Ready for OWS to end, NYC residents protest the protesters

posted at 12:45 pm on November 14, 2011 by Tina Korbe

While I can’t imagine why, some New York City residents are just sick and tired of the Wall Street Occupiers — and would prefer they pack up their Zuccotti Park tent city and head on home, wherever home might be. NBC New York reports:

Downtown residents and business owners are organizing a protest of the protest after two months of Lower Manhattan being occupied by the Wall Street demonstration.

Angry over all-day drumming, people urinating and defecating on the streets and verbal attacks from protesters, organizers say they will rally at City Hall Monday to send officials a message. …

Businesses have complained for weeks that the encampment is causing them to lose money, although a few have made money off the protests, as donors from all over the country have sent food from nearby restaurants to the movement.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has defended the protesters, saying they mostly stick to the park and are primarily law-abiding. That might be — but, nationwide, that’s far from true. The original New York City occupation sparked a movement that can be truthfully characterized as violent. As of today, OWS protesters across the country have been responsible for at least 232 incidents of violence, vandalism or other outrageous behavior. Furthermore, as BigGovernment’s John Nolte points out, the protest must also bear partial responsibility for collateral damage. The Occupy movement drains law enforcement resources. Just as of mid-to-late October, shootings in NYC were way up — and no doubt the diminished police presence outside of Zuccotti Park contributed to that. The protests are a public safety issue — and Bloomberg would be justified if he took a strong position against the flagship protest that spearheaded the lawlessness nationwide.


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Aren’t other members of the public allowed to use Public parks?

Chip on November 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Bloomie to go after the new protesters in 5…..4…..3

cmsinaz on November 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

The protests are a public safety issue…

Absolutely.

I’m still at a loss…What exactly has to happen where these protesters will say “OK, we got what we wanted, thanks everyone, time to go home”?

JetBoy on November 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Aren’t other members of the public allowed to use Public parks?

Chip on November 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Don’t be reasonable…it will confuse the left.

right2bright on November 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Scores of disease carrying vermin infest a public park and create a massive health hazard and it’s all good.

Serve trans fat and/or salt in meals and incur the wrath of the health department.

Makes sense.

reaganaut on November 14, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Well we wanted to take a guest from Germany to lower Manhattan but opted not to go. Who would want to have them see these disgusting Pigs in the Park?? And we definitely feel sorry for the businesses and vendors who have lost income and had to lay off employees.
PUT YOU BIG BOY PANTS ON BLOOMBERG and get out of your Mansion and face reality. These demonstrations are DONE – they made whatever convoluted point they were attempt to make. The park should be returned to the GENERAL public.

IlonaE on November 14, 2011 at 12:54 PM

cmsinaz on November 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Yep.

Any moment now, the NYPD will rush in with full riot gear, tear gas and water cannons to disperse these unruly “elements” who’d dare to criticize Obama’s chosen ones.

coldwarrior on November 14, 2011 at 12:54 PM

I’m still at a loss…What exactly has to happen where these protesters will say “OK, we got what we wanted, thanks everyone, time to go home”?

JetBoy on November 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Glad you asked…they want everything free, free land, free housing, one protester said because all things grown come from the earth, and the earth belongs to all, all food should be free.
All wood products, free, since (once again) anything from the earth is shared by all.
Land is part of the earth, therefore they should be able to go to anywhere on land and occupy…it’s that simple.

right2bright on November 14, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Private park…

reaganaut on November 14, 2011 at 12:55 PM

If salt or tobacco isn’t involved,…no problemo.

a capella on November 14, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has defended the protesters, saying they mostly stick to the park and are primarily law-abiding.

Newsflash Bloomie – if 100% are breaking the law camping out in a public park and violating other laws, they’re primarily 100% law – breaking.

Chip on November 14, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Bloomie to go after the new protesters in 5…..4…..3

cmsinaz on November 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

5….4….3…4…5….6…. etc….

chai on November 14, 2011 at 12:58 PM

The definition of things in this country have become skewed beyond recognition. A “protest” has nothing to do what is going on at OCW movements. These people are acting out in order to show their separation from the USA culture, laws and the idea of respecting your fellow man. The politicians supporting this type of behavior have chosen anarchy over the rights of taxpaying citizens. This is dangerous behavior that will spread to a violent, lawless culture eventually coming into full contact with a violent reaction from citizens who have given up on leadership and will take action on their own.

