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Originally posted by skitzspiricy
reply to post by projectvxn
Ugh!! The same old video posted everytime
This guy doesn't represent everyone in the occupy movement.
edit on 7-11-2011 by skitzspiricy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by RealAmericanPatriot
reply to post by CaDreamer
Jared Loughner WAS A DEMOCRAT... He VOTED for the woman he shot! And he did it because she wasn't liberal enough for him... He even worked for her campaign! How can so many people not know this???
Originally posted by projectvxn
reply to post by tothetenthpower
Let me ask you this:
How many of those sources did YOU actually review?
How many did any of the people complaining here, actually review?
My guess is none.
The Tea Party was blamed for his actions, however, by an overzealous left wing media. Before the bodies were even cold as a matter of fact.
After at least two confirmed incidents of sexual abuse at Zuccotti Park, the demonstrators of Occupy Wall Street have set up a military tent that they believe will better protect the women among their mass. NY1's Amanda Farinacci filed the following report.
A tattered cardboard sign hangs outside a 16-feet military tent that is the newest addition to Zuccotti Park's growing residential community. It reads "Women's Safe Space," and it's meant to address what some fear may be a growing problem for women at the Occupy Wall Street demonstration.
"A lot of complaints about assaults and sexual harassment throughout the park, and a lot of women are not feeling safe to sleep throughout the park," said protester Sparkle Veronica Taylor.
The tent went up Friday after police confirmed at least two incidents of sexual assault in the Lower Manhattan park.
Some protesters have blamed law enforcement for taking a hands-off approach to crimes occurring in the park, but others believe the community can police itself.
Originally posted by skitzspiricy
reply to post by jibeho
The crimes may be very real, but to blame OWS as a whole for them as the OP has is wrong.
These people commiting crimes may not even be part of OWS at all, for all any of us know they are just opportunists.... Like you get everywhere.
When someone heads along to a music festival and gets their tent robbed, or beaten up, or raped. Are we to now blame and condemn everyone at the concert for allowing this to happen?edit on 7-11-2011 by skitzspiricy because: (no reason given)
Whoa: Occupy Baltimore Doesn't Want Police Involved for Rape
Woman Says She Was Raped at #OccupyBaltimore, Begs for Protest to Be Shut Down
Though we do not encourage the involvement of the police in our community, the survivor has every right, and the support of Occupy Baltimore, to report the abuse to the appropriate law enforcement.
Police Investigating Possible Sexual Assault Of Teen At Occupy Dallas
Occupy Dallas organizers said they’ll implement a 10 p.m. curfew and check the identification of anyone seen walking the grounds after that time.
Woman raped in tent at Glasgow George Square protest camp
Originally posted by charles1952
I feel exposed, not really falling into either camp. On the one hand, pro-OWSers are correct in saying that there is insufficient evidence to prove that the movement is criminal. On the other hand, the idea that there is no more disturbance of the peace or crimes in OWS than anywhere else is untenable.
My difficulty is the reluctance of pro-OWSers to say "Jeez, we've got a lot of bad apples." After that truth has been faced, why not ask the question, "How did we get this riff-raff?" Is it (as I believe) just the sort of thing that happens to a cramped crowd, sitting around for two months with nothing to do? Or is there something in the movement that encourages people to commit offenses? Or is there some other reason? Once we know the cause, we can look for cures.
And, tothetenthpower, I don't believe that all of the questions asked have been "honest and good intended." Even some of the pro-OWSers here have shown a condescending, obstructive and dismissive attitude.
It's sad, but there seem to be some topics even ATS can't accomodate.