Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – Activists protesting the unsolved killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson have set up an occupation of City Council Chamber. Protest co-organizer Renee Saucedo said the occupation will continue until the City of Arcata re-hires investigator Tom Parker. Parker had assisted APD with…
I am respectfully asking you to end the encampment portion of your protest. I strongly encourage you to continue to assemble at City Hall but without the use of tents, tarps, structures, and food preparation and storage; thereby creating a safe environment for all people to exercise their civil liberties.
Some people are very passionate about it and view it as an absolute right. Others believe the rule of law outweighs the freedom of speech and assembly.
Kevin L. Hoover Eye Editor CITY HALL – Last week was the best and worst of times for Occupy Arcata. It achieved a substantial milestone in its central demand – the go-ahead for a public restroom – at the City Council meeting, when the council agreed to proceed with development of proposals for such a…
Through patient diplomacy, Arcata’s police chief came into posession of the key to unlocking – and relocating – the ardent anti-establishmentarians of Occupy Arcata, defusing a potentially volatile situation that has resulted in violence elsewhere.
In the Occupy movement I see a place where everyone has an equal place at the table and bullying is not allowed. No one is “more important” by virtue of what they HAVE. No voice is louder than that of any other.
“I’m hoping for voluntary compliance,” Chapman said. “At some point, if the activities continue, there’s going to have to be a stop to it.”
It wasn’t clear whether the Plaza situation would further degrade or settle down, but the superheated tensions were not always thus.
“We want the whole broken system fixed, for every American that has an interest in their future” said marcher Carlos Huerth. “There’s no one issue.”