Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pressure Is Growing to Shut Down 'Occupy' Camps Across the Nation

You think?

See New York Times:

Leaders across the country felt increasing pressure on Friday to shut down protest encampments after two men died in shootings and another was found dead from a suspected combination of drugs and carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a propane heater inside a tent. Citing a strain on crime-fighting resources, police officers pleaded with Occupy Oakland protesters to leave their encampment at the City Hall plaza where a man was shot and killed late Thursday. The Oakland Police Officer’s Association issued an open letter saying the camp was pulling officers away from crime-plagued neighborhoods. “Please leave peacefully, with your heads held high, so we can get police officers back to work fighting crime in Oakland neighborhoods,” the letter said. Late in the afternoon, police officers acting at the direction of Mayor Jean Quan distributed fliers to protesters warning that the camp was in violation of the law and had to be disbanded immediately...
More at the link.

Here's the letter: "AN OPEN LETTER TO OCCUPY OAKLAND FROM THE OAKLAND POLICE OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION" (via Memeorandum). Also at Hot Air, "Oakland police union to occupiers: It’s time."

PREVIOUSLY: "Seven Dead at Occupy Protests So Far."