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Within seconds of the unfortunate death of a homeless man in Pioneer Park, the Utah freak-show cheered in unison; “SEE? We told you! The Salt Lake City occupiers are all homeless, drug addicts!”
For many Utahns, it was better than if the historicity of The Book of Mormon were provable.
I got pissed. I grabbed my video camera and went down to the new camp at Gallivan Center. I interviewed ONLY people who had or were still camping. All of them had jobs and NONE were homeless.
This is a snapshot of those interviews (Full interviews at OneUtah.org )
We can fight this plutocracy-funded propaganda by publishing many and often, ad hoc interviews of the regular Americans who are showing up for Occupy. We must do it locally, keep it “close to home.” Keep it real.
Last Saturday, Newt Gingrich stepped up the smear campaign against Occupy Wall Street (I didn’t know, you could get high on Cialis).
It was a full-guns-a-blazing frontal assault on every single American including the assholes that cheered when he said the “…after you take a shower” part. Check Mika Brzezinski’s gut reaction.
Expect great things from Occupy Salt Lake City (OccupySLC)
For those of you who don’t know, Salt Lake City is VERY liberal. We like to say, “Salt Lake is a world class city surrounded by Utah.”
The massive show of police force for the Pioneer Park eviction on November 12th was clearly orchestrated by PERF/DHS. There were at least 4 policemen for every camper.
I’m SURE DHS threatened Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder with funding cuts to get him to mobilize every scrap of metal in the county with flashing lights.
SLC Mayor Becker was punked by DHS. He was so disgusted about having to evict the occupiers from Pioneer Park, he disappeared (“vacation”) the next day. Chief (police) Burbank proved by his actions throughout the 2-year Tim DeChristopher sham trial, to be a great and respectful advocate of civil disobedience.
Christ, protesting in SLC, you practically have to BEG to get arrested. The authorities are on our side. If we can nudge them over, we will have won!
Mayor Becker and Chief Burbank,
Please don’t let the media put you in reactive mode. It won’t make us safer and might create issues where there were none before.
Its been a month, by your grace. Before booting everyone from Pioneer Park; think about how many homeless die in Salt Lake City every month? Certainly its more than one? It must be more than one.
I don’t see the basis for attributing this death to the circumstances at Pioneer Park. Not without SOME numbers.
Chief Burbank, the media is telling us you can’t do your job and keep Pioneer Park safe with the OWS campers there. Is that really true?
I think we all know, you couldn’t wish for a more cooperative group. Heck, they all love you and you know it! The DeChristopher group has nothing but high praise for you.
Is it possible that homeless deaths in SLC have gone down since the Occupy group started camping in Pioneer Park?
What are the numbers?
Is it possible Pioneer Park is actually a SAFER place for the homeless after hours as the result of the OWS campers.
Tell us the numbers?
Popular movements will always tax law enforcement disproportionately. But please, do not let this important movement and message from the people, be muzzled because of the inconvenience. Don’t let them win.
Thank you both for your sincere efforts, patient service and generous wisdom.
My Sincere Regards,