SoCal street vendors seek relief from blood-and-urine-spattering Occupy protesters

posted at 3:05 pm on November 8, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Occupy protesters in San Diego apparently have no better manners than their Washington D.C. counterparts, who this weekend injured an elderly woman by pushing her down a flight of stairs.

When two street vendors in the California city stopped freely dispensing coffee and hot dogs to Occupy protesters, which (reminder!) the vendors didn’t have to do in the first place, the Occupiers retaliated by vandalizing their carts.

“Both carts have had items stolen, have had their covers vandalized with markings and graffiti, as well as one of the carts had urine and blood splattered on it,” said Councilman Carl DeMaio.

The damages will likely require at least a complete cleaning if not a replacement of the cart covers, DeMaio said.

In addition to the attacks, the vendors also said they recently received death threats.

From the beginning, it’s been evident that the Occupiers want what they want when they want it … and think they should have it just because they want it. Many have admitted as much. But even when a couple of generous vendors comply with the kids’ entitlement attitude, they’re still unsatisfied. The second the handouts stop, the temper tantrums kick in.

Fortunately, other San Diego residents have a better understanding of and appreciation for the two street vendors. CBS reports that neighbors in the Gas Light district plan to host a fundraiser to help them refresh their businesses.


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Isn’t there a Marine base in San Diego . . . ?

rbj on November 8, 2011 at 3:08 PM

“God bless them” – Democrat icon Nancy Pelosi

visions on November 8, 2011 at 3:10 PM

I could be wrong but didn’t the Tea Party have that same problem..maybe not.

rjoco1 on November 8, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Never give in to the demands of terrorists.

catmman on November 8, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Too bad they can’t get a couple of platoons from MCRD to go down and just start taking stuff off the freeloaders.

GarandFan on November 8, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Obama relates to these folks.

forest on November 8, 2011 at 3:15 PM

It’s a lot easier to take a brave stand against the Man when everything is free.

Bishop on November 8, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Occupied

faraway on November 8, 2011 at 3:18 PM

one of the carts had urine and blood splattered on it,” said Councilman Carl DeMaio.

Bitter flingers.

stefanite on November 8, 2011 at 3:19 PM

From the beginning, it’s been evident that the Occupiers want what they want when they want it … and think they should have it just because they want it.

what..they think this is Burger King where they can get it “their way?”//

either way, they’re chronic malcontents. The only thing they deserve is a beatdown.

ted c on November 8, 2011 at 3:20 PM

If you give a Mouse a cookie;
He is going to want a glass of Milk.

barnone on November 8, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Obama relates to these folks.

forest on November 8, 2011 at 3:15 PM

And Elizabeth Warren is their intellectual foundation.

malclave on November 8, 2011 at 3:21 PM

But even when a couple of generous vendors comply with the kids’ entitlement attitude, they’re still unsatisfied. The second the handouts stop, the temper tantrums kick in.

looks like the policy of appeasement fails, once again.

lesson #2157

ted c on November 8, 2011 at 3:22 PM

If you give a Mouse a cookie;
He is going to want a glass of Milk.

barnone on November 8, 2011 at 3:21 PM

yep.

those classic books are:

If you give a Moose a muffin
and
If you give a pig a pancake

while they are children’s books, they describe the issues associated with complying with someone’s demands and letting them walk all over you.

ted c on November 8, 2011 at 3:24 PM

This is your population on 100 years of government-enforced leftism.

J.E. Dyer on November 8, 2011 at 3:26 PM

I wonder if there are any gangs out there in LA that are wondering about being able to defend their turf?

ConservativePartyNow on November 8, 2011 at 3:29 PM

looks like the policy of appeasement fails, once again.

lesson #2157

ted c on November 8, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Your count is low by several orders of magnitude

Nathan_OH on November 8, 2011 at 3:30 PM

I want it to get much worse.Worse we much.

docflash on November 8, 2011 at 3:31 PM

I could be wrong but didn’t the Tea Party have that same problem..maybe not.

rjoco

Same problem as what, mooching? Not so much.

