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Date: 11/22/11 02:19 PM

52 Responses to Occupy San Diego Arrest: Keep Walking, Hippie

  1. Profile photo of burbclaver
    burbclaver Male 50-59
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    November 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    Link: Occupy San Diego Arrest: Keep Walking, Hippie - Apparently, if you`re standing on a sidewalk--an empty sidewalk--and you`re not moving, you`re blocking said sidewalk.
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    Loxen Female 30-39
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    November 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Snarkiness works with pushover parents, not cops.

    I wonder what was going on before the video started. (You know this isn`t all there is to the story.)
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    Tekas Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    I see cops blocking the sidewalk.
    I also learned that asking a legitimate question gets us arrested. What a beautiful world.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    AH! The great AMERICA , the land of freedom. You are teaching what the democracy is to the rest of the world, good job."Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" What`s the problem on understanding this wise words?
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    November 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    @Piperfawn- Don`t know where in Europe you are from and it doesn`t really matter. Take a look at the track record where YOU live and STFU.
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    thou shalt not loiter!
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    krembill Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    Blocking the sidewalk? He`s not a truck...
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    CaptKangaroo where i live i don`t have any record of a similar situation. Maybe cause we are less democratic than you?
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    @CaptKangaroo Truth hurts dude.
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    paco664 Male 40-49
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    November 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    to be fair he asked/told him nicely to move along....... shoulda listened....
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    I could tell you what happened prior to the start of this video: guy decides to be edgy and stand on an empty sidewalk. Residents/small business owners see shadowy figure just standing there. Residents/small business owners assume the worst, and who wouldn`t with all the riots these protests lead to, and call the cops to remove a potentially great threat to their livelihood. Cops remove said shadowy figure because he failed to comply.

    Right or wrong, by him standing out there and the people of that area seeing him as a threat he needed to go. He was violating the building owners` rights. The right to property and keeping it safe.

    That of course only works in my assumed scenario.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    DuckBoy87 i`m just asking, sidewalks are considered private properties?
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    donax Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    HA I was there I saw what happened. They were standing outside a restaurant. The owner/management of the restaurant asked them to move because he was blocking the entrance. They still stood there and when the cops showed up started spouting rhetoric about a free country and all that jazz(which they are allowed to do to be fair) but they were asked politely to move along. NOT EVEN LEAVE just move from in front of the restaurant.
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    Seggallion Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm
    That was awesome. If you disobey the order of a police officer, you can be arrested. If you`re a dick to an officer who gives you an order, you will definitely be arrested. I`m OK with this.
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    sethmccary Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    This sh*ts getting out of control.
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    Tekas Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    I see cops blocking the sidewalk.
    I also learned that asking a legitimate question gets us arrested. What a beautiful world.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    piper, did I say sidewalks were private property?
    No.

    I said that the owners of the buildings felt threatened by the presence of a potential dangerous individual who was standing outside of their private property.

    And donax pretty much confirmed that my assumption was correct.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    DuckBoy87 mine was just a question was not intended to annoy you. In any case if the owner of the local was concerned about "shadowy" figures that are "potential"dangerous individual outside his building maybe were better to call the ghostbusters:-)
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    so i guess i should be allowed to just park my vehicle in an empty highway lane. that would be perfectly fine?
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    so i guess we all should learn how to levitate so we will not break any local law. that would be perfectly fine?
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm
    Oh also the tree is blocking the sidewalk, maybe the cops must proced on arresting also that shadowy and potential dangerous vegetable.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    piper you didn`t annoy me. I like to be extremely thorough when trying to explain things.

    But what I`m trying to get at is your rights end at the tip of my nose: meaning, you have all the basic human rights you are allowed until they infringe upon someone else`s rights.

    This guy was infringing upon the business owner`s right to protect his property from someone who could be dangerous.
    It`s preempting a situation. Better safe than sorry, kind of deal.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    November 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm
    the fine art of editting
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    ctobin34 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 5:56 pm
    also staged. wow OWS, ur getting desperate.
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 6:26 pm
    "to be fair he asked/told him nicely to move along....... shoulda listened...."


    you must be retarded. the police have no legal right to tell someone to keep walking on a public side walk
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    "the police have no legal right to tell someone to keep walking on a public side walk"

    Yes, yes they do. Loitering is a public crime in virtually every city.

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    It`s all catch and release. The cops take you in but release you because they have nothing to charge you with. But it has stopped the Occupy San Diego crowd.

    It`s a lawsuit waiting to happen. The city council is violating the righst to peacable assembly and free speach. But I have said for years we have the dumbest city council I`ve ever seen so it should be a good show.

