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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Mcpherson Square
As the tents were coming down at McPherson Square, the dead rats and mice being retrieved, the urine and feces and filthy bedding disposed of by D.C. employees dressed in hazardous-materials suits like their contemporaries at Fukushima, Japan, I thought of the left-wing press. You see, I read the left-wing press.
Police in riot gear and cleanup crews in hazardous materials suits began enforcing no-camping laws in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza over the weekend, resulting in intense — and often physical — confrontations with Occupy D.C. protesters who resisted their efforts.
The noon deadline Monday for Occupy D.C. protesters to stop camping in McPherson Square and another federal park passed without confrontation, but the rancorous group danced, played music and draped a gigantic blue tarp over a statue of Civil War Gen. James McPherson amid a strong police presence.
Occupy D.C. protesters gave a mix of responses Sunday when asked what they will do when the National Park Service begins its crackdown on their camps in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza.
The head of the National Park Service said Tuesday the Occupy DC protesters will get one final warning before U.S. Park Police begin to enforce the ban on camping in McPherson Square.
Occupy D.C. protesters are one warning away from a National Park Service crackdown, officials said during Tuesday's House oversight committee meeting on the decision-making process behind the handling of the protesters.
With their patchwork of colorful tents and tarps, neo-hippie residents and rallying cries about corporate and government greed, the two Occupy D.C. camps look and sound almost identical to outsiders.
The Occupy Congress rally that organizers guaranteed would unite thousands of supporters under a banner of anti-government greed in fact spurred only one collective opinion: underwhelming numbers.
The chairman of a powerful House oversight committee has asked the director of the National Park Service to testify next Tuesday on the decision-making process behind Occupy D.C.'s camp at McPherson Square.
Occupy D.C. on Tuesday will spend its first day of action in more than a month with a scheduled rally on Capitol Hill, an event organizers have promised will draw thousands of supporters and could determine the movement's ongoing viability.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is pressuring federal park officials to address the Occupy D.C. encampment in McPherson Square, suggesting protesters should "at a minimum" be consolidated with an anti-war camp on Freedom Plaza "for elimination of the rat infestation, clean up and restoration" of the downtown park.
The Republican chairman of a powerful House oversight committee on Tuesday told the Department of the Interior secretary that the National Park Service has been "unresponsive" to his questions regarding Occupy D.C.'s extended stay in McPherson Square despite getting a deadline extension and that he might consider "compulsory processes" to get answers.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray says he will ask the federal government to reimburse the District for police costs associated with the Occupy movement.
A Republican member of Congress wants the Interior Department to explain whether politics played into the decision to let Occupy D.C. illegally "damage or destroy" a downtown park recently rehabilitated with $400,000 in stimulus funds.
Everything from the speedy service to the perfectly executed house-made pastas is a breeze at Siroc, a recently opened Italian restaurant at McPherson Square.