Daily Archives: August 8, 2012

CAUGHT: Joe Soptik: Missing Link Between Obama Campaign and Super PAC

Mitt Romney killed his wife ad for Super PAC  Same Clothes

Victoria Taft with Eric the Great Peterson:
Today on the show, separate from any other observations/stories about this, we noticed the Joe Soptik connections in both Obama for America’s ad in May and the Super PAC  “Mitt Romney Killed My Wife” ad.

The FEC may have cause to look into collusion between the Obama Campaign and the Super PAC making the Mitt Romney killed my wife ad.
He’s wearing the same clothes and it looks like old Joe has made it a cottage industry to be pitchman for the Obama Campaign.
Proves collusion, no?

Even Politico noticed the similarities:

When President Obama’s aides said they weren’t familiar with former Missouri steelworker Joe Soptic’s life story, all they had to do was check their own campaign archives.
Here’s the ad from May Same Clothes

Soptic, laid off from Bain Capital-owned GST Steel, stars in a Priorities USA Action spot this week in which he tells of how his wife died without health insurance after he lost his job. Soptic also appeared, wearing what appears to be an identical shirt, in a May television ad for the Obama campaign.

Asked about the Priorities spot on MSNBC Wednesday morning, Robert Gibbs said he doesn’t “know the specifics” while Stephanie Cutter said on CNN: “I don’t know the facts about when Mr. Soptic’s wife got sick or the facts about his health insurance.”

The aide didn’t answer questions about when the Obama campaign shot its Soptic footage or explain Cutter’s televised statement.
Priorities USA Action senior strategist Bill Burton said the super PAC found shot its Soptic footage at a union hall in early February.
“We didn’t know that he was doing an [Obama campaign] ad,” Burton said.
Kenneth Gross, a former associate general counsel for the Federal Election Commission, said the separation between campaigns and officially unaffiliated super PACs is a “fuzzy line.”
“You don’t know where they got the footage from,” Gross said. “They could have gotten it from a common vendor or not a common vendor. It could have been obtained without coordination. I doubt it was a direct transfer from the campaign to the group, Priorities USA.”

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Lake Oswego Businessman Assaulted for Political Sign On Greta Van Susteren on FOX Thursday

Kevin “The Geek” Kerwin will tell his story Thursday on FOX News on the Greta Van Susteren Show.

The Lake Oswego computer repair shop owner grew despondent over the President’s recent comments in which he declared businesses owners “didn’t build that” “somebody else made that happen!”

Kevin “The Geek’s” Original Sign

After that Kevin The Geek was so upset he posted a sign in the front window of his business proclaiming [sic]:

“Hey Obama I BUILD MY BUSINESS BY MYSELF You had nothing to do with it. You incompetent lousy excuse for a President. Sincerely, Kevin”

A businessman who was drowned out of New Orleans after Hurrican Katrina, Kerwin says he made his way to Oregon with only the money in the bank and in his pocket. He got not government hand outs.
On Tuesday an older woman shuffled into his store, demanded he take down his latest sign (see above) and then slapped him when he refused.

See my post here which caught the attention of Fox News. 
It’s has already made The Blaze and Gateway Pundit.

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Rees Lloyd: OBAMA REGIME/PORTLAND OCCUPIERS/LIBERALS, DISGRACE REAL CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

Here’s a salute for the great reportage of  broadcast journalist and talk show host Victoria Taft (on her Blog and KPAM 860 show) [eds note: Judicial Watch broke this story], on the exposure  of the Obama administration’s  failure to provide “equal enforcement of the law” in allowing the chosen few ultra-Liberals, “Progressives,” and anarchists  of the narcissistic infantile Occupied Portland Bratpack to violate the law with impunity in taking over  federal property at Terry Shrunk Plaza in Portland. (See the story in previous post here)


Because of that exposure, Americans now know what was not admitted at the time: The Obama regime in Washington deliberately decided to discriminatorily not enforce the law equally when the perpetrators were the politically-favored Portland Occupiers who broke the law in occupying federal property in Portland. 


What, pray, would Obama have down if the perpetrators were, say, Tea Party Patriots?

