Occupy 2.0 during Winter Months? Has Movement Gone from Freedom of Speech to Breaking and Entering Including Trespass?

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Occupy Goes Home

The movement takes back foreclosed houses after leaving the park

By Nick Pinto
Wednesday, Dec 14 2011

A cold, persistent rain fell on East New York last Tuesday
as a crowd of hundreds snaked its way through the Brooklyn
neighborhood, filled the street, and filed past blocks
scabbed with vacant, boarded buildings.

By design, the front of the procession was dominated by
local residents and community activists. But the bulk of
the crowd was made up of people who had probably never
been so far out on the 3 line before: displaced residents
of Zuccotti Park marching under the banner of Occupy Wall
Street.

The marchers made frequent stops outside vacant foreclosed
homes and marked them with black-and-yellow-striped tape
that read “Occupy.” At one stop, a young man named Quincy
stood on a stoop and told the crowd he was slated for
eviction that very day. City Councilmember Charles Barron,
speaking for the crowd, said, “We are not going to let
this young man lose his home today.” Quincy wept.

The final destination of the march was a secret to all but
a few until the crowd turned up Vermont Avenue, where
balloons and banners outside number 702 heralded a
housewarming party.

The previous resident of 702 Vermont had been forced out
three years earlier when his Countrywide Financial
mortgage went into foreclosure after just a year. The
small two-story house has stood vacant ever since, a
dumping ground for construction debris and a source of
concern for neighbors who feared it might turn into a drug
den.

For the past month, Occupy Wall Street activists and their
allies had been vetting foreclosed homes throughout the
city as possible sites for a new kind of occupation. They
settled on 702 Vermont for its easy access and the
neighborhood’s eagerness to see the home occupied. They
broke into the building three days before the housewarming
party and began preparing it for its new residents.

[snip]

A rotating cast of Occupy Wall Street volunteers has been
staying on site to support the new residents in case the
police try to kick them out. Hundreds more are ready to
rush to their defense when notified by Twitter or text
alert.

The action in East New York was mirrored by dozens of
similar events across the country last Tuesday, and
activists promise more home occupations to come. Together,
the Occupy Our Homes actions represent the movement’s
first major shift in strategy since police evicted
occupations in many cities from their encampments in
public parks last month.

This new strategy presents a much tighter fit between
tactics and message than was seen in OWS 1.0. When Occupy
Wall Street was in Zuccotti Park, the media seized on the
drum circles and sleeping-bag lifestyle to paint a picture
of aimlessness and chaos–Woodstock tipping over into
Altamont. But the occupied homes present a much clearer
narrative: previously homeless families and young
children, put into homes that the bankers’ broken system
had left vacant and rotting for years.

Keep reading here…………

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Occupy Wall Street – AMAZING! People reoccupying their foreclosed home!

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Does this sound and look familiar?

ACORN Breaks Into Baltimore Homes WJZ.com

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“Why y’all have foreclosed apartments…Shouldn’t y’all be fixing it up and giving it to people like us?”

**Statement by individual in first video…..at 0:50 to 0:57 min***

The individual doesn’t worry about breaking the law.

**Breaking and entering.

**Trespass.

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There are two children in the home:

No Electric

No Water

No furniture seen except mattress on floor

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Has the “Occupy” movement gone from freedom of speech to basic anarchism; no respect for laws?

YOU DECIDE.

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