Here is video from the attack on the Mission District on Friday night. In it you can see Occupiers in black bloc, attacking the local police station and as well as other businesses. More on the story here. ”FTP” stand for “F–k the Police”.
Today the glare of media was on politician Todd Akin and his comment about rape. Akin has said he misspoke and apologized for the comment. It seems likely he will have to withdraw from his political race.
Yet this MSM focus seems to vanish when it comes to things which the MSM eyes more favorably, such as Occupy.
Over this past weekend, Occupy Truth, a coming together of bloggers and ordinary citizens, shone a focus on the violence within Occupy that the MSM continues to ignore or cover poorly. Occupy the Truth, held in Cleveland, focused especially on the fact that the MSM continues to ignore the Occupy connection in the case of Occupiers arrested for planning to blow up the Cuyahoga Bridge in Cleveland.
Occupy continues in its way with violence in discussion and approach, all the while being cast by MSM as “mostly peaceful”.
Occupy Oakland organizer Jessica Hollie (otherwise known as “Bella Eiko”) recently tweeted the following:
Eiko Huh (@BellaEiko) August 20, 2012
Just for background, “FTP” means “fuck the police” and “ACAB” means “All cops are bastards”. These are typical hashtags of Occupy along with “revolution” and “us revolution”.
You can see further fun moments with Bella Eiko here where she and other occupiers brings a city council meeting to chaos, and where Bella and others march on a councilwoman’s home, after Occupiers put out a “wanted” poster on the council woman.
Who is Lovelle Mixon?
Mr. Mixon is a man who killed four police officers on March 21, 2009. The police have also linked him to three sexual assaults. Included among the sexual assaults is the assault at gunpoint of a 12 year old girl. More back ground on Mixon here.
The article that Ms. Hollie cites appears to justify or at least excuse Mixon’s actions because he had difficulty finding a job after he got out of prison and had a parole officer who cancelled appointments on him.
Ms. Hollie’s statement is not a misstatement, not taken out of context. It is, sadly, apparently, what she truly believes.
When your vision gets that narrow in pursuit of your cause, it may be time to hang it up. ”God bless them”-Nancy Pelosi.
Are the SEIU and unions ready to start throwing Occupy under the bus?
Since Occupy started, the group has made every effort to bring in like minded liberal-oriented organizations with some success.
But, according to SF Gate, with all the violence that Occupy has been involved with all over the Bay Area, Oakland Occupy “appeared to be losing some of its cachet”.
Attempts by Occupy Oakland adherents to join the March for Dignity demonstration – an annual event that predates the Occupy movement and involves thousands of demonstrators for immigrant and worker rights – didn’t go too well.
The March for Dignity folks had permits to march from the Fruitvale BART Station to Oakland City Hall. Occupy protesters apparently wanted to get in with this huge crowd and waited at San Antonio Park to join the tail end of the March for Dignity to City Hall.
“There were some heated conversations between Occupy and the organizers for the March for Dignity,” said Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan. “At one point (immigrant) marchers stopped and took a different route to avoid the Occupy people who were in the (San Antonio) park.”
The largest march in Oakland on Tuesday wasn’t organized by Occupiers. It was organized by Dignity and Resistance. And that group’s event had no incidents involving police.
In downtown Oakland, where Occupy protesters staged a demonstration, 39 people were arrested during the course of the day, police said.
“We’ve been planning this a long time,” said Miguel Perez, a representative of the group that organized the march. “This march is about immigration and labor. It’s not Occupy.”
Many marchers actually refused to go near the occupiers:
Many of the marchers cut their participation short at San Antonio Park, refusing to go to City Hall after hearing of the clashes Occupy was having with police there. Those who did continue to City Hall left when the march ended, packing up their signs and banners.
“We are peaceful protesters,” said Gary Jimenez, vice president of Service Employees International Union Local 1021. “We don’t condone the destruction of property or vandalism. We believe in using our voices.”
Note the rejection by the SEIU local vice president. More disavowal by unions may be on the way.
Marchers weren’t about to be co-opted by privileged protesters:
The March for Dignity was a community event that included senior citizens, children and families all marching for a common cause – their cause. It’s hardly a recruitment center for mask-wearing, middle-class and privileged white kids who arrive by bicycle and try and win the crowd. These are people with varying degrees of legal residence who came to this country willingly – and most want to stay.
HT: Maddley Burns