Before whines arise that I have pejoratively described the Portland Occupiers,  I identify the Occupiers as naught but a narcissistic bratpack based upon my experience, after military service (Army), as a veteran of the real Civil Rights Movement. That was a real “movement,”  not a tiny temper tantrum of pampered civil rights pretenders. In the real Civil Rights Movement, there were real consequences. Participation even in peaceful, non-violent demonstrations could  result in beatings,  or death — and did. 


Among other realities of the real Civil Rights Movement:  In the more than twenty years I worked with and was one of the attorneys for Cesar Chavez and the UFW in California, five (5) civil rights workers, all following Chavez’ strict policy of non-violent civil protest, were killed — beaten, stabbed, or shot to death. Not one of the perpetrators was convicted despite overwhelming evidence. (See, e.g., “Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa,” by Jaques Levy.)

In short, In the real Civil Rights Movement, non-violant civil disobedience took some courage because we were not given a pass to violate the law with impunity based on political point of view. In that movement the goal was, and we fought for, “equal application of the law,” not “unequal” discriminatory enforcement or non-enforcement  of the law. 

Self-defined Liberals in and out of government called for “equal enforcement of the law,”  as a matter of Liberal principle. Now, however, latter-day Liberals in the Obama Era of a “transformed America”  have abandoned that principle of equal enforcement of the law. Liberal (ultra-Liberal) Portland Occupier pretenders  are beneficiaries of unequal (non)enforcement of the law,  given a discriminatory pass to violate the law. 

The Portland Occupier Great Pretenders  are met not with equal enforcement of the law when they deliberately break it to the detriment of other citizens. Rather, they are the beneficiaries of Liberal unequal non-enforcement of the law. 

Indeed, they are, quite literally, embraced by Liberals in high or governmental office. The Occupiers, knowing they have nothing to fear in Portland, the Principality of Liberal Political Correctness, openly break the  law, and  receive literal “hugs” by ultra-Liberal Portland Mayor Sam Adams, the homosexual predator City Hall Men’s Room Seducer of a 17-year-old “intern,” by other members of the Liberal Portland City Commission, Liberal Sen.Ron Wyden, Liberal Sen. Merkely, and other other Liberals who rushed down to have their photos taken with the their arms around the bedraggled misbegotten spokespersons of the misbegotten Portland Occupied alleged movement, a disgrace to the real Civil Rights Movement, and to “Liberalism” when it had integrity.

So, whatever happened to those Liberal government officials, and other  Liberals in Portland and nationally, who allege they stand for the principle of  “equal enforcement of the law,” but are silent when the ultra-Liberal Obama administration once again discriminatorily fails to enforce the law equally based upon political preference of the perpetrators when that “preference” is ultra-Liberal, and pro-Obama?  

The failure of Barack Obama as President, and his hand-picked Attorney General Eric Holder to equally enforce the law against the Portland Occupiers is consistent with their failure to “equally enforce” the law against the New Black Panther Party thugs intimidating voters at the polls — and failure to enforce the election laws generally depending on the color or political preference of the perpetrators, and the color or political preference of the victims. 

Peeing for Parity at Occupy

For those failures, allow me to recommend a read of  “Injustice,”by J.Christian Adams. He is the career DOJ attorney who  resigned over the racialist enforcement (and non-enforcement) of election law protections by Obama and AG Eric Holder. This includes but is not at all limited to the disgrace of the Obama-Holder failure to prosecute the New Black Panther thugs — staunch Obama supporters, manifestly based on race. Obama and Holder not only did not prosecute those law-breaking thugs criminally. Obama’s DOJ under Holder  also failed to follow the court’s order to file a judgment against the New Black Panther in a civil case after the defendants failed to appear and the court ordered the DOJ to enter a default judgment.  

Evidence of this discrimination, and  systematic  discriminatory enforcement of law by the Obama administration, directed not by career DOJ attorneys but by Obama’s political appointees in the DOJ, is set forth in detail in Adams’ “Injustice.” There has been no effective refutation of the evidence Adams cites by the Obama regime.

In short, the discriminatory enforcement or  non-enforcement,of the law of the ultra-liberal regime of Barack Obama, is a disgrace to what was once principled classical Liberalism which insisted on “equal application of the law,”  and it is a disgrace to the real Civil Rights Movement, the aim of which was “equality under the law,” not unequal  enforcement of the law  based upon race, color, creed, or political point of view. 

