Judge Rules #OWS Protestors Have NO 1st Amendment Right to Occupy Zuccotti Park

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A New York judge has upheld the city’s dismantling of the Occupy Wall Street encampment, saying that the protesters’ first amendment rights don’t entitle them to camp out indefinitely in the plaza.

Police cleared out the protesters in a nighttime sweep early Tuesday. The judge upheld the city’s effective eviction of the protesters after an emergency appeal by the National Lawyers Guild.

Hundreds of police officers in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City in the pre-dawn darkness Tuesday, evicted hundreds of protesters and then demolished the tent city, leaving the future of the demonstration in limbo.

The police action began around 1 a.m. and lasted several hours as officers with batons and plastic shields pushed the protesters from their base at Zuccotti Park. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said about 200 people were arrested, including dozens who tried to resist the eviction by linking arms in a tight circle at the center of the park. A member of the City Council was among those arrested during the sweep.

By 4:30 a.m., the park was empty, wiped clean of any traces of the camp that had been there since Sept. 17. Tents and sleeping bags were hauled away to the dump. Workers used power washers to blast the stone plaza clean.

…A state court judge held a hearing Tuesday afternoon on the legality of the eviction, following an emergency appeal by the National Lawyers Guild, a civil rights group.

Alan Levine, a lawyer for the demonstrators, said they had a free speech right to remain in the square. City lawyer Sheryl Neufeld said the demonstrators have a right to express themselves, but “it doesn’t mean that they have a right to appropriate this private space for themselves.”

“The protesters took over the park for their own use,”she said.

The ruling is here.

For their own use? Like crapping on the street? (via Hot Air)

As Ms. Neufeld said, they can protest, but they can’t make a public nuisance of themselves which is in complete agreement with our Constitution and the protection of peaceful assembly.

But these types don’t want anything to do with peaceful assembly. They WANT to make a nuisance of themselves. Hell, within minutes of the ruling those “peaceful” souls in the Occupy movement sicked a hacker group on the judge who ruled against them.

Rapes, assaults, drug use, crapping on sidewalks, and now sex crimes against children.

These are the poster children of the spoiled little pricks inside the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

17 Responses to “Judge Rules #OWS Protestors Have NO 1st Amendment Right to Occupy Zuccotti Park”

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    Rapes, assaults, drug use, crapping on sidewalks, and now sex crimes against children.

    These are the poster children of the spoiled little pricks inside the Occupy Wall Street movement.

    Are you saying that all the protesters are guilty of this? Is that how you decide who is bad and who is good? Look, there are a lot of nuts in that group, but you’re insinuating that they’re all like that, Curt.

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    John Cooper

    Under the U.S. Constitution, citizens have a right to peaceably assemble and petition their government for a redress of grievances. They don’t have a right to squat (I chose that word intentionally) in the middle of a city.

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    Poor progs, unable to accept the truth even when they are shown it on their own recordings. Their followers could not even maintain order in a community of 100. Every one of them when the light of day was brought to bear showed themselves for what they are, selfish, self centered, undisciplined, lazy, envious, whiners, spoiled, lazy, underachievers. But they did manage to master the art of up twinkling.

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    JUST AN ASIDE: those posters with the clenched fist using first-rate graphic art designs ponder me to ask if the work on those posters was done by union shop lithographers and type setters (GCC/IBT local One, New York City). Last time I inspected one of those posters there was no union seal.

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    Nan G

    Ivan is worried about tarring ”all” the OWSers with too broad a brush.
    Apparently he hasn’t learned that the whole OWSer crowd was photoshopped in.
    Here’s the animated gif showing the original (pre-OWS) June photo and the one released by the OWSers to show that they had lots of OWSers.

    Here’s more about it from October 1st, 2011.

    Note the shadows and the parked cars are the same, months later?

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    oil guy from Alberta

    Property rights trump “squatting” rights. In the good old days squatters were shot. I’m not saying it was right, just effective. OWS, go home and sponge off your parents if they haven’t booted you out. Without the host, parasites die.

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    The old saying “birds of a feather, flock together”. Tis pretty true. I don’t mix with trash like that and no one I know does either. Do you? Ones actions will give them away long before any words are ever uttered.

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    If the court would have ruled in favor of the OWS protesters, then they would have had to let us Tea Partyers do the same FOR FREE instead of having to get permits, pay for police and toilets, and whatever else is needed to have a PEACEFUL protest.

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    @Ivan: Because the guy defecating is typical of the OWS group- oh, yea, they might have used (and abused) the facilities of the eateries nearby, and in doing so, clogged up the sewer systems, but that is a part of what they WANT- to disrupt the system.
    Personally, if it were up to me, I would do some serious and permanent culling of the herd here. Let’s have a shoot a lice-infested leech-like hypocrite Day here- These people dare to say that they have it bad?
    Let’s ask a Sudanese refugee, or a sweat-shop worker making $3.00 a day whether they would like to trade places with these ipod using, blackberry text-messaging, Abercrombie &Fitch wearing pieces of fecal matter. I bet we’d get a better class of citizen.
    The Chinese have an old saying- first generation- coolie
    Second generation- merchant
    Third generation- Tai-Pan (Tycoon)
    Fourth Generation-coolie
    All to say that perhaps evolutionarily, these brats have run their genetic course, and need to make way for some new blood.

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    Common Sense

    @Ivan: Ivan, let me remind you of what the idiots on the left said about the Tea Party Patriots based upon a LOT less validation and truth. Do I lump all OWS participants together? NO, some idiots are even worse than others.

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