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Berkeley Tree Sitter Falls (Man Suffers Broken Arm And Leg)
NBC11 ^ | November 12, 2007

Posted on 11/12/2007 3:04:50 PM PST by nickcarraway

BERKELEY, Calif. -- On Sunday evening a Memorial Oak Grove tree-sitter fell from the supply-line that is used to ferry food, water and people into and out of the tree-sit protest.

The traverse-line was created after the university erected a fence around the tree-sitters and spans from a tree inside the fenced in area to a tree outside the fence.

Nathaniel Hill, the fallen tree-sitter, was moving on the traverse line to meet his father, Carl Hill, who had come from the east coast to visit his son.

Hill was taken to Highland Hospital where he was treated for a broken arm above the wrist and a broken leg above the ankle.

"If the University had not put up the fence this wouldn't have happened," said Zachary Running Wolf, the organizer of the tree sit-in. "They created this situation where we have to move in and out of the grove on that traverse line."

University spokesman Dan Mogulof says the fall is not the university's fault.

"The accident is very regrettable but to state the obvious, completely avoidable," he said. "Things like this wouldn't happen if people who are illegally occupying university property were obeying the law."

Meanwhile, Judge Barbara Miller is set to render her decision any day on the legality of the university's expansion plans for the area.

The university also recently built a second fence surrounding the grove.

UC Police Chief Victoria Harrison said that the school built the new fence as a security measure prior to the forcible removal of the protesters from the trees.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: activism; berkeley; beserkeley; lol; moonbat; oops; raatcrime; ratcrime; treehuggers; trees; treesitters; uc
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To: bray
I read the head tree-sitter is not a local. He came from Texas just for the protest.

I also heard the oaks are not old growth. They are ornamental trees planted at the same time the stadium was constructed.

41 posted on 11/12/2007 3:31:14 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: nickcarraway

This guy would not have fallen out of the tree if the University would have cut down the tree with these fools in it.


42 posted on 11/12/2007 3:32:43 PM PST by hophead (who interupted the lt. gov.)
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Poor little retard.


43 posted on 11/12/2007 3:32:59 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Duncan Hunter / Alan Keyes '08)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

LOL - too may puns to contemplate here.


44 posted on 11/12/2007 3:33:30 PM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: nickcarraway
Nathaniel Hill, the fallen tree-sitter, was moving on the traverse line to meet his father, Carl Hill, who had come from the east coast to visit his son.

I guess it's true what they say about the nut not falling far from the tree.

45 posted on 11/12/2007 3:33:40 PM PST by Redcloak (This post certified 100% Hillary-free. um... Never mind.)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

That is MY good laugh for the day. Thank you.


46 posted on 11/12/2007 3:33:47 PM PST by hophead (who interupted the lt. gov.)
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To: nickcarraway

ROTFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


47 posted on 11/12/2007 3:34:23 PM PST by gaemes
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To: BigBobber

Of course there is no Old Growth in San Fagcisco. In addition they topped the trees to make them more habitable which will kill them in a couple years anyway.

Pray for W and Our Veterans


48 posted on 11/12/2007 3:34:49 PM PST by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

IF A HIPPY FALLS OUT OF A TREE IN THE FOREST, AND NO ONE SAW IT, DID IT REALLY HAPPEN?


49 posted on 11/12/2007 3:36:01 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Oh my, what a way to end a hard work day. First Elmer Fudd and now Jerry. Thank you both for making the day!


50 posted on 11/12/2007 3:36:02 PM PST by hophead (who interupted the lt. gov.)
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To: nickcarraway
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51 posted on 11/12/2007 3:37:13 PM PST by meanie monster
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To: BigBobber
They are ornamental trees planted at the same time the stadium was constructed.

True. Planted in the early 20's.

52 posted on 11/12/2007 3:38:11 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("democrat" -- 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses " - Joseph J. Ellis)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Here is a link for some lighter stuff.
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/action/tj/whatsthecatch/index.html


53 posted on 11/12/2007 3:38:35 PM PST by hophead (who interupted the lt. gov.)
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To: hophead

Quite welcome my FRiend,,,;0)


54 posted on 11/12/2007 3:38:43 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like the father was a dumb as the son.


55 posted on 11/12/2007 3:40:37 PM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: nickcarraway

He was free...
Free-fallin'

56 posted on 11/12/2007 3:40:49 PM PST by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.runningwolfformayor.org/
Zach Trottingdog has his own web site. Running for mayor no less.


57 posted on 11/12/2007 3:41:57 PM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: nickcarraway
"The accident is very regrettable but to state the obvious, completely avoidable," he said. "Things like this wouldn't happen if people who are illegally occupying university property were obeying the law."

Let me get this straight: he's actually suggesting that people who injure themselve while breaking the law should have to suck it up and be responsible for their own actions??!...

Are there pigs flying yet??

58 posted on 11/12/2007 3:42:37 PM PST by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Iím paranoid. The only question is, am I paranoid enough?)
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To: nickcarraway

Prayers for his recovery.


59 posted on 11/12/2007 3:43:45 PM PST by mysterio
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!! Almost spewed the beer on that one!


60 posted on 11/12/2007 3:43:54 PM PST by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Iím paranoid. The only question is, am I paranoid enough?)
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