Hening on November 14, 2011 at 1:01 PM

What are they going to do? It’s hard to believe that they wouldn’t get regular folks to join in.

Cindy Munford on November 14, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Back to your parent’s basement and try to find a job that requires a BA in Ethnic and Minority Studies (gee, math and science are soooo hard). And while you are looking, take a shower and get a haircut. (Hat tip for future investments: laser tattoo removal).

skanter on November 14, 2011 at 1:07 PM

The Minneapolis OWS was just informed today that they can no longer camp out overnight. Of course their reaction was the typical “We won’t leave unless we’re dragged out!” from a spokeswoman who looked as if she hadn’t seen the wet side of a bathtub in a few weeks.

Bishop on November 14, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Permit please.

Rich on November 14, 2011 at 1:08 PM

We are a nation of laws…

… except when you are organized by Soros and the SEIU in the service of Obowma.

Seven Percent Solution on November 14, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Start a Recall the Mayor petition in each of these cities.

faraway on November 14, 2011 at 1:13 PM

I’m going to go out on a limb here, but I’ll bet you wont find any sh*t on the lawn in front of Gracie Mansion.

Mr. Grump on November 14, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Is Black Thursday Retailers Response To Adbusters?

Are the Capitalist finally punching back against Adbusters OWS movement? The secularist war on Christmas heats up.

It’s looking a lot like Christmas. Since OWS is a anti consumerism movement, I guess all we can do is wish them a White Christmas ;)

Dr Evil on November 14, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Glad you asked…they want everything free, free land, free housing, one protester said because all things grown come from the earth, and the earth belongs to all, all food should be free.
All wood products, free, since (once again) anything from the earth is shared by all.
Land is part of the earth, therefore they should be able to go to anywhere on land and occupy…it’s that simple.

I don’t doubt this…but none of that is going to happen. Maybe they can all go on a hunger strike a la Cindy Sheehan, and only have yoghurt and fruit smoothies since they don’t really count…

JetBoy on November 14, 2011 at 1:15 PM

“Mayor Michael Bloomberg has defended the protesters, saying they mostly stick to the park and are primarily law-abiding.”

Those two statements are mutually contradictory. “Occupying” a public park is not a lawful act.

It’ll be interesting to see how this counter-protest and similar ones will be treated by the authorities, now that there’s a precedent for ignoring permits, trespassing, etc.

GalosGann on November 14, 2011 at 1:15 PM

I’m still at a loss…What exactly has to happen where these protesters will say “OK, we got what we wanted, thanks everyone, time to go home”?

JetBoy on November 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

When Stars and Stripes is taken down and the hammer and sickle flag is hoisted over the White House.

UltimateBob on November 14, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I wouldn’t want to be one of the poor bastidges tasked with cleaning Zucotti after the rabble are finally evicted.

I heard that NYC contacted a few of the Japanese workers who cleaned up the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant to see if they would be willing to help, but they refused by saying it would be too dangerous.

Bishop on November 14, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I’m going to go out on a limb here, but I’ll bet you wont find any sh*t on the lawn in front of Gracie Mansion.

Mr. Grump on November 14, 2011 at 1:15 PM

You would think that an enterprising Young Republicans club would camp out there with some OWS signs.

faraway on November 14, 2011 at 1:19 PM

While I think Mr. Hoft is stretching a bit on the “gas masks” this is pretty sad.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/11/portland-needs-70-dump-trucks-to-clean-up-filth-after-occupy-squatters-removed-from-park/

Cindy Munford on November 14, 2011 at 1:20 PM

They have money. They should be ordered to hire their own security and free the police. If anyone else had a large event, thy would be required to do that and have a security bond.

No Freebies for Commies!

Blake on November 14, 2011 at 1:22 PM

All is not well in Obamaville:

Occupy Seattle Disrupts Pro-Occupy Wall Street Forum, Drives Away Supporters
http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2011/11/13/occupy-seattle-interrupts-pro-occupy-wall-street-forum-drives-away-supporters

Organized by Town Hall (and co-sponsored by The Stranger), the forum was intended to discuss the Occupy Wall Street movement, featuring three activists from Occupy Seattle and luminaries from labor, economics, and politics: Washington State Labor Council secretary-treasurer Lynne Dodson; Second Avenue Partners and progressive taxation activist Nick Hanauer; and GMMB political strategist Frank Greer. During opening remarks, JM Wong from Occupy Seattle declared that she wanted “no leadership from the Democratic Party or union bureaucrats. Nonprofits are trying to co-opt us.”

