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  • Video: Homeless man beaten in Wall by two laughing N.J. youths

    12/20/2011 5:07:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 29 replies · 1+ views
    star ledger ^ | 12.19.11 | AP
    A young man strides purposefully into the woods as a cameraman asks what he's about to do. "About to go beat up this bum," the man in the video says. And that's exactly what he does, punching and kicking a homeless man in the face, bloodying his nose, before wishing him a Merry Christmas. The videotaped assault has led to criminal charges against a 20-year-old New Jersey man and a 17-year-old boy accused of filming the assault while egging the attacker on. "Just dive on him! Dive on him!" the cameraman says on the video as the assailant approaches a...
  • The Values of Occupy Eugene are Worth Cost of the Camp (Barf Alert)

    12/13/2011 12:06:58 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    Eugene Register Guard ^ | 12/12/11 | Shelley Jensen
    Some claim that the price is too high to continue to support the occupation of Washington-Jefferson Park in Eugene — yet 70 percent of that $100,000 cost to the city of Eugene was for police overtime at marches and rallies. That cost will not be reduced if the city fails to renew the Occupy Eugene permit to stay overnight. More to the point, what is the price of freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition for redress of grievances? Dark forces of destruction attack not just our middle class jobs, but also the survival prospects of...
  • Landrieu tells Occupy NOLA protesters:'Now would be a great time to go ahead and get on up and go'

    12/02/2011 8:25:30 PM PST · by BBell · 18 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | December 02, 2011 | Danny Monteverde
    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Friday afternoon said Occupy NOLA protestors who have camped out in Duncan Plaza across from City Hall for the last two months must immediately begin to clear the park. "I am asking them to leave right now," Landrieu said. "Any time after this may see enforcement."While acknowledging the protestors' rights to freedom of speech, Landrieu said it is against the law to be in the park between 10:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. and to have tents, kitchen equipment and electrical utilities in the park. "I am giving notice on behalf of the city of...
  • Kelly thomas beating and Mainestategop twitter hacked

    11/17/2011 2:36:18 PM PST · by mainestategop · 6 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    I've been compelled to do an article about the Kelly Thomas beating. I mentioned this off and on on YouTube and a few other places and it turns out that although as I have stated it proves that liberalism is the same as fascism that didn't stop some liberal from smearing me and my website. It turns out this beast broke into my twitter account and has been posting on twitter and various websites, myself posting the following abhorrent comment: Kelly Thomas was nothing but a psychotic Criminal bum and parasite who leeched off taxpayers and was a nuisance. If...
  • Occupiers poach homeless services

    Occupy Boston has been encouraging protesters to take showers, hot meals and shelter meant for the homeless, prompting a St. Francis House manager to ask the downtown campers to remove directions from their Internet newspaper. The online publication that calls itself “Occupy Boston Globe” posts meal times and shower hours at St. Francis House on Boylston Street, which runs on private donations and state and federal funding.
  • Down twinkles: ACORN is paying homeless people to come down here and protest, says OWSer

    11/02/2011 3:26:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Allahpundit
    Another good one from Lee Stranahan, Brandon Darby, and Big Government, starring the same well-spoken protester from last night’s clip. We already knew that New York Communities for Change, a.k.a. the artists formerly known as ACORN, were hiring the homeless as ringers to pad the size of the protests. Fox News reported on that a few weeks ago and further alleged that some of the new hires were being sent out to fundraise under false pretenses. What’s curious about this clip is that “Channing” thinks some of the ringers being shipped in by NYCC are creating problems at the park,...
  • Occupy OKC participant found dead in tent at Kerr Park

    10/31/2011 5:21:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | October 31, 2011 | Matt Dinger
    A man thought to be a protester was found dead Monday inside a tent at Kerr Park, police said. The man's name has not been released by police, but he was thought to be in his 20s, Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said. The man is part of Occupy OKC, a group of protesters who have been camping since Oct. 10 in Kerr Park near Robinson and Broadway avenues. Organizers refer to the man as “Street Poet,” a homeless man provided with food, clothing and shelter by others involved in Occupy OKC, according to a news release written by...
  • Occupy Atlanta moves protest to homeless shelter

    10/31/2011 3:50:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Online Athens ^ | 10/30/11
    Occupy Atlanta moves protest to homeless shelterThe Associated Press Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 11:59pm ATLANTA -- After being evicted from a city park last week, Occupy Atlanta says it's found a new home for its protest -- at a shelter for the homeless. Occupy Atlanta spokeswoman Sara Amis said Sunday several dozen protesters spent Saturday night on the fourth floor of a building used by the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. She says it's possible more could join them.
  • True, Unconditional Love - An Amazing Creation of God

    10/30/2011 10:02:04 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 7 replies
    Instruments of Salvation By Ari Bussel Did you notice how at every point of time we are given a choice: turn right or left, continue or abort, pay attention or ignore. Our progress in life is just the sum total of numerous small decisions, most seemingly inconsequential. But they all are, shaping our path and defining who we are. Also, this is how we can be grouped into clusters. There are many reasons for doing what we do, some rational, others mysterious. At times we think, hesitate and hardly reach a conclusive decision. Other times we do not spend a...
  • Occupy Wall Street Miffed by “Freeloaders”

    10/30/2011 11:39:50 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 40 replies
    The protest on Wall Street is chafing under an unwanted “infiltration from below.” It seems that while the focus of the protest has been aimed at transferring wealth from the 1% above to the “deserving” 99% below, uninvited lower echelons of the 99%–namely the homeless vagrants that infest many American cities are showing up for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sharla Tane, one of the Occupy Wall Street cooking staff, complained that “our hard work is being filched by spongers looking for a free meal.” The problem isn’t prejudice, Tane insisted. “I mean, we’re not against government helping the poor. In...
  • 'Occupy Wall Street' movement camps draw the homeless seeking food and shelter

