"I am a liberal, and liberalism is the politics of kindness. Liberals stand for tolerance, magnanimity, community spirit, the defense of the weak against the powerful, love of learning, freedom of belief, art and poetry, city life, the very things that make America worth dying for." -Garrison Keillor Go To Site

Nearly one-third (31%) would support violence to advance their agenda Go To Site

“What we’re trying to build here,” said Jeff Smith, a member of the Occupy Wall Street press working group, “is a model for the bigger society we’d like to see.” Go To Site

Liberal, Violence, Oops, Vandalism

Shari Rivers, 32, the manager of a Tully's Coffee on the plaza, was sweeping up Thursday after protesters broke windows, stole some property and knocked over the cash register overnight. "I cried," Rivers said. "It's very disheartening. I am part of the 99 percent and have supported this movement. My feelings were so hurt."

Liberal, Crime, Hate, Violence, Character, AntiAmerican, Assault

Occupy Wall Street activist Taylor Hall attended a May Day protest yesterday. This morning, Hall tweeted this video out to his Twitter followers along with this statement: “Wow they caught me punching a #cop at 3:35, nice!”

Occupy Thugs Assault Woman

Feel The Love... This is the true character of the Left. 

Liberal, Violence, Character, Degeneracy, Protest, Murder

Occupy Los Angeles has chosen to honor Chris Dorner in the wake of his death, despite the body count he apparently amassed. Dorner, who had been on the run as a suspect in a recent killing spree, was reportedly killed Tuesday during a shootout that left one law enforcement officer dead and another wounded. The statement of support and solidarity was posted on the Occupy Los Angeles’ official Facebook page Wednesday. The statement came in the form of a posted picture captioned with the phrases “Rest In Power Chris Dorner” and “Assassinated By The Police for Trying To Expose LAPD Corruption.” The Occupy Los Angeles page has nearly 56,000 likes and supporters.

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We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity.

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Our research shows clearly that the movement doesn't represent unemployed America and is not ideologically diverse. Rather, it comprises an unrepresentative segment of the electorate that believes in radical redistribution of wealth, civil disobedience and, in some instances, violence. Half (52%) have participated in a political movement before, virtually all (98%) say they would support civil disobedience to achieve their goals, and nearly one-third (31%) would support violence to advance their agenda.

Liberal, Hate, Incitement, Violence, Character, Protest

“I feel a certain type of way about marches and rallies and I question the effectiveness of it. I do a lot of political work in Washington D.C. and as you all know this type of work is dangerous work to be doing. I would just ask – If I ever got locked-up, incarcerated – please don’t march for me. Please don’t do no rallies for me. I want ya’ll to start killing Mother F–kers."

Liberal, Violence, Degeneracy, Protest, Drugs

Organizers said problems included the lack of capacity for a growing population, not enough resources, no enforcement of "community values" and serious drug abuse, resulting in emergency calls due to overdoses. From Monday into early morning Tuesday, police logged several fights, two attempted officer assaults, several intoxicated people and port-a-potties overflowing onto the street.

Liberal, Hate, Incitement, Character, Threats, Protest

Drivers in Miami today were likely doing double takes on Wednesday as they passed what looked like a banker hanging by a noose from a telephone wire alongside a Florida highway. To accompany his Occupy Wall Street-themed mural, the international graffiti artist known by his street name Above, took his message a step further by adding the rather life-like hanging dummy to his display. The mannequin is dressed in a black suit with a white collared shirt and red tie.

Liberal, Crime, Violence, Protest

Chaos reigns on the streets of Oakland tonight as rioting has broken out when Occupy protesters tried to reclaim their camp from the police... After the Occupy Oakland encampment was torn down early Tuesday morning by police, the ousted protesters reconvened outside the Oakland Library on Tuesday afternoon and voted to attempt a re-occupation of the same plaza from which they had just been evicted.

Liberal, Violence, Character, Protest, Vandalism

The protesters split away at 9 p.m. from an Occupy rally in Dolores Park that was held in advance of Tuesday's May Day actions. Traveling down 18th Street and onto Valencia Street, they smashed windows with crowbars and signs, threw paint and eggs on buildings and spray-painted anarchy symbols on the hoods of parked cars. "All I heard was, 'bang, bang, bang,' and some dude had the valet sign, trying to break our window," said Adam Koskoff, manager of the Locanda restaurant on Valencia. "I didn't even see the crowd, and I ran outside and got egged."

