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(Occupy LA)   LAPD brings in 150+ officers in tactical gear use 40mm foam grenades and tear gas for: a) Drunken sports fans, b) Escaped violent criminal, or c) Sidewalk chalkers   (occupylosangeles.org) divider line 151
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2012-07-14 07:55:30 AM  
They bought all those toys and they're dying to play with them.
 
2012-07-14 08:33:43 AM  
The main stream media is blaming occupy, saying LAPD was standing off with occupiers. That is false.

That damn Lamestream Drive-by Liberal Conservative MSM Media!
 
2012-07-14 08:43:36 AM  
can't let those sidewalk chalkers get away with things.
Next thing you know, people will be wanting to gather peacefully.
 
2012-07-14 08:44:33 AM  
Great, a link to "Occupy Los Angeles" . I'm not white-knighting police, but Occupy is not really a reliable source of un-slanted information either.
 
2012-07-14 10:01:48 AM  
At least the cops have jobs, you useless sacks of Occupy shiat.
 
2012-07-14 10:04:48 AM  
Meh.... Cops vs. Hippies. I have no one to root for...
 
2012-07-14 10:04:54 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: The main stream media is blaming occupy, saying LAPD was standing off with occupiers. That is false.

That damn Lamestream Drive-by Liberal Conservative MSM Media!


If, as some Farkers have suggested, that only right-wingers are fascists, left-wingers need to own up to the fact they are mainstream media. As far as I know (and please correct me if I'm out of the loop) Fox News is the only cable news program that gives a 'mostly' republican view.

Don't be a deniers left-wing... be proud.
 
2012-07-14 10:06:52 AM  
I have an idea. They should chalk their own property instead of defacing public property. Voila! No arrests.

Wait, no, let's trample other people's right and complain we're being oppressed!
 
2012-07-14 10:07:00 AM  
Maybe they were writing headlines with poor syntax with the chalk?
 
2012-07-14 10:07:35 AM  
When in doubt, escalate?

/that's some fine police work...
 
2012-07-14 10:08:30 AM  
Archimedes
 
2012-07-14 10:16:01 AM  
Yet the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 1995 that chalk was not vandalism and was protected as free speech...
 
2012-07-14 10:16:51 AM  
Link

Sgt. Ben Richards of the LAPD was reprimanded Saturday morning for refusing to participate in the attack on peaceful protesters.

Richards was ordered to "proceed with plan alpha" according to audio records, but Richards refused, saying "I said the crowd is unarmed! There are lots of women and children down there! All they want is more chalk for gods sake!"

LAPD Captain Todd Cohagen then responded to Richards on the radio, saying "As you were Richards. Proceed with plan alpha. All rioters must be neutralized." Sgt. Richards had one final radio transmission, saying "The hell with you, I will not taser helpless people! Abort mission. We return back to base."

A media spokesman for the LAPD has confirmed Sgt. Richards has been suspended for 20 days with pay.
 
2012-07-14 10:17:03 AM  
When the revolution comes against the 1%, all the local police forces will be fully militarized and not afraid to use it on civilians.

It is going to be a dark 20 years.


Occupy.
 
2012-07-14 10:18:49 AM  
I like how they say "sidewalk" chalking. The story I read was they were in the middle of the street writing, obstructing traffic and creating a public safety issue.

Rubber bullets for all...

/play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
 
2012-07-14 10:21:37 AM  
Seen leaving town:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-14 10:21:50 AM  
FTA:Prior to artwalk we had has 11 arrests in two weeks for chalking, and near 20 in the past

/duh, it's "has had"
//idiot
 
2012-07-14 10:23:11 AM  
Only a matter of time, sadly.
 
2012-07-14 10:26:21 AM  

topcon: Link

Sgt. Ben Richards of the LAPD was reprimanded Saturday morning for refusing to participate in the attack on peaceful protesters.

