Occupy Charlotte Attacks City's No-Camping Law

Occupy Charlotte members are waiting the weekend for a judge to decide whether the city's new anti-camping ordinance violates constitutional rights or is reasonable ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

The Charlotte Observer reports that Superior Court Judge Forrest Bridges said he's rule on whether to strike down the ordinance after reviewing documents and arguments from a hearing Friday.

Police last month dismantled most of the Occupy Charlotte protest site on the lawn of the old City Hall, arresting seven and ripping up tents erected last fall.

An attorney for the group argued in court the law violates free speech and assembly rights.

City Attorney Bob Hagemann told the judge the ordinance does not interfere with the right to demonstrate, they just can't camp out on the grounds.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 at 03:26 AM
    Boring now, they don't mean anything. Just thugs.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 04:15 PM
    Bush isn't running again thank goodness. I won't vote for President Obama again either. We need a uniter not a divider in Excutive office.
  • by How soon the Idiots forget on Feb 26, 2012 at 05:58 PM
    How did that saying go??? "Take back our country". I wonder who started this saying?
  • by ABO Location: Gvegas on Feb 26, 2012 at 03:09 PM
    Why are they protesting the DNC?? I thought everyone was in love with Obammy and his minions
  • by obama Location: g'ville on Feb 26, 2012 at 01:55 PM
    don't you know, it is not "the great one's" fault, it is George Bush's fault.
  • by Devil Dog Location: Greenville on Feb 26, 2012 at 12:56 PM
    I see where the UAW is training these idiots to protest and get better organized. It is going to get nasty before the upcoming election. They want the golden egg and they are trying to destroy the goose.
  • by Confused Location: Greenville on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM
    So if the judge has ruled, what did he say... Is it me or is this article confusing on what was decided? I have read it three times and I can't find anywhere that it says what the judge decided, just that he's ruled. Dosen't ruled mean decided and made a judgement?
  • by Occupy wha? Location: Greenville on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:24 AM
    What? You mean that is still going on? Really? Boy, that whole Occupy thing really did a bunch! Those occupiers never had an impact on the economy in the first place(homeless, non spenders)...... so their movement did nothing. Hilarious.
    • reply
      by obamanot on Feb 26, 2012 at 02:36 PM in reply to Occupy wha?
      They did have an impact on the economy.Google what it cost the tax payers to clean their act and mess up in NY and in Oakland.
      • reply
        by Google? on Feb 27, 2012 at 05:37 AM in reply to obamanot
        Google? Is that the new law? Too funny!
        • reply
          by obamanot on Feb 27, 2012 at 04:51 PM in reply to Google?
          I will not waste my time trying to explain it to brain dead numbtards.That is why I said google it.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 05:53 PM in reply to Occupy wha?
      Just wait until the 2012 elections Ummmm 99% vs 1%, sounds about even.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 09:51 AM
    Barrack Obama should be arrested for inciting riots and mayhem with all of his divisive class warfare rhetoric.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 02:34 PM in reply to
      Don't forget Pelosi and Reid while you are at it.
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 05:52 PM in reply to
        Don't forget Palin and Bachmann...BTW did you remember to bring your GUNS to the next TEAparty Rally?
        • reply
          by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:43 PM in reply to
          How many Tea Party protestors have been arrested versus how many Occupiers have been arrrested?
        • reply
          by obamanot on Feb 27, 2012 at 02:12 AM in reply to
          No reason to arrest them.Like your last word said,"Rally" not RIOTS!
    • reply
      by And... on Feb 27, 2012 at 05:19 AM in reply to
      George duBYa should be arrested as a war criminal for starting two unnecessary wars. Time to get the troops out and use special forces and drones.
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 05:41 AM in reply to And...
        Democrats and Republicans in Congress authorized both wars.
        • reply
          by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 06:15 AM in reply to
          Posted And is just your typical left wingnut doing their usual libterdial illogical spin
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 07:34 AM in reply to And...
        ...and Obama doubled down, without the approval of Congress. So what should happen to him?
        • reply
          by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM in reply to
          Obuma has started his own wars, don't forget that.
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