the Salt of the Earth people nt
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:33 PM
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40. K&R!!!
What America needs is some balls

GOP honcho Mitch O'Connell says what America needs is for Republicans to finish beating the snot out of Obama, and strengthen the already rich by eliminating taxes for them and shifting the burden onto us. Obama says America needs to find bipartisan cooperation with the party of ruthlessness. Elton John says that America needs more compassion (Thanks, we never noticed).

What America really needs is a wall-to-wall people's insurrection, preferably based on force and fear of force, the only thing oligarchs understand. And even then the odds are not good. The oligarchs have all the legal power, police, jails and prisons, surveillance and firepower. Not to mention a docile populace. Shy of open insurrection, a nationwide refusal to pay income taxes would certainly shake things up.

But broader America is happy in the sense they know happiness as an undisturbed regimen of toil, stress and commodity consumption. Despite the way it looks in the news, most Americans remain untouched by foreclosure, bankruptcy and unemployment. So risking loss of their work-buy-sleep cycle in an insurrection looks to be sheer lunacy to them. Like cows, they are kept comfortable in the pure animal sense to be milked for profit. Animal comfort kills all thoughts of revolution.

~Joe Bageant, "America Y UR Peeps B So Dum?"
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Riley18 Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:48 PM
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42. This won't get much press. I wish it could be repeated
everywhere. Just seeing that brave 84 year old woman makes me even more disgusted with the government for enabling the banks to rob those people of their homes.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:54 PM
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44. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley
(if you're familiar with Angelenos, then you understand the demographics) This is totally heartbreaking. I am there with the protesters in spirit. :grouphug:
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 03:01 PM
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45. Glad they didn't cuff the older ones
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 03:29 PM
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47. This is just the tip of the iceberg.........
I don't have hard facts other than I just feel it in the wind. Folks ARE at their breaking point and are starting to push back. We are seeing it in Europe and it is coming to this country. I am looking for a replay of the late 60's.

I repeat, when you have nothing to lose, you have nothing to lose. Enjoy those bonus checks boys.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 03:34 PM
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48. Love the protesters! But I'm LIVID that they were arrested, along with an 84 year old woman! WTF?!
Edited on Fri Dec-17-10 03:35 PM by earth mom
If there is a hell where evil is punished...may the bankster gangsters burn to a crisp! :grr:
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 03:34 PM
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49. Tase 'em! Tase 'em!
Okay, not this time. You can tell the cops aren't into this for the skull-cracking fun of it, because you can see the officers' faces and their names are prominently displayed. When they show up in storm trooper mode, with faces covered and identification obscured, that's when they mean business on behalf of their overlords. Chase decided to let them off easy this time. Next time? Could be the fire.
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 03:42 PM
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54. Excellent point to remember....
faces and name plates good cops. Masks and shields bad cops.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 03:36 PM
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51. one day, one day soon -- people will get angry at stuff like this.
in spite of the centrist, moderate propaganda and spin -- there is serious suffering, hurt, and angry.

it's gonna catch up one fine day.
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JJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 03:55 PM
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55. WTF? We pay these police!
Wall Street and those Bankster don't pay taxes. They've got all kinds of games to take all profits off-shore. So we, the tax payers, are paying these policemen's salaries.
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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 04:07 PM
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56. Good to see people standing up for themselves. Real people are being hurt while bankers smirk.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 04:28 PM
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57. I hope every one of those fascist pig cops loses his home, too.
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The Midway Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 04:48 PM
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59. Save that vitriol for the banks.
Please.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 04:57 PM
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60. And these are images from the 1930s
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 06:17 PM
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65. That last one
"Help us win 40 hour work week"- yep, it was not that long ago that UNIONS made that happen. It will fade away, unfortunately, because of the anti-union sentiment in this country (due to propaganda spewing by the elites).
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 05:38 PM
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62. Doubly sad
By blocking the entrance to the bank, they were preventing crimes from being committed. And for this they get arrested?

I'd have a lot more respect for the 'nice police' if they had, en masse, refused to waste their time on this when there is real crime to be fought. Every moment spent here was a moment not pursuing robbers, rapists, and murderers. And given that it happened in LA, that means some real criminals got away with real crime because of this fiasco.

But let me guess - they had to do this to 'keep their jobs' and their own houses.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 05:38 PM
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63. K and R (nt)
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 10:38 PM
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66. Where is Obama? Where are the Democrats we elected? This is getting ridiculous. nm
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