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TACOMA: Leave Occupy camp residents alone

Letter by Leda Darlington, Tacoma on Feb. 2, 2012 at 9:42 am | 16 Comments »
February 2, 2012 12:22 pm

Re: “Occupy Tacoma may face eviction” (TNT, 2-2).

This little park has had very little use from other citizens. The Occupy Tacoma residents survived a cold winter, while the rest of us were nice and warm in our houses. They found a family in their group and a peaceful home to come to.

They have not caused any police intervention and no problem of any importance – except some may not look good. They have not disturbed anybody as far as we know.

Actually I find the group kind of neat. Their presence makes the city appear as a place that accepts and lives in harmony with each other. When I walked by, people were more polite and friendlier than some other parts of the city.

They belong there with their statement and should be left alone. Concentrate on the city’s other problems.

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