Mayor Jean Quan Apologizes to Occupy Oakland, Gets Booed Off Stage

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is quickly becoming more unpopular than Ron Dellums, who made history when he decided not to seek a second term (he was that unpopular!). Quan, who allowed police to raid the Occupy Oakland camp on Tuesday morning, tried to publicly apologize to the protesters last night, but was dramatically booed and jeered off stage, according to news outlets.

Quan, who was elected mayor just 11 months ago, took the stage at the group's general assembly meeting at about 10 p.m. last night and waited to speak to the crowd. But protesters chanted "go home!" until Quan took the hint and quietly slipped back into City Hall. She later delivered a written note apologizing to Occupy Oakland, according to news reports.

Quan really had no choice; her decision to let police raid the encampment where hundreds of protesters has been living in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, has been heavily criticized across the nation. "I am deeply saddened by the outcome Tuesday. It was not what anyone hoped for, ultimately it was my responsibility, and I apologize for what happened," Quan said in her statement.

You can read Quan's full statement here.

The violence all started shortly before 5 a.m. on Tuesday when police raided the Occupy Oakland camp, breaking down tents and arresting 79 people. Later that evening protesters marched through downtown, attempting to take back their camp in front of City Hall, which had been fenced off. Police fought back, tossing flashbang grenades and tear gas, and soon downtown Oakland looked like a war zone.
 


Some people were hurt, including Scott Olsen, 24, a veteran marine, who was critically injured by a police projectile. Quan also told protesters, who held a vigil for him last night, that she has visited with Olsen's family because she was "concerned about his recovery."

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robertoh
robertoh

She learned(one would hope)you don't back down from rioters and anarchist. When she whimped out they smelled weakness on her part and this brought on the following riots.As for Scott Olsen the MSM should take another look at this guy,it seems his time in the Marines was less than steller and he didn't leave the Marines with honor and he has a grudge against the Marines.

Marilyn Walton
Marilyn Walton

Boo ! Boo ! Boo ! Right off the platform, right out of office.  Bad Mayor you should have listen to you former police cheif and never allowed this to happen in the first place.. Bad Mayor , Boo ! Boo ! Boo! ,   Right off the platform , Right out of office.......

usedupinCA
usedupinCA

Poor babies!  Did the teachers use red ink to mark their homework with an "F" ?  Someone disrespected "their" territory?  Their FEELINGS were hurt?  Real People can't get home from their jobs because of this nonsense.  No job would allow a leave of absence to go march for an undisclosed amount of time.  You would be unemployed.  How do you pay your rent & bills?  No self-respecting mayor of any town would go apologize to a mob except a idiot liberal mayor.  Bake some cookies w/your own sweat mayor & pass them out to the asses.  America is laughing at you and has NO respect for you.  WHEN is the next election for mayor?

Marilyn Walton
Marilyn Walton

Find who is doing the recall and put your name on it for a start.....

usedupinCA
usedupinCA

I had to laugh yesterday when the mayor had a conference at noon telling citizens to  come on down and shop--just ignore the thousands of people vandalizing the shops around you.  The small biz owners were interviewed & were scared that all their hard work would go down in flames when it got dark.  NO buses running.  Sure 'nuff the professional terrorists & anarchists got to work at nightfall.  The owners of these biz' & bldgs should sue the mayor for creating the atmosphere for chaos.  Congrats Van Jones, Pelosi, Reid, BHO for sympathizing & encouraging violence.  Martial law s/b in place soon & elections w/be cancelled so BHO can stay in ofc.

Lazy_Girl__444
Lazy_Girl__444

@c29ac3a31e672d43c61d84c70b6d4fb3:disqus .........This is crazy...Sister's girlfriend makes 73 hourly on the PC. She has been fired from work for 11 months but last month her paycheck was 7756 USD just working on the PC for a few hours. Read about it on this web site......http://alturl.com/jwpg9 ....

Lazy_Girl__444
Lazy_Girl__444

@c29ac3a31e672d43c61d84c70b6d4fb3:disqus .......................This is crazy...Sister's girlfriend makes 73 hourly on the PC. She has been fired from work for 11 months but last month her paycheck was 7756 USD just working on the PC for a few hours. Read about it on this web site......http://alturl.com/jwpg9

Jennif3brom
Jennif3brom

Can you say COMMUNIST RED CHINESE???

