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  •  One of the abortion clinics... (11+ / 0-)

    in Atlanta turned on the sprinklers while some anti-abortion protesters were harassing patients.  The clinic was cited, I think, for battery (or something like that) and I think they might have been fined as well.  So, there is some hypocrisy here.

    Just saying.

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    by annrose on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 01:22:09 PM PDT

    •  Yes, throwing water on someone is actually (14+ / 0-)

      a classic case of battery discussed in introductory classes on torts to point out that you need not actually touch the person yourself to commit battery.

      The irony, whether or not it's also hypocrisy, is that the City has been so concerned about property damage (and, in good Orange County style, we have shown our willingness to bend over backwards to honor that concern.)  And then this.

      Democrats must
      Earn the trust
      Of the 99% --
      That's our intent!

      OCcupy!

      by Seneca Doane on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 01:32:35 PM PDT

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      •  But suing a City for battery, is just like (0+ / 0-)

        suing a "Corporate Person" with battery.  No justice will be had - only individual claims for damage that get paid out quietly.  It sounds like it's Civil Disobedience Time.  It seems to work well, as seen in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, and a bunch of other cities in the middle of the US too.  Civil Disobedience in Denver, and Dallas is working.
        It doesn't mean vandalism or violence, but it does mean pushing back against unconstitutional "laws", and it does mean marching on targets. Blocking the sidewalk seems to be a popular one.  Who decides whom is blocking whom if the First Amendment is in play?

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        by Evolutionary on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 04:49:47 PM PDT

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        •  That's for the General Assembly to discuss (0+ / 0-)

          We are being compliant for now; I will continue to support that (because I think that it better suits OC), but eventually my influence would probably be overcome.

          Democrats must
          Earn the trust
          Of the 99% --
          That's our intent!

          OCcupy!

          by Seneca Doane on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 06:10:21 PM PDT

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    •  What do you mean, hypocrisy? Why would (2+ / 0-)
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      the OWS protesters be hypocrites, or why would complaining about the city's action be hypocritical?  Are you suggesting that all liberal and progressive action is connected seamlessly and that, therefore, what some anti-abortion group on the opposite side of the country did with sprinklers, renders complaints by the OWS Irvine group--- who have no connection to the Atlanta abortion clinic whatsoever-- "hypocritical"?

      That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

      by concernedamerican on Sat Oct 22, 2011 at 01:37:14 PM PDT

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