    If I could count on anyone to bail me out I`d volunteer to get arrested and sue the city. But I don`t see you guys taking up a colletion for me so . . . maybe not today.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    November 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    What do you got to lose Gerry? That blog you sweat over? Those model sci-fi spaceships? That is indeed exactly what you should be doing. In fact it may be your only option.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 8:10 pm
    Totally legit.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    November 22, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    Duh, it`s called a sidewalk, not a sidestand
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    ShamaziaV2 Male 13-17
    236 posts
    November 22, 2011 at 8:42 pm
    It`s funny to see the idiots defending these police time after time who are being nothing more than bullies. I don`t know what`s worse, our police force blindly enforcing what they`re told, or you sheep who blindly obey..
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 22, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    @ madest - nice call-out but I`m not falling for it. I can`t get arrested! Do you know what happens to soft, balding republicans in prison? It aint a prom date!

    Anyway, the city is claiming the Occupy San Diego protest has cost it 2.4 million dollars so far. Mostly for paying police overtime. I find that number hard to believe but even if it`s true so what. They would just waste the money somewhere else. Recently, for example, the city councel approved a $500,000.00 needs assessment to determine if they should add colored lights to the Coronado Bridge. A half a million bucks to think about colored light bulbs.

    So as I said, they`d just waste the money, I`m on the protestors side.
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    zombieraptur Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    Shamazia its definitely the people who blindly obey. Sheeple begging for their rights to be taken away and they don`t even see they are doing it. They don`t see it at all.......
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    skine Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 10:14 pm
    @Duck: He wasn`t infringing on anyone`s rights.

    The business owner may have the right to protect his business (to the extent that the law allows). However, there`s a huge difference between a perceived threat and an actual one.

    When the police realized that he`s just an idiot standing on the sidewalk who posed zero threat, they should have walked away.
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    Lucky2u Male 18-29
    315 posts
    November 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    Without the minutes leading up to that, how can people side with him?
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    November 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm
    Lucky2u, you have made the fallacy of try to use logic and reason on IAB. I will have you banned if this course of behavior continues.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm
    skine, I`m not disagreeing with that.

    I`m only rationalizing the actions of the business owner, not the actions of the police.
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    stk5m Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    I guess you can`t wait for a taxi anymore...
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 1:20 am
    Threat or not he could be guilty of loitering which they should have informed him of. But it is cause for an arrest and fine if notices are properly displayed.
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    verbosity Male 30-39
    83 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 1:24 am
    My response has already been covered by the Clash...

    Know your Rights
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2011 at 4:01 am
    Obviously they had some type of communication prior to this incident and it is edited to the very end. So, it is probably out of context. But it is still upsetting to see this.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2011 at 7:05 am
    Out of context video might be out of context. However, 2-4 people on a sidewalk is not blocking the sidewalk. Nice job, serpico.
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    furrything Male 50-59
    1340 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 8:07 am
    Hey...if you`ve nothing to hide, you`ve nothing to fear. Keep chanting this, and it will lead to a safe and happy future.
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 8:12 am
    Well regardless of context this video clearly showed resisting arrest when he failed to immediately comply to the officer`s directions. As soon as he questioned the orders he was resisting arrest that is how the law is written and he should have followed orders. If he had then his video may have been used to make a complaint.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    November 23, 2011 at 8:36 am
    Be a mindless, compliant, automaton like Corpsecrank.
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    skaterboy17 Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2011 at 10:45 am
    Corpsecrank, you`re a dumbass. If a cop pulls you over and says you were speeding, and you say, "Are you sure? How fast was I going?" that`s not resisting arrest. All the guy did was ask why he couldn`t stand there, and the cop arrested him. That`s not resisting arrest.
    On the other hand, this is definitely out of contest, something happened before this or there would be more that 25 seconds of the video.
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    QualityJay Male 18-29
    303 posts
    November 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    sad that cops actually feel they can arrest someone for something like this
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    QualityJay Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    @Liquidglass
    "guilty of loitering"
    you actually believe that crap? standing in a public area and not moving is not illegal. Even if there is a sign that says so.

    The intent of the law is to keep people from sitting down with a cup and asking for money. or making their home on the sidewalk. It`s not so the cops can arrest whoever they want that is not "keeping it moving"
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    Amurika Male 30-39
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    November 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    You know your life sucks when you sign up to be a scum sucking fascist.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    November 24, 2011 at 3:14 am
    Gee I wonder what happened before the 25 second clip.
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    PhotoKing Male 30-39
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    November 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    i`m not seeing the rest of the story here. for all i know he said hey pig you smell, blah blah blah insert better insult here. turn on camera, cop says i can`t get him with the words he said so i`ll make something else up.

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