Grope a Dope: #OWS protesters “flocking” to clinics for STD testing #OccupyCLT

Posted by: ST on November 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm

The  NY Post reports the latest “happenings” at Zuccotti Park (hat tip):

It’s the Autumn of Love!

Occupy Wall Street protesters are flocking to nearby health clinics for STD and HIV testing after getting their freak on in ’60s-style hookups with crusty strangers, sources told The Post yesterday.

“Last week was free love,” said a medical professional at a clinic located a short walk from Zuccotti Park, referring to the number of people who organizers have referred for sexually transmitted disease testing.

A volunteer at the park admitted concern among protesters about STDs.

“We give directions to clinics if people ask for information regarding STDs,” said the volunteer, who identified himself only as “Captain” and added that pregnancy tests are also a hot item.

“Like anything else, it happens. People ask, and we do the best we can for them.”
Volunteers at the medical tent hand out cash, usually $15 or $20, so the randy radicals can visit clinics that cater to a low-income clientele, the source said.

Experts said it’s the right thing to do.

“My advice for the protesters would be to practice safer sex. It’s a lot cheaper to buy a condom than get treated for an STD,” said Dr. Lisa Oldson, medical director of Chicago-based Analyte Health, which provides testing services for labs nationwide, including STD Test Express New York.

I would agree. Practicing safe sex at OWS is a must-do for another important reason, too: It is imperative that these people do not reproduce.

In related developments, the NY Daily News writes about the newly created internal “security detail” at OWS which aims to enforce Occupier “codes of conduct.” Comforting.  Well, not really – considering the outrageous unwritten rule (written in some camps) that you should not go to the cops for anything.  Andrew Breitbart files another disturbing report on incidents of crime at Occupy communes here, and implores Mayor Bloomberg to shut down Zuccotti Park. 

Meanwhile, here at Occupy Charlotte, local TV news station WSOC-TV reports that the commune situated at Old City Hall uptown has cost Char-Meck taxpayers $105,000 to date – and it has only been going on for a month:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dozens of people have been living in front of the old City Hall in uptown Charlotte since Oct. 1 in tents as part of a global protest against corruption, discrimination and greed.

Now, some people said the protesters are being greedy because police patrols in the area have already cost taxpayers more than $100,000.

“At some point we just have to say y’all this is enough,” said Councilman Andy Dulin. After learning of the cost of the patrols, he said it was time for the city to act.

He wants leaders to hold a special session before the election next week to talk about an ordinance that would prohibit camping on public property owned by the city.

[…]

Charlotte Mecklenburg police officials said Oct. 1. The Occupy Charlotte movement has cost them almost $105,000. That amounts to about $1,700 on an average, quiet day, but much more on the weekends when there are larger protests with sometimes hundreds of people.

That means fewer officers in other neighborhoods, and there could be other costs associated with the protests, including clean up and court costs. There have also been three arrests.

Two arrests were for jaywalking.  One was for urinating in public. 

A typical local “Occupier” comment to this story was that Wall Street had wasted more tax money and that they (the occupiers) were doing the public a service by sticking it out and ‘educating’ people about … what everyone already knows about Wall Street.  Other comments were: Freedom of speech is priceless, we don’t need police security uptown because we’re “peaceful protesters”, etc. Occupiers across the country are even trying to take credit for the fact that some of the big banks are backing down on some of their ATM fees – in spite of the fact that people have been yelling about the fee increases for a good couple of months now … before Occupiers ever took root on public property.   In other words, narcissism rules the day – again – with liberals. 

It’s gotten to the point where even our Democrat mayor Anthony Foxx, who is running for re-election (the vote takes place next Tuesday) is looking into ways to get Occupiers off of city property, especially before next year’s Democrat National Convention.

Really.  As I said last night on Twitter, the Tea Party managed to get their points across quite well across the country when they staged rallies – and they didn’t have to occupy. They also followed local city codes (even paid their respective city the required fees in some instances, which occupiers have NOT). The issue is not about government “squelching free speech.” When public safety/health/resources become negatively impacted, it’s a whole different ballgame – and it appears at least some of the Democrat mayors in the big cities these “occupations” are taking place in understand this.  When these occupiers get finished patting themselves on the back for accomplishing absolutely nothing, maybe they’ll understand, too. Until then …

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9 Responses to “Grope a Dope: #OWS protesters “flocking” to clinics for STD testing #OccupyCLT”

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  1. Lorica says:

    Yet another thing you don’t have to worry about at a TEA party gathering. Seems these two groups of people have nothing incommon. The TEA party concerns itself with the higher human call for all people, and the Occupiers well apparently are proving themselves to be less than concerned with anything but their own base desires. Aren’t you happy you are not allied with these lowlifes. Oppps too late for some. – Lorica

  2. Jack Deth says:

    Hi, ST and company:

    I’ve been patiently waiting for outbreaks of Dysentery and assorted flus and fevers to overwhelm the Occupying Obama-bots.
    Not surprised that STDs have flourished. Since each ‘Obamaville’ is a macrocosm of the liberal lifestyle contained in an open air petri dish.

    Figure the first shootings will occur next week. Though the media will never touch it.

  3. John says:

    Jack, I doubt any of them own guns, but the local predators may drop by with their own hardware.

    I do kind of wonder if actively discouraging people from reporting violent crimes is not a crime in itself. Perhaps reckless endangerment and depraved indifference? Certainly conspiracy, but it would be hard to make that one stick.

    I doubt cholera and dissentary will pose much of a problem since the main vectors for that are contaminated foood, and my understanding is that the whole affair is catered. TB could be a problem soon though. I wonder how they would react to not only being told that they could stay in the parks, but HAD TO stay under quarantine? Or that they also had to report daily for antibiotics under quarantine laws? That might be interesting to watch, from a safe distance.

  4. sue says:

    Here’s what OWS forgets – one’s individual rights end as soon as they infringe on another’s individual rights.

    They have absolutely zero respect for others rights to enjoy Zuccoti park or any other place they decide to pitch a tent. And they have zero respect for the space they occupy.

    Tea Party is all about respect for others and respect for the law. We only advocate peaceful, lawful demonstration. Anything less is unacceptable.

  5. Carlos says:

    “A typical local “Occupier” comment to this story was that Wall Street had wasted more tax money and that they (the occupiers) were doing the public a service by sticking it out and ‘educating’ people about … what everyone already knows about Wall Street. ”

    Educate them about what? That the OWS idiots are too stupid to know why those big boys on Wall Street ended up with enough of our money to not only not “fail” but give themselves bonuses bigger than the total lifetime income of the average Joe Schmuck?

    What a medical disaster waiting to happen. Maybe some homegrown terrorist will get the idea to test some WMD chemical at Zuccotti Park and save us all from the trouble of dealing with these idiots for the rest of their natural days…

  6. John says:

    Carlos, you should be used to the term “educate” as it is being applied here. Read “indoctrinate” and all becomes clear.

  7. Kate says:

    This proves that in the interest of public health and safety these demonstrations should be shut down.

  8. Carlos says:

    It should also prove the existing state-run indoctrination centers, a.k.a., school system, should be completely scrapped and a new system that includes both English as a primary language and mathematics for dummies be installed, just so people can learn how to use the language usefully, and be able to comprehend that less than 10,000 total people is not “99%”.

  9. FrankNitti says:

    I grew up in the “free love” era, and the 2 things we were most worried about were getting the girl pregnant and some of those social diseases( back then penicillin was a cure all) but still we were smart enough to use a condom. I still remember the circle it formed in my wallet.

    What did all the edumacation get these imbeciles? a STD…..stupid is, as stupid does.