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Berkeley Tree Sitter Falls (Man Suffers Broken Arm And Leg)
NBC11 ^ | November 12, 2007

Posted on 11/12/2007 3:04:50 PM PST by nickcarraway

BERKELEY, Calif. -- On Sunday evening a Memorial Oak Grove tree-sitter fell from the supply-line that is used to ferry food, water and people into and out of the tree-sit protest.

The traverse-line was created after the university erected a fence around the tree-sitters and spans from a tree inside the fenced in area to a tree outside the fence.

Nathaniel Hill, the fallen tree-sitter, was moving on the traverse line to meet his father, Carl Hill, who had come from the east coast to visit his son.

Hill was taken to Highland Hospital where he was treated for a broken arm above the wrist and a broken leg above the ankle.

"If the University had not put up the fence this wouldn't have happened," said Zachary Running Wolf, the organizer of the tree sit-in. "They created this situation where we have to move in and out of the grove on that traverse line."

University spokesman Dan Mogulof says the fall is not the university's fault.

"The accident is very regrettable but to state the obvious, completely avoidable," he said. "Things like this wouldn't happen if people who are illegally occupying university property were obeying the law."

Meanwhile, Judge Barbara Miller is set to render her decision any day on the legality of the university's expansion plans for the area.

The university also recently built a second fence surrounding the grove.

UC Police Chief Victoria Harrison said that the school built the new fence as a security measure prior to the forcible removal of the protesters from the trees.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: activism; berkeley; beserkeley; lol; moonbat; oops; raatcrime; ratcrime; treehuggers; trees; treesitters; uc
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1 posted on 11/12/2007 3:04:52 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: martin_fierro

ping


2 posted on 11/12/2007 3:05:38 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, how sad.


3 posted on 11/12/2007 3:05:54 PM PST by Tax-chick ("How inscrutable are His judgments and how unsearchable His ways!")
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To: nickcarraway

Trying hard not to snicker...


4 posted on 11/12/2007 3:06:45 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Some people are like slinkys, the idea of them tumbling down a flight of stairs makes you smile.)
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To: nickcarraway

Newtons Law applies to everything above the ground.


5 posted on 11/12/2007 3:07:11 PM PST by TOneocon (The reason there is so much poverty is because of the uneven distribution of capitalism...Rush)
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To: nickcarraway
"If the University had not put up the fence this wouldn't have happened,"

Indeed...kudos to the university.

6 posted on 11/12/2007 3:07:37 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: nickcarraway
"If the University had not put up the fence this wouldn't have happened," said Zachary Running Wolf, the organizer of the tree sit-in

Zachary Running Wolf? A relative of Ward Churchill, no doubt.

7 posted on 11/12/2007 3:07:51 PM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: SandyInSeattle

I think they need to build an electric fence with a roof.


8 posted on 11/12/2007 3:07:57 PM PST by Ingtar (The LDS problem that Romney is facing is not his religion, but his Lacking Decisive Stands.)
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To: nickcarraway; Tax-chick; SandyInSeattle

My prayers for the tree.


9 posted on 11/12/2007 3:08:13 PM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: nickcarraway
Does anyone know what these people do for a living?

OR, are we supporting them?

In God We Trust.....Semper Fi

10 posted on 11/12/2007 3:09:11 PM PST by North Coast Conservative ( Are you a sheepdog, or a sheep?)
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To: Enterprise

LOL!


11 posted on 11/12/2007 3:09:30 PM PST by Tax-chick ("How inscrutable are His judgments and how unsearchable His ways!")
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To: Tax-chick

He went to be with “Mother Earth”.


12 posted on 11/12/2007 3:11:37 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: nickcarraway

awwww did that big bad tree hurt the wittle boy?
bad tree bad tree.


13 posted on 11/12/2007 3:12:04 PM PST by donnab (saving liberals brains....one moron at a time.)
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To: nickcarraway

Did anyone hear him?


14 posted on 11/12/2007 3:12:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember 10/10/07 and the birth of the American politburo.)
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To: nickcarraway
I'll Get Your Hippy Outta Dat Twee,,hehehehe... Image and video hosting by TinyPic
15 posted on 11/12/2007 3:12:42 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: North Coast Conservative

They probably live off lecturing after their episode in the tree.


16 posted on 11/12/2007 3:13:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
"If the University had not put up the fence this wouldn't have happened," said Zachary Running Wolf, the organizer of the tree sit-in. "They created this situation where we have to move in and out of the grove on that traverse line."

I'm sure it would never occur to this left wing buffoon that someone could not have fallen from a tree they weren't illegally in!
17 posted on 11/12/2007 3:14:09 PM PST by rottndog (Four decades and counting.....and "middle aged" no where in sight!)
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To: nickcarraway

Imagine how much better the tree feels.


18 posted on 11/12/2007 3:14:39 PM PST by Constantine XIII (THE CAKE IS A LIE)
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To: nickcarraway

Trying...hard...not...to...laugh.....


19 posted on 11/12/2007 3:14:58 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: BenLurkin

I think she hugged him a little too hard. Didn’t realize he was so fragile ...

FWIW, I’m really am sorry for his father.


20 posted on 11/12/2007 3:14:58 PM PST by Tax-chick ("How inscrutable are His judgments and how unsearchable His ways!")
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