Cops arrest 46 as they clear Occupy Boston

posted at 3:30 pm on December 10, 2011 by Tina Korbe

The Boston occupation today became the latest protest encampment to receive the clean treatment. After the mayor of Boston ordered all Occupy protesters to clear Dewey Square by midnight Thursday, a portion of the protesters packed up and left — but others stayed … to be forcibly removed and/or arrested today. The New York Post reports:

Police officers swept through Dewey Square early today tearing down tents at the Occupy Boston encampment and arresting dozens of protesters, bringing a peaceful end to the 10-week demonstration.

Officers began moving into the encampment at about 5 a.m. to “ensure compliance with the trespassing law,” police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said. The city had set a deadline for midnight Thursday for the protesters to abandon the site but police took no action until early today.

The protesters were “very accommodating” to the officers, Driscoll said. Forty-six people were arrested on charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct, police said. No injuries were reported.

The Boston occupation was one of the oldest; it began in late September and as many as 150 activists lived in the encampment at one time or another. Compared with the conduct upon arrest of Occupiers in other cities, the Boston protesters today were a model of comportment.

Nevertheless, that yet another occupation is cleared should come as good news to anyone who has been troubled by the violence, vandalism and public health risks that have characterized the Occupy movement. As a convenient point of reference (to which I never tire of linking), the number of violence-related Occupy incidents has reached 417.

In the words of Scholastic News, “All Americans have the right to speak out. But as these protests continue, mayors in some cities are worried about the strain on their cities’ resources. For example, extra police officers and cleanup crews are needed to make sure the gatherings remain peaceful and orderly.” Thankfully, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino just ensured he no longer has to worry — and, after today, Boston police officers and cleanup crews will, I hope, be able to return to their ordinary workloads. Nice.

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Anyone have the final death and rape totals from these OWS camps?

I mean..other than rape, death, drugs, public defecation,24/7 drumming and the constant calls for capitalism to be replaced with communism/socialism……..they’re just like the Tea Party…./ (Do I have to?)

Talon on December 10, 2011 at 3:39 PM

From the pic:

OMG! THEY ARRESTED THE CELTICS’ MASCOT!

YOU BASTAGES!!!

RedNewEnglander on December 10, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Is that Pavarotti in the picture? Why would they arrest him?

I know, he’s dead but it DOES look like him.

JimboHoffa on December 10, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Talon on December 10, 2011 at 3:39 PM

If you are a newbie then yes. You don’t want to be mistaken for a commie-pinko troll.

chemman on December 10, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Is that Pavarotti in the picture? Why would they arrest him?
I know, he’s dead but it DOES look like him.
JimboHoffa on December 10, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Think Weekend At Bernie’s

eeyore on December 10, 2011 at 3:51 PM

I mean..other than rape, death, drugs, public defecation,24/7 drumming and the constant calls for capitalism to be replaced with communism/socialism……..they’re just like the Tea Party…./ (Do I have to?)

Talon on December 10, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Wrong! Time Magazine never made the Tea Party their #1 story of the year. They were too clean, too polite, too law abiding, too organized and constructive in their energies, and they had too much impact on the midterm elections. In order win such a coveted honor, you have to be violent, disruptive, disrespectful, disease ridden, pointless, fruitles…..but with your heart in the right place. Get it? Tea Partiers have no heart, because they’re not Liberals.

ardenenoch on December 10, 2011 at 3:54 PM

I predict that someone eventually is gonna make a video game based off of the Occupy movement…You are the MAYOR and you direct the COPS, and you have 12 hours to clear out the encampments, while preventing other occupiers to try and re-occupy encampments.

Also have to worry about spontaneous riots and property damage.

Hmm…Would make a fun expansion pack to “The SIMS 3.”

Varchild on December 10, 2011 at 3:57 PM

chemman on December 10, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Not a newbie. I’ve been here for quite a while.

I hate commie-pinko trolls like I hate Illinois nazis!!

Talon on December 10, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Nothing like a group temper tantrum by a bunch of decadent misfits to get a point across. Though I don’t think it was the message they intended.

SteveInRTP on December 10, 2011 at 3:59 PM

The protesters were “very accommodating” to the officers, Driscoll said.

 
Chair-throwing but no stabbings?

rogerb on December 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM

So,tell me this!
Now where are they gonna go pee?

