You know, stuff like this could really give a black eye to the largely peaceful, “non-violent” movement. This and the hundreds of other criminal offenses.
Police have raided several Northeast Portland homes taken over by anarchists who claimed they were part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Police were tipped off about the situation Sunday. Responding officers found that the squatters had changed the locks on the homes.
Inside they found anarchist literature, drugs and weapons, including machetes.
“There’s the body armor in there, the bucket of projectiles: broken up concrete, rocks,” Portland Police Sgt. Jeff McDaniel told KGW. “There was some body-armor-type stuff for someone who might want to fight the police for one of the protests.”
But he explained that most of the protesters were non-violent.
“The sad thing is they’re trying to associate themselves with the Occupy movement, which has basically been peaceful,” he said. “But this clearly shows that [the anarchists] truly want to come down there and cause problems.”
I think we’ve also got a problem with mush-headed “thinking” by some police.
Meanwhile, via John E., we learn this movement that has swept the land now officially has its own political party.
C’mon, stop snickering. Their convention should be a hoot.