Really? I’m shocked!
“This is not a situation where we had 1,000 peaceful people and a few violent people. If you look at what’s happening today in terms of destructing property, throwing at and charging the police, it’s almost like they are begging for attention and hoping that the police will make an error.” (said Oakland Mayor Jean Quan)
You mean that after countless reports over time where the extreme excesses and criminal violations made by the Occupy folks only gets reported in a few conservative blogs, while the occasional infraction by frazzled police officers who fail to follow procedure gets breathlessly reported everywhere as extreme tactics of storm troopers hell bent on putting down “peaceful” free speech, the Occupy folks have discovered it is in their best interest to protest violently while keeping cameras rolling, so they can catch a cop screwing up so they can splice the video on YouTube?
And you mean that once a group discovers it is in their best interest to do something, they’ll keep doing it until they get bored, run out of energy, or someone finishes them?
Gee, really? I’m shocked. Who would have thought Saul Allinsky was right?
And it’s not like Mayor Quan didn’t originally support the movement in light of the various excesses that were taking place, much to the concern of Oakland’s police force. Oh, wait: she did: As Occupy Oakland’s general strike looms, public safety concerns rise to the forefront (Reflections)
“To add to the confusion,” the OPOA letter says, “the Administration issued a memo on Friday, October 28th to all City workers in support of the ‘Stop Work’ strike scheduled for Wednesday, giving all employees, except for police officers, permission to take the day off …Is it the City’s intention to have City employees on both sides of a skirmish line?”