Richards was ordered to "proceed with plan alpha" according to audio records, but Richards refused, saying "I said the crowd is unarmed! There are lots of women and children down there! All they want is more chalk for gods sake!"

LAPD Captain Todd Cohagen then responded to Richards on the radio, saying "As you were Richards. Proceed with plan alpha. All rioters must be neutralized." Sgt. Richards had one final radio transmission, saying "The hell with you, I will not taser helpless people! Abort mission. We return back to base."

A media spokesman for the LAPD has confirmed Sgt. Richards has been suspended for 20 days with pay.


I'm now hearing that he orchestrated the brutal attack and is up on charges.
 
2012-07-14 10:27:24 AM  

mallorn: Yet the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 1995 that chalk was not vandalism and was protected as free speech...


No they didn't.

"G.First Amendment Claim.

Mackinney also asserts that California Penal Code §640.5 is facially unconstitutional. He asserts that the statute is overbroad, vague, and directed solely at speech because physical damage to property is already prohibited by §594. The district court failed to address this argument. We remand for a consideration of this claim."
 
2012-07-14 10:37:20 AM  

topcon: Link

Sgt. Ben Richards of the LAPD was reprimanded Saturday morning for refusing to participate in the attack on peaceful protesters.

Richards was ordered to "proceed with plan alpha" according to audio records, but Richards refused, saying "I said the crowd is unarmed! There are lots of women and children down there! All they want is more chalk for gods sake!"

LAPD Captain Todd Cohagen then responded to Richards on the radio, saying "As you were Richards. Proceed with plan alpha. All rioters must be neutralized." Sgt. Richards had one final radio transmission, saying "The hell with you, I will not taser helpless people! Abort mission. We return back to base."

A media spokesman for the LAPD has confirmed Sgt. Richards has been suspended for 20 days with pay.


Also quoted as saying, "I don't do requests. ."
 
2012-07-14 10:38:07 AM  

Old Man Winter: I have an idea. They should chalk their own property instead of defacing public property. Voila! No arrests.

Wait, no, let's trample other people's right and complain we're being oppressed!



Is it defacing when it's non-permanent chalk? Serious question. Silly string, etc?
 
2012-07-14 10:39:59 AM  

Generation_D: Great, a link to "Occupy Los Angeles" . I'm not white-knighting police, but Occupy is not really a reliable source of un-slanted information either.



Why do you say that?

From the article:

Some people who were arrested for chalking last night did it in spite of watching others get grabbed around them. They were not occupiers, but they could see the tyranny and were not going to stand for it.


Oh... I see. Carry on.
 
2012-07-14 10:40:14 AM  

Old Man Winter: I have an idea. They should chalk their own property instead of defacing public property. Voila! No arrests.

Wait, no, let's trample other people's right and complain we're being oppressed!


This.

Seattle's Occupyers are now doing weekly marches through residential neighborhoods, 20 or so noisy hippies, one asswit with a bullhorn. They get police on cycles behind them as they go around parading their ignorance and their frustration with their own life's choices. The message (and I've seen their signs, heard their slogans, seen their web sites) still seems to come down to something along the lines of LIFE IS UNFAIR AND ITS EVERYONE ELSE'S FAULT I HATE YOU MOM AND DAD
 
2012-07-14 10:41:16 AM  

maggoo: Generation_D: Great, a link to "Occupy Los Angeles" . I'm not white-knighting police, but Occupy is not really a reliable source of un-slanted information either.


Why do you say that?

From the article:

Some people who were arrested for chalking last night did it in spite of watching others get grabbed around them. They were not occupiers, but they could see the tyranny and were not going to stand for it.


Oh... I see. Carry on.


Because the incident is being reported on "Occupy Los Angeles" web site, and Occupy can and does edit facts to fit their narrative. Almost like a ... biased media of some sort.
 
2012-07-14 10:41:51 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Meh.... Cops vs. Hippies. I have no one to root for...


