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Occupy Eugene–what are they thinking?

OE-logo  Exactly what were the “topless black clad” Occupy Eugene members thinking about parading down the city streets of Eugene – “TOPLESS!”

That’s right folks – several women in black clad clothing, ski mask’s to hide their identities and bared their breasts in full broad daylight as they marched in downtown Eugene to protest whatever mission they were trying to accomplish – while marching topless in the downtown area.

But, what really surprises me the most – is that the Eugene Police Department hasn’t done much about the indecency the Occupy Eugene members has continued to promote, since parading topless in front of a Eugene City Councilman’s home and neighborhood and costing the city money in providing a security detail for the councilman and his family.

Occupy Eugene seems to have a diverse agenda with no leadership whatsoever – this actually puts their Occupy activities and the general public in the danger zone.

I’m surprised that the Eugene group has not done any violent tactics as many other Occupy groups have shown otherwise across the country – perhaps those groups could learn a great deal form the Eugene Occupy folks.

But, it’s more disturbing to see and hear that such parading in the topless and clothed in black pants, boots, arm warmers and ski masks make it all look like a piece of cake. Come to think of it folks. If someone really wanted to see parading women topless or naked, that can go to any of the strip bars in Springfield, as there are several of them there and a two that are in Eugene.

Seriously, it would provided a more safe environment than on the city streets and causing drivers to do DOUBLE TAKES, while driving and causing a major wreck on a major street! Now, try explaining that to a JUDGE of the court and getting off the hook on that one.

I literally have no respect for this movement type agenda, but, it does make a statement – and, people are starting to take notice, but are they really supporting their efforts? Now, how ugly can that be? It might work for Stephen Colbert and Fox’s Bill O’Rielly, but for the rest of America, I’ll stick with the Democratic Party and let the Republican’s screw the tamales out of O’Reilly and Colbert…..

Occupy Eugene–they blew it!

  So, Occupy Eugene folks interrupted a Eugene City Council Meeting Monday night with a planned Choir – Now, who’s corny idea was this to make a bad impression to the members of the city council, when they had the chance to make a very SERIOUS GOOD CHANCE to make an impression to council members for an extension of their December 15th deadline to vacant the Washington and Jefferson Street Park.

Some Council members left the council chambers has the choir continued to disrupt the city council meeting Monday night. However, council members decided to postpone the vote until Wednesday, December 14th. One councilor proposed an extension of 45 days at the current site, but, it’s unknown how that will fair well with city officials as they have been taken a lot of heat from various city residents about the encampment in the Whitaker Neighborhood.

What is even more interesting is the Eugene Police Department has sent council members a current Police Report of current criminal activity that has been ongoing inside the Occupy camp, as well, according to various local news reports. 

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What is “Occupy?”

If you’ve ever been to downtown Eugene near the Washington and Jefferson Street Bridge, you may have noticed a large encampment of “Occupy Eugene Protestors” camping out in the Whitaker Neighborhood Park, near Skinners Butte Park in Eugene.

A friend recently posted on her Facebook wall, that she was disgusted at what she saw as she drove near the park on her recent trip home through downtown Eugene. She was dismayed at the amount of homeless people living and merging with those of the Eugene Occupy protestors. But, what really intrigued me about her post was about the amount of trash she had seen as she drove by the park on West 6th Avenue.

I have yet to see the encampment myself and the situation involved at the Washington and Jefferson Street neighborhood park. As a resident, writer/blogger and member of the Human Rights Accessibility Committee, it makes me wonder why the city of Eugene is allowing these people free reigns of the city’s camping ordinances

We the spectators on the otherside of the fence, often wonder how much money is spent to keep these folks at bay and peace? It was already reported locally on a local news station, that it is already costing the city of Eugene over $100,000 to police the encampment of the Eugene Occupy crowd – it’s a strange movement, but at least they are behaving themselves in the long run, which is good to know.

But, when comes time to tear down the camp under the Washington and Jefferson Street Bridge in downtown Eugene, it could literally get out of hand like the Occupy folks in Portland, Or., and elsewhere where violence has taken the protestors to the streets by storm.

It’s only hopeful that the Eugene crowd would be more mellower than that and head the advice of the city to disperse quietly and peacefully. But, many predict, it can become an ugly entanglement between protestors and police – literally a dangerous combination between the to factions. Still not a good premise for a storyline if you ask me.

Washington and Jefferson Neighborhood isn’t prepared for such a fiasco and fight between the two parties – the city and the protestors. Many with memories still fresh in their minds from the Broadway Street and Charnelton protest for the 1990’s after tree setters faced off with police, merited in some strange tactics which called the differences between two escalated into a pepper spray melee between police, protestors and members of the media.

Strange as it can be – this one strange century to begin with in the twenty-first century and reminder, that political avenues are are still a way of life with those who protest and those who claim their using free speech – it’s just the opposite if you ask me, point blank.