Skip to comments.Berkeley Tree Sitter Falls (Man Suffers Broken Arm And Leg)
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.
I also heard the oaks are not old growth. They are ornamental trees planted at the same time the stadium was constructed.
This guy would not have fallen out of the tree if the University would have cut down the tree with these fools in it.
Poor little retard.
LOL - too may puns to contemplate here.
I guess it's true what they say about the nut not falling far from the tree.
That is MY good laugh for the day. Thank you.
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
IF A HIPPY FALLS OUT OF A TREE IN THE FOREST, AND NO ONE SAW IT, DID IT REALLY HAPPEN?
Oh my, what a way to end a hard work day. First Elmer Fudd and now Jerry. Thank you both for making the day!
True. Planted in the early 20's.
Here is a link for some lighter stuff.
Quite welcome my FRiend,,,;0)
Sounds like the father was a dumb as the son.
He was free...
Zach Trottingdog has his own web site. Running for mayor no less.
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??
Prayers for his recovery.
LOL!! Almost spewed the beer on that one!
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