Good people died in the real Civil Rights Movement for those principles. Obama, the Occupiers, and hypocritical Liberals who remain silent when the Liberal Obama regime in Washington and the Liberal regime in Portland discriminatorily enforce the law, are a disgrace to those principles, and to the real Civil Rights Movement.


(Rees Lloyd is a longtime California civil rights attorney now residing in Portland, and a member of the Victoria Taft blogforce.)

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Obama Campaign Says Tax AVOIDANCE is Wrong

Let’s be clear, tax avoidance is legal, tax evasion is illegal. In the former you take your income and look for the legal ways in which the law allows you to keep more of it. Isn’t that nice? In the latter you do what dozens of Obama White House folks do and EVADE the taxes. You either don’t pay them as TREASURY SECRETARY Tim Geithner and White House employees have chosen to do or you hide your money like those drug cartels that the President sold guns to in Operation Fast and Furious. Capice?

Now the Presidents right hand man, David Axelrod is taking to twitter to suggest that there’s something malevolent about tax avoidance. 

Axelrod claims Romney ran a “tax avoidance scheme.” As a Marriott audit panel member, isn’t Romney supposed to do everything to better the financials of the company within the law? Isn’t that his fiduciary duty?

Now, of course, the people who brought you the trillions in spending, million dollar stimulus jobs, and recovery summers 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 probably don’t understand that. This is why they should be gone.

Still, it makes you wonder if this is the next gambit of the greedy, money grubbing Obama Administration: demonizing tax deductions. Sure sounds like it.

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Good News: Mitt Romney NOT a Murderer!

Murderer Not Murderer

Perhaps you’ve seen the latest Obama Super PAC (lovin’ that Citizens United SCOTUS decision now, huh?) calling Mitt Romney a liar wimp dog abuser tax cheat  mean murderer.

In a heart rending ad a man claims Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital shut down the steel mill where he was working. He lost his insurance, then his wife got sick and wouldn’t go to the doctor and then she died just days later. Mitt Romney killed her. He doesn’t care. He’s a murderer. See the ad below.

One problem: It’s not true. And most delish of all? Obama’s campaign has been outed by the likes of “just a blogger” and CNN.

Now we find out that Mitt Romney wasn’t


even at Bain at the time this guy’s company was closed. We find out his wife had insurance with her employer. We find out that her death occurred six years after the steel company was closed down. See the story at Gateway Pundit here. 

But the widowed man, an Obama employee who has also appeared in at least one other Obama ad, thinks his lies really aren’t lies because he feels they’re true. Just feels they’re true. 

Watch this story from CNN.

Here’s the original ad

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CAUGHT: Joe Soptik: Missing Link Between Obama Campaign and Super PAC

Mitt Romney killed his wife ad for Super PAC  Same Clothes

Victoria Taft with Eric the Great Peterson:
Today on the show, separate from any other observations/stories about this, we noticed the Joe Soptik connections in both Obama for America’s ad in May and the Super PAC  “Mitt Romney Killed My Wife” ad.

The FEC may have cause to look into collusion between the Obama Campaign and the Super PAC making the Mitt Romney killed my wife ad.
He’s wearing the same clothes and it looks like old Joe has made it a cottage industry to be pitchman for the Obama Campaign.
Proves collusion, no?

Even Politico noticed the similarities:

When President Obama’s aides said they weren’t familiar with former Missouri steelworker Joe Soptic’s life story, all they had to do was check their own campaign archives.
Here’s the ad from May Same Clothes

Soptic, laid off from Bain Capital-owned GST Steel, stars in a Priorities USA Action spot this week in which he tells of how his wife died without health insurance after he lost his job. Soptic also appeared, wearing what appears to be an identical shirt, in a May television ad for the Obama campaign.

Asked about the Priorities spot on MSNBC Wednesday morning, Robert Gibbs said he doesn’t “know the specifics” while Stephanie Cutter said on CNN: “I don’t know the facts about when Mr. Soptic’s wife got sick or the facts about his health insurance.”