Galt2009 on November 14, 2011 at 1:22 PM

To all the local residents of lover Manhattan who are fed up with OWS:

How does it feel to be living back in the David Dinkins era? Do you enjoy seeing hard core scruffy young Leftists battling against Leftist politicians in suits who pay lip service to law and order, while caving to their scruffy young fellow travelers? Remember when the likes of Alton Maddox and C. Vernon Mason were in the news every other week, holding some “no justice, no peace” rally in assorted boros? Remember how that “Nazi”, Rudy Giuliani didn’t put up with any of that crap? Keep voting for the Leftists in suits, and watch New York City slide back into decay.

To all the local business owners who are fed up with OWS:

You are the Tea Party, whether you realize it or not.

ardenenoch on November 14, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Wait till the lawsuits over the close to a million bucks they have sitting in the bank. When they get kicked out, where does it go? Who decides? The “finance working group” that everyone biyatches about?

Blake on November 14, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Blake on November 14, 2011 at 1:22 PM

If they citizens succeed in breaking this up, I think who gets the “donations” is going to be very very interesting.

Cindy Munford on November 14, 2011 at 1:24 PM

It’s time for our State Department to demand the Canadians do something about Adbusters these Anti Semites, are getting just what they want out of this manufactured circus. Canada has trade agreements with us, they make a lot of money from U.S. consumers. It’s past time the Canadians did something about Adbusters. Shutting down OWS in American cities does’t do anything about foreign entities meddling in our domestic politics. Adbusters needs to find out there are consequences for their slimy behavior. I expect Hillary Clinton to be speaking to her counter part in Canada.

Dr Evil on November 14, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Recall Bloomberg

faraway on November 14, 2011 at 1:25 PM

It’s time for our State Department to demand the Canadians do something about Adbusters

Perry: “We will invade Canada”

faraway on November 14, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Here is the true authority, American citizens.

Speakup on November 14, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Cindy Munford on November 14, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Really sad. Look at the crap and trash those pigs left behind, just what you can see in that little snapshot. I’m not sure I would even bring my kids down there for a while, I can only imagine what got missed by the cleanup crew or what might have been spilled into the soil.

Bishop on November 14, 2011 at 1:28 PM

I think that what hurts them most is besides the fact that they are a bunch of leeches, the public is bored with them. Take your stupid drums and dumba$$ mic checks, and twinkle the hell out of here.

Blake on November 14, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Aren’t other members of the public allowed to use Public parks?

Chip on November 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM

No, not you Koch loving, big bank worshiping rich 1%ers. No soup for you.
Besides, you are all probably too busy working to really use the parks anyway.

JusDreamin on November 14, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Bishop on November 14, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Just like the Tea Party!

Cindy Munford on November 14, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Just like the Tea Party!
Cindy Munford on November 14, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Welllllll…not exactly. The Tea Party is racist.

Bishop on November 14, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Hey if you want Anarchy, just tell us to start sh00ting the corrupt, arrogant, marxist bastiches.

This is what they reap, they have no clue. 1776 in 2011…we need to make sure THEY know the stakes they flirt with.

Who is John Galt on November 14, 2011 at 1:44 PM

It is time for the good citizens of the area to revolt and do the job themselves. Jetboy asked:

I’m still at a loss…What exactly has to happen where these protesters will say “OK, we got what we wanted, thanks everyone, time to go home”?

The answer is that they the protesters don’t really know. They are an unorganized bunch of immature rabble, unlike the Tea Party movement.

SC.Charlie on November 14, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Call the National Guard.

Ortzinator on November 14, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Hey, “what’s the matter with Kansas” here? Those idealistic young people are protesting for those NYC residents!

Aren’t they?

PattyJ on November 14, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Shoulda let out a surfeit of skunks in Zucotti park 6 weeks ago.

