How many cops does it take to escort one man?

Obviously it takes 11 policemen to escort 1 man (who is sitting down) out of Occupy Oakland.

85 people were arrested this morning at Occupy Oakland’s encampment outside of City Hall.  City Officials said they were forced to clear the encampments because of sanitary and public safety concerns.

If there were sanitary issues, maybe city officials should have sent clean up crews rather than the police force.  Maybe they didn’t send clean up crews because they are busy cleaning and beautifying other parts of Oakland.  Oh wait, they aren’t.  Shouldn’t OPD  be policing the other 77.9999 sq. miles of Oakland plagued with crime?

Mayor Jean Quan touched on the topic of Occupy Oakland saying, “They can certainly exercise their free speech rights from 6 in the morning to 10 at night.”  I guess democracy started operating on business hours when businesses started occupying democracy.

Last week, Mayor Quan stated, “democracy is messy”.

I guess that was last week, because this week, it’s not.

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