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Whether or not you agree with the “Occupy” movement, there is no denying that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the LAPD blatantly broke United States Constitutional law, in addition to violating the California Civil Code which they have sworn to uphold.

Section 52.1 of the California Civil Code clearly states: “Any individual whose exercise or enjoyment of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or of rights secured by the Constitution or laws of this state, has been interfered with, or attempted to be interfered with, as described in subdivision (a), may institute and prosecute in his or her own name and on his or her own behalf a civil action for damages, including, but not limited to, damages under Section 52, injunctive relief, and other appropriate equitable relief to protect the peaceable exercise or enjoyment of the right or rights secured.” Keep that in mind as you read about some of the activities that took place last night.

During the sweep of the park in front of Los Angeles City Hall, Mayor Villaraigosa declared there would be a “First Amendment area” of the park. Last time I checked, the whole of the United States is a First Amendment area! 
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees freedom of the press, was 
violated by the LAPD, who declared that only media with LAPD-issued badges would be allowed in the vicinity of City Hall. Only a select number of pre-determined media endorsed by the LAPD were permitted to cover the events of last night’s raid. Members of the press who were not LAPD sanctioned were subject to arrest. (It’s worth noting that members of independent online brodcaster, Ustream, were detained by officers.)

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was violated, as unconvicted arrestees are having their DNA sampled by way of mouth swabs. These individuals were detained by officers, but were not formally convicted of any crime. The Fourth Amendment states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated; and no Warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. (Emphasis placed by me.)

Despite all these facts, the protestors and occupiers are, in the eyes of the law, the media, the general population, and our elected officials, are the ones breaking the laws of the United States. Land of the free, indeed.

Update on OccupyLA

Reuters Live Coverage

OccupyOaklandLive (#OakFoSho): uStream

OccupyFreedomLA (#OccupyFreedomLA): uStream

CrossXBones: uStream

LA Times StreamuStream 

Feed Inside Camp: uStream

Official Occupy Los Angeles

LA Fire, Police, and EMS Scanners: http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=3711

More links submitted by glitchthemachine:

Watch all occupy LA streams on one page, makes life easier:

https://sites.google.com/site/occupylastreaminglist/

Another list, may have some not included above:

http://www.yeknomgod.com/2011/11/occupy-los-angeles-quick-link-list.html

Timeline:

12:16 shit ton of cops pouring out of city hall

12:17 first altercation when a photog wouldnt move. he has like 11 cops on him

12:21 in park reports of arrests. 1300 cops. cops in hazmat suits. It looked like several hundred cops came out of city hall a few minutes ago. that 12:17 altercations is all the news has shown so far

12:24 OakFoSho just had a cop point a rubber bullet gun at him with his finger on the trigger. Got badge number and name

12:28 i just heard an loudspeaker saying it is an unlawful assembly and must be vacated

12:30 official 10 minute warning was given 2 minutes ago. that must have been what i heard

12:31 lots of laughter as someone yells out “is this about the grass”

12:32 oakfosho is being told to turn off his light. not backing down

12:33 lots of “10 minute and counting” type warnings

12:34 8 minutes and counting

12:35 Mic Check: the people of California do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies that serve them.

12:36 Mic Check: reading the first amendment.

12:38 Cops are telling people to grab their stuff and go

12:40 sound truck telling people to go. unlawful asssembly, etc. etc.

12:41 cops arent giving a countdown or anything with the time. best estimate is that the have 2 or 3 minutes left

Both Occupy L.A. and Occupy Philadelphia are Currently Being Raided

Global Revolution (Live Multiple Coverage)

Occupy L.A. - Watch Live:

OccupyFreedomLA Ustream

Los Angeles Times Coverage

Occupy Oakland’s L.A. Coverage

CrossxBones L.A. Coverage

Los Angeles Times:

The LAPD has closed off an area from Temple Street on the north to 3rd Street on the south and Alameda Street on the east and Broadway on the west.

An LAPD helicopter announced the commencement of the department’s action, swooping down low and incessantly circling the City Hall steps on which hundreds of protesters had gathered. It flooded the camp with light from its high-powered search light and the din from its propellers threatened to drown out a chant of “occupy LA, all day, all night!” by the protesters.

Occupy L.A.: Photos | 360° photos | Video | Webcam

Someone then launched fireworks over the camp.

Officials also issued a citywide tactical alert.  Los Angeles police have not said when they will evict the protesters. An LAPD email alert said the tactical alert was “due to unusual occurrence in downtown L.A.” The LAPD was beginning to put up traffic barriers along streets around City Hall.

Several people reported seeing large numbers of police cars driving into Dodger Stadium, where officers were apparently gathering.