Occupy Wall Street protesters follow Martin Luther King's arc of justice - Dedication of Martin Luther King memorial coincides with movement that echoes the activist's teachings
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SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle has ended an emergency order issued following violence at downtown May Day protests that allowed police to confiscate items that could be used as weapons. At a Wednesday news conference, Mayor Mike McGinn and police chief John Diaz displayed dozens of items that were taken from protesters - including sharpened flag poles, rocks and chains.

Liberal, Violence, Character, Protest, Assault

More overnight violence at an Occupy San Francisco encampment leaves one man recovering from a stab wound. It happened near the Federal Reserve Bank on Market Street in the Financial District just after 11:30 Monday night. Police found a man suffering from a stab wound to his neck... This latest round of violence comes a day after another stabbing at the same location on Sunday night. A 28-year old man is still in critical condition after being attacked. Police are also searching for the suspect.

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A man who participated in the Occupy Maine protest in Portland has been sentenced to a year in prison for hitting another protester in the head with a hatchet. Christopher Schisler was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison, with all but one year suspended, after pleading guilty Wednesday to aggravated assault.

Liberal, Hate, Violence

St Louis: “Only blood of the rich will stop occupy.”

Liberal, Crime, Hate, Protest, Sexism, Theft

OAKLAND -- Three Occupy Oakland protesters suspected of stealing an Oakland woman's wallet and making offensive remarks about her perceived sexuality were charged Friday with robbery and committing a hate crime, both felonies, authorities said.

Liberal, Violence, Protest, Vandalism

About 40 people identifying themselves as members of Stand for Oakland gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza at noon to denounce what they said was violence and vandalism by Occupy Oakland protesters in recent weeks.

Liberal, Crime, Violence, Character, Protest

Sergio Ballesteros, 30, has been involved in Occupy LA since the movement had its California launch in October. But this week, his activism took an abrupt turn when he was arrested on a felony charge — lynching.

Liberal, Violence, Protest

Mr. Salazar, who said he has been to McPherson Square multiple times and receives regular reports, acknowledged increasing concern about conditions at the park: “There are reports of assaults — one a day, I was told.”

Liberal, Violence, Protest, Assault

Monroe County prosecutors filed felony charges Tuesday against the Occupy Bloomington protester who police say injured two officers outside a downtown bar early New Year’s Day morning.

Liberal, Incitement, Violence, Character, Protest, Communism

Alex Callinicos, a professor of European Studies at Kings College in London, announced to his rapt audience, “I am a Marxist.’’ He said violence could be avoided only if the “1 percent accept the decisions of the 99 percent,’’ which he predicted would never happen.

"We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement..." Go To Site

Liberal, Violence, Degeneracy, Protest

Fed up with the violence, crime, drugs, dog bites and filth, officials are increasing the pressure on Occupy Berkeley at Civic Center Park with threats of more arrests and citations.

Liberal, Violence, Protest, Assault

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn expressed frustration Wednesday with the tactics of some Occupy Seattle protesters. “I believe the Occupy protests have gotten too violent,” he said. The mayor was responding to the clash between protesters and police at the Port of Seattle on Monday, where some protesters threw bags of paint, bricks and sharpened rebar at officers, according to police.

Liberal, Violence, Protest

Officers were dispatched to the camp about 1:40 p.m. to a reported knife brandishing, and were told by the 43-year-old victim that he was approached by six people who demanded that he stop taking photographs of the camp, Friend said. When he refused, they threw water and toilet paper at him, pushed him and kicked him before one man pulled out a knife, he said.

Liberal, Crime, Protest, Assault

Baltimore Police say a 24-year-old woman was stabbed during a dispute around midnight Saturday at the Occupy Baltimore encampment at the Inner Harbor.

Liberal, Crime, Violence, Character, Protest

PORTLAND -- Police have raided several Northeast Portland homes taken over by anarchists who claimed they were part of the Occupy Wall Street movement... “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.”

