Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kids at Occupy L.A. Sparked Eviction Order

At LAT, "Villaraigosa: Children living at Occupy L.A. sparked eviction order":
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he decided it was time to evict Occupy L.A. protesters from the City Hall lawn after learning that there were children staying there.

Given the smattering of assaults and other incidents reported at the camp, “the chaos out there could produce something awful,” he said in an interview with The Times.

The mayor, a former union organizer and president of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said he and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck jointly made the decision to allow overnight camping on the lawn in hopes of charting a “different path” with protesters. That was, he said, in part because he respects many of their views.
More at the link.

Amazing that someone thought it inappropriate for kids to be at the camp. I mean, teachers felt perfectly fine having students tour the site with marijuana wafting through the air. No big deal, right? It's all live and let live for the progs, you know.