Zucotti Park is a privately owned park on Wall Street.
It's private property, owned by Brookfield Properties. The 'Occupy Wallstreet' bunch has been trashing it since Day 1:
The company told police that it had received “hundreds of phone calls and emails” from locals complaining about "lewdness, groping, drinking and drug use, the lack of safe access to and usage of the Park, ongoing noise at all hours, unsanitary conditions and offensive odors,” NBC New York reports.
The so-called 'protestors' have taken on the mantle of squatters:
"Basic rules intended to keep the park safe, open, clean, and welcoming to all visitors are clearly posted," the statement from Brookfield reads. "These rules includes bans on the erection of tents or other structures, as well as the placement of tarps, sleeping bags, or other coverings on the property.
"Unfortunately, many of the individuals currently occupying the grounds are ignoring these basic yet necessary requirements, which interferes with the use of the park by others."
The Democrats are on board with this behavior, the Democratic National Committee and the Speaker of the House of the US House of Representatives, our beloved Nancy Pelosi, having gone on record as supporting these so-called 'protestors.' Joe Biden has compared these characters to the Tea Party, an opinion addressed by Karl Rove, the fellow the far left sees as the evil mastermind of the Bush II regime.
And our own state rep, Wes McKinley, has joined the Denver branch of this 'movement,' going so far as to have set up his tepee and living with the 'protestors' in what we presume is a gesture of 'solidarity.' (Here is where we all rise, raise our right fists into the air, and shout 'Power to the people!'.)
Cowboy Wes is the darling of the Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition. Does PCEOC support the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement? How do the demands of the 'occupiers' fit in with PCEOC's view on private property rights?
My question to Cowboy Wes is this: I though you were a big proponent of private property rights, Wes. How is it, then, that you can support a group that has so little regard for the property of others? Can I come down to your ranch and set up a tent on your property, and protest the price of beef? How would that work for you, Wes?