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Three Occupy Oakland protesters charged with hate crimes
Reuters ^ | Sat, Mar 3 2012 | Reuters

Posted on 03/04/2012 3:09:12 PM PST by Salman

(Reuters) - Three Occupy Oakland protesters accused of surrounding and taunting a woman before stealing her wallet were charged on Friday with robbery and hate crimes, authorities said.

Michael Davis, 32, Nneka Crawford, 23, and Randolph Wilkins, 24, confronted the woman on the streets of Oakland in February after she told them not to riot in her neighborhood, the Oakland Police said in a written release.

"She was surrounded by three protestors and battered as they yelled vulgar epithets regarding their perception of her sexual orientation," Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

The female victim was not identified except as a 20-year resident of the neighborhood.

"Her wallet was taken during the crime," Watson said. "The victim broke away from the group and called police, who were able to arrest one suspect near the scene."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: hate; liberalviolence; occupy

1 posted on 03/04/2012 3:09:23 PM PST by Salman
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To: Salman

This is a story the New York Times and Washington Post will NOT carry.


2 posted on 03/04/2012 3:13:45 PM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-media complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew')
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To: GOPJ

Reason #1 for Concealed Carry, IMO.


3 posted on 03/04/2012 3:21:03 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Salman

Shocker!


4 posted on 03/04/2012 3:21:34 PM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: carriage_hill

a street sweeper, would be nice...


5 posted on 03/04/2012 3:23:20 PM PST by aces
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To: Salman

I thought their hate was justified? /sarcasm


6 posted on 03/04/2012 3:23:28 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Salman
Three Occupy Oakland protesters accused of surrounding and taunting a woman before stealing her wallet were charged on Friday with robbery and hate crimes, authorities said.

How can this be when they represent 99% of the population?

7 posted on 03/04/2012 3:24:22 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: aces

In 12ga, no doubt.


8 posted on 03/04/2012 3:29:02 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Salman
It (Occupy) has lost momentum in recent months after police cleared encampments in New York, Oakland and other major cities.

And they damn well better keep them cleared, with no sleeping allowed.

9 posted on 03/04/2012 3:32:34 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Salman

Holder’s “people”?


10 posted on 03/04/2012 3:34:50 PM PST by Bullish (12-22-2012)
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To: Salman
"She was surrounded by three protestors and battered as they yelled vulgar epithets regarding their perception of her sexual orientation," Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

Considering the typical occupiers, what did they do? Call her straight? Maybe monogamous? Or did Reuters write the article about it being Tea Party protesters and then found out at the last minute that they were actually Occupiers?

I still think the Occupiers are ticked off that the Tea Party folks got the better name.

11 posted on 03/04/2012 3:41:35 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: GOPJ
This is a story ... will NOT carry.

She was surrounded by three protestors and battered as they yelled vulgar epithets regarding their perception of her sexual orientation

Given the horns of this dilemna, sweeping under the rug is the likely outcome.

But imagine the wheels of their vile marxist minds turning, trying to decide if a dyke trumps a homey !

12 posted on 03/04/2012 3:41:50 PM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: Salman

Add that to the laundry list of other Occupy crimes the Tea Party has yet to be charged of committing...


13 posted on 03/04/2012 3:44:44 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Salman

Minor rant...

Not to excuse their behavior but were they really hate crimes or could they have been crimes of extreme dislike? Maybe they were only extreme reactions to feelings of moderate aversion?

Do they have a machine that registers the emotional attachment/detachment to crime?

Prosecute the crimes and drop this leftist “Hate Crime” BS. Even if it is a bunch of leftists being prosecuted for them. Thought crime prosecution is a very, very slippery slope.


14 posted on 03/04/2012 3:50:30 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Salman

Imagine what the liberal media would have done if these had been Tea Partiers instead of Occuthugs.


15 posted on 03/04/2012 3:54:30 PM PST by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: tomkat

I’d surmise from this that they called her a “BREEDER”!

Well, at least kudos to that police department for being evenhanded about “hate crime.”


16 posted on 03/04/2012 4:14:39 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Salman

Just for show.


17 posted on 03/04/2012 4:23:46 PM PST by steve8714 (Thank you, Andrew. I miss you already.)
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To: Salman

Hate crime laws are stupid. I don’t care who they are used against.


18 posted on 03/04/2012 4:25:35 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: FerociousRabbit

I’m with you!


19 posted on 03/04/2012 4:30:16 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Salman

I’ve read nothing but the title, and before I even read a single word of the article, I’m going to guess that the victim was a gay male, because that is really the only victim it could be for a bunch of commie hippies to beat on and be charged with a hate crime. My first thought is that McDonald beating where the only real issue was that it was a trangender freak and that is why the black girls were charged with hate crimes. I’m guessing the same here.

Let’s see...


20 posted on 03/04/2012 4:31:51 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (The only priority: Repeal Obamacare)
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To: Salman

OK, I’m close enough.

“Oakland” is code for Holder’s people, which 2 of the 3 perps was, with one being a white guy. Pictures are in the link below:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/03/oakland-occupiers-charged-in-robbery-hate-crime.php

And the hate crime was for anti-gay insults for the woman’s PERCEIVED sexual orientation, which of course turned out to be true or they would not have prosecuted a hate crime with a straight victim.

So all is right with the world and the MSM is still completely transparent in disguising with code when black people are beating on a dyke.

This is too easy. The MSM should be honest one time out of every 50 stories, just to keep me guessing.


21 posted on 03/04/2012 4:38:40 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (The only priority: Repeal Obamacare)
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To: Salman
Three Occupy Oakland protesters charged with hate crimes

Alternate headline in Right to Carry State: Three Occupt\y Dallas protestors were buried with large craters in their chest cavities, the kind left by .45 ACP, .45 Long Colt, etc. No charges were filed since the criminals were all dead....

22 posted on 03/04/2012 5:41:43 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Salman

Lesson: Pack it. Use it.


23 posted on 03/04/2012 8:35:57 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Salman

The Brits have to bring us the news about homophobe occupyers.

You can’t make this stuff up.


24 posted on 03/04/2012 8:42:53 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: HiTech RedNeck

bttt


25 posted on 03/04/2012 9:53:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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