J.E. Dyer on November 14, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Recall Bloomberg

faraway on November 14, 2011 at 1:25 PM

It’s interesting, that a Jewish Billionaire has no problem with the Anti Semitic Adbusters ruining businesses in lower Manhattan. This circus is being orchestrated from Canada. I find it hard to believe what they are doing, isn’t against trade agreements with Canada and treaties we have signed with Canada. Where is Hillary Clinton? Supposedly Barack Obama is all about jobs for Americans. Why is he letting Adbusters -foreigners effect commerce inside of the United States? People are being laid off and fired, and losing their jobs right before the holidays and Christmas. (The core mission of Adbusters is anti consumerism if people don’t have jobs they can’t consume that’s going to really look good when they release the next consumer confidence index) It sure isn’t the republicans encouraging OWS or even giving them any validation. The democrats don’t think their lack of a firm response to the OWS rabble isn’t being noted?

Dr Evil on November 14, 2011 at 2:06 PM

OT But are you serious? There’s a “contribute to the reelect Alan Grayson” ad right beneath this post! Acccckkk. I protest that!

scalleywag on November 14, 2011 at 2:07 PM

What exactly has to happen where these protesters will say “OK, we got what we wanted, thanks everyone, time to go home”?

JetBoy on November 14, 2011 at 12:52 PM

I don’t think anyone has asked them that question yet. I doubt that they know.

disa on November 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM

It’s about time!

I’m going to cover it. Can’t wait!

Urban Infidel on November 14, 2011 at 2:11 PM

The answer is that they the protesters don’t really know. They are an unorganized bunch of immature rabble, unlike the Tea Party movement.

SC.Charlie on November 14, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Follow the money they aren’t grassroots – they are astro turf. Look at the money that both Oakland 20,000.00, and Manhattan OWS 500,000.00 camps have on hand. They are being paid to squat and cause trouble. The problem is they have attracted the local street people and criminals. The democrats didn’t have any problem with Adbuster’s agenda, until the disease, violence, arson, rape, robbery, multitude of crime, was being reported in the media. The mayors in these cities like Bloomberg, represent New Yorkers the people who pay taxes. Last time I looked Adbusters -Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is not part of lower Manhattan – Did I miss Bloomberg being elected Mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia?

Dr Evil on November 14, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Shoulda let out a surfeit of skunks in Zucotti park 6 weeks ago.

J.E. Dyer on November 14, 2011 at 2:03 PM

One must use the byproduct on the inhabitants, not the park. Question is, would they notice?

dogsoldier on November 14, 2011 at 2:18 PM

It’s too bad the Occupiers didn’t set up lemonade stands or the police would have been on them like a ton of bricks.

Dhuka on November 14, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Freeze the OWS bank account. Attach costs for clean up to come from that stash.

onlineanalyst on November 14, 2011 at 2:28 PM

I’m going to go out on a limb here, but I’ll bet you wont find any sh*t on the lawn in front of Gracie Mansion.

Mr. Grump on November 14, 2011 at 1:15 PM

You would think that an enterprising Young Republicans club would camp out there with some OWS signs.

faraway on November 14, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Hizzdishonor Blomturd refuses to live at Gracie Mansion; it’s too lowbrow for the Boston carpetbagger. He occupies a skyscrper condo/manse somewhere on the East Side too high up to notice the human bugs that might accrue at ground level. This filthy toad papered NYC with graft and promises to get an illegal third term, and now he’s got it. Paging William Shakespeare.

Western_Civ on November 14, 2011 at 2:34 PM

i thought they were building a school house and staying another decade or so? 2025 wasn’t it?

mittens on November 14, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Cindy Munford on November 14, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Bishop on November 14, 2011 at 1:28 PM

It’s very sad to see how damaged the parks are. I bet there’s not one blade of grass left…just a muddy mess. And, who know what damage has been done to the trees.

They are clear of the human debris, though.

Uptwinkles for the Portland, Salem, Beaverton, and Vancouver PDs.

kakypat on November 14, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Did you ever wonder what would happen if an Occupy Wall Street protester got in the way of an ex-marine? You don’t have to wonder anymore, it’s here.

bloggless on November 14, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Western_Civ on November 14, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I know that, but Gracie is symbolic for the Mayor’s office. Just like everybody knows BHO doesn’t really live in the White House. He squats in a mud hut somewhere outside of Nairobi.

