An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 29 January 2012
Once in a while politics take a break, and that was the case Sunday as rivals and partisans set down their talking points and instead offered prayers and well wishes to Rick Santorum’s 3-year-old daughter, Bella, who was hospitalized Saturday.
There is nothing more important than God, family, and country! Sending prayers for little Bella and the Santorums! May she continue to recover, and be home with the family who love her!
Oakland police said they arrested about 300 people Saturday as protesters spent a portion of the day trying to get into a vacant convention center, and later broke into City Hall and tried to occupy a YMCA.
Police spokesman Jeff Thomason said most of the arrests came around 8 p.m. local time, when police took many protesters into custody as they marched through the city’s downtown, with some entering a YMCA building.
At about the same time police were taking people into custody near the YMCA, about 100 police officers surrounded City Hall, while others swept the inside of the building looking for protesters who had broken into the building, then ran out of the building with American flags before officers arrived.
Let’s see, breaking and entering, vandalism, theft. Does that pretty much cover it?
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during a news briefing late Saturday said protesters had forced their way into City Hall, where they burned flags, broke into an electrical box and damaged several art structures, including a recycled art exhibit created by children.
Are they going to spout the tired line/lie “It’s for the CHILDREN”?
Police said the group assembled at a downtown plaza Saturday morning, with demonstrators threatening to take over the vacant Henry Kaiser Convention Center. The group then marched through the streets, disrupting traffic.
The crowd grew as the day wore on, with afternoon estimates ranging from about 1,000 to 2,000 people.
The protesters walked to the vacant convention center, where some started tearing down perimeter fencing and “destroying construction equipment” shortly before 3 p.m., police said.
Just because a building is vacant, doesn’t mean it doesn’t belong to someone. And unless that someone says you can move into it, then you are nothing more than a criminal. When you destroy someone else’s property, you are a criminal.
Police said they issued a dispersal order and used smoke and tear gas after some protesters pelted them with bottles, rocks, burning flares and other objects.
Most of the arrests were made when protesters ignored orders to leave and assaulted officers, police said. By 4 p.m., the bulk of the crowd had left the convention center and headed back downtown.
When you assault another person, whether they are LOE or a private citizen, you are a criminal.
The demonstration comes after Occupy protesters said earlier this week that they planned to move into a vacant building and turn it into a social center and political hub. They also threatened to try to shut down the port, occupy the airport and take over City Hall.
When you intentionally interfere with business, you are a criminal.
Hey…let’s face it! These occutards are nothing but criminal elements. They are thieves, liars and cheats. They want to take what belongs to someone else, and destroy it. How about they go home, and destroy their own property? They are a hazard to the general public, and if the mayor isn’t going to do her job, and watch out of the WHOLE city, then perhaps she needs to find another line of work.
This is no longer a 1st Amendment issue. Freedom of speech doesn’t cover destruction and theft! Here’s a thought. How about letting them into that vacant building, and lock the doors. It can be their jail. After all, isn’t that what you do with criminals? Put them in jail?
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,
10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.
11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,
12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.