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Another Tucson Occupier taken into custody

Marisa Muro of Occupy Tucson was taken into custody on Nov. 30, 2011. (Image Credit: Alex Maldonado)

As police and local governments begin major crackdowns across the US, the Tucson Police Department and Occupy Tucson continue their nightly dance of citations, arrests, and resistance at Veinte de Agosto Park downtown.

From Alex Maldonado, Occupy Tucson Peacekeeper and Veteran For Peace…

Tonight [Wednesday, Nov. 30], eight Tucson Police Department cruisers, one SUV and another unmarked SUV encircled Veinte de Agosto Park for the nightly issuing of citations for staying in the park after hours for Occupy Tucson.

As citations were being issued, Marisa Muro, peacefully refused her citation and was taken into custody without incident.  Muro is basically deaf with only 20% hearing in each ear.

Since Thanksgiving evening, nine occupiers have been taken into custody for refusing their citations.  Occupiers spend the night at the Pima County Adult Detention Center, have their arraignment hearing in the morning and are then released.

Tucson’s newly-elected Mayor Jonathan Rothschild will be sworn in next Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Will the police change their tactics then? Only time will tell.

10 comments on “Another Tucson Occupier taken into custody

  1. Rai Goldin
    December 1, 2011

    So the rumours of a raid I heard yesterday were true. Bummer.

    • kristikrinklekrankle
      December 1, 2011

      They keep taking people who are nicer, kinder and more thoughtful than the majority of people anywhere.

  2. alohapuna
    December 1, 2011

    Don’t expect anything to change with the City of Tucson.

  3. J
    December 1, 2011

    What does hearing ability have to do with the fact that someone was breaking the law?

    • tunkashila
      December 1, 2011

      If police are supposed to give warnings to potential citees before issuing citations (and they are), then it has some bearing. 

    • kristikrinklekrankle
      December 1, 2011

      They keep taking people who are nicer, kinder and more thoughtful than the majority of people anywhere. I think they just mentioned Marisa’s hearing because it is a distinguishing characteristic that is remarkable for its impact on her life. However, they neglected to mention her occupation: working long hours with our disabled population. Marisa is a soft-spoken young woman who was exercising her right to peacefully dissent – not “a law-breaker”.

    • ample waters
      December 1, 2011

      you and your “waaa waaa they are breaking the law”… Jesus, you are disgusting.  what about the fact that we’ve all been robbed by the collusion of our government and big business??  You are a moron.  

  4. MD
    December 1, 2011

    This is how TPD is spending our tax-dollars. Arresting a peaceful woman for being in a park after posted hours.  I’m sure we can all sleep soundly tonight knowing that there is no other crime in the city for TPD to tend to.  
    Why is there a law at all?  Why does TPD think a person standing in a park is a threat to society?  Why are they wasting my tax dollars on a peaceful protester?  Are there no murderers, rapists, thieves, banksters to be pursued?   Did they police every single park in the city and cite every single person in the parks after hours? 
    What is the government afraid of?

    • Uri Jerkov
      December 2, 2011

      MD, I am a tax payer and I would like to see TPD arrest anyone that is in a park afterhours and refuses to leave. So yes, this is how I would like to see my tax dollars spent, thank you for asking.

  5. Fraser007
    December 1, 2011

    Its going to be cold, wet and windy this weekend. Enjoy your revolt.

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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