Gothguy on November 8, 2011 at 3:37 PM

If this is the kind of America you want,,vote for Obama. This is what a” Community organizer” does. Welcome to Obama’s America.

retiredeagle on November 8, 2011 at 3:37 PM

SoCal voters need to recall and/or sue their public officials for wilfully refusing to do their jobs and “protect and serve”!

landlines on November 8, 2011 at 3:38 PM

I could be wrong but didn’t the Tea Party have that same problem..maybe not.

Remember when the Tea Partiers went around smearing blood and pee all over private property when they didn’t get free stuff? Yeah, me either.

crazy_legs on November 8, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Reminds me of monkeys at the zoo who throw their own feces at gawkers. They have more sense though.

Paul-Cincy on November 8, 2011 at 3:41 PM

The plan is to get a conservative riled up enough that he will shoot one of the occupiers. MackDaddy will then declare martial law, suspend the constitution, and establish marxist rule.

Tread lightly.

davidk on November 8, 2011 at 3:49 PM

I have an idea that can help the OWS sympathizers who have money and time but who aren’t able to go to an occupy site themselves, due to scheduling or whatever, nonetheless participate in the protest experience and demonstrate their support for the cause.

Plus, there could be a few bucks in it for an enterprising individual (just be careful to not use the enterprise word out loud or this might not fly).

It’s called “OCCUPY MY YARD” and involves having professional occupiers come to your home and set up camp in your yard (front yard preferably, for best visibility). They will camp out for a base fee and, for a few more bucks in optional services, will urinate on your shrubbery, defecate on your front stoop, or even barge into your home and demand food, trash your bathrooms, and bang drums outside your windows all night long.

A true 1%’er who could afford it could even hire off-duty police to stand by and receive insults from occupiers. Thus recreating the occupy experience without having to leave the house.

I don’t know how you’d price it but I’d suggest that the more they pay for it, the better they’ll feel, so go for it.

IndieDogg on November 8, 2011 at 3:49 PM

How many times do people have to be reminded. Don’t feed the zoo animals.

Harpoon on November 8, 2011 at 3:50 PM

“God bless them” – Democrat icon Nancy Pelosi

Presuming that SanFranNan is seeking the blessing of her Lord and Master, The god of this world.

oldleprechaun on November 8, 2011 at 3:52 PM

The second the handouts stop, the temper tantrums kick in.

As seen in: France, Greece….

RDuke on November 8, 2011 at 3:53 PM

From the beginning, it’s been evident that the Occupiers want what they want when they want it … and think they should have it just because they want it.

what..they think this is Burger King where they can get it “their way?”//

You can get it your way at Burger King for 5 bucks…not for free.

If those morons demanded free food from a cashier at Burger King (or any other fast-food place), and threw blood and urine on the counter, the manager would call the cops and have them thrown out. It IS private property, and owned by an (OMG-EEEEEVIL) CORPORATION.

A street vendor works ON public property, but he IS a businessman, and his cart and whatever he sells are PRIVATE PROPERTY, which is protected under the law.

Exit question: Why is a street vendor like a Wall Street banker?

Steve Z on November 8, 2011 at 3:54 PM

A true 1%’er who could afford it could even hire off-duty police to stand by and receive insults from occupiers. Thus recreating the occupy experience without having to leave the house.

I don’t know how you’d price it but I’d suggest that the more they pay for it, the better they’ll feel, so go for it.

IndieDogg on November 8, 2011 at 3:49 PM

dude, the entrepreneurial spirit lives! ++

ted c on November 8, 2011 at 3:55 PM

We all showed up and played where’s our trophy hot dog

multiuseless on November 8, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Since this seems to be human bodily fluids, which could be infected with all sorts of viruses, I assert this is attack with a deadly weapon. If any of you would like to personally thank the people of Occupy San Diego, I would like to give you the website of their most prominent supporters: The OBRag. Here is their latest post on the subject; please give them my regards –

http://obrag.org/?p=48913

Mutnodjmet on November 8, 2011 at 4:02 PM

I think the vendors should sue the mayor of LA. Protesters did not get permit to protest. Police did not arrest and disperse said protesters. Since the mayor is tacitly encouraging this wanton law braking by the protesters, he/she should be liable for all damages.

PrettyD_Vicious on November 8, 2011 at 4:08 PM

They held the fundraiser, raised over $1,000. A couple of the vendors had to be escorted by police.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/occupy-san-diego-activists-attack-street-cart-vendor-with-blood-and-urine

jdawg on November 8, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Dane-geld.

