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OWS takes Duarte Park
Rick Halsey: We almost pushed over the fence, but the police drive us back. About 40 people arrested... including a priest. Cops have taken the Occupiers away. We are now reassembling along the street for music & warmth! It's getting really cold here.
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Occu-caroling at the Mall

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Caption on photo on Dec 18 blast was incorrect
Person on mic is Ladule not Hex.


  • Plaza to be Reoccupied, says Occupier Committee of Occupy San Diego
    • Press release cites laws that state that a place to sleep must be provided or city must allow sleeping on city property.
    • Please see the separate release.

Occupiers Plans To “Re-Occupy” Freedom Plaza Starting Saturday December 17, 2011.

We believe under the Illegal Lodging, 647(e) agreement filed 2/8/2011, 04 CV -2314 BEN, Exhibit "A" as well as “Training Bulletin SDPD, page 5 section II; 1., in conjunction with the federal court order giving persons the right to sleep in public space when no shelter beds are available (and it is rare to find such beds available), we have legal standing for our protest to remain in the plaza 24 hours a day and 7 days per week. Therefore we're lawfully re-occupying Freedom Plaza.

  • I hear the reoccupation is going well but we must expect illegal raids by SDPD in wee hours of the morning.
  • Need video documentation of any SDPD raid.
  • Use this document to shield yourself against improper displacement by police.

Comments about Reoccupation
The following (selected) comments taken from Facebook discussion threads on reoccupation <== click here to see the rest of the report.

Matt Blagg
So apparently SDPD said they would reserve beds for the occupiers. Talking with matt who says they are going to a shelter right now to call their bluff.

William Gagan
we are here wanting to call their bluff.... scouts sent to every downtown shelter

Jennie Melillo

The people at alpha projects said there were no beds available and every night by 7:30 they are full, they even book beds via a lottery because demand is so high. I think we should make a goal right now of bringing awareness to the lack of homeless shelters and the number of homeless people who our city has tried to sweep under the rug. We are visiting these shelters to make a point that the SDPD has no legal grounds to arrest us on, which is great, but we could take this one step further and make a huge difference in our community.

Omar Metwalli
just left CC. Police offered to take any Occupiers to a "exclusive" shelter at an undisclosed location. Understandably many are hesitant to get in a cop car/van without any idea of where they are going. And they refuse to let us know.

ps: Occupiers mic checking the police 4 times reciting the proper protocol in dealing with overnight public lodging : priceless.

who knows... I think it's probably some emergency space that only the police has access to in case of an emergency ?? Just speculating at this point. Some people want to go just to find out. I'm very curious too. One cop said : " you know how sometimes you go to a bar and they don't let you in ? well we can let you in" or something to that effect ( in response to all the shelters being full or closed)

Martha Sullivan
Hat's off to Kevin Rambo and others for methodically calling the SDPD's bluff. Very smart work.

Colby Barlow
Good work team. @ Julie - that is the kind of next level thinking we need, love it

William Gagan
Just left there. Pulled an all-nighter. Finally Dante and Humberto got woken up and offered beds. They went to a shelter with SDPD. Lots of bullshit on SDPD's part. I'll edit all the video tomorrow when I wake up and get it flowing. Night all.

Tim Hack
The amount of homeless downtown seems to be in the thousands.

Eva David
‎Julie I LOVE you; I totally agree! Hats off to all involved in this amazingly productive overnight demonstration. Although I always saw the significance in the struggle to be able to stay overnight, I didn't think it should distract too much from our overarching grievances. However, this thread alone put it in perspective - and Julie's post especially about how we can make a difference in our community for those who need it most. Perhaps our next step should be to go around town in Santa's hats inviting all the homeless to sleep in the square with us as shortcuts to shelters? Skella Beaudet, I wouldn't say that Occupy is about battling local police; however, local police is the arm of local government that we interact with daily. Their behavior towards us is indicative of government's attitude towards us. I have so much respect for everyone's involvement in this. Love you guys, thank you so much!

