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December 7, 2011 admin Uncategorized,ZComments Off

Occupy Santa Cruz, represented by Ed Frey, was denied a restraining order against city police dismantling camp as early as 5 PM today.

Santa Cruz Superior Court Judge Timothy Volkmann stated the decision was on these four grounds, all disputed:

  1. OSC’s case was not likely to succeed in litigation
  2. OSC would not be irreparably harmed by the camp’s removal
  3. The “balance of equity was not tipped”
  4. The restraining order was not shown to be in the public interest

An all-camp meeting at Benchlands Park is now in progress to determine Occupy Santa Cruz’s next steps.