KOOLAID2 on December 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM

If you are a newbie then yes. You don’t want to be mistaken for a commie-pinko troll.

chemman on December 10, 2011 at 3:48 PM

lol

hawkdriver on December 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Police OT cost: $1 million. All kinds of damage to the Greenway. They claim they can “occupy” public property (thus denying access to other members of the 99 per cent who’d like to go there, at least without having to throw up due to the stench) but ask them how they’d react if Westboro Baptist were to Occupy Barney Frank’s office.

raccoonradio on December 10, 2011 at 4:02 PM

I hope they have enough delousing powder for all those ironically bearded men children.

jhffmn on December 10, 2011 at 4:02 PM

I wish they would clear them out of Eugene, Oregon already. On the other hand though, Occupy is business as usual in Eugene.

Dan_Yul on December 10, 2011 at 4:03 PM

The MSM says Tea Party influence is down.

I guess the Tea Party will never match the arrest record of OWS.

WhatNot on December 10, 2011 at 4:08 PM

I hope the cops were wearing Haz Mat suits!

kingsjester on December 10, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Back to occupying mommy and daddy’s house.

Toke up kids….enjoy your Christmas!

Tim_CA on December 10, 2011 at 4:10 PM

@Talon – Watch what you say about Illinois National Socialists, or you might get a visit from the Secret Service.

WhatNot on December 10, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Funny how most of these disgusting displays have been in super liberal cities. Serves them right. Unfortunately every taxpayer has to share the burden of support for these childish immature over-educated self absorbed petulant vermin.

D-fusit on December 10, 2011 at 4:13 PM

I don’t know about all these arrests. I was really looking forward to occupying camping for free in Yosemite, this year.

tutu on December 10, 2011 at 4:13 PM

The protesters were “very accommodating” to the officers, Driscoll said. Forty-six people were arrested

Huh?

BR549 on December 10, 2011 at 4:18 PM

” … as many as 150″

The news story of the year: OWS.

10k total nation wide. 400+ crimes including murder and rape; hundreds if not millions spent in tax-payer dollars for security and cleanup; disjointed and conflicting goals with no clear message other than anti-capitalism, socialism, communism, and anarchy.

The non-story of the year: Tea Party

750K in just one, peaceful event in DC. 0 crimes. 0 taxpayer dollars (costs paid by Tea Party though permits and fees) Clear, concise message of individual freedom, self-determination; smaller and more cost-effective government; and an end to crony-capitalism that helped route progressive liberals from congress and established a new Tea Party coalition on Capital hill.

Rod on December 10, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Have you noticed the pattern? Every picture of a member of Obama’s Occupy Army being arrested, the poor individual in ‘handcuffs’ is grimacing as though in great pain. It must be the touch of the rubber gloved had of Law Enforcement that cause all that pain and anguish.

Except for this guy who seems to think its a farce.

Skandia Recluse on December 10, 2011 at 4:22 PM

The protesters were “very accommodating” to the officers, Driscoll said. Forty-six people were arrested

Huh?

BR549 on December 10, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Protestor: “Excuse me, officer? Would you arrest me, please?” Turns around and places hands behind back.
Officer: “What?”
Protestor: “And club me just once. Right behind the left ear. So I’ll have a badge of honor.”
Officer: “My pleasure.” Wack!
Protestor: “Ouch. Thank you.”
Officer: “You’re welcome.”

Rod on December 10, 2011 at 4:25 PM

417 incidents of violence!?!? Holy Crap, I knew it was a lot but this is… well, not surprising now that I think about it.

Yakko77 on December 10, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Except for this guy who seems to think its a farce.

Skandia Recluse on December 10, 2011 at 4:22 PM

He’s so proud.

I think that guy just filled his pants.

JimboHoffa on December 10, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Except for this guy who seems to think its a farce.

Skandia Recluse on December 10, 2011 at 4:22 PM

He either didn’t get the message that he’s suppose to act like he’s being tortured …… or he’s taking a dump.

Rod on December 10, 2011 at 4:29 PM

or he’s taking a dump.

Rod on December 10, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Great minds LOL!

JimboHoffa on December 10, 2011 at 4:36 PM

I predict that someone eventually is gonna make a video game based off of the Occupy movement…You are the MAYOR and you direct the COPS, and you have 12 hours to clear out the encampments, while preventing other occupiers to try and re-occupy encampments.

Also have to worry about spontaneous riots and property damage.

Hmm…Would make a fun expansion pack to “The SIMS 3.”

Thread winner, LOL! OWS we hardly knew ye.

PS: Was early SIM CITY fan. :)

jimfreedom on December 10, 2011 at 4:37 PM

rod

LMAO!

SwabJockey on December 10, 2011 at 4:38 PM

We should be thanking the OWS movement for highlighting what is in store for us if we follow Europe into the abyss. This is much bigger than a political issue – it is a cultural issue. The pervasive mentality of our youth that they are entitled because they exist will ultimately ruin this nation. For liberty and freedom to persist, each individual must be led by both the carrot and the stick. The knowledge that there exists nearly unfettered opportunity to of self interest to make a better life for themselves, as well as the understanding that they MUST help carry the water if they want to drink the water.