Mr. Grump on November 14, 2011 at 3:16 PM

I like Bill Whittle’s take on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAOrT0OcHh0

skydaddy on November 14, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Did Bloomberg actually say the protesters “stick to the park”?

I have a few ideas about what’s sticking them to the park (phlegm, feces, urine, used bubble gum, etc.)

Barrack on November 14, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Freeze the OWS bank account. Attach costs for clean up to come from that stash.

onlineanalyst on November 14, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Yup, stick ‘em with the bill.

Fallon on November 14, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Sheppard Smith just reported that Bloomberg will do nothing to eject the vagrants from Zuccotti Park.

There has been a Fire Nancy Pelosi Website. There has been a Fire Andrea Mitchell Website. Is there a FIRE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG Website? NYC needs a recall petition for their current Mayor. They need to stop trying to make Bloomberg do his job -duty responsibility and replace him with someone that would be happy to carry out the responsibilities of Mayor of NYC. Preferably someone like Rudy Giuliani, who knows how to run NYC.

Dr Evil on November 14, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Don’t bother Bloomberg with all this murder, rape, and mayhem stuff…he’s busy with IMPORTANT stuff, like taking salt shakers away from the restaurants!!!

/sarc>

landlines on November 14, 2011 at 4:07 PM

I know that, but Gracie is symbolic for the Mayor’s office. Just like everybody knows BHO doesn’t really live in the White House. He squats in a mud hut somewhere outside of Nairobi.

Mr. Grump on November 14, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Toilet training doesn’t come easy for everyone.

Western_Civ on November 14, 2011 at 4:25 PM

The leftards who run the cities where the Occupy idiots are having their mass temper tantrums are only signalling that they are going to step in because the Occupy idiots are making them look bad.

Occupy is a PR disaster, but at one time the leftards had hope that it would be a PR success, a leftard answer to the Tea Party. Instead it has turned into a mass demonstration of everything that is wrong with leftists and their sick and evil ideologies.

Average Americans, far from heeding the call to join the ranks of unwashed and unintelligent Marxist rabble, think they are ridiculous and despicable. Every incident of vandalism, every public defecation, every rape, every assault, every murder makes the left look that much worse.

That is why I hope that the Occupy crowd stays put. They are the best argument AGAINST leftists in at least 30 years.

leereyno on November 14, 2011 at 4:37 PM

The Occupy movement drains law enforcement resources. Just as of mid-to-late October, shootings in NYC were way up — and no doubt the diminished police presence outside of Zuccotti Park contributed to that.

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Rape is way up inside the park too… Looks like they are trying to prove BiteMe correct… Spread the police to thinly and rape goes up…
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RalphyBoy on November 14, 2011 at 4:56 PM

I like Bill Whittle’s take on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAOrT0OcHh0

skydaddy on November 14, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Haven’t watched Whittle for sometime now, but THAT was good.

Thanks for posting. : )

listens2glenn on November 14, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Mayor birdbrain thinks illegal immigrants are the same as Legal immigrants so of course he believes that leftwing poopstockers are law abiding but tea partires were the culprits in the attempt to bomb Times Square.

eaglewingz08 on November 14, 2011 at 5:45 PM

But, he told the New York Times, “at the end of the day, it’s an occupation. We didn’t ask permission to be there and we don’t want to. It’s about bigger, broader issues.”

Perfect summary of, well, everything related to OWS.

The public supports the fleabaggers only inasmuch as they don’t understand them.

HitNRun on November 14, 2011 at 6:02 PM

This is the fault of the mayors and governors who refused to immediately enforce the laws. They should have nipped this in the bud by insisting on permits, security, and other requirements for large gatherings.

Every one of them should be voted out.

Common Sense on November 14, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Also, the sidewalks, streets, parks and other “public” property belong to the taxpayers that pay for them, NOT the free-loading losers “protesting”. They lose the use of their property for months, then are expected to clean up the mess.

Common Sense on November 14, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Bloomberg should stay a couple nights in the park. It should be fun!

A fun park!

Arseholes and defecation go hand in hand, after all!

That ain’t no blooming onion he’ll be smelling….

Sherman1864 on November 14, 2011 at 8:20 PM