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Death at Occupy NOLA Campsite Attributed To Alcohol Abuse
99.5 WRNO ^ | Friday, November 11, 2011 | The Associated Press

Posted on 11/11/2011 7:52:17 AM PST by chemicalman

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says a man found dead in a tent at the Occupy New Orleans camp in Duncan Plaza across from City Hall was homeless and died of complications from prolonged alcohol use.

While others in the campground knew him only by nicknames like "Old School" and "Curley," coroner's investigator John Gagliano identified the man as Ronald Howell, a 53-year-old homeless man from Kansas. A town in Kansas had not yet been determined.

Detectives suspect Howell's body may have been in the tent for two days before it was discovered Tuesday.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: gutterpunks; neworleans; occupy

1 posted on 11/11/2011 7:52:22 AM PST by chemicalman
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To: chemicalman

Dying at one of the camps is becoming the norm, akin to classic rock radio playing a Stones song.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 7:55:01 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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Pretty sad way....dead for two days in a tent before anyone checks and calls the authorities. A guy deserves better than that.


3 posted on 11/11/2011 7:57:13 AM PST by pepsionice
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Pretty sad way....dead for two days in a tent before anyone checks and calls the authorities. A guy deserves better than that.

That's "Liberal Compassion" for you.

4 posted on 11/11/2011 7:58:21 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: chemicalman

When SOMEONE claims the body, where’s the Ambulance-Chaser to sue OWS for Negligence in providing proper security, providing adeqate organized-protest supervision, etc.?


5 posted on 11/11/2011 8:00:42 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: chemicalman

Must watch “Occupy” video:
http://www.verumserum.com/?p=31993


6 posted on 11/11/2011 8:02:39 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: chemicalman
The call letters for the station are one letter off.

What's interesting about the Occupy (wherever) crowd is this: They'll count the local homeless and transients among their own to bolster their numbers. However, once something like this occurs, he wasn't part of their group.

Go figure.

7 posted on 11/11/2011 8:06:45 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: chemicalman

Occupy New Orleans? Where’s a hurricane when you need one? OK, that was a little cynical, even for me.

But it makes me think that in the case of a hurricane, these slobs would happily accept a ride out on a military helicopter produced by evil capitalists.


8 posted on 11/11/2011 8:07:05 AM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: chemicalman
"Coolest street party ever, man!"
Protest? What protest?
9 posted on 11/11/2011 8:20:29 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: pepsionice
Pretty sad way....dead for two days in a tent before anyone checks and calls the authorities. A guy deserves better than that.

This story is the epitome of a liberal utopia. This is the kind of society they want for all America. In fact, they're demanding it.

10 posted on 11/11/2011 8:23:58 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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