Alan Riner
I have been on the streets here off and on for the last 8 years and there are more people on the streets now than ever before. there are over 5000 homeless veterans here all year long. the number of homeless in this city / county is in excess of 18,000 people in the winter time.. the SDPD took 2 people out of 55 who volenteered to go to the shelter.. tonight Bario Logan will be added to the list of places that SDPD has to man because of THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT. next Golden hill park, Childerns Park and Balboa park .. Lets PLAY WACK A MOLE...Get ready to play FIND US IF YOU DARE. .Divide and confuse the SDPD. .Time to make the SDPD DO THEIR JOBS... Don't you think they need to earn their pay for a change?

Despite what you might hear on the corporate-owned news:
  • The occupation continues, around the clock.
  • PLEASE COME DOWN when you can and help with numbers. This is your true vote. Stay at home = vote against 99%.
  • Tents and almost everything is now being restricted by the police.
  • Food is needed -- we no longer have a food table, so you'll have to play it by ear.
  • We will not be denied our constitutional right to assemble and speak!
  • Many Teach-ins on Sunday!

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  • Temporary Restraining Order
    • Read all details here: Background, Court Documents and Ruling
    • Decision was reached on Dec 1. Judge DENIED TRO
    • Judge said the law was "narrowly drawn" which is nothing but unbelievable.
    • We STILL need video documentation of police hassling people about setting stuff down. If you have such a video, please contact us at so I can get it to the right people.

Lutz suing Civic Center Plaza building owners and operators Project Details

Voter Registration Arrest Of Ray Lutz

This topic has been moved to the "Common" web with other similar projects.

Click here: Common.Voter Registration Arrest Of Ray Lutz
  • More on this project... Including collected media, documents, photos, videos, etc.
  • This is a VERY IMPORTANT project because we will directly engage wall street firms who own and operate the CivicCenterPlaza office building.


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See All Occupy San Diego Announcements to read all previous announcements about
  • Where we meet, how to recover confiscated property from the San Diego Police Department, information for people were arrested, etc.

  • To check if someone is in jail check this website:
    • It usually takes about 6 hours for someone who has been arrested to pop up here. This site will tell you their charges, bail, etc. Jail's number is (619) 615-2700. The jail won't tell you much if anything that is not on the website. Please check this website before saying someone is in or out of jail to avoid confusion.

Legal Resources
  • The National Lawyers Guild resources to protesters who have been arrested (619) 417-4813
  • 1st Circuit Rules Public Has Right to Videotape Police
  • What to say to cops if you're busted. *What you say and do can hurt you in court This is what I advise my clients to say when confronted by a law enforcement officer:
"Officer, please understand I refuse to talk with you until I consult with my attorney. I also refuse to consent to any search of these premises or any other premises under my control, or in which I have a possessory, proprietary, or privacy interest, including my car, my body, or effects. I hereby demand to immediately be allowed the reasonable opportunity to obtain the advice of my attorney by telephone. from:

Unless noted, all events are at "Freedom Square" (the San Diego CivicCenterPlaza, 1200 3rd Ave. San Diego, Intersection of 3rd Ave. and B St.)
Unless otherwise noted, we meet daily as follows:
  • 4 pm -- Finance Committee Meeting, Downtown Johnny Brown's, Mon. thru Friday
    • Each committee should send a representative to this meeting! Budget is currently being defined.
  • 5:30 pm -- Committee meetings -- many meet at the "big circle" (the part of the plaza where there's map of San Diego in a big circle) with very few exceptions.
  • 7pm -- General Assembly (Civic Center Plaza)
    • NEW * From December 17, Saturday GA will be at 2pm.


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  • Occupy San Diego project page in "Common" web: Occupy San Diego
  • New Occupy Project (new web): Occupy Web -- we will be migrating to this new web.

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