Neon Tommy: "Occupy L.A. Plans to Resist Monday Eviction"
In the smaller sessions, some said they would lock arms to resist police and others said they would sit on the ground and refuse orders to move. The so-called Raid Committee discussed plans for all those who avoid getting arrested to gather less than a mile away at Union Station. Not everyone camped at at City Hall plans to get arrested. "We're going to challenge them. We have the right to assemble. At the very minimum we deserve a 30-day eviction notice," Chris Legal Sr., 55-year-old from Detroit told Neon Tommy. "If the police chief says leave, I will obey the law. But I will also ask a judge as soon as possible to invalidate his actions."
Many others among the 500 or so protesters camped out in the chilly downtown site were more adamant about staying. An artist who called himself Sirblu said he'll refuse to leave: "We're going to stand in solidarity. This is our First Amendment right.".
Meanwhile, across the street at the "Old Gray Hag on Spring Street", Civil Rights Observers Connie Rice and Attorney Carol Sobel have some reservations about Mayor Antonio Villar's deadline. From Connie Rice,
The deadline “precipitated a crisis for no real emergency,” said veteran L.A. civil rights attorney Connie Rice. ...... and from the ACLU Attorney Carol Sobel, Police “have been restrained up until now but it's not over,” said civil rights attorney Carol Sobel. But the deadline “made people dig in their heels. There were discussions taking place. There was no reason not to let it play out further and see what the city could do.”
..... and we are little over twelve hours from that deadline.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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