Thursday, February 2, 2012
Chief Monroe Comments On Un-Occupy Charlotte Action
Uploaded by SusanStabley on Jan 30, 2012
CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe makes a few comments shortly after police remove tents and other materials from Occupy Charlotte campsite at Old City Hall.
Susan Stabley (Charlotte Business Journal) has more details and photos on the CMPD action that took place of January 30th here.
Cedar's Take: It is an American tradition, standing on a street corner screaming at the wind that tomorrow's the day the world ends, and now is your last chance to repent repent repent! But in the stillness of the morning air, or the chill of the long hours just after midnight, the silence remains.
And the next day when the world is still here, the nutcase returns. We have come to accept these things are a part of the urban landscape, as long as they are not permanent.
Occupy is a game changer, a new thinking that goes beyond a candlelight vigil or protest march. Effective maybe, but lost on 98.9% of us is the reason. Occupy never had a cause and their claim of being the 99% never gained momentum.
Without a cause, Occupy was relegated to nothing more than a bunch of hippie, wing nuts, who needed a hot shower. The revelation that they may have been using a nearby storm sewer comes as no surprise except that with 24 hour police surveillance no one thought to ask why there was a tent over a storm drain that no one slept in.
Modeled somewhat on the Arab Spring uprising, Occupy organizers failed to understand one basic fact. For most of us, the real 98.9%, life despite all the unfairness we endure at the hands of greedy Corporate American and Government is pretty good.
And today it is just a little better with our lawn cleared of tents and wingnuts.