MDLibertyLover on December 10, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Boston Herald:

The Utopian dreamers of Occupy Boston are leaving behind a disgusting field of filth on the formerly scenic Rose Kennedy Greenway, where trees will have to be replanted, grass resodded, sprinklers repaired or replaced and the entire area power-hosed in a massive cleanup that could take weeks.

“We’re close to the end of it, which is very good news. Soon, the park can be repaired and open to the general public,” Nancy Brennan, executive director of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, said late yesterday. “We hope everyone makes a voluntary decision, and this can be a good, dignified end.”

-snip-

Brennan also expects that the sprinkler system was damaged so much it will have to be repaired or replaced. Also in need of replacement are about 20 percent of the shrubbery and the pebbles from a pedestrian walkway that runs along Purchase Street.

She also said the wall of the large air intake tower for the O’Neill Tunnel will have to be power-hosed to remove markings and messages left behind by the squatters.

“The grass crete has really taken a beating,” said Brennan, referring to the concrete-type material covering the delivery truck driveway that allows grass to grow through. “We need to see if we can restore or replace it.”

Brennan couldn’t provide an estimate for what the final repair bill will be, but local landscapers pegged it at upward of $50,000.

Del Dolemonte on December 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Funny how most of these disgusting displays have been in super liberal cities. Serves them right. Unfortunately every taxpayer has to share the burden of support for these childish immature over-educated self absorbed petulant vermin.

D-fusit on December 10, 2011 at 4:13 PM

*shrug* Supposedly we had one in Boise, but I’m not sure that they camped out. At any rate, they couldn’t have made themselves TOO obnoxious, or I’d have heard something about it. While most of our libs live in Boise (CA transplants), there’s too many conservatives there who wouldn’t have put up with an extended OWS mess.

LOL…the libbies are ALWAYS complaining about “one party rule” here.

sage0925 on December 10, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Brennan couldn’t provide an estimate for what the final repair bill will be, but local landscapers pegged it at upward of $50,000.

Del Dolemonte on December 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM

I hear that if you submit a bill to the OWS financial committee that they will pay it immediately.

/s

Bunsin2 on December 10, 2011 at 4:49 PM

The condition of the Greenway after the Occupation is nothing short of depressing. Michael Graham (local talk radio) has photos of the location on his blog. Nothing but dirt and dead trees now…

DominusNovus on December 10, 2011 at 5:21 PM

I think they had one in here in cleveland Ohio. Don’t think it lasted more then a month, to cold and very dangerous. There laptops wouldn’t last to long in this city.

angrymike on December 10, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Does anyone on the Right really think this is about the right to Free Speech?!? Scholastic News may be the “latest” in the Left’s front on Newspeak propaganda to promote Marxism, but no one here ought to give that claptrap any credence.

Czar of Defenestration on December 10, 2011 at 5:23 PM

occupiers are allegedly occupying pittsburgh. their tents are erected in a park owned by bny-mellon with buy-mellon’s permission. if there are people still in that camp, they don’t bother anyone. by that i mean, they don’t talk to anyone or do any kind of marching etc. having crappy tents and tarps in the middle of a downtown park ought to add a couple of points when it comes time to figure out america’s most live-able city.

and, as far as i can tell, they will be there indefinitely as buy-mellon is a cowardly appeaser.

casel21 on December 10, 2011 at 5:31 PM

I have always enjoyed visiting Boston. Can spend an entire afternoon wandering around downtown and the Common.

That said, I am certainly glad to see that they are finally addressing their problems of open sewage and disease-carrying vermin.

Should improve the city odor, too.

Horace on December 10, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Vanny Vann Van Jones will not be happy…..

oh wait, this was only a prop for the ANTI WALL STREET / MITT ROMNEY 2012 option.

Vanna go back to your Soros drawing board.

PappyD61 on December 10, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Why are they arresting Chuck Mangione? lol

celt on December 10, 2011 at 6:02 PM

The OWS crowd ‘accomplished’ so much. Just like their Obamassiah.

GarandFan on December 10, 2011 at 6:18 PM

This game is nothing new. I worked for a bank, many years ago in a lowly capacity but at head office. The anti-apartheid crowd (just the same as these low-lifes) picketed the front entrance to our office.

I was walking to work with a friend and he said to one of them words to the effect of why are you stopping us going to work? The people you want are on the board. They come in through a different entrance btw. Now please get out of our way.

This scrambled their eggs.

