Shocker: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Got Special Treatment On Orders From The White House
The violent vandals in the Occupy Wall Street movement got special treatment from federal bureaucrats in charge of administering the public buildings where many of the protests took place according to records released to Judicial Watch:
Documents obtained by Judicial Watch confirm that somebody in the White House told officials with the General Services Administration (GSA) to “stand down” and not arrest Occupy Portland protestors who may have broken the law last year.
Former GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner Robert Peck told a senior Department of Homeland Security official that the federal housekeeping agency had been instructed by the Obama White House to go easy on the Occupy protestors.
In a Nov. 6, 2011, DHS/National Protection and Programs Directorate Chief of Staff Caitlin Durkovich asked GSA’s Peck if it was true that his agency had asked Federal Protective Service officials not to take action against the Occupy Portland protestors.
“Yes, that is our position,” Peck responded. “It’s been vetted with our Administrator and Michael Robertson, our chief of staff, and we have communicated with the WH [White House], which has afforded us the discretion to fashion our approach to Occupy issues…The arrests last week were carried out despite our request that the protesters [sic] be allowed to remain and to camp overnight…”
The Occupy Portland protestors had been protesting for several days on GSA-owned property in the Portland area. Eleven of the protestors had chained themselves to a railing in a downtown Portland park. A week before the Peck email, Portland police, some dressed in riot gear, had arrested more than two dozen Occupy Portland protestors.
For what it’s worth, this Peck guy is the same one who had to step down after news of that lavish GSA convention went public.
Regardless, tea party protesters wouldn’t have gotten this sort of special treatment. Certainly not if the tea partiers had been destroying public and private property, attacking police officers and committing the myriad of other criminal and civil offenses the occupiers are guilty of.
Put simply, the White House is an accomplice in aiding and abetting the crimes of the occupiers. Shameful.Tags: Barack Obama, occupy wall street