By Tony Lopez

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As the Occupy Sacramento movement settles in for another night inside Cesar Chavez Park, another group sits, watches and wonders if they’ll ever get what they call “their park” back.

“These homeless people have been out here alot longer than you have,” one homeless person tells CBS13.

For years this plaza in the heart of Sacramento has been a homeless hide-away. But some just want the Occupy group to go away:

“I just wish they’d give us our park back,” one homeless woman says.

She’s one of dozens of homeless who’ve signed a petition:

Part of the problem, some homeless argue, they feel they’ve lost their freedom.

“They got their own security, they act like the police,” one man tells Lopez. “Anytime you do anything they say you can’t do this and that … and we’re saying ‘you’re not the police.'”

But the allegations of harassment go both ways.

“She on numerous occasions came to me with violent threats like “I’m going to get you,’ just terrible things,” one Occupy organizer says.

The Occupy leader felt so threatened by a homeless woman, she thought about getting a restraining order.

While she worries about her loss of security, those who used to call this park home worry about how long this group will stay.

“They say they’re gonna stay until Wall Street goes down,” one homeless woman says. “I don’t see Wall Street going down. Wall Street is too big.”

And this park may be too small for some.

Comments (185)
  1. robert g says:

    It looks like the OWS crowd is really the 1% that nobody likes.

    1. John Patricio says:

      No, actually they have a better than 65% favorable rating in polls.

      1. John says:

        Actually, they don’t.

      2. Keith in Seattle says:

        Which poll are you reading and from which planet? They have a favor-ability rating of something like 25 or less %

      3. Tweety58 says:

        Actually you are an idiot,Thanks for confirming it.Time to sharpen up that point on your head.Will you be using a file or a knife?

      4. circadia says:

        I think he meant the occupiers have better than a 65% favorable rating in polls… among fellow occupiers 😉

      5. Therrion says:

        @circadia : I got a good laugh out of that.

  2. John Freiheit says:

    The Constitution Of The United States Of America protects your right to LAWFULLY ASSEMBLE. It does NOT protect your right to OCCUPY. These Socialist Revolutionaries have perverted the right to LAWFULLY ASSEMBLE into an attempt at Social Revolution. These people are the lowest 1% of society gathered together by the top 1% of society. WE are the remaining 98% and we say… END THE OCCUPTATION NOW, ARREST THE OCCUPIERS.

    1. John Patricio says:

      When our countries founding fathers assembled to protest, the police told them they couldn’t stay either. ARREST THE BANKERS,

      1. A. Brickman says:

        “countries” = plural of country
        “country’s” = country possessive

        Why don’t you go occupy a classroom?

      2. Keith in Seattle says:

        How many times does this have to be explained to you people? It WASN’T THE BANKS THAT MADE THE REGULATIONS, you want to protest, protest the ones that forced the banks to make bad loans, the FEDS. The Dems brought pressure to bear on the banks to get everyone into homes. The bank KNEW they were going to lose big so they tried to save what they could by bundling the bad loans into bad securities and sold them on the open market. When time came to pay the securities, the banks didn’t have the cash so they went back to the loanees, the loanees didn’t have the money and that’s where the bailout came in….

    2. Deus Vult says:

      Could not agree with your comment more! “WELL DONE!”
      NO MORE “resident” obama, mooochelle “antionette” and the cabal of socialist/marxist czars!!!

  3. KMarx says:

    “alot”? Who “wrote” this mess?

    1. Frankie Allan says:

      not you obviously mr marx..anyway I thought you occupied a tomb here in London how are you over there?

    2. Andrew in Toronto says:

      Obviously KMarx is an American imperialist who hates British spellings.


  4. mojo says:

    What, you crunchies never heard of a rat-pack?

    Show a little initiative.

  5. JJ says:

    I say obtain the addresses of the occupiers and distribute them to the homeless people. The homeless may then go to those addresses and live until the occupiers abandon the park (home) of the homeless. That is a fair exchange and gives all sides something.

    1. patriotgirl1 says:

      Awesome idea!!

      1. Just Another Idea says:

        I second that!

    2. Gorio says:

      I agree, a “default swap” if you will excuse the pun. The Occupiers have defaulted their residences to the Homeless because they have taken over the home of the Homeless. Thereby defaulting their homes to the homeless. Quick, find a seedy 1% lawyer and giterdun!

    3. Araeshkigal says:

      That’s brilliant! There is actually such a list released from some of the NY Occupiers who were arrested. The “poorest” home on the list was worth about 500,000 USD. Take a look at the pictures of the houses these poor downtrodden occupiers possess.

      I think the entire Occupy movement MUST really be someone’s performance art piece about hypocrisy.

  6. eyearedan says:

    The Obama PEE PARTY strikes again..

  7. Dude man says:

    The Occupiers are clearly better than the homeless, much in the same way the 1% are better than the rest of us 99%.

  8. jon says:

    HAHAHAHAHA…. A RESTRAINING ORDER…. Hilarious. Thought I has seen it all with these OWS folks, but this is classic!
    Still giggling about this…. A RESTRAINING ORDER…….. priceless.

  9. Drano says:

    Our park? Since when did public parks become the property of bums? Throw the mob out then throw the bums out so the public can enjoy their park they are paying for with taxes.

    1. PA2AK says:

      I second the motion.

  10. Rootwolf says:

    “The Occupy leader felt so threatened by a homeless woman, she thought about getting a restraining order.”

    Let’s look at this situation. The OWS person wants to use the law to help her break the law. What a typical liberal elitist mentality.

    1. Gorio says:

      That would require her giving money to a lawyer who most likely earns an annual salary in the dollar figure she is protesting against. Right? These Occupiers, just when you think you have them figured out for the complete imbeciles they are, they throw you a left hook that speaks more about what they don’t really know than they pretend to extoll that they do know!

  11. Smitty says:

    Most of these protesters have unoccupied SKULLS.

  12. wallyj says:

    The homeless woman has a valid point. They (homeless) are tolerated because for the most part,they are tolerable,messed in the head but likely with an organic cause.

    The new squatters are messed in the head because of their own egos.If I had a choice for neighboure,I’d choose the originals.

  13. Luke Stone says:

    It’s Lord of the Flies: Version Degeneracy

  14. URFULOFIT says:

    I don’t understand how the fat-cat elitists became our heroes and idols….especially after financially raping the country and its taxpayers. I think it might have something to do with the “wannabe syndrome”. And Rush Limpbrain. Since you worship at the throne of the almighty dollar, you hope to be a “one percenter” some day. To the money-grubber, wealthy wannabes…you may worship and love them…but they don’t love YOU. Every time your quality of life has been lowered, it usually can be traced to some CEO who conjured up yet another way to burn the consumers en masse. A CEO gets a 20′ bigger yacht every time the wording about how to avoid a $15 or $20 bank “fine” is confusing enough that several hundred thousand people have to pay it. When was the last time you heard the phrase, “The customer is always right.”? Can you just imagine how much humor that phrase has provided for today’s fat cat elitist? Actually, that one is universally funny.

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