CorporatePiggy on December 10, 2011 at 6:27 PM

I didn’t mention, said bank was one of many who extended lines of credit to South Africa during the Apartheid era.

CorporatePiggy on December 10, 2011 at 6:28 PM

I sincerely hope all those cops have up-to-date shot records. And shouldn’t they be wearing bio-hazard suits and respirators?

TugboatPhil on December 10, 2011 at 6:42 PM

So this is what it’s come to? The OWS vagrants are now being lauded by the media because SOME of them didn’t bite police officers while they were being arrested for their crimes.

I would say: “What do they want, a medal?” But I don’t want to give Congress and the Rent-a-Mob-Organizer-In-Chief any ideas.

logis on December 10, 2011 at 7:01 PM

These people are the same gangs we had in the 90s. The 80s ones were more union-based.

They’re rent-a-mob.

I liked the way Italy dealt with their anti-globalisation issue at a summit. They deployed the carabinieri with MP5s at all major intersections. It was quite a sight. Double line formation, MP5′s strapped on their chests, espresso in one hand and a cell phone in the other whilst they talked to their mama’s.

Needless to say there was no violence that year.

CorporatePiggy on December 10, 2011 at 7:08 PM

The should have used high pressure water hoses to wash that scum out of the streets.

rplat on December 10, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Down twinkles, dude. Down twinkles!

St Gaudens on December 10, 2011 at 8:07 PM

In more depressing news: It apparently takes the police in major cities almost three months to start enforcing laws.

Cyhort on December 10, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Just down the road in Providence, RI, the occupiers have an interesting take on why they have a right to stay indefinitely.

Says one:

“This is not a camp. We’re not camping out. This is a 24-hour-a-day protest…All this stuff exists so the people don’t have to leave the park”.

You can’t make this stuff up, LOL. He didn’t explain how they protest while they’re sleeping, but I’m sure he could have come up with something.

The city is totally vapor locked as to how to deal with these vagrants (they tried “mediation” recently). The park is supposed to close at 9 P.M. daily, but of course that’s not being enforced. The city council is actually considering changing the ordinance so that the squatters can legally stay overnight, instead of illegally staying overnight. I guess they’re concerned about not stigmatizing them. Or something. Only in liberal land.

platapapin on December 11, 2011 at 12:50 AM

….carabinieri with MP5s….
CorporatePiggy on December 10, 2011 at 7:08 PM

The ’80s called, they want their oversized pistols back.

Kenosha Kid on December 11, 2011 at 5:18 AM

Boston’s finest are awesome. Not even Orkin could have done a better job at pest control.

oakland on December 11, 2011 at 7:31 AM

I didn’t know Pavarotti was an Occupier in Boston…

disa on December 11, 2011 at 9:06 AM

Solution to the problem. Elect me king. 5 yrs tops. Dems and unions will be a thing of the pass. Pedro walked over the border to get here, so he can walk back.At least half the departments in Dc will be gone. No more Federal reserve. Term limits.Every lie mSM puts out will cost them 25 million in fines (Balance the budget in 3 weeks)

BruceB on December 11, 2011 at 9:29 AM

I thought Castro was dead.
Who knew he was living in Boston?

All Socialists look alike to me.

gordo on December 11, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Alternate pic caption:

They finally got ahold of his lucky charms.

jdespirito on December 11, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Police OT cost: $1 million. All kinds of damage to the Greenway. They claim they can “occupy” public property (thus denying access to other members of the 99 per cent who’d like to go there, at least without having to throw up due to the stench) but ask them how they’d react if Westboro Baptist were to Occupy Barney Frank’s office.

raccoonradio on December 10, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Perhaps not the best comparison. They would obviously hate to have Westboro occupy Frank’s office but so would a lot of conservatives since Westboro also protests at the funerals of servicemen who gave their lives for this nation.

If the Occupy slugs were anything but a pseudo-movement taking their marching orders from the Union bosses and Soros lackeys, they would be camped out protesting Frank themselves since he had a big hand in the collapse of our economy.

Zooid on December 11, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Is that Pavarotti in the picture? Why would they arrest him?

I know, he’s dead but it DOES look like him.

JimboHoffa on December 10, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Maybe it is the dude from that 90s sci-fi show Sliders!

cableguy615 on December 11, 2011 at 8:01 PM

The MSM says Tea Party influence is down.

WhatNot on December 10, 2011 at 4:08 PM

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I think they are mistaking busy and silently determined for
back-asleep and disbanding…
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RalphyBoy on December 11, 2011 at 11:41 PM

OWS types are trash. They should set up camp at a nearby landfill.

Patton531 on December 12, 2011 at 10:53 AM