A shooting near the White House, the Occupy movement moves and the Southeast hit by tornados (again). The twitterverse responds….
By Christina Hubmann
DC’s Occupy protesters marched from McPherson Square to the Key Bridge and protesters were arrested in a number of other cities.
@BlackCanseco: Occupy voting booths. Occupy offices of Corporate Lobbyists. Occupy offices of alderman and congress reps. But occupying traffic? Uh, no.
@ucmytwitts: Just got an email from Red Envelope. It says “Occupy Friday” lol. Is that what we are doing now with Occupy Wall Street?
@hipstermermaid: If only the fashion police treated guys who wear Crocs like the real police treat occupy wall street protesters.
@kevinwmoore: Occupy didn’t fail when homeless and drug addicted people turned to the camps for refuge, clothing and food. Local government failed.
@kpereira: Growing tired of Occupy protestors cursing and screaming at police. Sit down. Remain calm. Abuse will appear exponentially extreme.
@_chrisgarcia: I think the OWS movement should occupy Black Friday. Make it impossible to go to Target, everybody!
@WyattBoz: Occupy LA closes Financial District. Occupy Portland closes Steel Bridge. Occupy Wall St. shutting down Liberty Sq. 30,000 march in Greece.
@haydenblack: If enough Occupy protestors are arrested, the jail over-crowding means real criminals on the street. Who’d you rather have in a park?
@bobbymacReports: I signed a CWA letter protesting the NYPD’s arrest of journalists trying to cover Occupy Wall Street. Full disclosure.
@StephenAtHome: I have one thing to say to all those occupy protesters: GET A JOB! Once one becomes available in America.
The 21-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez was arrested Wednesday in connection with rifle shots fired near the White House. There are indications that Mr. Ortega-Hernandez felt he was part of a “personal mission from God,” the Associated Press reported, quoting investigative authorities. The president was on a trip outside Washington at the time of the shooting Friday night.
@AaronMehta: Apparently one or multiple suspects fleeing on foot after shooting at the White House. Crazy.
@cwilk: …the dude shooting on the White House knows the President is watching basketball surrounded by military right?
@PEARLfectChassi: Why would somebody be crazy enough to be shooting at the White House?
@Arktist: Shooting near White House. President Obama is on West Coast heading for Hawaii and not in DC.
@KFINEWS: We’re following reports of shooting & police chase near White House. NBC Washington says assault rifle recovered but suspect still loose.
@Wolfrum: Remember when someone shooting at the White House was bigger news than a pizza magnate saying something ignorant? Good times.
@thejoelstein: Even when the guy shooting at the White house is a young, non-white, liberal, he’s still from Idaho.
@Enji16: Some KKK member shooting up the White House.
Seven months after the “Super Dixie Outbreak” of deadly tornados that hit the Southeast, residents were reeling once again from storm-related death and destruction on Thursday.
@athensgaweather: Folks around Rome south to Cedartown in NW Georgia should keep an eye on the storm in east Alabama. History of producing tornado warnings.
@tuscaloosacity: The City of Tuscaloosa is under a tornado watch effective until 10am.
@CBS42: URGENT – Text friends and family in Auburn Opelika area…have them take cover for tornado RIGHT NOW!
@Mocurrie25: Yall be safe in Atlanta! I see there’s a tornado warning down there.
@therealmarymary: Dear Tornado in ATL can you please not touch down on the ground just stay in the air and float on! Amen!
@UncleIva: consider volunteering this holiday season. tornado victims, as well as others, are in need. there is no greater gift than love!
@kokomodianne: Veterinary clinic workers about one mile from the touchdown spot say they never heard the sirens… but watched the tornado hit…