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One of Five Arrested in Bridge Blowup Plot Signed ‘Occupy’ Group’s Warehouse Lease

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The last national press reports on the five men arrested Monday for plotting to blow up a Cleveland-area bridge reassured everyone that none involved were in responsible roles in the Occupy movement. On Thursday, the Associated Press’s Thomas J. Sheeran wrote that Occupy Cleveland spokespersons “said the men were associated with the group but didn’t represent Occupy Cleveland or its non-violent philosophy.” An earlier AP report paraphrased a claim that they “had been associated with the anticorporate Occupy Cleveland movement but don’t share its nonviolent views.” Reuters carried this quote: “They were in no way representing or acting on behalf of Occupy Cleveland.”

Well, last night, the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Michael Sangiacomo reported that at least one of the five was once in a sufficiently responsible position within the Occupy group to represent it while signing a lease for space the group used. It will be interesting to see what, if anything, the wire services just noted and others will do with what follows:

Suspect in bridge bombing plot signed lease on Occupy Cleveland warehouse

One of the five self-described anarchists arrested last week for attempting to blow up a local bridge signed the lease for a West Side warehouse where about a dozen members of the Occupy Cleveland group live.

In a one-hour recording of a Friday evening general assembly meeting of the group posted on its website http://occupycleveland.com/live-stream/, occupy leaders expressed concern about Anthony Hayne’s name being on the lease, which strengthens his link to the group.

“We have a person facing terrorism charges on the lease of our warehouse,” said one of the leaders. “If this gets into the media, it would be a disaster.”

 

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  1. persecutor

    May 7th, 2012

    “We have a person facing terrorism charges on the lease of our warehouse,” said one of the leaders. “If this gets into the media, it would be a disaster.”

    They shouldn’t worry. The LSM will blame it on the Tea Party.

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  2. Menderman

    May 7th, 2012

    Every headline about these occuwasters should include the fact that they intended to blow up the GOP convention in Tampa! We need to excel where the LSM fail in reporting the truth.

    Here is a good template to use:

    http://patdollard.com/2012/05/occupiers-arrested-in-cleveland-bomb-plot-planned-to-blow-up-republican-convention/

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  3. Timwi

    May 7th, 2012

    Check this out- now they are offering free bus trip/meals/and lodging in an attempt to bring occupiers to Chicago from all over the US. They say a nurses union is paying for this. http://99solidarity.net/chicago/

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  4. BILL

    May 7th, 2012

    The Southern Poverty Law Center

    Cooke’s question to an SPLC representative was straightforward — “Do you have any plans to start tracking Occupy Wall Street after a hate group tried to blow up a bridge?”:

    “No, I don’t think so,” he said. “We blogged it right away when it happened.” I asked him why he thought this deserved only a blog post, and he explained that the SPLC only deals with “hatred of people based on class characteristics,” which a little more pushing revealed meant “immutable characteristics such as a person’s eye or skin color.” “So,” I asked, “Occupy doesn’t count because it doesn’t hate people based on their innate characteristics?” He assented, but didn’t explain adequately why SPLC is vocal on “Islamophobia,” for example — whatever Islam is, it is not an “immutable” characteristic — and why it concerns itself with matters of traditionalist Catholic theology.

    “We did go after the eco-terrorists,” he told me. “But that was because they’d adopted the same tactics as the abortion activists: vilification, the use of ‘Wanted’ posters, highlighting the names and whereabouts of people’s children and spouses.” And then he went on a long speech about “anti-abortion extremists” that had very little to do with what I was asking, but no doubt made him feel good. I met this with silence, so he said that, really, the SPLC only tracks those who commit violence or who seek to destroy whole systems in the name of an ideology.

    “Isn’t that exactly what happened in Cleveland?” I asked. “These five men, all linked with Occupy Wall Street, attempted to blow up a bridge as an overture to the wholesale destruction of Cleveland, Ohio, and in the name of anarchism. They also looked to blow up the Republican convention.”

    “They were anarchists,” he repeated.

    “Yes?”

    He paused. “We’re not really set up to cover the extreme Left.”

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  5. Angrymike

    May 7th, 2012

    Nancy Piglosi
    GOD BLESS THEM………

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  6. SheVee

    May 7th, 2012

    The only way Occupy violence will be taken seriously by the LSM is for there to be an actual bombing–not just a thwarted attempt.

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  7. Kell

    May 7th, 2012

    LMAO…that’s some prime ass rental properties anywhere in the flats….expensive as hell…probably hiding the fact that he’s a 1% pretending to be 99%, right?

    man, back in my day, the 1% patch meant something else entirely….and it was only worn by outlaw bike clubs…anyone here see any of these douchebags hanging with the Angels, Pagans, Outlaws?

    Thought not!

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  8. Kell

    May 7th, 2012

    @AngryMike: I have one of those with the smaller combat grips…NICE!!! Just picked up my 2nd Sigma 9 this weekend…let the occupations and riots begin!

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