Posted on | December 13, 2011 | 12 Comments
The puzzle pieces begin to form a picture:
Rep. Issa asks Obama official why illegal
camping of Occupy DC was permitted
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Tuesday announced he wants answers on whether “political judgments played a role” in allowing Occupy D.C. protesters to remain camped in Northwest Washington.
Issa, chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter dated Monday to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar requesting any communication between the Department of Interior and the White House regarding the Occupy D.C. protests. . . .
Occupy DC protesters, an outgrowth of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement that began in Manhattan, have been camping in McPherson Square, in Northwest Washington, for more than two months. The National Park Service (NPS), an agency of the DOI, prohibits camping in the square, but allows 24-hour protests. Issa is seeking answers on the apparent discrepancy.
“The protesters camping in McPherson Square appear to be in violation of the law and the NPS could have legally required them to stop and remove their tents,” Issa wrote in the letter. “The NPS has an obligation to the American people to explain the decisions that were made regarding the Occupy D.C. protesters in McPherson Square.”
Yeah, kinda suspicious, isn’t it? Ace of Spades has a roundup of other Occupy news today, including “Parents for Occupy Wall Street” using kids as proxies in their cop-hating crusade. And Ace references — but gives the wrong URL — for this video:
UPDATE: The Portland Occupiers were courageously supported by delegates from the Coalition of Incompetent Car Thieves:
Also Monday morning, some Occupy Portland protesters on the way to the port demonstration were involved in a crash in a stolen truck, police said.
The crash occurred on Marine Drive at the I-5 overpass.
Officers arrested Levi B. Feltkamp, 30, for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Police said the truck he was driving had been stolen from Forest Grove.
“Feltkamp and the occupants of the stolen truck all indicated they were on their way to the Occupy demonstration,” King said.
They! Are! The 99 Percent!
UPDATE II: Occupiers can’t get no love from Longshoremen:
Guys with jobs vs. punks with protests signs.