The Clarion-Ledger reported that Councilman Taliaferro made a motion to allow the protesters to camp in Smith Park overnight as they demanded. When the motion died without a second, Edwin walked out of the meeting. Edwin said he did not want to participate in the meeting if the Committee was not going to capitulate to the occupiers' demands. Ever the clown, Edwin stated "It would be just like our predecessors telling Martin Luther King Jr. or Medgar Evers how to march...."
Yeah, Edwin. Just like that.
Ultimately, the Committee adopted a compromise to waive the dusk closing time and allow the occupiers to stay in the park until 11:00 p.m., but not overnight.
Like clockwork, the Occupy Jackson Whining Machine went into full effect after the meeting. Chelsea "Cricket" MacDonald, Occupy Jackson's spoiled, overindulged spokeswhiner, immediately started complaining because they didn't get exactly what they demanded.
The issue will ultimately be resolved when the full City Council meeting next week.