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OWS. Where did the money go?

I remember reading about thousands of dollars collected for aid to OWS, but it seems the leaders of that disappeared as they were replaced by general homeless people who normally inhabited other areas of the city. This seems to be the pattern followed in the other cities too. Where did the leaders go and where did the money collected go? Will anyone investigate?

Some local officials say the camps, which offer food
and shelter, have drawn the homeless, street youths and a criminal
element that jeopardizes public safety.
"The encampment idea became hijacked by people who
were more interested in a party," Sergeant Pete Simpson, a spokesman for
the Portland Police Bureau, said today in a telephone interview.
When protesters began camping in Portland on Oct. 6,
"the groups that day were people who have been committed to the
movement," Simpson said. "Then those people started leaving and the
homeless population and street youth began moving in. Many of the initial leaders that the city dealt with
have since left and the group is fractured, Nutter said. The mayor said
he wants to avoid confrontation with the Occupy movement and agrees with
them on issues such as unemployment, poverty and bank lending.
"Now we're at a critical point where we must re-evaluate our entire relationship with this very changed group," he said.

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Pictures of Zucotti Park Being Cleared

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Tent City Is No More.

Otherwise, they still can walk around with signs and protest, but can't camp out anymore. Considering the housing cost to stay in NYC, unless they bus them in and out each day, looks like this will end shortly. The Mormons have really been cracking down on them in Salt Lake City.
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Query on your statement

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Why the The Mormons have really been cracking down on them in Salt Lake City.

Isn't it the Utah and Salt Lake City government officials acting? are you making some other point?

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No, not making any other points

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Just that a wide area of society, no matter what their background, across the USA, is tired of this OWS movement and cleaning it up, from NYC all the way even to Oakland California.

The original group involved seems to have moved on after raising a war chest of donations. My "point" is questioning who ended up with that money, whether they have met all legal requirements on reporting those donations, and is it being used to enrich some promoters, or for some political purpose, or been merged into some other group's funding?

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Didn't reply to your first post

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was asking about your other.

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I don't know what you are talking about then.

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The subject is what happened to the money? Can you address that, or have some reason to lead off subject?

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what happened to the money? Who controls it?

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How is it really being used? Who are the leaders? What are their long range intentions? Who do they represent? Clue, it's not 99% of us.



November 4, 2011 from WNYC

The Occupy Wall Street movement based in New
York's Zuccotti Park has accumulated almost half a million dollars in
cash and online donations. But managing the new-found wealth is creating
headaches for the protesters.

What does Egypt have to do with it?
At Thursday's General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street in New York, a resolution was passed to allocate $29,000 to pay to send approximately 20 "OWS Ambassadors" to act as international observers in the Egyptian elections.

After all, this is not an official non-profit organization
and they have raised over a half million in funds and accumulated
untold amounts of goods (non-perishable foods, sleeping bags, goggles,

Donations in the form of money and goods have been coming in since the
early days of "Occupy Wall Street" but most of the protesters were
oblivious to how much money had been collected until the newspapers
started reporting it. And now there is a mad scramble by many to stake a
claim on a share of the cash sitting in a union-owned credit union.
Early last week it was reported that $300,000 in cash had been donated to the group from various sources and that money had been deposited in a local branch of a credit union:

The movement has an account at Amalgamated Bank, which
bills itself as 'the only 100 percent union-owned bank in the United
Less than a week after that news broke, the total amount in the OWS bank account has reportedly swollen to $500,000....

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