Ever since October OWS has cost Oakland taxpayers $4 Million in damage and overtime. The Occupy Wall Street crowd, Obama’s Tea Party defense, has been funded by the unions, and planned to execute as they did. Carney was just asked about last weekend’s 400 arrests.
“Well, with regards to Oakland that’s obviously a local law enforcement matter. Here in Washington I would refer you for specifics to the U.S. National Park Services and U.S. Park Police and our position has been and continues to be that we need to balance first Amendment concerns, the right to demonstrate, the right to speak freely with public safety concerns and public health concerns and we understand that local law enforcement as well as National Park Service and U.S. Park Police are weighing these considerations when making these decisions and that’s appropriate.”
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was a supporter of the Occupy protesters. Speaking for candidate Obama Carney had nothing bad to say about OWS.