I'd bet a Billion Dollars that NONE of you ANTI-Occupy jerks have any clue what you are talking about. You are just spouting off the same Rhetoric read to you on Fox News Channel and other corporate run media companies that want to paint the occupiers as badly as possible. I can assure you that any and all problems involving any sort of law breaking on Legislative Plaza has been dealt with and the offenders turned over to State Troopers. I have been on the plaza, I know what they are doing down there. You keep saying "they don't know what they want" that couldn't be further from the truth. We want the rich to quit buying lawmakers off to pass tax breaks for themselves, and we want the tax loopholes they use to get out of paying taxes (most big corporations pay NO taxes by using them) to be closed. They want to get rich and live in America, that's fine, they can pay their fair share in the taxes too. We have to pay our taxes every year, why do they get to get off easy? A lot of us are also upset about the lack of jobs in this country because these companies ship out their jobs to china and other countries with cheap labor. You say "quit occupying and go get a job," To that I ask you, "sure, I'll gladly do it, who's hiring?" I have a friend right now that has been living out of his tent on the plaza and he's still looking for a job even while occupying. We don't want something for nothing, we want JOBS so we can GO TO WORK to EARN WHAT WE WANT!
This is total BS. This was definitely NOT something that was handled properly. The church members should have notified Metro about this and the Metro Police should have notified Codes and have them deal with it WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER! This is gross and pathetic. The property owner should pursue charges against the councilman for criminal tresspassing and destruction of private property.
Oh, and to the person who called occupiers, what was it, "Harmless Know Nothings"? They clearly know a lot more than you do if they can all see the corruption in the government, where the Koch brothers and their fellow billionaires pay government officials money to lower their taxes and increase ours. Everyone who is not rich (and I mean filthy freaking rich) should support this movement, because if your not one of the richest people in this country you will eventually lose everything you have the way this country is going right now. The more they eat at the middle class the closer you are to being chewed up with the rest of them. In other words, once all these people that are being foreclosed on and losing their homes and their jobs actually lose them, the system will just move on to the next person up the ladder and start taking everything from them. The 1% control 50% of the money in this country, and they want to control 100% of it.
Haslam cannot kick the Occupiers out. For one thing unlike other protests which are on city property in other areas, the Occupy Nashville encampment is on Federal property, which means if Haslam wants the Occupiers out he has to first ask the President (who supports the occupy movement rather openly) and then the President has to send the military to remove them from the property, HOWEVER, The people there would have to, you know, be breaking the law before that happens. They are on public property, Legislative plaza is no different than the sidewalk right in front of it. Therefore they are not tresspassing.
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