    10/22/2011 8:22:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- When Occupy Wall Street protesters took over two parks in Portland's soggy downtown, they pitched 300 tents and offered free food, medical care and shelter to anyone. They weren't just building, like so many of their brethren across the nation, a community to protest what they see as corporate greed. They also created an ideal place for the homeless. Some were already living in the parks, while others were drawn from elsewhere to the encampment's open doors. Now, protesters from Portland to Los Angeles to Atlanta are trying to distinguish between homeless people who are joining their...
  • Crime Surging at "Occupier" Sites - Scenes From "Lord of the Flies"

    10/20/2011 10:25:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 20, 2011 | JWF
    As the national media continues to promote the idea that these absurd "Occupy" protests demonstrate some groundswell of popular opinion, reports continue to emerge from localized media showing how ugly these encampments are becoming. A report out of Cleveland that  police are investigating a rape claim made by a 19-year-old woman last weekend has received little attention. Do you suppose if a rape claim was made against a tea partier that it would receive more attention?It's gotten so bad in Baltimore that organizers are discouraging alleged victims from going to the police (maybe they should go to Sheriff Biden).Meanwhile,...
  • I don't wanna work! I just want to occupy wall st. all day!(music video)

    10/14/2011 9:55:01 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    A video about the occupy wall street bums. CAUTION! SCARY PHOTOS w/Nudity and violence! Viewer discretion advised!
  • Homeless find home at Occupy Seattle, so is it still a protest?

    10/10/2011 10:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KPLU-FM National Public Radio ^ | October 10, 2011 | Paula Wissel
    Protesters or homeless or both? What's happening to the Occupy Seattle gathering at Seattle's Westlake Park has some wondering, but those you ask have an answer to why they are there. More and more homeless people are joining protesters occupying Seattle’s Westlake Park. The Occupy Wall Street movement has a special attraction for people who sleep on the streets. When you walk through Westlake Park, in the heart of downtown Seattle’s shopping district, you notice the donated tarps and sleeping bags on hand to keep people warm. And there's a big tent where you can get a cheese sandwich or...
  • Ethics panel declines to act on complaint regarding homeless voters [no addresses]

    09/20/2011 9:59:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 9/20/2011 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has decided to take no action on a complaint filed by Bill Johnson, Republican candidate for secretary of state, over voter registration of homeless people. Johnson said Tuesday that John Steffen, executive director of the ethics commission, told him that the panel lacks jurisdiction to consider his complaint against Secretary of State Elaine Walker and the State Board of Elections. After the commission's regular meeting Monday, Steffen declined to comment on the case, saying the panel can comment on a case only when it acts on it. Johnson contended in his complaint, filed...
  • $4 Mil To House 12 Homeless People

    09/10/2011 11:02:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch Blog ^ | September 7, 2011 | Judicial Watch
    In an example of how government at every level wastes tax dollars, one U.S. county is spending around $4 million in combined federal and local funds to house a dozen homeless people in an affluent community.That translates into more than $330,000 per person, which means that Uncle Sam might as well buy them each their own, fully furnished house. After all, the median single-family home in the U.S. costs around $172,000 so the government could also throw in a few years worth of utility bills and even groceries.Instead officials in Bethesda Maryland will spend the money to operate a three-story...
  • Small group of vagrants costs San Francisco $20M

    08/29/2011 3:31:56 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 8/29/11 | Katie Worth
    A group of 477 individuals costs The City more than $20 million in emergency medical services in one year — 10 of whom racked up ambulance, emergency, detox and crisis psychiatric services to the tune of $2.3 million.  Those figures have been compiled as part of a new Department of Public Health initiative to get a better handle on San Francisco’s most hardcore homeless population — individuals dubbed “high users of multiple systems” who in many cases suffer from debilitating psychiatric or medical diseases, and typically have severe dependence on alcohol or drugs.The information about this population was unavailable until...
  • Homeless man kicked out of ‘Today’ host Ann Curry’s vacant $2.9 million townhouse

    08/15/2011 6:36:44 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 08-15-11 | Joe Pompeo
    It's not every day a vagrant gets to shack up in a $2.9 million townhouse on Manhattan's Upper West Side. But one such domicile, owned by "Today" show co-host Ann Curry, has in fact been housing a homeless man.
  • New Jersey Tent City Houses 70 Homeless People Who Draw Community Scorn

    08/13/2011 4:59:44 AM PDT · by Son House · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 11, 2011 | JESSICA HOPPER
    The rocky economic recovery and stagnant unemployment rate have led to a surge in the homeless seeking shelter in shanties and tents nationwide, experts say. There's no official estimate on how many tent cities exist but, experts say, nearly every state has one and the presence of such communities is soaring. "In just about every major city, there are tent cities," said Michael Stoop, a community organizer for the National Coalition for the Homeless. "Unfortunately, we're in a growth industry and the numbers are going to continue." Stoop and his organization began formally tracking tent cities in 2010 but the...
  • Cops Saw Video of Deadly Incident With Kelly Thomas Before Writing Reports

    08/12/2011 6:18:13 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 83 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 12, 2011 | Richard Winton and Abby Sewel
    Fullerton's acting police chief acknowledged Thursday that the department had allowed police officers involved in a deadly encounter with a homeless man to watch a video that captures the incident before writing their reports about it. Acting Chief Kevin Hamilton said supervisors allowed the review so that the officers would have a chance to refresh their memory and write an accurate account of the incident involving Kelly Thomas. But the practice is at odds with the way many other police departments deal with serious use-of-force cases. The LAPD's former inspector general, Jeffrey Eglash, said that allowing police to look at...