AnotherOpinion on November 8, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Peebaggers.

Chuck Schick on November 8, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Aren’t hot dogs made from cows? Red meat is bad for you. Cows cause global warming…

SouthernGent on November 8, 2011 at 4:17 PM

In addition to the attacks, the vendors also said they recently received death threats.

These “Occupy” people are nothing but radical left-wing haters.

jaime on November 8, 2011 at 4:24 PM

The vendors are not thinking reall fast are they. Hippies want you to give them free food from a street vending cart and after you don’t they vandalize the cart with urine and blood. Solution, announce the resumption of free food, and secretly use the hot dog buns to wipe down the cart first.

MikeA on November 8, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Obama: Leading from Behind

r keller on November 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM

I’m curious as to where the blood came from.

Rethuglican on November 8, 2011 at 4:45 PM

These 2 vendors had feed the occupy toilet bugs. They picked which side they were standing with by doing that. They must be Obama voters-only the true nitwits ignored that the professional freeloaders, anarchists and loser in life that make up the Occupy toilet bugs would behave exactly as expecteed-as freeloaders, vandals and scumbags

These vendors want it both ways-You can’t have it both ways. You brought this on yours by foolishly siding with them. Don’t come crying to us normal sane folks when the voilent moochers act violent and mooch! Lie down with dogs, you deserve to wake with fleas

Niteowl45 on November 8, 2011 at 5:23 PM

When two street vendors in the California city stopped freely dispensing coffee and hot dogs to Occupy protesters, which (reminder!) the vendors didn’t have to do in the first place

You gave a liberal something for free… what did you expect?

From then on it is their RIGHT to have that given to them for free WHENEVER THEY WANT and you are OPPRESSING THEM by not giving them the same free stuff forever.

You’re like HITLER for not continuing to give them the free stuff they DESERVE!

Don’t feed the feral animals next time.

gekkobear on November 8, 2011 at 6:12 PM

the Gas Light district

It is actually called the Gaslamp Quarter Historic District. Most locals call it the Gaslamp District, or just Gaslamp.

Patriot Vet on November 8, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Isn’t there a Marine base in San Diego . . . ?

rbj on November 8, 2011 at 3:08 PM

3 of ‘em!
MCAS Miramar
MCRD San Diego
Camp Pendelton
…plus some transportation services specifically for the Marines :)

BillH on November 8, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Yep.

Gas Lamp, not gas light.

NickelAndDime on November 8, 2011 at 7:25 PM

A street vendor works ON public property, but he IS a businessman, and his cart and whatever he sells are PRIVATE PROPERTY, which is protected under the law.

Steve Z on November 8, 2011 at 3:54 PM

A difference, Steve- here, those vendors, since they’re set up on city property, have to pay rent to the city, just as if they were renting a building space. It’s not just on public property, with the applicable permits. The city has created a landlord/tenant relationship.

BillH on November 8, 2011 at 7:44 PM

From the beginning, it’s been evident that the Occupiers want what they want when they want it … and think they should have it just because they want it. Many have admitted as much. But even when a couple of generous vendors comply with the kids’ entitlement attitude, they’re still unsatisfied. The second the handouts stop, the temper tantrums kick in.

File this under: Don’t Feed the Bears

tom on November 8, 2011 at 8:32 PM

The Disease that is the Occupy Movement

Mutnodjmet on November 8, 2011 at 9:10 PM

A fundraiser? A fundraiser? This is how the citizens of San Diego react to a disgusting, abhorrent assault?

Since we know California police aren’t allowed to do anything, how about the locals all grab baseball bats, walk through the camp about 12 abreast and dare – just dare – any of these filthy hippie scum to look cross-eyed at them. And the first one who does…well, that would be kinda intimidating, doncha think? ‘Go ahead and say something, you intellectual cripple; do you have anything that you wish to say to me?’

ss396 on November 8, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Classy…a real slice of Americana…

easyt65 on November 9, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Our socialist left backs this deplorable, disgusting, law breaking, parasitic mob and probably will not hold the offenders responsible for the clean up when it’s all over.

mixplix on November 9, 2011 at 5:29 PM

I’ll be happy to provide any Occupier with a free stream of tear gas.

Crusty on November 10, 2011 at 2:04 PM