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Mayday! May Day Riots! Viva La Amnestia!

May 3, 2010

I probably butchered “Amnesty” in Spanish, but hey, who the hell needs to learn that shitstain of a language anyway.

At least 18 Santa Cruz businesses suffered damage during May Day riot
Article: Mercury News

Downtown business owners spent Sunday repairing shattered windows and doors after a May Day rally Saturday night turned into a riot with approximately 250 people marching along Pacific Avenue, some carrying makeshift torches, throwing large rocks and paint bombs, and spray-painting walls with graffiti.

At least 18 businesses suffered damage during the rally in honor of

    international workers

that began at 9 p.m. and escalated into mayhem around 10:30 p.m., police said. Investigators estimated damage at $100,000, though some business owners said it could be more. No injuries were reported.

On Sunday, sea green-colored glass littered sidewalks where windows and glass doors had been smashed. Maintenance workers, many getting called in the middle of the night, boarded up windows with plywood until new sheets of glass could be installed.

The vandalized businesses included Urban Outfitters, Peet’s Coffee, Noah’s Bagels, Jamba Juice, Velvet Underground and Dell Williams Jewelers. The unoccupied Rittenhouse building also was damaged. A police car was vandalized with rocks and paint, department spokesman Zach Friend said.

Roxie Jones, a resident at Palomar Apartments, spent Sunday morning cleaning yellow paint blobs off of her white Pontiac Grand Prix, which was parked on Pacific Avenue during the riot.

Velvet Underground owner Diane Towns said she was sickened by the smashing of a large window at her north Pacific Avenue clothing store, which has been downtown since 1994. Vandals also dragged a mannequin out of the store and tore off the dress and jewelry, she said.

“We’ve been up all night. I’m just devastated,” Towns said Sunday morning. “We’ve had a hard enough time staying open with the economy, now this. It’s going to cost me at least $1,000 to replace the window.”

Kevin Melrose, manager of the Rittenhouse building, estimated it would cost more than $30,000 to replace the three windows and two doors that were smashed in the riot. There was also damage to some artwork being stored inside the vacant building at Pacific Avenue and Church Street, he said.

“This is just stupidity,” Melrose said. “This is a violent protest to me, and it diminishes their cause.”

The only person arrested in connection to the downtown destruction was Jimi Haynes, a 24-year-old transient from Fresno County. Police said Haynes was seen breaking two large display windows at Dell Williams Jewelers, a longtime family-owned local business. He was booked into County Jail on suspicion of felony vandalism and a parole hold.

Police said Haynes told them he learned about the May Day rally from a flier posted at the Santa Cruz anarchist cafe, Sub Rosa, which is at Spruce Street and Pacific Avenue. Several fliers had circulated around town and on the Internet advertising a May Day street party in Santa Cruz.

The fliers didn’t contain names or groups responsible for the event.

“Take back this day. Kick it with us for a truly sick night of mayhem,” a flier said.

Another flier billed the event as a chance to “celebrate, eat, drink, dance and take over,” while another predicted a “massive” street party.

Police said they knew the May Day event was being planned, but felt there was no need to monitor it closely because there was no indication it would turn destructive.

The city event coordinator Kathy Agnone had reached out to the group to encourage them to obtain a permit, but they refused, Friend said.

“There were fliers, but there wasn’t any indication it would be this kind of event,” Friend said. “The fliers we had didn’t give any indication like that.”…”

Read Rest of the Article: Mercury News

There “wasn’t any indication it would be this kind of event”?? “The fliers we had didn’t give any indication like that”??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! HELLOOOOOOOOO:

“Take back this day. Kick it with us for a truly sick night of mayhem,” a flier said.
“celebrate, eat, drink, dance and take over,”

“Police said they knew the May Day event was being planned, but felt there was no need to monitor it closely because there was no indication it would turn destructive.” OH. MY. GOD. Again, let me help the kind, hard working officers of the Santa Cruz Police department:

“Take back this day. Kick it with us for a truly sick night of mayhem,” a flier said.
“celebrate, eat, drink, dance and take over,”

They didn’t even have a friggin’ PERMIT for Pete’s sake. Then again, when you’re walking around the country without ANY documents… you know, SS card, Drivers License, Papers… What’s an itty bitty little permit. Small potatoes, I reckon.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 5, 2010 12:15 am

    REALLY!!!!! REALLY!!!!! GREENDAY SUX!!!! DANGERB SUX!!!!! She gets on here and says bad stuff about the Government and all along she works for OBAMA!!!! I know you secret. you are not fooling anyone…

    • May 5, 2010 12:46 am

      Haha. Yes, everyone, my secret has been exposed. I work for Obama. I know; I’m not fooling any of you guys by pretending to be a patriotic, conservative, American Citizen. Oh, and Green Day sux. I don’t even like that band! Oh, for real you guys. I, DangerB…. suck, and I say bad stuff about the government. Did I mention I work for Obama?

      😉 Best spam ever.

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