First there was one Sunday.
Now another Monday.
Can we hit the trifecta?
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said Tuesday there is no plan to alter the city’s policy toward Occupy protesters in the wake of stabbings on two consecutive nights at an encampment along Market Street.
The stabbings occurred on Sunday and Monday nights outside the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco at 101 Market St., where a number of “reoccupiers” from Occupy SF have been stationed on the sidewalk since last month, according to the group’s website.
The Sunday night stabbing critically injured a 28-year-old man. A day later, a 27-year-old man suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening, police said.
No arrests had been made in either case as of late this morning, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
Lee, speaking at an unrelated event Tuesday morning, said he has been briefed on the incidents and does not believe they should affect the protesters’ rights to assemble on the sidewalk there.
“The protesters have a right to be there, they’re all within the law,” Lee said.
“I have no problem with them being there,” he said, adding that there are “no tents that we know of” at the site.
He’s got no problem with them being there. Unfortunately, most people do. But I guess their rights aren’t as important as this band of criminals.
Who knows, maybe he’s hoping they’ll all die off, so to speak.