Liberal, Violence, Character, Threats, Protest

When 26-year-old Nathan Shafer heard about the arrests of 19 Occupy Columbia members outside the State House last Wednesday, he did what lots of people do when they get angry -- he vented about it on the Internet. He saw Gov. Haley's Facebook post about the arrests and Haley's comment that she "appreciate[s] freedom of speech," and that's when authorities say Shafer crossed the line. "I hope someone murders you before I do," Shafer said he commented on the post. "How's that for freedom of speech?"

Democrat, Liberal, Violence, Character, Protest

When asked to comment Wednesday about the deaths and crimes that have occurred around Occupy protests being held across the country, Rep. Maxine Waters said “that’s life and it happens.”

Liberal, Violence, Character, Threats, Protest

Later in the video, he then goes on to say “No more talking. They’ve got guns, we’ve got bottles. They’ve got bricks, we’ve got rocks…in a few days you’re going to see what a Molotov cocktail can do to Macy’s.”

Liberal, Financial, Protest, Assault, Drugs

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- State officials asked Occupy Olympia protesters Friday to remove dozens of tents from a lakeside park, saying the makeshift community they've established is unsustainable. The Department of Enterprise Services said there are escalating public safety concerns at Heritage Park. The Washington State Patrol has listed a variety of reported problems at the site, and authorities have arrested one person for assault and three people for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Liberal, Hate, Incitement, Violence, Protest

Our canvas is freedom Your blood is our paint [...] Like a pig you consumed And like a pig you will roast [...] And what you won’t share Will be ripped from your hands Your body destroyed The way fire lands

"We're like water; we stop in a place, they put up resistance like these blockades but they can't blockade our love," Windsong said. Go To Site

Liberal, Crime, Violence, Character, Protest, Assault

"It's not a celebration anymore, but a period of reflection," said Leo Ritz-Barr, a member of Occupy Oakland's events committee. John Lucas, 52, part of an Occupy Oakland medic team, said a fistfight involving several men preceded the gunfire. "Several people went after one guy, and the group got larger, and they beat him and he ran," Lucas said. "There were six or seven shots. Everyone starts running ... and there was another shot."

Liberal, Crime, Violence, Protest, Assault

A small riot broke out in Pioneer Park in Thursday’s pre-dawn hours, causing Occupy SLC campers to call police after attempts to defuse the melee failed. The Salt Lake City Police Department said officers responded at 3:27 a.m. to a fight involving as many as 30 people. A 43-year-old man who said he was in charge of crowd control for the protest claimed that Jesse Jaramillo, 31, hit him on the head with a board during the fight.

Liberal, Violence, Protest

SALT LAKE CITY — At least four people were arrested Thursday following a fight that reportedly involved an estimated 30 people in Pioneer Park near the Occupy Salt Lake base camp. The disagreement apparently involved members of the Occupy protest and a group of transients at the park.

Liberal, Crime, Violence, Protest, Assault

A man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a paramedic and breaking his leg at the Occupy Wall Street site Wednesday night.

Liberal, Violence, Guns, Protest, Assault

The crime reports coming out of the Occupy SF encampment at Justin Herman Plaza are mounting, San Francisco police said, with cops dealing with incidents of gun possession, assault on a city worker and trespassing on the new holiday ice rink in the past two days.

Liberal, Crime, Violence, Character, Protest, Assault

One woman is charged with setting someone's clothes on fire and another woman is accused of hitting a man with a tent pole, focusing attention on the encampment's future.

Liberal, Crime, Protest, Assault

Also on Sunday, police said several Occupy Portland protesters threatened to assault employees of a Pizza Schmizza restaurant and vandalize the business when employees told them they ran out of breadsticks for their order. According to a Pizza Schmizza spokeswoman, a lone man got mad when he was told by employees that he would have to wait 15 minutes for some breadsticks to bake.

Liberal, Violence, Character, Protest

Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier on Monday said the Occupy DC protesters have grown violent, and the police department will adjust its tactics to ensure the public's safety.

Liberal, Crime, Violence, AntiAmerican, Protest

A pamphlet from a group calling itself the “Oakland Liberation Front” has surfaced that mocks any pacifists in the Occupy Oakland movement and calls for violence to achieve the “complete annihilation of capitalism.”

Liberal, Crime, Character, Protest, Assault, Vandalism

A Zuccotti Park protester threw a violent fit in a McDonald’s yesterday after employees refused to give him free food. Fisika Bezabeh, 27, ripped a credit-card reader from a counter and threw it at workers at about 2:30 a.m. at the Mickey D’s at 160 Broadway, a bathroom spot for protesters. No one was hurt by Bezabeh, who has been seen hanging out with protesters in the occupied park, police sources said. He has been charged with criminal mischief.

