As the Occupy LA encampment was de-occupied early this morning, a heart-wrenching tale of woe comes from one part-time occupier. Just imagine the trauma of sleeping on concrete and not only that, an even she claims to have wtinessed that no doubt makes sleeping on concrete come with nightmarish flashbacks.
Macias, 24, said she has driven an hour from her home in San Bernardino County to spend several weekends at the City Hall encampment.
She said she was laid off from her job at a private university corporation in February, but witnessed the president of the company purchase a new Jaguar.
Imagine that, someone buying a Jaguar. But we wonder, is she stalking this guy or something?
She said her parents lost their home last year and had to move in with her brother. Her father, a 25-year post office employee, was forced into early retirement.
Maybe she should blame government waste and inefficiency for that. Who knows, if her dad ever joined the private sector, maybe he too could afford a Jaguar.
Macias said she has applied for numerous jobs, from Pizza Hut to Target, but remains unemployed. She said could relate to the Occupy movement and decided to join in the campaign against economic inequality.
“It’s not fun to sleep on concrete,” she said. “It’s not luxurious.”
That’s why normal people sleep on beds. It’s much more comfortable.
Apparently she’s ready to turn her life around now, however.
But Macias said that she does have a job interview at 11 a.m. Monday, so she will have to go home eventually.
Yes, a shower might help before that big interview. Rest up, kiddo.
Meanwhile, a redundant headline insists the de-occupiers have remained mostly peaceful.
What we need to know is if the kiddies got their treehouse finished in time to stare down the mayor?
Well, the police are ready to clear them off the streets. You know, before the real 99% shows up for work.
Police will begin arresting Occupy L.A. protesters who are lingering on the streets at 4 a.m., an LAPD commander said early Monday.
LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said he hoped protesters would choose to leave and was attempting to convey that message to the campers.
“Hopefully we can do it the easy way and not the hard way,” he said.