Villaraigosa announces impending shutdown of Occupy L.A. camp
The City Hall park where Occupy Los Angeles protesters are camped will be closed at 12:01 a.m. Monday, according to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, triggering what officials hope will be an end to the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.
But police might not immediately begin removing protesters who linger, the mayor said at a news conference Friday with Police Chief Charlie Beck. He said officials hope in the coming days to help protesters move their belongings and to find beds in homeless shelters for those at the camp who need them.
Health hazards, crime magnets, drugs, mental illness...these "occupy" movements are like urban street problems on steroids. It's about time the cities take back control of their populations and separate the homeless, the helpless, and the truly needy from the criminals who prey on them and the bored, spoiled brats who simply don't want to pay back what they've borrowed for their overpriced education.
Cross posted at LCR, Say Anything.