Occupy LA Eviction: “The Goal is To Do This as Peacefully as Possible”

Posted by on Nov 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm

If they wanted to do it peacefully they’d have already cleared out the human debris. Sweep in under cover of darkness and roust the infestation. Don’t telegraph your intentions and give the mutants time to organize some mischief.

L.A. officials have not revealed details — or tactics — of their plan to push out the Occupy campers on the City Hall lawn beginning Monday morning.

At a press conference Friday, neither Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa nor Police Chief Charlie Beck would say whether police were prepared to use tear gas or rubber bullets to clear protesters who refuse to leave, tactics officers in other cities have turned to while clearing Occupy encampments.

It’s also unclear when exactly police would evict the protesters.

“The goal is to do this as peacefully as possible,” Beck said.

Meanwhile, Good Jobs LA, a coalition of labor unions and community groups that has organized marches with Occupy L.A., called on the mayor and City Council to allow the camp to remain where it is.

“Elected leaders should be more concerned about enforcing regulations on banks than enforcing park rules,” spokesman Jacob Hay said. “They should be busy creating jobs, not creating conflict with peaceful protesters.”

How it’s the job of Los Angeles city officials to enforce regulations on banks he doesn’t explain. Because he hasn’t got the slightest idea what he’s talking about.

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