Faceoff: OWS vs TeaParty

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Faceoff: OWS vs TeaParty
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Tue, 11-15-2011 - 4:22pm

There is a visual aide (Infographic) that compares the OWS and TeaParty. It's interesting. I wish I had time to verify its accuracy.

http://timiacono.com/index.php/2011/11/14/occupy-wall-street-vs-the-tea-party/

Same thing, different link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2807662/posts

http://www.accelerated-degree.com/faceoff-occupy-wall-street-vs-tea-party-movement-infographic/

Sorry that this is just a link, but I think its worth checking out.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 9:04pm

So one guy was scared. Oooh, big deal.

If it was just one guy, then why did..."Several representatives of the protesting group entered Surge II to discuss terms on which the chancellor could peacefully and safely leave."

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Registered: 11-20-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 8:53pm

iluvkrat wrote:

"Based on the students' behavior after the campus police pepper sprayed the heck out of some of them, I'd say that they weren't threatening."

Hindsight is always 20/20 isn't it?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 7:07pm
So one guy was scared. Oooh, big deal. The students weren't happy with the chancellor. That's a given. What isn't a given is that the students were going to do anything violent. Based on the students' behavior after the campus police pepper sprayed the heck out of some of them, I'd say that they weren't threatening.
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 6:25pm

Oh, bull. She chose not to leave. There was no threat of violence and the students left a large pathway for her to leave

The protesters were obviously being threatening...which was their intent...

“It didn’t seem like we would be allowed to leave,” said Mitchell Benson, assistant vice chancellor for university communications. “There was quite a loud, and I would hazard to say, hostile crowd outside both of the doors of the building and it didn’t seem that she would be able to get out in a safe manner, so she stood put for a couple of hours.”

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Several representatives of the protesting group entered Surge II to discuss terms on which the chancellor could peacefully and safely leave.

At about 7 p.m. both parties came to an agreement.

http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/ucd/protesters-surround-building-chancellor-stays-inside-for-three-hours/


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 6:15pm
Oh, bull. She chose not to leave. There was no threat of violence and the students left a large pathway for her to leave.
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 6:01pm

One only has to look at the news to see the police firing canisters of tear gas to disperse crowds...and yet none of the police were, themselves, arrested.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 5:57pm
You are wrong about what the courts have ruled regarding the use of pepper spray on nonviolent protesters.
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 5:57pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on numerous occasions that resisting a false arrest is not merely a citizen’s right, but his duty! In fact, the Supreme Court has gone so far as to rule that if a law enforcement officer is killed as a result of actions stemming from a citizen’s attempts to defend themselves against a false arrest, it is the fault of the officer, not the citizen.

Show us when this has been held up in court.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 5:51pm

No, not really.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 5:50pm

Those protesters weren't resisting. They were sitting down.

When the police tried to arrest them, the standing protesters surrounded the police and the sitting protesters locked arms.

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