One side is fully militarized and is itching for a new target for their toys, and you may find you are next.

It shouldn't be a difficult decision.
 
2012-07-14 10:42:50 AM  

Generation_D: Because the incident is being reported on "Occupy Los Angeles" web site, and Occupy can and does edit facts to fit their narrative. Almost like a ... biased media of some sort.


Yes, I noticed that. Hence, my comment. They are so slanted that I doubt they can even walk straight.
 
2012-07-14 10:43:38 AM  
Look, either you challenge the states monopoly on the use of violence or get off the pot. I'm sick and tired of this pernicious fantasy that revolution doesn't come out of the barrel of a gun.
 
2012-07-14 10:44:10 AM  
Occupy Anything Other Than A Job
 
2012-07-14 10:46:15 AM  

Generation_D: they go around parading their ignorance and their frustration with their own life's choices


Way to miss the point. If this was 1967 you would be biatching about hippies protesting against the war in Viet Nam all being on the payroll of Chairman Mao.
 
2012-07-14 10:47:33 AM  

Arthen: Look, either you challenge the states monopoly on the use of violence or get off the pot. I'm sick and tired of this pernicious fantasy that revolution doesn't come out of the barrel of a gun.


The civil rights movement of the 1960s would like a word, and to put a flower in the barrel of your rifle.
 
2012-07-14 10:50:04 AM  

gilgigamesh: Arthen: Look, either you challenge the states monopoly on the use of violence or get off the pot. I'm sick and tired of this pernicious fantasy that revolution doesn't come out of the barrel of a gun.

The civil rights movement of the 1960s would like a word, and to put a flower in the barrel of your rifle.


How's that working out for you, Mr King?
 
2012-07-14 10:52:12 AM  
If you can't talk the talk, you better chalk the chalk.
 
2012-07-14 10:52:22 AM  

gilgigamesh: Generation_D: they go around parading their ignorance and their frustration with their own life's choices

Way to miss the point. If this was 1967 you would be biatching about hippies protesting against the war in Viet Nam all being on the payroll of Chairman Mao.


He doesn't have TIME for points man. He's got to get some farking sleep to go back to his dead end job with no avenue for advancement or a pay raise.
He knows he has to work until he's 80 to afford living until hes 100 when he retires, and he can only pray to a God that will not respond that he does not get injured or sick.

You think a man like that wants to be cognizant of the fact he's in hell?
 
2012-07-14 10:53:43 AM  
I LOVE that article!

We weren't doing nuffin.
We wuz totally peaceful
And if something as done, it wasn't us.

Comments:

Who hit the women cop in the face with the bottle?


LULZ!
 
2012-07-14 10:59:09 AM  

Arthen: Look, either you challenge the states monopoly on the use of violence or get off the pot. I'm sick and tired of this pernicious fantasy that revolution doesn't come out of the barrel of a gun.


Relax. It'll get there. This is just part of the process. Feel free to take the first shot.
 
2012-07-14 11:03:48 AM  

LesserEvil: topcon: Link

Sgt. Ben Richards of the LAPD was reprimanded Saturday morning for refusing to participate in the attack on peaceful protesters.

Richards was ordered to "proceed with plan alpha" according to audio records, but Richards refused, saying "I said the crowd is unarmed! There are lots of women and children down there! All they want is more chalk for gods sake!"

LAPD Captain Todd Cohagen then responded to Richards on the radio, saying "As you were Richards. Proceed with plan alpha. All rioters must be neutralized." Sgt. Richards had one final radio transmission, saying "The hell with you, I will not taser helpless people! Abort mission. We return back to base."

A media spokesman for the LAPD has confirmed Sgt. Richards has been suspended for 20 days with pay.

I'm now hearing that he orchestrated the brutal attack and is up on charges.


Just an alert for LA Farkers... apparently, Ben "The Butcher of Artwalk" Richards has escaped. If you see this guy:

i.imgur.com


call police immediately. Do not attempt to apprehend this man!! He is considered very dangerous.
 