The aide didn’t answer questions about when the Obama campaign shot its Soptic footage or explain Cutter’s televised statement.
Priorities USA Action senior strategist Bill Burton said the super PAC found shot its Soptic footage at a union hall in early February.
“We didn’t know that he was doing an [Obama campaign] ad,” Burton said.
Kenneth Gross, a former associate general counsel for the Federal Election Commission, said the separation between campaigns and officially unaffiliated super PACs is a “fuzzy line.”
“You don’t know where they got the footage from,” Gross said. “They could have gotten it from a common vendor or not a common vendor. It could have been obtained without coordination. I doubt it was a direct transfer from the campaign to the group, Priorities USA.”

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Rees Lloyd: OBAMA REGIME/PORTLAND OCCUPIERS/LIBERALS, DISGRACE REAL CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

Here’s a salute for the great reportage of  broadcast journalist and talk show host Victoria Taft (on her Blog and KPAM 860 show) [eds note: Judicial Watch broke this story], on the exposure  of the Obama administration’s  failure to provide “equal enforcement of the law” in allowing the chosen few ultra-Liberals, “Progressives,” and anarchists  of the narcissistic infantile Occupied Portland Bratpack to violate the law with impunity in taking over  federal property at Terry Shrunk Plaza in Portland. (See the story in previous post here)


Because of that exposure, Americans now know what was not admitted at the time: The Obama regime in Washington deliberately decided to discriminatorily not enforce the law equally when the perpetrators were the politically-favored Portland Occupiers who broke the law in occupying federal property in Portland. 


What, pray, would Obama have down if the perpetrators were, say, Tea Party Patriots?

Before whines arise that I have pejoratively described the Portland Occupiers,  I identify the Occupiers as naught but a narcissistic bratpack based upon my experience, after military service (Army), as a veteran of the real Civil Rights Movement. That was a real “movement,”  not a tiny temper tantrum of pampered civil rights pretenders. In the real Civil Rights Movement, there were real consequences. Participation even in peaceful, non-violent demonstrations could  result in beatings,  or death — and did. 


Among other realities of the real Civil Rights Movement:  In the more than twenty years I worked with and was one of the attorneys for Cesar Chavez and the UFW in California, five (5) civil rights workers, all following Chavez’ strict policy of non-violent civil protest, were killed — beaten, stabbed, or shot to death. Not one of the perpetrators was convicted despite overwhelming evidence. (See, e.g., “Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa,” by Jaques Levy.)

In short, In the real Civil Rights Movement, non-violant civil disobedience took some courage because we were not given a pass to violate the law with impunity based on political point of view. In that movement the goal was, and we fought for, “equal application of the law,” not “unequal” discriminatory enforcement or non-enforcement  of the law. 

Self-defined Liberals in and out of government called for “equal enforcement of the law,”  as a matter of Liberal principle. Now, however, latter-day Liberals in the Obama Era of a “transformed America”  have abandoned that principle of equal enforcement of the law. Liberal (ultra-Liberal) Portland Occupier pretenders  are beneficiaries of unequal (non)enforcement of the law,  given a discriminatory pass to violate the law. 

The Portland Occupier Great Pretenders  are met not with equal enforcement of the law when they deliberately break it to the detriment of other citizens. Rather, they are the beneficiaries of Liberal unequal non-enforcement of the law. 

Indeed, they are, quite literally, embraced by Liberals in high or governmental office. The Occupiers, knowing they have nothing to fear in Portland, the Principality of Liberal Political Correctness, openly break the  law, and  receive literal “hugs” by ultra-Liberal Portland Mayor Sam Adams, the homosexual predator City Hall Men’s Room Seducer of a 17-year-old “intern,” by other members of the Liberal Portland City Commission, Liberal Sen.Ron Wyden, Liberal Sen. Merkely, and other other Liberals who rushed down to have their photos taken with the their arms around the bedraggled misbegotten spokespersons of the misbegotten Portland Occupied alleged movement, a disgrace to the real Civil Rights Movement, and to “Liberalism” when it had integrity.

So, whatever happened to those Liberal government officials, and other  Liberals in Portland and nationally, who allege they stand for the principle of  “equal enforcement of the law,” but are silent when the ultra-Liberal Obama administration once again discriminatorily fails to enforce the law equally based upon political preference of the perpetrators when that “preference” is ultra-Liberal, and pro-Obama?  

