SHOCKING: Occupy Baltimore has own court system set up for rape allegations

I kid you not. Why? Because, in a nutshell, they don’t want police on Occupy grounds. Big Government’s Derek Hunter reports (via @snarkandboobs):

I was in downtown Baltimore Monday morning taking care of some business, so I thought I’d stroll a block over and check out the “Occupy Baltimore” crowd. Well, the word “crowd” might be an overstatement. There were about as many people as there would be homeless people on a normal day, only with tents and literature rather than Starbucks cups for holding spare change. And it’s the literature I found most interesting.

Among the literature I picked up off of their table was one titled “Security Statement.” What it said, and what it implied, was rather disturbing:

Here’s a revealing snippet:

[Security Statement] Though we do not encourage the involvement of the police in our community, the survivor has every right, and the support of Occupy Baltimore, to report the abuse to the appropriate law enforcement.

[Derek Hunter] So if someone were sexually assaulted, a horrible experience, they wouldn’t be discouraged to contact the police, the “occupy community” would rather handle it internally. That’s just perverse.

The “Reporting Procedure”:

[Security Statement] Any member of the Occupy Baltimore community who believes he/she/they have been a victim of, are aware of, or suspect a commission of sexual abuse, are encouraged to immediately report the incident to the Security Committee. T (sic)

The point person for dealing with these situations will be Koala! (sic) Largess, (443) 642-XXXX.

Survivors of Sexual Abuse will be given the support, resources, and assistance needed for their emotional and physical health.

Read the whole thing for his dissection of the “Security Statement.” Seriously. I’ve seen a lot of creepy, off the wall things going on in the “Occupy” movement, but this is by far the creepiest.

A rape was recently reported at Occupy Cleveland (hat tip: @diggrbii):

CLEVELAND – A Occupy Cleveland protestor camping out over the weekend told Cleveland police that she was raped.

The 19-year-old woman claimed that she was sexually assaulted by a stranger on Saturday.

The police report said the woman was asked by Occupy Cleveland personnel to share a tent with a man she did not know because of a shortage of tents.

“We do not tent people by direction. Everyone chooses who to tent with. We provide the tents donated by the community,” Occupy Cleveland organizer Erin McCardle said.

The victim is a student at Summit Academy in Parma, a school, the police report said, that is for children with attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity and autism.

She went to a teacher at the school and told the teacher about the attack. The teacher contacted police.

That’s the right way to file a report. Not go through some bogus Occupy “Security Committee.” Sheesh.

Oh, on a much, much lighter note, Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey has a must-read today on how Occupy Wall Street types have now all of a sudden become big fans of private property – thanks to getting ripped off like crazy on “camp” grounds. Right Sphere’s Diggrbiii adds to the hilarity of it all with a related post titled, “Hey, Man. I’m Fighting For The Oppressed. With My $5,500 Laptop.”

Cannot make it up, folks. Cannot. ;)

Comedy Gold: Truck containing TOTUS and other communication equipment stolen

Because we really need something to laugh about these days:

A van containing presidential communications material has been recovered and is awaiting the arrival of President Obama, who is bringing his bus tour in support of the jobs program to Virginia.

A spokeswoman for the Defense Information Systems Agency confirmed the theft and recovery in an email on Tuesday. The incident, which is under investigation, was first reported by NBC12 in Richmond, Va.

“A government vehicle was stolen and has been recovered,” the spokeswoman said. “No classified or sensitive information was in the vehicle. We take incidents such as this very seriously, and a formal investigation is continuing in coordination with relevant law enforcement agencies.”

According to the station, the truck was stolen from the Virginia Center Commons Courtyard Marriott near Richmond, where it was parked. The truck contained a teleprompter, $200,000 worth of audio equipment and the presidential seals that are placed on Obama’s lectern.

The truck was recovered at 12:30 p.m. on Monday at a Holiday Inn Express near the Richmond airport. It was unknown whether the items had been recovered.

Hmmm. Has TOTUS staged an elaborate escape to join up in solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, or is he sending out distress signals to his number one fan? Enquiring minds wanna know …

Go ahead, Democrats, embrace the Occupy movement

**Posted by Phineas

You know you want to; it’s so edgy, so sexy, so… progressive. It makes you feel young again, doesn’t it? Takes you back to the 60s or the 80s, when you were going to change the world; when, with enough will and fervor (and Acapulco gold), you could defy reality and turn the world into one large anarcho-socialist nirvana. Free health care, free love, free stuff… You were gonna have it all.

Oh, it didn’t work out so well before, but that was then. Now’s different! Now is your time! Give in to your inner Statist, unleash the Socialist within! The rest of the nation is with you!

Or, maybe not:

Yet the Occupy Wall Street movement reflects values that are dangerously out of touch with the broad mass of the American people—and particularly with swing voters who are largely independent and have been trending away from the president since the debate over health-care reform.


Our research shows clearly that the movement doesn’t represent unemployed America and is not ideologically diverse. Rather, it comprises an unrepresentative segment of the electorate that believes in radical redistribution of wealth, civil disobedience and, in some instances, violence. Half (52%) have participated in a political movement before, virtually all (98%) say they would support civil disobedience to achieve their goals, and nearly one-third (31%) would support violence to advance their agenda.

The vast majority of demonstrators are actually employed, and the proportion of protesters unemployed (15%) is within single digits of the national unemployment rate (9.1%).


What binds a large majority of the protesters together—regardless of age, socioeconomic status or education—is a deep commitment to left-wing policies: opposition to free-market capitalism and support for radical redistribution of wealth, intense regulation of the private sector, and protectionist policies to keep American jobs from going overseas.

Sixty-five percent say that government has a moral responsibility to guarantee all citizens access to affordable health care, a college education, and a secure retirement—no matter the cost. By a large margin (77%-22%), they support raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, but 58% oppose raising taxes for everybody, with only 36% in favor. And by a close margin, protesters are divided on whether the bank bailouts were necessary (49%) or unnecessary (51%).

Thus Occupy Wall Street is a group of engaged progressives who are disillusioned with the capitalist system and have a distinct activist orientation. Among the general public, by contrast, 41% of Americans self-identify as conservative, 36% as moderate, and only 21% as liberal. That’s why the Obama-Pelosi embrace of the movement could prove catastrophic for their party.

The author, Doug Schoen, is a Democrat pollster who worked for Bill Clinton. Read the whole thing; it sounds like someone on his knees begging a loved one not to do something monumentally stupid.

I, on the other hand, being of the firm belief that Nemesis always follows Hubris, encourage Obama, the Democratic Party, and their Big Labor and MSM allies to hold the Occupy movement close and never let it go. Give in. Live in the now. Do what feels good.

Because this time just has to be different.

via JustOneMinute

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)