2012-07-14 11:07:53 AM  
Police arrived at the intersection shortly before 10 p.m. to move protesters blocking the street. At one point, an unidentified man tossed a glass bottle over his shoulder that landed in front of a line of LAPD officers gathered on Spring Street between 4th and 5th streets. The man was shot with what appeared to be a non-lethal weapon, witnesses said.
 
2012-07-14 11:08:43 AM  

fluffy2097: gilgigamesh: Generation_D: they go around parading their ignorance and their frustration with their own life's choices

Way to miss the point. If this was 1967 you would be biatching about hippies protesting against the war in Viet Nam all being on the payroll of Chairman Mao.

He doesn't have TIME for points man. He's got to get some farking sleep to go back to his dead end job with no avenue for advancement or a pay raise.
He knows he has to work until he's 80 to afford living until hes 100 when he retires, and he can only pray to a God that will not respond that he does not get injured or sick.

You think a man like that wants to be cognizant of the fact he's in hell?


Were he alive today, I would think he would be proud that his efforts and sacrifice enabled me to be where I am now: relaxing by the pool in a lilly white subdivision in my north Florida vacation home with my white wife; completely free from the concern that men in white hoods are currently riding up in the back of a pickup to murder us all and burn the place to the ground.
 
2012-07-14 11:10:12 AM  
Oops. That should have been directed to Cast.
 
2012-07-14 11:13:25 AM  
Somehow I read the headline as "LARP brings in 150+ officers in tactical gear use 40mm foam grenades and tear gas for: a) Drunken sports fans, b) Escaped violent criminal, or c) Sidewalk chalkers"

Is that wrong?
 
2012-07-14 11:18:39 AM  

gilgigamesh: Arthen: Look, either you challenge the states monopoly on the use of violence or get off the pot. I'm sick and tired of this pernicious fantasy that revolution doesn't come out of the barrel of a gun.

The civil rights movement of the 1960s would like a word, and to put a flower in the barrel of your rifle.


Big difference between a civil rights march in the 50s or 60s involving tens of thousands of people of all walks of life, and a typical Occupy jaunt around the neighborhood or 10 or 20 black bloc guys breaking windows in the branch bank near my home.

You dumb Occupy kids see yourselves as some kind of clarion call to rise up.

What you are is dipshiats.

In 20-30 years you might understand that. But on the other hand, the hippies in the 60s are now tea baggers. Thats your future, stupid.
 
2012-07-14 11:24:59 AM  

Old Man Winter: I have an idea. They should chalk their own property instead of defacing public property. Voila! No arrests.

Wait, no, let's trample other people's right and complain we're being oppressed!


Tell me again how writing on the pavement with chalk has trampled anyone's rights ?
 
2012-07-14 11:27:18 AM  

Generation_D: gilgigamesh: Arthen: Look, either you challenge the states monopoly on the use of violence or get off the pot. I'm sick and tired of this pernicious fantasy that revolution doesn't come out of the barrel of a gun.

The civil rights movement of the 1960s would like a word, and to put a flower in the barrel of your rifle.

Big difference between a civil rights march in the 50s or 60s involving tens of thousands of people of all walks of life, and a typical Occupy jaunt around the neighborhood or 10 or 20 black bloc guys breaking windows in the branch bank near my home.

You dumb Occupy kids see yourselves as some kind of clarion call to rise up.

What you are is dipshiats.

In 20-30 years you might understand that. But on the other hand, the hippies in the 60s are now tea baggers. Thats your future, stupid.


All politics aside, you sound exactly like a grumpy old man telling kids to get off his lawn. This is not an effective rhetorical styling and will only harden the resolve of those who you argue against. People don't like to be told how they will be. Now, if you could show them how they will come to understand in 20-30 years instead of just asserting the claim, you might be able to convince someone.
 
