mindtwinkies:

who is this guy? this guy is Tim Sommers and he is America’s first political prisoner from the occupy movement.. today, after showing up to his court date, he will be held until MARCH 13TH for his next court date.. we don’t have the NLG here in tampa and are suffering for it… the pic will take you to an article.. and after you learn more, feel free to contact the following people to let them know this is WRONG!
judicial assistant for judge james v dominguez 813-272-5228state attorney office 813-272-5400public defender office 813-272-5980mayor bob buckhorn office 813-274-8251
update with details: http://floridaindependent.com/61803/occupy-tampa-timothy-sommers

mindtwinkies:

who is this guy? this guy is Tim Sommers and he is America’s first political prisoner from the occupy movement.. today, after showing up to his court date, he will be held until MARCH 13TH for his next court date.. we don’t have the NLG here in tampa and are suffering for it… the pic will take you to an article.. and after you learn more, feel free to contact the following people to let them know this is WRONG!

judicial assistant for judge james v dominguez 813-272-5228
state attorney office 813-272-5400
public defender office 813-272-5980
mayor bob buckhorn office 813-274-8251

update with details: http://floridaindependent.com/61803/occupy-tampa-timothy-sommers

Voices of the Arrested: Cari Welsh Questions Police Priorities and Details the Riverfront Arrests
In Editorials, Police Watch on December 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm

By: Cari Welsh
On the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 1, Tampa police arrested a woman who had handed off a gun to a man who used it to shoot Dontavious Clark, 22, several times after a verbal altercation.   SWAT went in to search the Robles Park address, but the suspect, Darnell Ammons, remains on the loose.
That same day, protesters of Occupy Tampa, a movement in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, had planned and announced ‘Public Space Liberation Day.‘  Protesters met at Curtis Hixon Park, shared stories about why they ‘occupy’ and held  a ceremonial General Assembly meeting. They then marched over to Riverfront Park and held an AIDS vigil forWorld AIDS Day, and began planning to use Riverfront Park as a place to peacefully assemble and reach out to the local community. The announcement to ‘liberate the park’ was sent out a week and a half prior, on Nov. 21, giving the police, city council and media plenty of notice to ask questions or begin negotiations. On the night of Dec. 1, however, more than two dozen Tampa police invaded the small encampment, which consisted of three tents, one canopy, several cases of bottled water, and about 50 quiet protesters. Rather than continuing the search for Ammons, who should be considered armed and dangerous, Tampa police focused on arresting peaceful, unarmed protesters. It leaves one to wonder, where are the priorities? Protecting the community, or protecting Wall Street?

Voices of the Arrested: Cari Welsh Questions Police Priorities and Details the Riverfront Arrests

In EditorialsPolice Watch on December 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm

By: Cari Welsh

On the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 1, Tampa police arrested a woman who had handed off a gun to a man who used it to shoot Dontavious Clark, 22, several times after a verbal altercation.   SWAT went in to search the Robles Park address, but the suspect, Darnell Ammons, remains on the loose.

That same day, protesters of Occupy Tampa, a movement in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, had planned and announced ‘Public Space Liberation Day.‘  Protesters met at Curtis Hixon Park, shared stories about why they ‘occupy’ and held  a ceremonial General Assembly meeting. They then marched over to Riverfront Park and held an AIDS vigil forWorld AIDS Day, and began planning to use Riverfront Park as a place to peacefully assemble and reach out to the local community. The announcement to ‘liberate the park’ was sent out a week and a half prior, on Nov. 21, giving the police, city council and media plenty of notice to ask questions or begin negotiations. On the night of Dec. 1, however, more than two dozen Tampa police invaded the small encampment, which consisted of three tents, one canopy, several cases of bottled water, and about 50 quiet protesters. Rather than continuing the search for Ammons, who should be considered armed and dangerous, Tampa police focused on arresting peaceful, unarmed protesters. It leaves one to wonder, where are the priorities? Protecting the community, or protecting Wall Street?

Editorial: Liberation Day Didn’t Come with a Park, but Occupy Tampa is Unified for Now
Public Space Liberation Day was only a partial failure. Occupy Tampa didn’t get a park, but most occupiers who’d been clashing with police daily didn’t expect the group to meander out of tents late Friday morning and set up a kitchen for their new encampment.
Even those who’d been clashing with police were swept with optimism in the hours beforepolice raided the new occupation and arrested 29 protesters. Many in the group, nearly bursting with excitement, seemed to forget they had just occupied a Tampa park and that the police would surely clamp down.
The police response was inevitable because Occupy Tampa showed their cards about a month in advance.
Click the photo to read the whole story.

