This isn’t a random act of kindness kind of group. They are going beyond putting money in the meters. They are more like harassing the meter workers to make a larger point. If you watch the video you will hear a freaky OWS type saying that he only uses the first names of the workers in his “publications”.
There is more to this.
I have an issue with the stalking the parking enforcement people but no problem with them randomly walking around and feeding meters. I remember seeing people do that in DC and in Arlington too.
So throw a penalty flag for taunting already! Good grief Charlie Brown, taunting? Is that what we have come to to worry about taunting in that we have to file a lawsuit that has far more reaching implications on how many amendment to the Constitution?
Everybody in this country needs to put their adult pants on! So what if they are taunting, there is nothing, I repeat, NOTHING, in the Constitution about a right to guard against being offended.
I am sure that I am not alone in that some of the points of the Occupy weirdos were in fact Tea Party points but their delivery was stupid and counterproductive. I will support anyone who sticks it back to any government bureaucracy provided it is in a non-violent way and I will defend their right to say anything they will in that process. What I will not defend if they engage in any actions to get their point across that intrudes on anyone else like storming an office with the intent on disrupting other peoples access and business.
The yoots may seem like Occupy troublemakers, but if they are targeting bureaucracies with mischief (adding money to parking meters) and making it obvious to everyone why, including the meter maids, then have at it. As far as the one saying they were getting heart palpitations, maybe she/he is not up to the job of life. Did you ever consider these meter maids could care less what you think on any given day, in uniform or not?