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Sexual Assaults Reported in 'Occupy' Camps
abc ^ | 11/3/2011 | By ALYSSA NEWCOMB

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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: occupylist; occupywallstreet; ows; owsassaults; owspervoccupy; owspervs

1 posted on 11/03/2011 3:33:16 PM PDT by tobyhill
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2 posted on 11/03/2011 3:36:01 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: tobyhill

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...


3 posted on 11/03/2011 3:36:12 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Herman Cain is the epitomy of MLK's dream.)
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To: tobyhill

Gene pool fail alert...

Homeless ex-cons mating with slacker hippie chicks.


4 posted on 11/03/2011 3:37:17 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: tobyhill

Play in the Interstate, expect to get whacked by an 18 wheeler.


5 posted on 11/03/2011 3:37:34 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (As the End Times draws near, remember the Bible WARNED of these times. Be ready!)
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To: tobyhill

Just the (x)% of undesirable people redistributing sex that the (y)% of desirable people have unfairly accumulated to themselves. What’s the problem?


6 posted on 11/03/2011 3:38:33 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: tobyhill

Probably off-duty TSA gate guards.


7 posted on 11/03/2011 3:40:47 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: tobyhill

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


8 posted on 11/03/2011 3:44:26 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: tobyhill
List of reported occupy wall street sexual deviancy-

List HERE
keywords:owspervs,owsperv

Woman charged with pimping teen recruited at Occupy NH rally

Occupy Madison Loses Permit Because Protesters were "Publicly Masturbating"

Police Investigating Possible Sexual Assault Of Teen At Occupy Dallas

Occupy Toronto "This Man Was in my Tent Sniffing my Girlfriend’s Feet”

"Occupy" Figure Is Wanted Man In Bizarre, Oily Case (drunk ,naked, and olive oiled)

‘Occupy Cleveland’ Protester Alleges She Was Raped

Sex offender registered to Occupy Portland shares story

Man accused of exposing self to children arrested [ Part of Occupy Wall Street in Seattle ] Whoa: Occupy Baltimore Doesn't Want Police Involved for Rape

Occupy Baltimore awaits city action; revises sexual assault guidelines

Scottish police investigating report of rape in tent at Occupy Glasgow protest Sexual Assault Reported at Occupy Portland Camp

Occupy Lawrence members report crimes at South Park camp

Accusations Of Teen Runaway Sexual Activity At Occupy Dallas

Zuccotti perv: Fiend attacks protester in her tent

Man arrested for sexual assault at Occupy Dallas camp

ABC News- Sexual Assaults Reported in 'Occupy' Camps

9 posted on 11/03/2011 3:47:00 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Occupy is the DNC's use of children,indigent & infirm to push back TeaParty calls for smaller gov't)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Liberals and democRATS foul their nests wherever they go.


10 posted on 11/03/2011 3:48:55 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Gosh, it’s almost as a bunch of lawless do-nothings gathering together was a bad idea or something.


11 posted on 11/03/2011 3:49:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tobyhill

These girls have something these thugs want just like the Rich. Welcome to the 1% club.

Pray for America


12 posted on 11/03/2011 3:51:08 PM PDT by bray (Hope and Change is Dead and Gone)
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To: NoLibZone
List of reported occupy wall street sexual deviancy-

Damn, and I only got to go to a tea party.

13 posted on 11/03/2011 3:53:20 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

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.


14 posted on 11/03/2011 3:58:43 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: nascarnation
Homeless ex-cons mating with slacker hippie chicks.

Throw in a fake BC, and you've got yourself a President.

15 posted on 11/03/2011 4:00:28 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tobyhill

where do victims of socialism report?


16 posted on 11/03/2011 4:00:43 PM PDT by ken21
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To: tobyhill
Wow, I totally don't care. I'll go one step further and say I hope they all go nuts and kill each other. Is that so wrong?

:)

17 posted on 11/03/2011 4:04:51 PM PDT by teenyelliott (welcome to the Twilight Zone)
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To: tobyhill
I'm sure the National Organization of Women will be expressing their outrage over this at any time now.

(Yes, I'm being sarcastic.)

18 posted on 11/03/2011 4:06:21 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: tacticalogic

LOL


19 posted on 11/03/2011 4:26:04 PM PDT by eureka! (Bless Our Troops. D*mn the Left.)
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To: tobyhill
""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."

Lying, creepy, liar. They've their own code of omerta and have dissuaded victims. I loathe them and the enabling media.

20 posted on 11/03/2011 4:27:46 PM PDT by eureka! (Bless Our Troops. D*mn the Left.)
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To: tobyhill

From Animal Farm: “Some occupiers are more equal than others”


21 posted on 11/03/2011 4:29:10 PM PDT by Stymee (Beat Obama with a Cain!)
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To: tobyhill

Interestingly enough, Grim Woman (she says it’s her REAL name - LOL!), who claims to be one of the OWS “leaders” (that part I believe, she’s dumb enough) says that the OWS “protestors (who claim to have ALL the answer’s to America’s problems) just don’t know what to do about THIS problem.

Funny, those of us who are NOT part of the 99% they claim to represent know what to do - CALL THE D@MN COPS AND REPORT THE RAPES!!!!

MORONS!!!!


22 posted on 11/03/2011 4:32:30 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: tobyhill

ABC about 10 days late to the “party” writing a “see we cover both sides of every story” story.


23 posted on 11/03/2011 4:36:00 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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Celebrate Jim's Birthday!

Click On The Balloons And Party!

24 posted on 11/03/2011 4:38:44 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DustyMoment

Does she seriously claim her birth name, given to her by her mother and father, is Grim Woman ? And she was one of the organizers of this ? Help, help help, somebody please get us out of here.


25 posted on 11/03/2011 4:49:47 PM PDT by emax
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To: tobyhill
OWS has made their position clear: if we catch you assaulting a woman, you get a free pass. We will not call the police on you and we certainly won't hold you until the police get here.
26 posted on 11/03/2011 4:55:29 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: tobyhill

To the Occupukes, the cops are Evil repressors, yet also some how part of the 99%. They’re conflicted...


27 posted on 11/03/2011 6:57:03 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: tobyhill

Funny. The rapists are “alleged” but Cain is guilty.


28 posted on 11/03/2011 7:17:46 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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