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    Zuccotti Park Owners: Sanitation Becoming A Problem, Quit Hogging The Place
    October 6, 2011 9:34 PM
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly had some strong words for “Occupy Wall Street” protesters Thursday, blaming participants for starting skirmishes which led to more than 20 arrests on Wednesday.

    “What they did is they counted. They actually had a countdown — 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 — they grouped together, they joined arms and they charged the police. They attacked the police. They wanted to get into Wall Street, they wanted to occupy Wall Street,” Kelly told reporters.

    Police arrested 28 people Wednesday — mostly for disorderly conduct. There was at least one arrest for assaulting a police officer and police said one protester even knocked an officer off his scooter.

    Kelly said that if demonstrators targeted the police, authorities would respond with “force.”

    “They’re going to be met with force when they do that — this is just common sense,” he said.

    The commissioner said protesters were told to stay within the barricades that police had erected and when they crossed over them they began hassling the cops.

    “These people wanted to have confrontation with the police for whatever reason. Somehow, I guess it works to their purposes,” Kelly said.


    The commissioner told reporters that the protests have cost the city about $2 million in overtime for officers assigned to cover the demonstrations.

    Despite the clashes and arrests, Kelly stressed that as long as protesters followed the rules, there would be no issues.

    “We are accommodating peaceful protests. We are proud of the fact that we do that in this city. People are going to be here for an extended period of time. We’re going to accommodate them as long as they do it peacefully and in accordance with the laws and regulations,” he said.

    The problem for the city and the police is even if they wanted to, they can’t evict “Occupy Wall Street” as long as they make Zuccotti Park their headquarters. It is private space that must be opened to the public

    “The charter, it gives access to the park 24 hours a day, seven says a week,” Kelly said.

    When asked by CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer if there was an end game, his response was carefully considered.

    “You know, we’ll see. Right now they’re on private property and people who own that property don’t have the power to eject them,” he said.

    But Brookfield Office Properties, which owns Zuccotti Park, seems to be slowly building a case against protesters, saying Thursday that the protestors are interfering with the use of the park by others and are creating sanitary problems.

    “Sanitation is a growing concern,” Brookfield said in a statement. “Normally the park is cleaned and inspected every weeknight. . . because the protestors refuse to cooperate. . .the park has not been cleaned since Friday, September 16th and as a result, sanitary conditions have reached unacceptable levels.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post

    Anyone else have a problem with the fact that the OWNERS of Zuccotti park cannot evict the protestors without going through a ton of red ink?

    The protestors have taken over PRIVATE PROPERTY .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    Anyone else have a problem with the fact that the OWNERS of Zuccotti park cannot evict the protestors without going through a ton of red ink?

    The protestors have taken over PRIVATE PROPERTY .
    I think that's one of the aims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    Anyone else have a problem with the fact that the OWNERS of Zuccotti park cannot evict the protestors without going through a ton of red ink?

    The protestors have taken over PRIVATE PROPERTY .
    I wonder if these idiots even know that it's privately owned and not city property.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    I wonder if these idiots even know that it's privately owned and not city property.
    they most likely don't give a shit
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    Who owns the park?

    You know these tools renamed it "Liberty Park", and I'm sure the owners love that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Who owns the park?

    You know these tools renamed it "Liberty Park", and I'm sure the owners love that.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuccotti_Park

    actually use to be called Liberty Plaza Park...my guess is that they took it over on purpose because it's "owned by a greedy corporation" Brookfield Office Properties
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuccotti_Park

    actually use to be called Liberty Plaza Park...my guess is that they took it over on purpose because it's "owned by a greedy corporation" Brookfield Office Properties
    Thanks for the info. I am still confused on the actual status of ownership though:

    According to Wikipedia:

    Because Zuccotti Park is not a publicly owned space, it is not subject to ordinary public park curfew. New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said on September 28, 2011 that the NYPD could not bar protesters from Zuccotti Park since it is a public plaza that is required to stay open 24 hours a day. "In building this plaza, there was an agreement it be open 24 hours a day," Kelly said. "The owners have put out regulations [about what's allowed in park]. The owners will have to come in and direct people not to do certain things." A spokesperson for Brookfield Properties, the owner of the park, expressed concern: "Zuccotti Park is intended for the use and enjoyment of the general public for passive recreation. We are extremely concerned with the conditions that have been created by those currently occupying the park and are actively working with the City of New York to address these conditions and restore the park to its intended purpose."[11]
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    I would pay real money to watch the NYPD to go in and clear that nest of scum bags. I would Tee - hee watching them crack some hippie skulls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Thanks for the info. I am still confused on the actual status of ownership though:

    According to Wikipedia:
    it's privately owned but they had to sign an agreement saying that by owning it they had to let it be open 24hrs/day and give public access
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