Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who ordered the encampment shut down, did offer this doublespeak when questioned:
"In the interest of public safety, ultimately we had to act. We did so with patience and respect. I also want to recognize the people of Occupancy, Occupy Boston, they shined a much needed light, still needed, on the growing economic inequality in this country. In the end, they also acted with restraint. I thank them for that."That seems the equivalent of saying "Goodbye, and don't let the door hit you," as you slam it shut.
In San Francisco, the cat-and-mouse game between protesters and police continued when the newest encampment was raided on Sunday morning.