The failure of Barack Obama as President, and his hand-picked Attorney General Eric Holder to equally enforce the law against the Portland Occupiers is consistent with their failure to “equally enforce” the law against the New Black Panther Party thugs intimidating voters at the polls — and failure to enforce the election laws generally depending on the color or political preference of the perpetrators, and the color or political preference of the victims. 

Peeing for Parity at Occupy

For those failures, allow me to recommend a read of  “Injustice,”by J.Christian Adams. He is the career DOJ attorney who  resigned over the racialist enforcement (and non-enforcement) of election law protections by Obama and AG Eric Holder. This includes but is not at all limited to the disgrace of the Obama-Holder failure to prosecute the New Black Panther thugs — staunch Obama supporters, manifestly based on race. Obama and Holder not only did not prosecute those law-breaking thugs criminally. Obama’s DOJ under Holder  also failed to follow the court’s order to file a judgment against the New Black Panther in a civil case after the defendants failed to appear and the court ordered the DOJ to enter a default judgment.  

Evidence of this discrimination, and  systematic  discriminatory enforcement of law by the Obama administration, directed not by career DOJ attorneys but by Obama’s political appointees in the DOJ, is set forth in detail in Adams’ “Injustice.” There has been no effective refutation of the evidence Adams cites by the Obama regime.

In short, the discriminatory enforcement or  non-enforcement,of the law of the ultra-liberal regime of Barack Obama, is a disgrace to what was once principled classical Liberalism which insisted on “equal application of the law,”  and it is a disgrace to the real Civil Rights Movement, the aim of which was “equality under the law,” not unequal  enforcement of the law  based upon race, color, creed, or political point of view. 

Good people died in the real Civil Rights Movement for those principles. Obama, the Occupiers, and hypocritical Liberals who remain silent when the Liberal Obama regime in Washington and the Liberal regime in Portland discriminatorily enforce the law, are a disgrace to those principles, and to the real Civil Rights Movement.


(Rees Lloyd is a longtime California civil rights attorney now residing in Portland, and a member of the Victoria Taft blogforce.)

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Obama Campaign Says Tax AVOIDANCE is Wrong

Let’s be clear, tax avoidance is legal, tax evasion is illegal. In the former you take your income and look for the legal ways in which the law allows you to keep more of it. Isn’t that nice? In the latter you do what dozens of Obama White House folks do and EVADE the taxes. You either don’t pay them as TREASURY SECRETARY Tim Geithner and White House employees have chosen to do or you hide your money like those drug cartels that the President sold guns to in Operation Fast and Furious. Capice?

Now the Presidents right hand man, David Axelrod is taking to twitter to suggest that there’s something malevolent about tax avoidance. 

Axelrod claims Romney ran a “tax avoidance scheme.” As a Marriott audit panel member, isn’t Romney supposed to do everything to better the financials of the company within the law? Isn’t that his fiduciary duty?

Now, of course, the people who brought you the trillions in spending, million dollar stimulus jobs, and recovery summers 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 probably don’t understand that. This is why they should be gone.

Still, it makes you wonder if this is the next gambit of the greedy, money grubbing Obama Administration: demonizing tax deductions. Sure sounds like it.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Good News: Mitt Romney NOT a Murderer!

Murderer Not Murderer

Perhaps you’ve seen the latest Obama Super PAC (lovin’ that Citizens United SCOTUS decision now, huh?) calling Mitt Romney a liar wimp dog abuser tax cheat  mean murderer.

In a heart rending ad a man claims Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital shut down the steel mill where he was working. He lost his insurance, then his wife got sick and wouldn’t go to the doctor and then she died just days later. Mitt Romney killed her. He doesn’t care. He’s a murderer. See the ad below.

One problem: It’s not true. And most delish of all? Obama’s campaign has been outed by the likes of “just a blogger” and CNN.

Now we find out that Mitt Romney wasn’t


even at Bain at the time this guy’s company was closed. We find out his wife had insurance with her employer. We find out that her death occurred six years after the steel company was closed down. See the story at Gateway Pundit here. 

