Bloomberg Praises Occupy Sandy Relief Effort, Then Sends Police To Shut It Down

After helicoptering in and praising Occupy Sandy this past Thursday (watch below), On Friday New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg threatened to have police shut down the only relief effort actually providing on-the-scene assistance to storm-affected New Yorkers. Via Occupy Wall Street:

The mayor’s office is calling upon local police forces to “clear all outdoor sites” effective immediately. Staten Island police representing the mayor’s office have threatened eviction action against the crucial Staten Island hub in the heavily hit Midland Beach area.

Aiman Youssef, a 42-year-old Syrian-American Staten Islander whose house was destroyed in the hurricane, has been running a 24/7 community pop up hub outside his property at 489 Midland Avenue. Community members are serving hot food and offering non-perishables, medical supplies, and clothing to the thousands of residents who are still without heat, power, or safe housing. This popular hub is well-run, well-staffed, and has a constant hum of discussion, support, and advice as well as volunteer dispatch through another pop-up group.

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9 Responses to Bloomberg Praises Occupy Sandy Relief Effort, Then Sends Police To Shut It Down

  1. Anarchy Pony December 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Fascism, it’s what’s for dinner.

    • Jin The Ninja December 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

      it’s the ‘meat and potatoes’ of representative politics.

      • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness December 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

        Americans tend to forgo the side-salad of civil liberties to save room for the decadent tiramisu of privilege. It’s hell for the intestines of equatable society, but absolutely delicious.

        • Matt Staggs December 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

          Oh, but the breadsticks of willful ignorance….mmmm….unlimited, buttery breadsticks….

  2. Eric Fischer December 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    A billionaire politician says one thing in public, then turns around and does the opposite?
    The hell you say.

    • smooth_operator December 5, 2012 at 1:46 am #

      How is that possible!? Outrageous! I thought they cared about us?

      • Anarchy Pony December 5, 2012 at 11:54 am #

        Just what is that stuff that’s trickling down?

  3. Apathesis December 4, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    “But he’s a Democrat! He’s supposed to be for us!”

  4. BuzzCoastin December 4, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    my favorite part is Bloomy standing behind a wall of pigs
    while talking to his “constituents”

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