Friday, March 9, 2012

Anti-Occupiers Turn Camp Into Drive-In

Posted By on Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM

More than a few people were buzzing this morning about the presence of law enforcement at the Occupy Boise encampment.

Were the Occupiers being booted? No, their protest movement is still entrenched in front of the Old Ada County Courthouse.

Was there another melee? Police had to be called to the camp twice within the span of one week recently, when two separate fights broke out. No, there was no disturbance involving any of the Occupiers on Friday morning.

In fact, law enforcement had to respond to the scene when they got word that two vehicles had been driven up onto the grounds and parked in the camp.

"I was driving by yesterday and told some friends of mine, 'You know what? This is disgusting.' So I decided to do something about it," Ronalee Linsenmann told Citydesk. "My car is like a billboard, so I drove it up over the curb this morning around 7 a.m."

Linsenmann parked her red Geo Metro, with 175,000 miles on the odometer, right next to a Black Corvette, with 150,000 miles on that odometer, owned by Ike Sweesy, who was also protesting the Occupiers.

"These Occupiers keep saying, over and over, 'We're going to stay here.' Well, if I hear that one more time, I'm going to puke," said Bill Cutshall, who joined Linsenmann and Sweesy's anti-Occupy protest. Cutshall was holding a sign that read, "No special treatment for Occu-squatters."

Linsenmann and Sweesy were told that the tow-costs of moving their vehicles from the grounds would probably cost them about $125 a piece. Ultimately, Boise Valley towing moved the vehicles to the street where Linsenmann and Sweesy quickly fed the parking meters.

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