24 Arrested at Occupy Asheville

Twenty-four occupiers were arrested yesterday in Asheville for violating the city’s 10 PM park curfew. Based on the article below, the police are trying to accommodate the “needs” of the protesters while balancing the wishes of politicians who may or may not support the rule of law.

The full consequences of the Cloward-Piven strategy will be seen across the country as labor unions and Acorn become more aggressive. president Obama must be proud.

David DeGerolamo

Asheville police arrest 24 Occupy Asheville members

ASHEVILLE — City police arrested two dozen Occupy Asheville protesters late Wednesday for violating the city’s 10 p.m. park curfew at Vance Monument.

By 7 a.m. today, all of those arrested had been processed and released from the Buncombe County Detention Facility.

The Occupants knew ahead of time they were breaking curfew and expected officers to intervene, so they discussed how police would proceed and how they should conduct themselves. About 25 officers responded to the area and police made 24 arrests, including a woman who said she was four and a half months pregnant and another woman who was in a motorized wheelchair.

There were about 100 people in the area after 10 p.m. Most of them were protesters and supporters who chose not to be arrested. Some of them and other observers recorded the nonviolent protests with their cell phones or camcorders and watched police make the arrests.

Police did not approach the group until about 10:45 p.m., although there was a patrol car nearby with two officers inside and another policeman sized up the crowd on foot.


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Rick Johnson
11 years ago

One of the leaders of Occupy Wall Street said they actually wanted to have large numbers of protestors arrested. Then they would insist on their day in court which would clog the system to the point of breaking. It would be the Judicial Cloward-Piven strategy.