Occupy Boise sues over new rules governing Capitol Mall

In a posting on Occupy's Boise's website Monday, the group says the ACLU joined the group in filing to challenge new rules prompted by Occupy's encampment on the grounds of the Old Ada County Courthouse.

Last month, U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill ordered Occupy Boise protesters to move off the lawn within five days to give the state eight weeks to assess damage to the lawn and rehabilitate the grounds. The posting says that landscape maintenance "is not a legitimate end in itself."

The article, which does not have a byline, calls the new rules "only the latest in a series of moves to consolidate power, silence dissent, and deny Idaho citizens rights guaranteed by both the Idaho and United States Constitutions."

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Another ACLU

frivolous lawsuit that will cost taxpayer money to defend....Sunny...

I suggest they occupy the VD

I suggest they occupy the VD clinic.

But what about the other patients?


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They filed a lawsuit??

I wonder if it was all 4 protesters or just one individual?

All you out of state tourists:

Come visit our lovely state capital. I bet the odors around that block are just WONDERFUL in this 100+ heat. What happened to this bunch of lazy oafs getting booted out of there? I want that area to camp in for my up coming family reunion.

Have you been there lately?

Your description doesn't match reality at all.

Boise isn't very real anyway.


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Thanks for wasting more of our tax dollars you lazy idiots. But I guess that does not effect you anyway as most of you are probably on welfare and do not have to pay taxes.

Whoever is in charge of Occupy Boise should have their head examined. They seem to go out of their way to loose the support of the majority of the people.

yeah, like you're the self appointed majority

have any polls to support that?

Who needs polls when we want Czechs?


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simple poll

Here is a real simple poll for you. Read the comments on this site and on every article about Occupy Boise.

That's not a poll...



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And Fatima is livid about it.


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Occupy your mind.



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Be like Chuck Winder

Occupy Uterus.

thank you for not naming a planet


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Well, if the ACLU joined Occupy Boise

in a lawsuit, that makes it legitimate, doesn't it? NOT.

I'm sorry, but eff these buffoons. This is not the way to effect change in this barely functioning system. If they haven't figured that out yet, they've already lost.

I'm not gonna lie, it's to

I'm not gonna lie, it's to the point that I completely forget about Occupy Boise until the Statesman bring them up. I'm guessing 99% of everybody else is the same way. Why won't they just stop.

A Little

When Occupy Boise, sets up again, a little Police brutality would be welcome......

What is wrong with you?

There is no reason for police brutality.

but you like pitchforks down below...then they can use real crap


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What does this have to do

with corporate greed, Wall Street, corporate lobbying of lawmakers?

FOCUS Occupiers! FOCUS!

Play. Supertramp Crime Of The Century.

Music located. Playing.


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Dang...I agree with OO...work through political action or get

some real pitchforks and torches and storm the Bastille. Occupying is passive and defensive; any tactician will tell you a passive defense is an invitation to be defeated.

"No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government." Neil Peart

Booger-eating dorkfest

Booger-eating dorkfest alert!!!! I marvel at the "Occupy" people's ability to create a protest to protest against other people who bother their protest.

It could be worse...

Look at those Occupytards in Oakland. I wish the Occupy Boise idiots would just go away but if I had to choose between these 4 idiots or the ones in Oakland, I'd take our home idiots every time.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Damaged lawn irony

Whats ironic is due to construction they have fenced off an area as large or larger than that that was damaged by Occupy Boise and just let the lawn die.

I like

I like the old courthouse. The Occupy people were an eyesore.

Entitled Social Democrats [OWS] need to be babysat.

Just ask Mayor Nutter in Philly. He has been forced to spend millions of dollars the city doesn't have on extra police.

Occupy Boise needs to move on to a more effective strategy

The current strategy is a waste of time and resources. If you want to be a collective voice for change, you need to find a more effective way to speak. After all, your message isn't about a section of grass, right? (I'll be honest. I have a difficult time identifying what your message is.) So, imagine you win a court case. So what? You have become politically irrelevant.

You lost this one. Move on. Be bold. Find something new. Your message should not be restricted to a section of lawn and is being diluted by the legal battle over a ramdom section of ground.

Agree BC...I sympathize with the initial motivation of the

movement...but the message is lost among the madness of an overly long campfest.

"No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government." Neil Peart

they bring nothing to the game.


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