2012-07-14 11:27:41 AM  
There is no end to the disdain I have for occupies. A chalk protest on a rainy day. These are stupid people.
 
2012-07-14 11:28:38 AM  
This is not an effective rhetorical styling and will only harden the resolve of those who you argue against.

you mean how everyone is sick of the occupy clowns?
 
2012-07-14 11:30:50 AM  

gilgigamesh: fluffy2097: gilgigamesh: Generation_D: they go around parading their ignorance and their frustration with their own life's choices

Way to miss the point. If this was 1967 you would be biatching about hippies protesting against the war in Viet Nam all being on the payroll of Chairman Mao.

He doesn't have TIME for points man. He's got to get some farking sleep to go back to his dead end job with no avenue for advancement or a pay raise.
He knows he has to work until he's 80 to afford living until hes 100 when he retires, and he can only pray to a God that will not respond that he does not get injured or sick.

You think a man like that wants to be cognizant of the fact he's in hell?

Were he alive today, I would think he would be proud that his efforts and sacrifice enabled me to be where I am now: relaxing by the pool in a lilly white subdivision in my north Florida vacation home with my white wife; completely free from the concern that men in white hoods are currently riding up in the back of a pickup to murder us all and burn the place to the ground.


Occupy kids arent on anyones payroll. They arent that smart. What Occupy kids are is well intentioned idiots with no real idea how to communicate to your target audience. And no self-awareness of what it is that Occupy looks like or is outside of the little insulated circle that it travels in.

Occupy is such a circle jerk. You alienate people who are also 99% but who don't agree that disrupting normal daily life is an effective or a wanted means of communication.

If you use a broad enough brush, you can make any criticism of your method look like racism or 1960s Bull Connor. But that is kind of the point I'm making. You are immune to ANY criticism. That makes you no better than your enemy. Its like Godwinning with different reference points - can't compare your enemies to Nazis any more, so compare them to Chairman Mao or Governor Wallace.

in 1971 Pete Townsend wrote a really nice little ditty that summed up the 60s. I know its also cliche worn but consider when he wrote it, they'd just had 10 years or more of protests. Hopefully the irony of Won't Get Fooled Again would resonate with you. On the other hand, you'll probably just accuse him of being a tired old hippie pedo now, and you'd be right.

When you mature in years to come, you might look back on Occupy as well meaning but flawed, or you might cling to the idea that it was ignored by an oligarch state that needed to exercise undue control. A lot of these things depend on who is writing the history, of course.

Right now, today, dorks banging pots and pans, smashing bank branch windows, and chalking sidewalks really does nothing to win neutral 99%'ers over to your cause, and it does often push people away who might otherwise be interested. That is all I'm saying.

I'm from a time when we all knew protesting was feeble sh*t done by a few loud asshats who needed more attention than everyone else, but who deluded themselves into thinking they were making a difference.

I guess it's possible you are making a difference, but history really is on my side in this, not yours. So you might be this generations flower gun girl, though I think riot kiss couple in Vancouver BC might have you beat already.

History says there are always protests, but that the power structure wins out, and todays protesters become tomorrows co-opted members of the ruling elite. So thats really your strategy! In 30 years you can tell everyone how much difference you made by breaking windows of a branch bank.

While you simultaneously condemn that year's 20 year olds for hating you and all the advantages you had in life.

Just like the hippies of the 60s are often now fake liberal selfish idiots today. But that won't happen to you, oh no.
 
2012-07-14 11:31:33 AM  
Wow, you are one presumptuous fark, aren't you now?

I'm 44, man. I own property, have a family, and I work for a living. I just happen to think creeping fascism is something everyone, regardless of age and status, needs to guard against.

So spare me the "get off my lawn" speech, please.
 
2012-07-14 11:31:48 AM  
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Let's hang some cops from lightpoles, it's about time they regained respect for the people who pay them.
 
2012-07-14 11:36:01 AM  
edge.ebaumsworld.com
 
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