In San Francisco, Occupy's black-hooded goons got started a day early, massing and smashing shop windows of small businesses in San Francisco's startup alley, the Mission District, as well as slashing tires, hurling paint bombs, vandalizing buildings, setting fires and assaulting news photographers. -IBD Go To Site

Liberal, Crime, Violence, Degeneracy, Protest, Assault

The Occupier crime wave continues. This time, a young woman was raped in Baltimore. She is now calling for Occupy Baltimore to be raided by police and shut down. What most angers her, she says, is that no one at Occupy Baltimore was willing to help her.

Liberal, Violence, Character, Protest

Cleveland police are investigating an alleged sexual assault incident Saturday at the “Occupy Cleveland” rally involving a 19-year-old female student from Parma. According to police reports, the 19-year-old student was instructed by “Occupy Cleveland” personnel to “share a tent with the suspect due to a shortage of tents.”

Liberal, Violence, Protest

In the most violent Saturday in more than a month of Occupy Denver demonstrations and marches, Denver police fired mace and pepper balls at a crowd of protesters in Civic Center today and arrested 20 people. Two of the protesters were held for felony charges after police said an officer was knocked off his motorcycle and other officers were kicked, as they moved into the park to tear down illegal tents.

Liberal, Hate, Violence, Fear, Protest, Assault

Fights are erupting among Occupy Wall Street protesters, so much so that one corner of Zuccotti Park has emerged where protesters say they won't go for fear of their safety, the New York Daily News is reporting.

Liberal, Crime, Violence

Recent reports reveal that the number of shooting victims for the first week of October 2011 jumped 154% compared to the same week in 2010. The number of people shot rose 28% in the past month, according to the New York Post. And the misery continued last week, with 22 people receiving bullet wounds by Friday, including three who were gunned down outside a Brooklyn school. Police blame the increase on Zucotti Park's newest inhabitants, saying the Occupy Wall Street movement is a major drain on already-stretched police resources.

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Portland police released crime statistics for the area of downtown Portland that includes the Occupy Portland encampment and the numbers showed an 81 percent spike in crime compared to the two weeks before the protest started.

Liberal, Crime, Violence, Protest

Chaos reigns on the streets of Oakland tonight as rioting has broken out when Occupy protesters tried to reclaim their camp from the police... After the Occupy Oakland encampment was torn down early Tuesday morning by police, the ousted protesters reconvened outside the Oakland Library on Tuesday afternoon and voted to attempt a re-occupation of the same plaza from which they had just been evicted.

Liberal, Violence, Funny, Protest

And as I spoke to Michael Glaser, a 26-year-old Chicagoan helping lead winter preparation efforts, a physical fight broke out between a cleaner and a camper just feet from us. “When cleanups happen, people get mad,” Glaser said. “This is its own city. Within every city there are people who freeload, who make people’s lives miserable. We just deal with it. We can’t kick them out.”

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Crime, Protest, Assault

The pamphlet says that members of the protest group who believe they are victims or who suspect sexual abuse "are encouraged to immediately report the incident to the Security Committee," which will investigate and "supply the abuser with counseling resources." The directive also says, in part, "Though we do not encourage the involvement of the police in our community, the survivor has every right, and the support of Occupy Baltimore, to report the abuse to the appropriate authorities."

Hypocrisy, Liberal, Incitement, Violence, Character

One of the speakers said the solution is nonviolent movement. No, my friend. I’ll give you two examples: French Revolution, and Indian so-called Revolution.

Researchers cite muscle-bound Hollywood action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and Sylvester Stallone as evidence that aggression is linked to conservative politics. Go To Site

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PORTLAND - Two violent incidents Thursday night and Friday morning are heightening concerns over the Occupy Maine encampment in Lincoln Park, city officials said.

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“… this movement is attracting its share of provocateurs I’m sure send by scum like Andrew Breitbart and the rest of these freaks to try to disrupt what is essentially at this point, a peaceful movement.”

The Weapons of Occupy

The Weapons of Occupy

They were "throwing feces, paint, rocks and M-80" large firecrackers, he said.