The Marxist, anti-Semitic, George Soro$ funded fleabagging astroturf called Occupy Wall Street has beat the Tea Party movement in numbers....
According to an e-mail from The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama:
According to our investigation, more than 1,500 people have already been arrested for charges including assaulting police officers, disorderly contact, trespassing and more.
Here's a rundown of the arrests we've thus far been able to document, by date:
•September 18 – New York, NY: 2 Arrests
•September 19 – New York, NY: 5 Arrests
•September 24 – New York, NY: 80 Arrests
•October 1 – New York, NY: 700 Arrests
•October 5- St. Louis, MO: 10 Arrests
•October 6 – Los Angeles, CA: 11 Arrests
•October 6 – San Francisco, CA: 1 Arrest
•October 6 – Santa Barbara, CA: 9 Arrests
•October 7 – Sacramento, CA: 19 Arrests
•October 8 – Des Moines, IA: 32 Arrests
•October 11 – Boston, MA: 140 Arrests
•October 11 – Washington, D.C.: 6 Arrests
•October 11 – Chicago, IL: 21 Arrests
•October 12 – Houston, TX: 8 Arrests
•October 12 – San Francisco, CA: 11 Arrests
•October 13 – Austin, TX: 4 Arrests
•October 13 – Seattle, WA: 10 Arrests
•October 13 – Portland, OR: 8 Arrests
•October 13 – Gainesville, FL: 4 Arrests
•October 14 – New York, NY: 14 Arrests
•October 14 – Seattle, WA: 1 Arrests
•October 14 – Denver, CO: 24 Arrests
•October 14 – San Diego, CA: 1 Arrest
•October 15 – New York, NY: 92 Arrests
•October 15 – Minneapolis, MN: 1 Arrest
•October 15 – Raleigh, NC: 15 Arrests
•October 15 – Tucson, AZ: 53 Arrests
•October 15 – Phoenix, AZ: 46 Arrests
•October 16 – Chicago, IL: 175 Arrests
•October 16 – Washington, D.C.: 19 Arrests
•October 16 – Phoenix, AZ: 3 Arrests
More than 1,500 arrests have already been reported. What is particularly interesting is that this is in spite of the fact that many liberal mayors and city council members have instructed law enforcement officials to overlook unlawful activity by the protest mobs.
Furthermore, our investigation reveals that law enforcement agencies have already incurred several million dollars in overtime and increased costs to try and keep these mobs under control.
"When people engage in illegal activity, they should be arrested. While everyone supports the free speech rights of those who wish to protest their government, these mobs are deliberately breaking the law, and too many elected officials are turning the other cheek and ignoring these unlawful acts," declared Lloyd Marcus, Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
I'm having a hard time finding arrests that occurred at Tea Parties. I attended some of the biggest in Washington DC, and no arrests occurred there. No police cars were crapped on, and no trash was left behind.
Oh, by the way, Occupy protests have been a bust, according to Nate Silver, via Legal Insurrection.
This exercise is meant, in part, to provide a comparison to the crowds that gathered for the first widespread Tea Party protests on April 15, 2009, for which I adopted a similar approach and came up with an estimate of at least 300,000 protesters across the country.
Saturday’s Occupy protests were probably smaller than that. Over all, I was able to find estimates of crowd sizes in about 150 American cities, ranging from the thousands of the protesters that turned out in New York to the roughly 10 who turned out in Juneau, Alaska — or the one protester who represented the movement in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Nevertheless, based on the median estimates for the cities, I arrived at an overall total of about 70,000 protesters who were documented as having been active on Saturday throughout the United States.
But still be wary of the operators behind it all, as Glenn Beck points out in this clip (via Nice Deb).
And, Obama is embracing this because it's a distraction from the failures and mounting scandals his regime faces in the run up to 2012