But the widowed man, an Obama employee who has also appeared in at least one other Obama ad, thinks his lies really aren’t lies because he feels they’re true. Just feels they’re true. 

Watch this story from CNN.

Here’s the original ad

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Obama Gave Occupy Portland Special Treatment

BREAKING TONIGHT WITH FULL COVERAGE TOMORROW ON THE VICTORIA TAFT SHOW WITH JUDICIAL WATCH AND BREITBART’S LEE STRANAHAN.
The Obama White House ordered federal officials to to stand down– go easy on–Occupy Portland protesters when they took over Terry Shrunk Plaza in November 2011.

The Occupy Portlanders had taken over two City of Portland parks, Lownsdale and Chapman Squares, but next door, directly in front of Portland’s City Hall, is federal property, Terry Shrunk Plaza, which was used and temporarily taken over by Occupiers.


Now, we learn why Portland cops and federal officials didn’t take action against the Occupiers who had pretended to “chain” themselves to heavy, cement laden barrels.
According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch through Freedom of Information Act Requests, the Federal Protective Service was ordered to stand down by the Obama Administration’s GSA. According to an account by the Washington Examiner:

Former GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner Robert Peck told a senior Department of Homeland Security official that the federal housekeeping agency had been instructed by the Obama White House to go easy on the Occupy protestors.
In a Nov. 6, 2011, DHS/National Protection and Programs Directorate Chief of Staff Caitlin Durkovich asked GSA’s Peck if it was true that his agency had asked Federal Protective Service officials not to take action against the Occupy Portland protestors.
“Yes, that is our position,” Peck responded. “It’s been vetted with our Administrator and Michael Robertson, our chief of staff, and we have communicated with the WH [White House], which has afforded us the discretion to fashion our approach to Occupy issues.

Judicial Watch has been culling through documents obtained by FOIA requests and uncovered these emails discussing the Occupy Portlanders at Terry Shrunk Plaza:

The records, obtained pursuant to a November 11, 2011, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, include internal DHS correspondence. One November 6, 2011, e-mail exchange between DHS/National Protection and Programs Directorate Chief of Staff Caitlin Durkovich and GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner Robert Peck (who has since been fired) specifically related to Occupy Portland protests taking place on federal property in Portland:

I am sorry to be emailing you on a Sunday night, but wanted to let you know our Press Shop has received a couple of calls from Portland media outlets about a group of 11 protesters who again set up camp at Terry Shrunk Plaza in Portland last night. They have chained themselves to a large drum filled with concrete. GSA controls the permits and has asked FPS [Federal Protective Services] not to enforce the curfew at park and the prohibition on overnight encampments. Reporters have asked if we will be arresting the protestors as FPS did last week.
Our FPS Commander in Portland says they are standing down and following GSA’s request to only intervene if there is a threat to public safety.

 Peck responds:

Caitlin: yes, that is our position; it’s been vetted with our Administrator and Michael Robertson, our chief of staff, and we have communicated with the WH [White House], which has afforded us the discretion to fashion our approach to Occupy issues…The arrests last week were carried out despite our request that the protesters be allowed to remain and to camp overnight…

it’s not clear if the Feds tried to pressure Portland into letting the Occupy Portland overstay their welcome at the other two parks. The downtown area was “occupied” by tents, lean-to’s, outhouses and urine filled jars for weeks. The Parks weren’t habitable for citizens to use for 224 days.

At the time Portland cops told the media the feds were going to go easy on Occupiers at the federal Shrunk Plaza, but it wasn’t widely know the order came from the White House. Here’s an excerpt from the Zero at the time:

Sgt. Pete Simpson, Portland police spokesman, said the Federal Protective Service will decide whether or not to arrest the protesters. A news release from Portland police states that the Federal Protective Service is “choosing to not take enforcement action” against them at this time.

Although the protesters have not been violent toward other people, police said they have been violating park rules. Last week, 10 campers were arrested after refusing to leave Terry Schrunk Plaza, where they’re allowed to stay only until 10 p.m.

The concrete barrel incident occurred just days before police swept the Occupiers out of the two Portland public parks. 

I’ll have more tomorrow.

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