Cleveland councilman: Occupy must watch for trouble

1:28 PM, May 3, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- A city councilman in Cleveland says bomb plotting charges against five men associated with the Occupy movement shows the group needs to watch for troublemakers.

Councilman Brian Cummins is an occasional go-between for city hall and Occupy Cleveland. He said Thursday that he became acquainted with alleged bomb plotter Douglas Wright last fall. He says Wright came across as a drifter trying to fit into the Occupy movement.

The councilman says the bomb conspiracy charges highlight what he calls the failure of the Occupy movement in understanding the dangerous potential of some activists.

Cleveland police removed the Occupy group's tent early Thursday, leaving about a half-dozen people standing around or zipped up in sleeping bags. The city says the permit for the tent in the heart of downtown had expired.

 

By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press

The Associated Press

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