Skip to comments.Sexual Assaults Reported in 'Occupy' Camps
Posted on 11/03/2011 3:33:13 PM PDT by tobyhill
Alleged sexual assaults at Occupy Wall Street camps have raised concerns about security in a handful of cities, including reports of rape and groping in tents at New York's Zuccotti Park and a sex offender in Dallas having sex with an underage runaway.
"These protests have a history of welcoming everyone and just assuming they're on your side," said David Meyer, a professor of sociology at the University of California at Irvine, who studies protest movements.
The recent reports of assaults have created a problem the "Occupy" movement is being challenged to address head-on.
"We always encourage victims to go through the proper channels and contact police," said Brendan Burke, 41, who helps run the security team in Zuccotti Park.
But that's not always the case. Burke admitted there have been times when members of the community have taken it upon themselves to chase off men who exposed themselves in the park.
"If there is a consensus that someone is bothering another person, the community will take care of it," he said. "Still, we always notify victims to contact police."
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- addressing the allegations of sexual assault today -- said the reported practice of chasing perpetrators, rather than reporting them to police, is "despicable." If the reports are true, he said, the protesters have made the city less safe.
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Yeah liberals raping and groping, burning, urinating, staining America but that certainly pales to what the tea party did last summer doncha know... just ask nancy...
Gene pool fail alert...
Homeless ex-cons mating with slacker hippie chicks.
Play in the Interstate, expect to get whacked by an 18 wheeler.
Just the (x)% of undesirable people redistributing sex that the (y)% of desirable people have unfairly accumulated to themselves. What’s the problem?
Probably off-duty TSA gate guards.
Yeah but was it rape, or rape rape(As Whoopi likes to call it) Hey nothing wrong with commie thugs doing this, they are just spreading the love around right libs
Liberals and democRATS foul their nests wherever they go.
Gosh, it’s almost as a bunch of lawless do-nothings gathering together was a bad idea or something.
These girls have something these thugs want just like the Rich. Welcome to the 1% club.
Pray for America
Damn, and I only got to go to a tea party.
I’m sure that behind the facade of astonishment and shock, the supposed authorities really DO know just what is going on, but are not confronting the perps because, frankly, they have not the means nor the inclination to proceed with what they must do to restore order.
Napoleon ordered a “whiff of grapeshot” to quell the Paris Royalist mobs, and thereby secured the Republic of France. Had the Royalists prevailed, the return of The Terror was a very real probability, and at the time, nobody wanted that.
The Republic turned into the Empire very quickly, though, once Napoleon was elevated to the national leadership. From too little order, very soon it became too much order.
Throw in a fake BC, and you've got yourself a President.
where do victims of socialism report?
(Yes, I'm being sarcastic.)
Lying, creepy, liar. They've their own code of omerta and have dissuaded victims. I loathe them and the enabling media.
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