Residents near Zucotti Park go ballistic on OWS crowd
This is where Mayor Bloomberg and his liberal cronies have forgotten what their primary responsibility is in this OWS fiasco; to protect the private property and citizens of New York City.
A Community Board meeting was held last night and members got an earful from residents:
"They are defecating on our doorsteps," fumed Catherine Hughes, a member of Community Board 1 and a stay at home mom who has the misfortune of living one block from the chaos. "A lot of people are very frustrated. A lot of people are concerned about the safety of our kids."
Fed up homeowners said that they've been subjected to insults and harassment as they trek to their jobs each morning. "The protesters taunt people who are on their way to work," said James Fernandez, 51, whose apartment overlooks the park.
Board member Paul Cantor said that residents are fed up with the incessant racket that emanates from the protest at all hours. "It's mostly a noise issue," he said. If people can't sleep and children can't sleep because the protesters are banging drums then that's a problem."
"They have to have some parameters," said Tricia Joyce, also a board member. "That doesn't mean the protests have to stop. I'm hoping we can strike a balance on parameters because this could be a long term stay."
The line to get into the standing room only meeting spilled out of the board's office and onto the street outside where Zuccotti sympathizers sparred with angry residents. One elderly woman told a protester to stop screaming and was met with an even hgiher volume. "Get some earplugs!" retorted David Spano. "This is the street. I can say whatever I want! I can't calm down, I've been struggling for 30 years!"
Needless to say, Bloomberg was nowhere to be seen. He is far more concerned about how the international community of professional leftists would come down on him if he broke up the protest. Meanwhile, residents have to put up with these demonstrators who are so incoherent they don't know what they want more than a month after the protests began.