Consider. Consider! Give me a break!
“After a health-department inspection of the Occupy Seattle encampment found overcrowded living conditions, unsanitary food preparation and no access to bathrooms during the day, Seattle Central Community College officials are looking at ways to evict the protesters from campus.”
How about the Seattle Police SWAT squad, bring in the horse patrol, unleash the canine unit. Oh I know, shades of Bull Connor, cries of police brutality but coddling of these anarchists has threatened the publics’ right to health and safety. “Students and neighbors have complained of open drug use and harassment.” But the college Chancellor, Jill Wakefield, said, “Nothing has been decided at this point.” Obviously, she is not a rocket scientist.
“In a letter to the college, the health department said it found no hand-washing facility near the food-preparation area, no approved water supply, no mechanical refrigeration for food, no sanitary facilities during the daytime, overcrowded living conditions, dogs defecating and urinating, debris and litter between tents and evidence of rodents.”
How quickly would the Health Department close a restaurant or coffee stand if they found these violations?
“An Occupy Seattle spokesman said many of the college’s allegations were unfounded. He said the Capitol Hill neighborhood where the college is located is known for drug use and transients and that college day-care workers routinely checked the children’s play area for needles and syringes even before the political activists moved in.”
Well isn’t that nice. It’s okay to trash a public college campus if it’s located in a place unsafe for children. The city tossed the “Occupiers” out of Westlake Park but then that’s where the Christmas, sorry, Holiday tree will be located, lots of kids there and we all know Seattle is a place for kids. Mayor Apologize, Mike McGinn, “offered City Hall Plaza” as a new location but the mangy mass chose to encamp at the college.
“The group moved to the college Oct. 29. The group is part of the larger Occupy Wall Street protests organized to send a message that the growing gulf between rich and poor threatens the nation’s democracy.”
The “growing gulf” is really between the law abiding, long-suffering taxpayers of Seattle and the occupy types with their codependent public officials.
I know the Occupy Wall Street crowd would love an incident they could use to further inflame the Left so enforcement of the law needs to be done with care but it needs to be done. After reading the front page article in Saturday’s Seattle Times, tell me you are not incensed. It should make even liberal Seattle long for the Tea Party protests.
Cross posted on Sound Politics