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Occupy Denver: Three new charges last night include triple arrestee Corey Donahue

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In the wake of twenty new Occupy Denver arrests made Saturday, three more were added to that list when Civic Center Park grew tense again last night. During an attempt to remove a newly established table from the curb, about thirty officers visited the park and dispensed pepper spray on the crowd for the second night in a row. One of the three latest arrests is that of Corey Donahue, who has been busted twice in relation to Occupy Denver and faces a possible felony charge.

Donahue's third occupation-related charge came during an attempt to block a police car from exiting the park, and his arrest was quickly accompanied by two others, with those busted also held under charges related to inciting a riot. Following Donahue's interaction with police, several other protesters argued in defense of their friend and attempted to persuade officers to release him, at which point police flanked the crowd and dispensed pepper spray. At about 5:30 p.m., only an hour later, jokes had already began to spread around the park that the group is becoming immune to pepper spray.

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Courtesy of Tim Tipton
Occupy Denver protester Corey Donahue blocks a cop car yesterday afternoon.
"We see it often enough," one protester said with a laugh. Later, the night included dancing and singing as a group of approximately fifty protesters continued their vigil at 10 p.m.

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Kelsey Whipple
Officers in riot gear gather to move in on Civic Center Park Saturday night.
Last night ended in the injuries of two police officers, according to the Denver Police Department. The skuffle began with the erection of a temporary table on the sidewalk of Civic Center Park with the intention of serving food from it. When police took offense to the violation of the park's newly strict no-encumbrance rule, protesters attempted to defend the table and their rights to continue occupying in the park in the same fashion they had previously been allowed to.


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Cbrown22
Cbrown22

1) Jerry's Dead.2) Phish Sucks.3) Stop Pathetically Searching For a Cause.4) Get a Job.

Billy Reno
Billy Reno

OH NO! SAVE US FROM THAT RIOTING MOB OF 3! 

Jtcolfax
Jtcolfax

I just found this vid on you tube with only 13 hits on it.  This video shows Ironclad Proof that no protester's rocked the police car, or made motions to turn it over, as the DPD claimed.  In fact this video also shows proof that dozens of DPD officers WITNESSED that the car was not rocked.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Confused
Confused

Tell me how Corey Donahue was "protecting our rights" when he stood in front of a police car and refused to let the police car leave? I thought we wanted the cops to leave? Why would he stand in their way???

Jdeez
Jdeez

Majorbulgenpantz you should teach your children how to properly fight for their rights instead of running away.

twyla
twyla

Colorado's original OCCUPIER, Carolyn Bninski from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, occupied Rep. Mark Udall's office for 3 weeks back in 2007 to protest his votes in favor of the Iraq War. She was eventually convicted by a jury, and was sentenced to 35 days in jail, which she served. Civil disobedience has a price.http://www.denverpost.com/news...

Josh
Josh

I really want to understand what is going on.  Everything I see and hear relating to the protest makes me cringe.  I do not understand the tactics and organization of the movement.  I support the message of anti-corruption, but I feel as though the people down at the protest don't represent me, how could they?  I am in the 99% but I'm employed, I work hard, pay taxes and have a somewhat comfortable life.  Is this about entitlements?  An even playing field?  If I work hard am I not entitled to the rewards?  Where is the line in the sand?  Am I to hate my parents for making six figures, even though they worked their asses off to get there?  I'm not trying to be a dick, just trying to wrap my head around it all.  If the message is awareness, why not try to work on your image.  A dog as the leader of a movement, seems to work backwards against becoming legitimate, and garnering the sympathy of your fellow 99%ers.....

NCalConservativ
NCalConservativ

I love reading these twisted & biased accounts by the alleged reporter.  Are you officially one of the occu-morons?  You continually gloss over the clear breaches of law, the violence, and of course the major breech in hygiene of the occu-stinkers.

You mention that 2 cops were injured.  Casualties of "free speech" who happened to trip over their shoe laces?  I'm sure it has nothing to do with your violent loser friends.  These animals are truly in their element of stench & filth.  Let them enjoy it on some private property, and not on our public lands.

NotWoofka
NotWoofka

Poor Corey...he's not smart enough to realize that he's being played for a fool.  People like Robert Chase like to ratchet up these encounters and then slink away at the first sign of trouble.  Hopefully when he eventually wises up, his felony arrest record won't hold him back too much in life.

Jtcolfax
Jtcolfax

When soon the police release figures totalling over a million dollars in costs associated with the protests, remember it's because they decided to remove food, and tables. 

JtColfax is a Liar
JtColfax is a Liar

JtColfax: The video you link to is "conveniently"  cut at the exact time when the situation accures....

So... do you lie and deceive in all your actions, or just those on anonymous internet boards?

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

It has been explained already.  Corey did not refuse to let the police car leave, whatever that means -- he stood on the pedestrian path and refused to move so police could drive forward on it; that officer was free to drive dougnuts into the turf throughout the Park and had no reason to demand that Corey move.

Whether you approve of what he did or not, can you not see that charging someone with two felonies for standing on a path in a public park is wrong?  Mitch Morrissey should occupy a jail cell, not Corey Donahue.

Majorbulgenpantz
Majorbulgenpantz

Jdeez: Thanks for the pep talk. Actually, I've been down to the protests on several occassions despite living on the Western Slope. I have donated organic food, water from the Continental Divide in a refilled 3 gallon jug, repurposed blankets, gloves, hats and warm clothes to the occupation camp(purchased from a not-for-profit thrift store and donated from myself and my community). I have spoken personally to many individuals at the Occupy Denver camp from gainfully employed citizens to retired veterans from many sectors of the armed services. They are equally discouraged by the actions of the police and politicians. How can we be the change? In my other time I operate a farmer market that generates healthy jobs and a growing economy on main street in my home town in the face of the economic crisis that also simultaneously respects the land in a positive feedback system. I also operate an organic real food bank as well as a privately financed WIC (Women-Infant-Children) program. I know how to live. I am the change - probably more than anyone else in this state and I dare say genuinely more authentically than the trolls and posters on the internet. I am very discouraged by the militant actions of this unthinking police state particularly since Colorado fancies itself a Christian state given the overwhelming population of Christians and churches. It appears that hypocrisy is alive and well in Colorado's Christian nation. A shame, as I intimated earlier. Perhaps I'll stay but more people need to walk the talk here in Colorado. Meanwhile, being from a high ranking military family, what some people call "running away" we in the military call regrouping - a lesson and strategy that Occupations everywhere would do well to incorporate at this time - police and politicians as well. Cheers Jdeez. If you please, what have you done to assist your fellow citizens in the Colorado community, be they Occupy Denver or otherwise? Sincerely -

Sandusky
Sandusky

At this point, I think Occupy Denver is mostly about being able to exercise your First Amendment right to free speech without the threat of being assaulted by the police. The police violence against protesters this weekend was the most brutal ever seen in Colorado -- ever! Wake up and make some calls. If we don't have the right to peaceably assemble, then it doesn't matter about the other issues, cuz you'll never even get the right to talk about them.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

One cop injured himself while scrambling after a protester -- I do not know whether shoelaces were involved, but it is plausible.  As for the other, I do not know whether he injured himself, was injured by another cop, or was injured by some single protester acting alone, but the issue has nothing to do with the rightness of our cause.  The issue of American Liberty has caused many to give their lives -- don't you suppose that they were more concerned with the concept than a sprained knee?

You are just an ignoramus with no knowledge of events here -- you substitute the usual canards about hygiene, stench, and filth.  Don't you know how foolish your posturing on this subject from California is to those of us who frequent Occupy Denver and know better?

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

You are lying about events of which you have very little knowledge.  I am no more in control of Corey Donahue than I am of you.  The determination of our enemies to blame instigators among the protesters for the abuses committed by our own police department reflects their ignorance and the total control over the information they receive by the lying corporate media.  I suspect that the election of Shelby (ill advised though that was) reflects OD's frustration at the Denver Establishment's ineducable obtuseness as to protesters' motivations.

As for your libels, I have confronted the police verbally, but never physically, and I have warned others against doing so.  I have not been present at every confrontation but many, and when I am I try to take care to stay away from the police when they attack people -- one has to move nimbly (as opposed to skulk) when adrenaline-crazed cops are on the rampage!  You will want to avoid taking in the information in another recent post that a photojournalist was among those arrested -- I am sure you think that person was an anarchist agent.  If you think that the anarchists or I are directing OD's members to break the Law or physically confront police, you are as dumb as the leadership of this City.

You aren't smart enough to understand it, but Corey Donahue is a champion of our rights -- the DPD's stationing of police cars in a public park around a peaceful protest is  unjustified by any valid law enforcement objective AND a direct attempt to intimidate protesters exercising their First Amendment rights to assemble and speak.  I know that DPD is so used to cruising through Civic Center Park in their vehicles (the better to intimidate homeless people) that they resent being told to get their vehicles out of the Park, but they do not belong there.  As for a felony conviction, better that an ocean of American blood be spilled in defense of Liberty than such an outrage be sustained.  You lack all understanding of the real issues of justice and fundamental rights with which you trifle.

Allamony
Allamony

maybe. he said his general plan at one point was for protestors to bankrupt the police force by making them use up all their resources. 

not sure if thats a feasible plan really though. 

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

The direct cost to the public for DPD and CSP overtime must already be in excess of a million dollars -- the cost to remove each tent has to be upwards of $10,000.  These Keystone cops' frantic and massively overbearing execution of the whims of Governor Hypocrite and Mayor Oreo would have made them a laughingstock but for the rigorous distortion and suppression of the news by the corporate media, but the joke will be on all the taxpayers (including those of us who did not vote for those evil clowns) when DPD and CSP's sorry record over the course of the past six weeks compels the City to settle millions of dollars more on dozens of victims of false arrest and the indiscriminant use of pepper spray. Denver and Colorado (in the persons of Hancock and Hickenlooper) have already wasted millions of dollars fighting our First Amendment rights, and they show no sign of letting up.

Although the media found an Occupy protester who made reference to "the food table", it is my understanding that the small folding table stolen by police yesterday had only political literature on it (and so, not obstructing the public sidewalk, was protected free speech); this is one of many First Amendment issues which will be raised against the City, which now seems hell-bent on continuing to commit civil rights abuses against protesters.

Confused
Confused

There's a reason there is a law against "obstructing government operations." Maybe the cop had gotten an urgent call, to disrupt an armed robbery, perhaps?, yet Corey obstructed that action.

Why not move aside when the squad car needs to move? OD has no common courtesy??? What is the political point of this?

Didn't Donahue say at the beginning of this that his goal was to clog up and "bankrupt" the court system, single-handedly if necessary? Looks like he was asking to go to jail. With at least seven different charges against him currently in two different jurisdictions, he had to know that the hammer was going to come down on him eventually. Now he has a $5,000 cash bond. Are you bailing him out? I don't think OD or ABC has that kind of cash.

I'd think he'd better serve Occupy Denver by staying out of jail. He's picking battles and not fighting the war.

Josh
Josh

I understand free speech, but about the tents overnight?  I mean isn't that what is setting off the cops and state government?  Why couldn't the people just organize every morning and march, call it a day, then do it again the next day?  Wouldn't that save a whole lot of the conflict and violence from happening?

NCalConservativ
NCalConservativ

First of all, I've moved to Denver.  (Pardon me for not changing my name.)  

Second, the hygiene obviously isn't really an issue, it just serves to show the occu-stinkers in the light of the sub-human filth they are.  Third, I've heard of Youtube.  I've watched the videos, heard the chants, seen these occu-morons speak, and it ain't pretty.  I've seen some proclaim their anti-Semitism in signs and words, seen them stomp on the American flag, seen them attempt to infringe upon the free speech rights of those they oppose, seen and read reports of the assaults, rapes, and murders; defecation, urination, and copulation; lice, etc.  

You socialists, leftists, and anarchists, were soundly whooped in the election booths in 2010, and hopefully in 2012 the American people will speak loud and clear.  You are nothing more than an Obama/Acorn front group, and though it may take a while, the more we get to see of you, the more people will come to this realization.  Unfortunately, you will never realize the extent that you are being used.

NotWoofka
NotWoofka

Your statement about an ocean of blood being spilled is so over the top that it reminds me of the minister of propaganda for Saddam Hussein in the opening days of the way.  Are you perhaps preparing for the "mother of all battles" in the defense of Corey? 

 As I've said before in another post, are you going to be the first to contribute to that ocean of blood?  Or is this just more of your verbal diarrhea?  For all your talk about action and fools, I haven't seen your name on any arrest report.  I guess it's much easier to incite others to be arrested than it is to actually show any strength of your convictions.  Of course you probably wouldn't be allowed to have your "medicine" in jail....perhaps that's why it's much easier for you to use Corey as your puppet.

NotWoofka
NotWoofka

That's not a feasible plan at all.  The police will be given whatever resources they feel they need.  Personally I do think they've way over used their resources, but that is an entirely separate issue from whether the occupiers have the right to cause public disturbances, and encumber the public rights of way.  

Guest
Guest

Did you just call Denver's Black Mayor an Oreo?  That is about as offensive as the cops beating protestors?  What is up with you!

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Corey Donahue participates in Occupy Denver, but he does not represent the general assembly or lead the movement (Shelby does).  Occupy Denver does not control what Corey chooses to do, for good or ill.  Standing in front of a police car is not inciting a riot, no threat of any kind was made to the officer, onlookers did not touch her vehicle, and Corey said nothing inciteful -- Corey has been falsely charged, but that would seem to be Denver's modus operandi, and no one in the media cares.  His bail will deplete the resources available, and his lawyer should ask the Court to expedite his case so that Morrissey's deliberately false charges can be lessened.  We would all be far better off were the District Attorney and DPD administration in jail rather than Corey Donahue.

Confused
Confused

First rule of war: Don't get captured. Corey could have easily avoided this arrest, but he chose to go to jail instead. Really shows lack of good strategy on OD's part. Can't fight for democracy with the troops locked up. The courts are stacked against us worse than anything.

Josh
Josh

I've been debating this for awhile.  Perhaps I will.  Thanks for the Info.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

If American patriots had channeled their anger at not being represented in parliament into efforts at lawful reform instead of insurrection, much conflict and violence would have been avoided.  Do bear in mind that there has been vanishingly little violence or destruction associated with Occupy Denver, other than that perpetrated by the DPD.

Since you claim to be interested in what is going on, why not come down and observe it directly?  Talk to some of the participants or observe a general assembly (3pm & 7pm, though this might not be so very edifying).  I would be glad to try to answer your questions.

Robert ChaseColorado Coalition for Patients and Caregivers(720) 213-6497

Josh
Josh

Oh, I see.  Well stay safe.  My mind turns to the Bonus Army incident.  Please live to protest another day!

Sandusky
Sandusky

It wouldn't be an occupation if they left. Occupy means you stay. What you are talking about is a daily protest, not an occupation.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Ha, ha.  Any one of the problems remaining unsolved in mathematics is at least a formidable challenge to the very smartest mathematicians -- I have only a BA and I am not one of those.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Like talk, cant is not quantified -- I would say that referring to your fellow citizens as "sub-human filth" would qualify.

While it is true that protesters have come up with a variety of slogans, and that some are considerably more felicitous than others, I have not seen any anti-Semitic ones.

NCalConservativ
NCalConservativ

I didn't ask what it means.  I already looked that up.  The question was, "What constituted an adamantine cant in your mind?"

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

No, mathematics.

"cant" is short enough, if unfamiliar to many readers -- for their benefit:

cant(cant)Pronunciation:/kant/ noun1 hypocritical and sanctimonious talk, typically of a moral, religious, or political nature

NCalConservativ
NCalConservativ

Wow, big words, "adamantine cant."  Liberal Arts major?

BTW, perhaps you could educate me. What constituted an adamantine cant in your mind?

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Against such adamantine cant, how could common sense avail?

P.S.  I have left the Collaborationist Party and plan to vote socialist in 2012 -- is it part of Obama's secret plan to move so far to the political Right that he loses lifelong members of his party?  I believe that you are a political psychotic.

NotWoofka
NotWoofka

I've been there for a couple of years, so I can't comment on the decades remark.  I do know that in the past 12 months, until recently, it has been getting better.  Events during the summer like the Tuesday and Thursday food truck gatherings, big air, and other things like that help to keep the druggies and thugs out.  My only regret is that the city tolerated that as long as they did...it was pretty disgraceful honestly.

Unfortunately, the occupiers aren't much better.  While not being violent, they encouraged the return of an unwelcome element.  The druggies might have been bad, but at least I never smelled urine on the sidewalk.  Last Saturday night before the cleanup, several of the sleeping burritos on the sidewalk reeked of it.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

So, you observe, but do not see, you listen, but do not hear.

It is obvious even to some people who have never been downtown that the Mayor is using these absurd claims about protesters' effect on their surroundings as a pretext to move against them, but you have the temerity to advance them knowing how little substance they have -- the worst protesters have done is crowd the sidewalks on Broadway.  You and the media can insinuate all the nonsense you want about violence or damage, but that is all being done by people paid by the City and acting under color of the Law.

"It's obvious to anyone who walks among the protesters that they're all planning on offering resistance to the cops" -- is it your contention then that I or others have succeeded in galvanizing OD to fight the police?  You are lying again -- anytime anyone at OD contemplates even non-violent confrontation with the police, a large contingent of radical pacifists pleads for passivity (their message:  sit down, and say "shhh!").  There are any number of protesters who are willing to oppose the police, some to the limits of the Law, and others beyond it, but I have never so much as heard anyone propose violence against the police -- any struggling with the police has occurred in the heat of the moment as people sought to thwart some of their unlawful arrests.

It is difficult to deal with a large number of committed individuals, and Governor Hypocrite and Mayor Oreo have blundered badly by letting the crazies in charge of the police indulge their fantasies of anarchist incitement -- you give political cover to these assholes by lending credence to their foolish pretexts to quell lawful protest.  You may disagree with protester's politics, and you may swallow whole the City's pretext for sending hundreds of riot police and SWAT against a handful of tents or bedding along the sidewalk, but even you should be able to distinguish these from the documented intimidation of protesters lawfully exercizing First Amendment rights, false arrests, and use of excessive force -- these are happening, whether you choose to believe it or not, and whether our worthless Governor and Mayor ever pay any political price, the People of Denver are going to suffer for the reactionary fervor with which the City and State have sought to repress dissent.  We pay a far higher price for not being true to our principles than the millions of dollars we can now ill afford to spend on such a malefic program by corrupt City and State administrations which Colorado's deracinated, disengaged populace fails to hold to account.

Jtcolfax
Jtcolfax

Well, if you have lived a few blocks from that location for very long, Notwooka, you must be aware that the park has been a living hell hole for decades.  You couldn't walk past there without being offered crack or weed for sale.  If you lit a cigarette even across the street you would be set upon by running "bummers".    Alot of those people are still there, and that is not the occupier's fault.  Just because they are doing the decent thing and feeding them, doesn't mean they are respoonsible for what they have always been doing there.  I have never spent much time in that park, just like most Denverites because of the way it WAS.  Now I go there as often as I can, and I feel safe there, except for wondering what sort of overreaction to tables and tents the police might have. 

NotWoofka
NotWoofka

Well, you see the thing is, I have seen for myself.  I live a couple of blocks away, and bike through the demonstration pretty often.  In fact I was there on Saturday between about 5 and 5:45 and was in the middle of your group when the police started to clear the park.  It's obvious to anyone who walks among the protesters that they're all planning on offering resistance to the cops...I was impressed that they were trying to make sure that everyone had the legal defense number on  them...I was offered a marker to write the number down on my arm twice.  Very cute.  

Personally, I would have liked to have seen the cops come down on you guys harder...when Corey and his little band of followers started blocking traffic on Broadway is when you guys turn from a bit of entertainment to a real public nuisance.  Once you start doing that, as well as erecting structures on the public parks and rights of way, you are no longer just engaging in harmless civil disobedience, but are trampling on the rights of the real 99% who just want to get to where they are going, and enjoy the park that their tax dollars have paid for.  

It is nice to see that the magistrates in charge of setting bail are getting tired of your little games, and are increasing bonds appropriately.  I heard several of your group talk about trying to use up all the city's resources.  I'm pretty sure that as long as your group keeps getting arrested, your legal bond fund will run out way before the city's law enforcement budget does.  

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

If you want to maintain your silly pretense that I somehow direct Corey Donahue to do what he does, go right ahead, but anyone who knows us knows how ridiculous that is.  I explained the truth to you but you choose to ignore it because you have an axe to grind.  Whether you want to believe it or not, there has been virtually no incitement, except to commit non-violent civil disobedience, and not much of that -- it is evident that you cannot accept that many people oppose the abuse of the police department to suppress lawful protest to the extent of being willing to stand up to them.

Each unjustified police action demonstrates (to witnesses as opposed to those who mistake corporate lies for reality) just how out-of-control the DPD is and how corrupt the newly elected leadership of our City and State really is.  The truth leaks out despite the best efforts of the corporate media, who have been reporting practically from the beginning e.g. that our numbers have been dwindling, so if one believes the nonsense on the TV and in the Post, one would expect to see hardly anyone protesting -- come down on Saturday and see for yourself!

TG509
TG509

Dude, Robert you are messed up. You go around calling obama an oreo too? You are judging a man based on the color of his skin. Not cool.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Sonny, don't you think it is presumptuous to use the name of the official spokesman of the Denver Police Department to issue threats online, or do you not care that you give verisimilitude to the narrative that our police department is run by thugs?

The interests of the Establishment (which happens to be white here) are not identical to those of people of modest means.  My interest in general is in using words that are accurate, and in the Mayor's case, if they serve to give offense, that's a bonus.  If the Mayor, his friends, and three times as many dim and reactionary other people who consider themselves liberal in outlook do not like my encapsulating his opposition to the interests of his own constituents so neatly by calling him "Mayor Oreo", they can go to the Devil.

Here is a short list of some of what I find offensive about Mayor Oreo:  his opposition to medical cannabis, his opposition to the vote of the People to make citations for cannabis our lowest law enforcement priority (citations which are issued disproportionately frequently to people of color), his pandering to business interests, his opposition to paid sick days, and his abuse of the Law and the DPD to try to suppress peaceful protest, but I am sure that more will occur to me.

Part of the reason for the crises in Colorado's leadership and in its educational system both is inattention to semantics.  I'll tell you what -- you and the rest of the Mayor's supporters can go ahead and (inaccurately) use the word "racist" to describe me and my rhetoric; for my part, I think that it's time for deep-frying Oreos.

NCalConservativ
NCalConservativ

Multiple sources call this a racist slur.  You think not, because you used it.  Libs are quick to call everyone else bigots and racists, but have trouble looking in the mirror.

Sonny Jackson
Sonny Jackson

Where I come from, you get your ass kicked if you call a black man an "oreo". Pretty sure the same is true in Denver. Black people think you are insulting them when you use that term. Enough of your semantic BS -- the bottom line is that people find it OFFENSIVE and you should stop saying it lest they think you are a "racist" or just an "asshole."

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

You imagine yourself better at arguing ad hominem than on facts -- you may be right.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

You all are just amusing in your ignorant attempts to paint me as racist.  Being an Oreo depends on exactly two qualities, one of which is a desire to ingratiate oneself with the White Establishment -- the Mayor could choose not to do so, at which point he would cease to be one.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

You have a lousy dictionary.  Try the O.E.D.

NotWoofka
NotWoofka

Welcome to the world of Robert Chase.  Paranoid, extremist, racist.

TG509
TG509

OMG, how can you think what you say is ok? Please explain to me how black people "act." The mayor is who he is independent to the color of his skin. He's not acting black our acting white, he's acting like himself. Robert Chase, you're the only one bringing the color of skin into this with the oreo remarks. You speak like a bigot but act innocent. I'm sure kkk members justify their actions just as you do.

NotWoofka
NotWoofka

Sorry Robert, I'm still confused.  Can you explain what it would look like if he acted more black?   Or do you consider the fact that he knows how to act in a normal civilized society to be "white"?   Seems pretty racist to me.

NCalConservativ
NCalConservativ

No, you are wrong.  Multiple sources, including the urbandictionary.com & wikipedia call this a racial slur.  I think you need some sensitivity training!

NCalConservativ
NCalConservativ

Urban dictionary says it's  "A racist slur and schoolyard name based on racist stereotypes.."

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Oreo(O·re·o)Pronunciation:/ˈôrēˌō/ noun (plural Oreos)derogatory an African-American who is seen, especially by other blacks, as wishing to be part of the white establishment. racist(rac·ist)Pronunciation:/ˈrāsist/ noun a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another

You may be an ineducable moron, but I acknowledge the abilities of people of all races.

P.S.  If the Mayor were a white guy trying to act black in an attempt to ingratiate himself with black people, he could be called a reverse-Oreo.

P.P.S. I like calling Hancock an Oreo -- not only does it seem completely accurate, it also serves as a rapid test of English comprehension (which you just failed).

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

You are wrong -- I am not a bigot, and "Oreo" is not a racial epithet, much less a "vile racial epitaph" -- looks like you need to look up "bigot", "racial", and "epitaph" in addition to "Oreo" and "racist"!

TG509
TG509

Still sounds racist even after your explanation and looking up the definition. If he were white you wouldn't call him mayor oreo, racist!

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Hancock is an Oreo Cookie (and before you call me a racist, please look up "Oreo Cookie" and "racist" in a dictionary).

The Mayor is blundering along doing what he thinks the Chamber of Commerce wants; he is all about pleasing the White Establishment (while the benefits of some patronage and endorsements trickle down to his sycophants) -- the real question is why you find so apt an application of the term offensive.

NCalConservativ
NCalConservativ

Are you surprised?  These leftists are the true bigots in our country.  Though not the case for this Dem. Mayor, they'll hurl the most vile racial epitaphs at any minority that dares to move off the Democratic plantation.

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