Well, then I guess they’re harboring criminal fugitives now. Is this reason enough to clear them out, Mayor Adams?
Mayor Sam Adams said this morning that the person who planted a Molotov cocktail in a stairwell of the World Trade Center was linked to the Occupy Portland camp.
He said in an interview with OPB’s “Think Out Loud” that the suspect was seen “by others” returning to the encampment after planting the device. The explosive, reported by someone who called 9-1-1 about 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, damaged the exterior stairwell but no one was hurt. And no one has been arrested.
Adams said that information came from police but he said that he had not yet asked about details.
In a letter and in meetings with members of Occupy Portland, Adams has said that the status quo at the camp is not sustainable, with illegal activities taking place.
“They themselves have admitted that problem,” Adams said in the radio interview. “Changes need to be made. .¤.¤. Actions need to be taken by those in the encampment to improve the situation and make it safer.”
When pressed for specifics, Adams was more blunt: “They have to deal with it. If they don’t then we have to deal with it.”
Uh, yes, you have to deal with it. You are the mayor and have the police at your disposal. They just tried to burn down a building.
The whole world is watching, Sam. What are you waiting for?
Meanwhile, the small business council supports evicting the fleabaggers.
Portland’s Small Business Advisory Council voted this morning to support an end to Occupy Portland’s encampment of two downtown parks.
The group of small business advocates passed the motion with about a dozen supporters and one dissenting vote.
The advisory group plans to draft a letter to the City Council to encourage evicting campers from Lownsdale and Chapman squares.
“Enough’s enough,” said chairman Andy Frazier, who introduced the motion. “It’s time to close this down.”