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Romero proposes Occupy Tucson ticket moratorium

Saying it would save money and lift a burden on city police and courts, Councilwoman Regina Romero is calling for a moratorium on further ticketing of Occupy Tucson protesters, and the lifting of permit fees and the curfew at Veinte de Agosto Park.
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Nov 14, 2011, 5:03 pm
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What the City of Tucson doesn’t “understand” is that thousands of Tucsonans support Occupy Tucson.  We can’t all “Occupy” but the more our OT Occupiers are harassed, the more resolute we all become.  The Occupy Movement is organic and growing.  Do not believe the “press” that Occupy sites are being closed.  We will prevail. We will move forward.  We are peaceful and all want one thing:  A level playing field - free of corporate bribes of our politicians and political system.  Give Democracy a Chance!

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Nov 14, 2011, 5:08 pm
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Hear, hear Regina!

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Nov 14, 2011, 6:55 pm
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Ye come here, gather ‘round the stage
The time has come for us to voice our rage
Against the ones who’ve trapped us in a cage
To steal from us the value of our wage

From underneath the vestiture of law
The lobbyists at Washington do gnaw
At liberty, the bureaucrats guffaw
And until they are purged, we won’t withdraw

We’ll occupy the streets
We’ll occupy the courts
We’ll occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

Our nation was built upon the right
Of every person to improve their plight
But laws of this Republic they rewrite
And now a few own everything in sight

They own it free of liability
They own, but they are not like you and me
Their influence dictates legality
And until they are stopped we are not free

We’ll occupy the streets
We’ll occupy the courts
We’ll occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

You enforce your monopolies with guns
While sacrificing our daughters and sons
But certain things belong to everyone
Your thievery has left the people none

So take heed of our notice to redress
We have little to lose, we must confess
Your empty words do leave us unimpressed
A growing number join us in protest

We occupy the streets
We occupy the courts
We occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

You can’t divide us into sides
And from our gaze, you cannot hide
Denial serves to amplify
And our allegiance you can’t buy

Our government is not for sale
The banks do not deserve a bail
We will not reward those who fail
We will not move till we prevail

We’ll occupy the streets
We’ll occupy the courts
We’ll occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

We’ll occupy the streets
We’ll occupy the courts
We’ll occupy the offices of you
Till you do
The bidding of the many, not the few

We are the many
You are the few

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xq3BYw4xjxE

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1770 comments
Nov 14, 2011, 7:16 pm
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Best interests of the City of Tucson? Are you kidding me? What would have been in the best interest of the City of Tucson is Romero (and Scott) being voted out of office.

This “Occupy” idiocy needs to end. They’ve made their point…whatever that is. A moratorium on citations is not the best way to go about it…removing them from the park, as other cities have done, is the correct solution.

But, as is almost always the case, Tucson nor its “leadership” will not do what’s best for the city.

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Nov 14, 2011, 7:22 pm
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@Bret Linden

Sorry, we’re not going away!

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1770 comments
Nov 14, 2011, 7:26 pm
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@Shainzona

Did you vote for Giffords in the last mid-term election?

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1770 comments
Nov 14, 2011, 7:33 pm
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If Romero’s latest in a long line of stupid moves actually comes to fruition, I sincerely hope that anyone and everyone who showed the community respect by following the rules and getting permits comes forward to demand a refund. Sixth Amendment guarantees us equal protection under the law, right? The same rules gotta apply to everyone…one pays, everyone pays. One gets a free ride, everyone gets a free ride. Anything less would be both morally wrong and unconstitutional.

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9 comments
Nov 16, 2011, 10:09 pm
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What does voting for Giffords have to do with this?

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84 comments
Nov 16, 2011, 10:20 pm
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@aikanaeBret has the narrow viewpoint that we can somehow vote our way out of the mess this country is in…. and since Giffords voted to bail out the banks, he thinks anyone who voted for Giffords is the real cause of the mess our country is in.

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Nov 16, 2011, 10:58 pm
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If voting or protests could have done anything - it would have happened by now. Just this year, Az went to court twice to turn over what voters wanted. If they don’t think a measure will pass then they will vote it in without voters. That’s why Occupy is needed.

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1770 comments
Nov 17, 2011, 6:24 am
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@scar

Are you serious? Not specifically to Giffords, anyone across the country who voted for any congressman who voted to bail out the banks is indeed a BIG part of the problem in this country. But, you occupiers refuse to hold accountable the real causes of our country’s problems. You blame the wrong people.

@aikanae

Are you serious? If you think protests don’t do anything, what the hell do you think living in the park is?

And guys like you two wonder why guys like me can’t take you seriously. Unbelievable.

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