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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Occupy Portland game wears on

Here's a guy who's been arrested five times since the festivities began a couple of months ago. When does he get to do some meaningful jail time? When he breaks a dozen? When he earns a flat screen TV for his 25th cop on overtime?

Comments (13)

Just a perfect reflection of how effective law enforcement is in Portland. Why even bother to arrest these people when they don't even lock them up for a day or two. Oh I forgot - Multnomah County's jails are overcrowded, despite the fact that they have a mostly new, jail they've never even used.

Come on folks- We have people with multiple DUI's getting released everyday- And YOU are worried about people that are using the rights provided for in OUR constitution that are protesting?

How else is he going to get a meal and a shower? Remember - he represents you. He's part of the "99%".

Last time I checked, trespassing isn't a covered right in the Bill of Rights.

I need to get a clue. Working for food and shelter always interfered with my political activities. How do these people do it?

FYI almost all Occupy arrests result in a citation in lieu of jail. The Sheriff's office, which runs the jail, refuses to take these folks thru the booking process. The PPB haul them somewhere, give 'em a ticket, and show them the door. They have a court date later. Ask the Sheriff why they won't book them...

They have to release them all, because, if they didn't, release of the 80% of arrestees who are paid provocateurs would stand out. It's all theater to discredit honest, peaceful, legitimate dissent.

These OccupyGripers are a sad joke. Acting like a bunch of vigilantes, they target a specific perceived villian; and then, they use a means of avengence that hurts not only their intended target but many other hard working middle class folks they reportedly are protesting for (the so called 99%).

I suspect the Occupy movement is really funded by the likes of Attorney General Eric Holder. Reading history back during FDR's 1940 election run, FDR used federal stimulus monies (WPA public works projects) to buy votes in massive quantities. I wouldn't be surprise if the original Stimulus pot of money retained by Obama is making its way nefariously into the covert occupy organizer operations.

Owsley. Man, that brings back memories of the 60's, when Owsley Blue was big.

Owsley Stanley (born Augustus Owsley Stanley III, January 19, 1935 – March 13, 2011)

As a brilliant and eclectic crafts-person he eventually became best known under the name of 'Owsley'- the paradigmatic LSD "cook" (underground chemist); a magician-like figure.

Mark even talks like his namesake used to.

Sometimes the light's all shining on me
Other times I can barely see
Lately it occurs to me
What a long, strange trip it's been.

That's the guy that climbed on top of city hall? I figured it would be some 20 year old climbing enthusiast.

Don't need to go so far as jailing the joker -- locking a big iron boot to his left ankle would suffice. Then he could express himself all he wants from a single place.

Evergreen--I recently read a 'zine by a politically active person here in Portland. She spent a paragraph praising the benefits of being "under-employed," which gave her time for her political activites AND qualified her for food stamps. She was in no hurry to find more gainful employment.

Y'know, the iron boot is a good idea in lieu of jail and bail and all that when the long arm of the law touches you for merely exercising your consitutional right to smash-and-grab someone's small business in the name of the 99 percent.

This state used to do that. The "Oregon Boot" allowed the miscreant wearer to get around, albeit slowly. Usually done for persons considered flight risks, but why not bring it back? Just think of it as a low-tech version of the electronic monitoring bracelet.

Book 'em and boot 'em. You can get it taken off at your court date. Just to give you an extra incentive to show up. In the meantime, kinda limits your ability to shake it at the Occupy Sock Hops.

But great for giving you an instant bona fide when you're trying to break the ice with that hot fellow protester you've been trying to get at.


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