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@Marie Elks@facebook Marie - I for one do not tolerate it and I live across the street from it. City Council tried to be nice to them by letting them illegally camp and stay which was a big mistake. I wont be voting for Jan Perry or VIlla for anything. And I recommend anyone in Malibu Bill Rosendahl's region or right wing district Richard Alarcon, not vote those morons back into City Council again since they were the original supporters (without bothering to ask residents).
Anyway Marie - there's a new problem. I've spoken to everyone in City Hall and they all admit allowing the encampment is a mistake but now Occupy has become full blown nutty and are threatening Oakland violence if anyone tries to move them. No one wants them there, other than them and the few who don't know the whole back story of their nutty behavior and threats of violence. Posted on October 30, 2011 at 9:22 pm
Last Resort@twitter (#168,330)
Since they moved in a block away they've made no attempt at embracing the community they've infested. They kicked out our long standing and small farmer's market because they were paranoid it was the City's attempt at screwing them. They laugh at the fact that they're costing taxpayers a minimum of $450k in property repairs with illogical arguments: "Oh you're mad about trees and grass but people are unemployed." They have access to pretty much any land at this point and everything to the West, North, and East of them has no residential neighbors but they've pointed an illegal high power "Power of Green LA" PA system directly at gov elderly homes and apartments/condos of which they have Lolla-palooza style concerts and evangelical style loud rants from 11am - 11pm everyday. When we've collectively asked them to compromise with us and to move the PA to the other side they called us 1% er, bigotted, detractors who are violating their 1st amendment right... never-mind the fact that we are all supposed to be protected under the 14th. I'm a waitress btw who can't afford health insurance - hardly a 1% er. With the annexation of skid row in their camp now they've definitely increased the aggressive drug addict/vagrant criminal behavior around here. I have to walk home at 2 am. I chose this neighborhood a year ago because it was safer than most and affordable. Now I see all kinds of weird creepers on my walk home that put me on edge. I watched in horror as some young dude, who was out of his mind on something (probably PCP), chase down some of my dog walking neighbors earlier this week.
I was really excited initially to get a chance to go over everyday and help them but since they've been so introverted and externally hostile, I haven't bothered. They really are scary people. My friend and I walked through the camp one night and we got hissed and glared at.
Occupy LA is fail. It's unfortunate but it's fail. They're abusive and uncoordinated. They aren't concerned with national solutions over their own self-promotion (ex: Power Of Green LA stage bringing in endless concerts and noise to perpetuate their business and ideology.)
And we have no recourse. LA CIty Council foolishly gave them permission to illegally camp without asking residents (Not voting for Jan Perry for anything in the future) and now they're eating their words. My neighborhood association is now dealing with these Council members who have admitted to us they're worried about the stability of the occupiers, especially after Oakland. LA City Council has told LAPD to not enforce any laws protecting the surrounding area from loud parties/music/PA systems, from public intoxication, from public urination etc ... because LA City Council says Occupy has threatened violence and they (City Officials) have to figure out a way out of this mess now. Posted on October 29, 2011 at 7:19 pm
Occupy Wall Street has same issues according to these news reports: