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News, The Snitch Protesters to Occupy Wells Fargo Bank Today

Protesters to Occupy Wells Fargo Bank Today

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the group Occupy Our Homes, an arm of the national Occupy Movement. And how else would you expect members to celebrate the group's birthday than a big, festive, tent-pitching occupation? At 11 a.m. sharp,…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Protesters Take Over House in the Castro, 20 Arrested

Occupy Protesters Take Over House in the Castro, 20 Arrested

Twenty seems to be the magic number for the SFPD this week. The cops arrested another 20 protesters last night after the group reportedly put on black masks and broke into a house in the Castro. According to news reports,…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Moves Its Cause Indoors

Occupy Moves Its Cause Indoors

Occupy isn't gone, it has just moved inside -- where it's much cooler these days. Far from having their spirits crushed after police raided the last remaining Occupy camp last week (which had become less about occupy and more about…
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News, The Snitch Another Occupy Protest Scheduled Tonight

Another Occupy Protest Scheduled Tonight

Here's something those newly evicted Occupy protesters can do with themselves. This evening, bitter folks will gather around Bank of America in San Francisco to protest the bank's three-day loan modification customer outreach event. Specifically, the "struggling families," aka protesters,…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Camp Cleared Out, Multiple Protesters Arrested

Occupy Camp Cleared Out, Multiple Protesters Arrested

That makeshift Occupy camp that had become a fixture in downtown San Francisco is no more. According to press reports, some 70 police officers raided the small camp late last night, arresting 20 or so protesters. The drama started about…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Movement Turns One Year Old on Monday, But Shows No Sign of Growing Up

Occupy Movement Turns One Year Old on Monday, But Shows No Sign of Growing Up

It seems like just yesterday Occupiers had created their own unregulated cities playgrounds in downtowns, hoping this would help combat American poverty. Here we are a year later, and it's time to ask: What's really changed?Well, nothing, of course.  But who…
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News, The Snitch Nationstar Calls Off Bayview Foreclosure, Sheriff Is a No-Show for Scheduled Eviction

Nationstar Calls Off Bayview Foreclosure, Sheriff Is a No-Show for Scheduled Eviction

It looks like Nationstar has become the latest lender to hop onto the Bayview foreclosure bandwagon, and thus they are the latest lender being targeted by neighborhood activists.This morning, the hard-working folks that make up Occupy Bernal joined the Alliance…
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News, The Snitch Occupy, Environmentalists Say No to Nukes

Occupy, Environmentalists Say No to Nukes

San Franciscans found yet another reason to protest PG&E.Yesterday, on the 67th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, members of OccupySF Environmental Justice Working Group, No Nukes Action, and Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice gathered in front…
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News, The Snitch Lt. John Pike, UC Davis Pepper Spraying Officer, Now out of a Job

Lt. John Pike, UC Davis Pepper Spraying Officer, Now out of a Job

Here's one victory Occupy protesters can claim: Lt. John Pike, the pepper-spraying happy cop at UC Davis, is no longer on the police force. No word on whether Pike, who callously sprayed a group of students participating in a peaceful…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Noe Valley Tries to Save More Homes

Occupy Noe Valley Tries to Save More Homes

Since Occupy Bernal has proven to be the only local Occupy group to actually get shit done, homeowners in Noe Valley went ahead and formed a similar movement, riffing off Bernal's model of not occupying.In other words, no tents necessary.Tomorrow,…
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News, The Snitch Oakland Parents Pitch Tents Occupy-Style

Oakland Parents Pitch Tents Occupy-Style

For the past week, the parents and teachers of Lakeview Elementary in Oakland have staged an Occupy-style sit-in on the grounds of the school, which is one of five elementary schools the District plans to close this year The Oakland…
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News, The Snitch Gays Plan to Occupy Pride

Gays Plan to Occupy Pride

What do you get when put occupiers and gays in the same room? OccuPride, of course.From what we read this morning, the LGBT community is pretty darn annoyed that so many corporations are sponsoring the annual gay pride parade this…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Bernal Proves Occupy Movement Isn't Totally Ineffective

Occupy Bernal Proves Occupy Movement Isn't Totally Ineffective

Back in December we told readers about the newer, much more civilized arm of the local Occupy movement, dubbed Occupy Bernal Heights. The goal of this new Occupy group was not to pitch tents on public property, but to stop…
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News, The Snitch DA to Charge Brick-Tossing Protesters in Occupation of Church Building

DA to Charge Brick-Tossing Protesters in Occupation of Church Building

District Attorney George Gascón is wasting no time building his case against the protesters who were arrested during Tuesday evening's occupation of the San Francisco Archdiocese building during the May Day strikes. Gascón fired off a statement last night, detailing…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Protests Prevent Sheriff's Deputy From Performing Free Manual Labor

Occupy Protests Prevent Sheriff's Deputy From Performing Free Manual Labor

A pair of men tossing bricks and metal pipes off rooftops and onto the crowd below was an unforeseen consequence of the Occupy movement. And, it would seem, so is a delay in the opening of the nascent Guardians of the…
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News, The Snitch Wells Fargo Bails Out S.F. Businesses, Tries to Show Big Banks Aren't <i>That</i> Bad

Wells Fargo Bails Out S.F. Businesses, Tries to Show Big Banks Aren't That Bad

Since it had the $25K (of your money) to spare, Wells Fargo thought it might help out the Mission District businesses that were completely trashed during Monday evening's Occupy protests. And the bank should, since some might say that mess…
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News, The Snitch Jesse Nesbitt, Accused Occupy Brick-Tosser, Previously Arrested for Bottle-Tossing

Jesse Nesbitt, Accused Occupy Brick-Tosser, Previously Arrested for Bottle-Tossing

Sticks and stones may break my bones. So do bricks. And, so do bottles. Jesse Nesbitt has been accused by San Francisco police of hurling the latter two at city employees; yesterday his alleged brick tossed off the roof of…
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News, The Snitch Occupied Church Building Cleared, Police Arrest 24

Occupied Church Building Cleared, Police Arrest 24

The madness at 888 Turk St. began a little after 5 p.m. Police officers in riot gear had begun erecting metal barricades around the front of the previously empty Archdiocese of San Francisco building, which protesters had occupied a few…
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News, The Snitch Building Occupiers Hurl Bricks Onto Crowd Below -- Arrests Made

Building Occupiers Hurl Bricks Onto Crowd Below -- Arrests Made

Update, 6:25 p.m.: SF Weekly's Albert Samaha says the man accused of tossing bricks onto the crowd from atop occupied 888 Turk has been arrested. The suspect has been charged with felony aggravated assault, according to Police Chief Greg Suhr.Suhr…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Protesters, Watch What You Tweet

Occupy Protesters, Watch What You Tweet

A New York judge has ruled that Twitter must release tweets from an Occupy Wall Street protester, claiming the information, which highlights the chaotic arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge last year, is -- and should be -- public for the…
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