These people HATE US !!!

xiaozi
xiaozi

Can you say bigoted redneck cracker?

novenator
novenator

Her political career is likely over. All it takes is one catastrophic decision like this to completely derail a lifetime of good achievements, and that is the line she crossed. She needs to resign, and this needs to be a warning to any Mayor or local official out there that wants to "get tough" on these Patriots.

sisterlauren
sisterlauren

Why is everyone blaming her instead of the Chief of Police?

Marilyn Walton
Marilyn Walton

@ sisterlauren ~ thats why he left and and then she put in the laky who in office now....

novenator
novenator

Because she set up the raid, then covered her ass by leaving for a couple days.  No police chief would conduct a raid like this without first consulting the Mayor, and if he did, he should be fired IMMEDIATELY.

Clavaine
Clavaine

I was taught that an apology should include three things:1.)  A statement of what you did.2.)  A statement explaining why what you did was wrong.3.)  A statement indicating what you're going to do differently in the future so it doesn't happen again.

I read her "apology" and while she kinda covers number 1, she definitely doesn't cover number 2 or number 3.  Then, to top it off, she makes demands of the protesters!  Total fail, she's got to go.

Jtirp
Jtirp

KUDOS to Oakland Police! In a city where violence and gang warfare are infamous, the last thing needed is this bunch of something for nothing losers causing problems.  The cops did their job....more than can be said for the mayor....her hat says it all.....she is an idiot!

Tammond
Tammond

you will eat those words coward!

Elizabeth Frantes
Elizabeth Frantes

She's the Asian Feinstein Wannabe.  The Low Rent DemoPig scum. 

usedupinCA
usedupinCA

This is her audition for the next Governor of California

Akit
Akit

Ripping off Wicked, just for Mayor Quan:

"Un-popular, I know about un-popular..."

OaklandResidence
OaklandResidence

Constituents? Most of these people do not live in Oakland. She only has to answer to the residents of Oakland, not of Daly City, Berkeley, Marin, Walnut Creek and Portland, Oregon. I'm pretty sure if we did a residence check, we will find that many of the people occupying Oakland do not actually live in Oakland nor care about Oakland. This a good media story. The public is so blinded by the occupy (put a city name here) that we are not holding the government accountable. 

Elizabeth Frantes
Elizabeth Frantes

Well, the people who defend your town come from all over the nation.  So you think that only those who live where you do can speak?  Well, then, let all nations fight their own wars.  If a small nation can't defend itself, why should other nations help them fight off tyrants?

Oakland girl
Oakland girl

She should have stayed on the stage and taken the booing as long as it took for people to calm down and hear her, showing that she was there to listen to her constituents no matter how late she was and what their message was.  The footage looks like she lasted under 10 seconds and turned around hugging her purse and taking cover in City Hall.  She has got to go.  Queen Quan...be gone! 

Samsarah Morgan
Samsarah Morgan

This is completely untrue!  She was not booed off the stage. She arrived late to the GA , too late to speak to the crowd as there was a tribute planned for the young marine her police attacked.  members of the crowd saw her and booed her.

next time she should respect the process and the anger of the people - she should show up on time and ready to address the entire assembly - rather than hiding behind official statements...she should return again and speak her peace and personally extend her regrets - boos or not!

xiaozi
xiaozi

The tapes and film show she was definitely booed off. 

And obviously her appearance was in the capacity of Mayor and not as a private citizen, and if you are honest with yourself you will agree you want it that way, otherwise, why hold per responsible? 

FakeJeanQuan
FakeJeanQuan

Everyone will calm down and love me again next week when I announce my new "two free cookies a week" policy.

usedupinCA
usedupinCA

You forgot!  San Quentin prison is so close by..... can you go & apologize to them too for their crimes getting them behind bars or on death row?

Proud Veteran
Proud Veteran

Tracking cookies..?!

Resign now, you dizzy wh*re..!

;-)

Vibora Volando
Vibora Volando

Recall or impeach the spineless mayor.  She is setting a poor example for the rule of law.

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