At a meeting of demonstrators Tuesday evening, organizers said that it was “very probable” that some kind of raid will occur Tuesday. They did not reveal the source of the information.  An excited man ran through the camp screaming “the cops are coming from the northeast side! The cops are coming!” His Paul Revere-like sprint set the camp ablaze with nervous talking.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he decided that it was time to evict Occupy L.A. protesters from the City Hall lawn after learning that there were children staying there.

Occupy Philly - Watch Live:

ABC Local News Coverage

Occupy Philadelphia Live Stream

TheDP.com:

Police have begun to gather at Center City’s Dilworth Plaza, where Occupy Philadelphia protesters have been encamped for two months.

The police activity comes three days after an eviction deadline set by Mayor and 1976 Wharton graduate Michael Nutter. Nutter had requested that Occupiers leave the plaza by 5 p.m. Sunday to allow a construction project to begin; however, many protesters ignored the deadline and no one was arrested.

At about 1 a.m. police at the scene offered free transportation and no arrests for those who wish to leave the site, according to tweets from local media outlets. At 1:09, a third and final warning was given to the protesters.

 Occupy Philly protesters begin march after police order them to vacate tent encampment.

Occupy LA Eviction Deadline Passed - LAPD Present

Estimated 2,500 - 3,000 people have arrived to protect Occupy LA’s Solidarity Park.

12:40am: Police are forming a large perimeter around the protesters, blocking off streets. LAPD on Tactical Alert & Stand-By as reported by CH4 news.

12:50am: LAPD CLOSED BWAY in a couple of intersections as well as Main St. Some estimating numbers now at 4,000. Police are lining up with batons.  LAPD requesting that all media trucks parked on Main St north of 1st move south of 1st. Crowd was informed that the only exit out is eastbound on 1st.

1:00am: Commander Smith stepped out of a surrounded city vehicle asking Occupy LA protesters to move to the sidewalk and thanks everyone for remaining peaceful. He then backed out and left. Occupy LA trying to get protesters off the streets and back into the park. 

I have to go to bed folks. I have been awake for 54 hours. You can go here for live twitter updates and watch any of the below live streams. I hope I do not wake up to stories of violence. 

KTLA Aerial Cam

Global Revolution

Ustream Coverage:

http://www.ustream.tv/occupyoakland

http://www.ustream.tv/occupyfreedomla

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/crossxbones

http://www.ustream.tv/occupysf

Stay updated on Twitter with https://twitter.com/#!/OccupyLA

Live TwitPics:

https://twitter.com/#!/johnhumber/status/141076020919934976/photo/1

https://twitter.com/#!/ericspiegelman/status/141076540120244225/photo/1

https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23OccupyLA/grid/photos

If you blog frequently about the Occupy Movement, I want to follow you

Send me a message or like this post with that tumblr and I’ll check out to follow. Thanks! 

mayajupiter

Aloe Blacc explains why he’s calling upon us to Occupy Your Wallets.  

Something every one of us has power to do is choose not to spend your money to support corrupt businesses.

Name 5 companies that you’ll boycott for 6months #occupyurwallet and put it online so that companies can search how many people are boycotting. Enough people participate, companies will be forced to change or at the very least listen.

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Homeowner taps ‘Occupy’ protest  to avoid foreclosure
Rose Gudiel and her family were squatters in their own  home. They had lost a two-year battle against foreclosure, and the  eviction date had arrived. They hunkered down in the house on Sept. 28,  surrounded by dozens of homeowner advocates and friends, hoping to stave  off forcible removal.
‘(The bank) kept saying we can’t do anything. Your case is closed,’  said Gudiel. “Our stand was, ‘No, we’re not leaving. This is our home.  We worked hard for it and we’re just not going to leave.’
But instead of the anticipated confrontation, there was a dramatic  reversal of fortune. Fanny Mae canceled the eviction notice and offered  the Gudiels a loan modification that could enable them keep their home.
Nonprofit advocates say a series of bold protests — with reinforcements  from the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement — and a spate of media interest  put Rose in the limelight and forced the banks to back down.

Homeowner taps ‘Occupy’ protest  to avoid foreclosure

Rose Gudiel and her family were squatters in their own home. They had lost a two-year battle against foreclosure, and the eviction date had arrived. They hunkered down in the house on Sept. 28, surrounded by dozens of homeowner advocates and friends, hoping to stave off forcible removal.

‘(The bank) kept saying we can’t do anything. Your case is closed,’ said Gudiel. “Our stand was, ‘No, we’re not leaving. This is our home. We worked hard for it and we’re just not going to leave.’

But instead of the anticipated confrontation, there was a dramatic reversal of fortune. Fanny Mae canceled the eviction notice and offered the Gudiels a loan modification that could enable them keep their home.

Nonprofit advocates say a series of bold protests — with reinforcements from the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement — and a spate of media interest put Rose in the limelight and forced the banks to back down.