Editorial: Liberation Day Didn’t Come with a Park, but Occupy Tampa is Unified for Now

Public Space Liberation Day was only a partial failure. Occupy Tampa didn’t get a park, but most occupiers who’d been clashing with police daily didn’t expect the group to meander out of tents late Friday morning and set up a kitchen for their new encampment.

Even those who’d been clashing with police were swept with optimism in the hours beforepolice raided the new occupation and arrested 29 protesters. Many in the group, nearly bursting with excitement, seemed to forget they had just occupied a Tampa park and that the police would surely clamp down.

The police response was inevitable because Occupy Tampa showed their cards about a month in advance.

Click the photo to read the whole story.

Travel Photos: A Day with Occupy Miami and Jacque Fresco of the Venus Project
By: Mike Madison
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Travel Photos: A Day with Occupy Miami and Jacque Fresco of the Venus Project

By: Mike Madison

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Last week, virtually every Senate Republican voted against that tax cut. Now, I know many Republicans have sworn an oath never to raise taxes as long as they live. How could it be that the only time there’s a catch is when it comes to raising taxes on middle-class families? How can you fight tooth and nail to protect high-end tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans, and yet barely lift a finger to prevent taxes going up for 160 million Americans who really need the help? It doesn’t make sense.

—President Obama, in a statement today urging Republicans in Congress to extend the payroll tax cut (via barackobama)

Reblogging President Obama quoting President Obama talking about those silly Republicans.

(via inothernews)

Police Watch: Plainclothes Capt. Dugan Leads Officers and Enforces 22-8 on Sleeping Protesters’ Shoes

By: Mike Madison
Tampa police waited for Saturday’s holiday events in Curtis Hixon Park to end and for most citizens to clear out before they moved in on Occupiers shortly before 11 p.m. Five officers, led by Capt. Dugan in plainclothes, played the regular “pick up all your supplies and don’t you dare set anything down before we leave” game with protesters.
Click the photo to view the whole story.

Police Watch: Plainclothes Capt. Dugan Leads Officers and Enforces 22-8 on Sleeping Protesters’ Shoes

By: Mike Madison

Tampa police waited for Saturday’s holiday events in Curtis Hixon Park to end and for most citizens to clear out before they moved in on Occupiers shortly before 11 p.m. Five officers, led by Capt. Dugan in plainclothes, played the regular “pick up all your supplies and don’t you dare set anything down before we leave” game with protesters.

Click the photo to view the whole story.

A Tampa cop chats with a local television reporter inside the park just minutes after trespassing an Open Letter journalist.

(Source: openletternews.org)

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Police Raid Occupy Tampa on Day of Liberation
By: Mike Madison
Tampa police arrested 29 protesters at Julian Lane Riverfront Park Thursday night around midnight. Occupiers came to consensus and selected Riverfront Park as their new home, then came together on the top of a hill to set up camp. Occupy Tampa was in high spirits as about 15 police vehicles pulled into the park’s parking lot. Almost 30 officers, led by Capt. Dugan, flooded the hill and instructed protesters to leave.
After the main group of 27 locked arms and refused, police circled them and moved to arrest observers filming the scene. From the sidewalk and the park entrance, protesters continued peacefully demonstrating.
Click the photo to view the whole gallery.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Police Raid Occupy Tampa on Day of Liberation

By: Mike Madison

Tampa police arrested 29 protesters at Julian Lane Riverfront Park Thursday night around midnight. Occupiers came to consensus and selected Riverfront Park as their new home, then came together on the top of a hill to set up camp. Occupy Tampa was in high spirits as about 15 police vehicles pulled into the park’s parking lot. Almost 30 officers, led by Capt. Dugan, flooded the hill and instructed protesters to leave.

After the main group of 27 locked arms and refused, police circled them and moved to arrest observers filming the scene. From the sidewalk and the park entrance, protesters continued peacefully demonstrating.

Click the photo to view the whole gallery.

Open Letter News’ Mike Madison is targeted, detained, and trespassed from Tampa parks.

The story can be read here: http://www.wmnf.org/news_stories/videos-29-occupy-tampa-members-arrested-while-camping-in-riverfront-park

(Source: wmnf.org)