Occupy Baltimore to sex assault victims: We support you in reporting the abuse, but we don’t encourage the involvement of police in our community

posted at 9:33 pm on October 20, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via JWF, who makes the obligatory Joe Biden shout-out so that I don’t have to. The news here isn’t really that they’d rather have a “Security Committee” deal with alleged rapists than the local P.D. The whole point of starting a utopian commune is that it’s as insular as possible.

No, the news here is that there’s apparently enough of a problem that they felt obliged to publish a pamphlet dealing with the subject at all. I confess, I haven’t been to any tea-party rallies so you’ll have to tell me: Are there a lot of “here’s what to do if you’re raped today” fliers circulating at those too?

Efforts by the Occupy Baltimore protest group to evolve into a self-contained, self-governing community have erupted into controversy with the distribution of a pamphlet that victim advocates and health workers fear discourages victims of sexual assaults from contacting police.

The pamphlet says that members of the protest group who believe they are victims or who suspect sexual abuse “are encouraged to immediately report the incident to the Security Committee,” which will investigate and “supply the abuser with counseling resources.”

The directive also says, in part, “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 authorities.”…

Lewis said there have been no reports of sexual assaults or rapes at the Baltimore protest site. But she said that members of the “security committee” have mediated several disputes involving allegations of sexual harassment.

That’s what Biden wants that new jobs-bill funding for, if I’m not mistaken — “mediating” between sex-crimes victims and their alleged attackers.

Now that you’re done here, go back over to JWF’s site and read about the residents near Zuccotti Park who have about had it with the heroes of the revolution literally crapping on their doorsteps. One of the challenges of blogging the “Occupy” movement is that there’s so much funny/creepy video being churned out every day — see, for example, Charles Cooke’s new stuff or a half dozen examples at Breitbart TV — that it’s hard to decide on just one to post for our readers. The following, though, from the MRC seems pretty well in line with the theme of this post, so let’s go with that. Ace is giving it “up twinkles” so it must be good.

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I haven’t been to any tea-party rallies so you’ll have to tell me: Are there a lot of “here’s what to do if you’re raped today” fliers circulating at those too?

Only when Big Government is on top.

Electrongod on October 20, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Gives new meaning to the Left’s womyn saying to keep the government out of their uterus…

SouthernGent on October 20, 2011 at 9:36 PM

I confess, I haven’t been to any tea-party rallies so you’ll have to tell me: Are there a lot of “here’s what to do if you’re raped today” fliers circulating at those too?

Given the largely senior citizen demographics of the Tea Party, rape would involved a very disturbed individual. According to multiple source, the OWS crowd is slightly younger and hotter

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10/19/occupy-wall-street-s-lovefest-vibe-protesters-find-ways-to-hook-up.html

bayam on October 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Yeap…

… Just like the TEA Party!

/

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2011 at 9:40 PM

I confess, I haven’t been to any tea-party rallies so you’ll have to tell me: Are there a lot of “here’s what to do if you’re raped today” fliers circulating at those too?

The hell you say, AP?! I don’t believe you! :)

Good Solid B-Plus on October 20, 2011 at 9:41 PM

The Overloaded With Sloth crowd doesn’t seem to be too committed these days:

Rain scatters Occupy Wall Street protesters
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/take_shower_zcNVVyWQUyJbZlp1OOzuSM

A rain-soaked day did what the city couldn’t: clean out Zuccotti Park.

Thin-skinned Occupy Wall Street protesters fled for cover as soon as the skies opened up yesterday.

Colbyjack on October 20, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Given the largely senior citizen demographics of the Tea Party, rape would involved a very disturbed individual. According to multiple source, the OWS crowd is slightly younger and hotter

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10/19/occupy-wall-street-s-lovefest-vibe-protesters-find-ways-to-hook-up.html

bayam on October 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM

hotter??? you in crack? do you call those junkies hot? Only a disturbed individual would want to have any form of sexual interaction with those smelly junkies who haven’t been in a shower for almost a month or so…ewww!

jimver on October 20, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Yeap…

… Just like the TEA Party!

/

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2011 at 9:40 PM

I haven’t witnessed Foot Sniffers before.
Well..my dog did…and then he would latch on your leg.
OWS…horny dogs.

Electrongod on October 20, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Given the largely senior citizen demographics of the Tea Party, rape would involved a very disturbed individual. According to multiple source, the OWS crowd is slightly younger and hotter

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10/19/occupy-wall-street-s-lovefest-vibe-protesters-find-ways-to-hook-up.html

bayam on October 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM

LOL, awesome argument. “It’s a young crowd, so we should expect some rape!”

The fact that it’s a young crowd should account for a large increase in casual hook-ups, sure, but it has no bearing on rape.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 20, 2011 at 9:43 PM

That NRCC ad linked on Ace’s post is great. More please.

Mark1971 on October 20, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Anyone want to join me in my next Capitalist venture…?

“I was at “Occupy (______)”…

… and all I got was raped, my laptop was stolen, fleas, a funky rash, and this lousy T-shirt!”

/

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2011 at 9:45 PM

One of the challenges of blogging the “Occupy” movement is that there’s so much funny/creepy video being churned out every day

No kidding Allah – I’m trying to gather it up, in one place.

Even considering beginning a “Occupy Watch” site…

Sharr on October 20, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Well, well, well. Here’s the story Drudge was teasing.

You know all those American green jobs these loan grants are providing? Hope those people can speak Finnish!

Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

KingGold on October 20, 2011 at 9:46 PM

“are encouraged to immediately report the incident to the Security Committee,” which will investigate and “supply the abuser with counseling resources.”

I say that the abuser be cheerfully beaten to a bloody pulp.

darwin-t on October 20, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Given the largely senior citizen demographics of the Tea Party, rape would involved a very disturbed individual.
bayam on October 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM

So the rape of the elderly is worse than the rape of the youth? Strange ethical standard you got there.

According to multiple source, the OWS crowd is slightly younger and hotter

It aaaaallllmost sounds like you making an excuse for the occurrence of rape. As if to say, “she’s asking for it because she’s hotter than grandma” Is that what you’re doing? Again, strange ethic you’ve got there, champ.

Weight of Glory on October 20, 2011 at 9:48 PM

“I was at “Occupy (______)”…

… and all I got was raped, my laptop was stolen, fleas, a funky rash, and this lousy T-shirt!”

/

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Rumor has it that scabbies are circulating at the Portlan OR “Camp and Crap in the Park” rally.

darwin-t on October 20, 2011 at 9:48 PM

“Security Committee”? Pamphlets?

It never changes, does it. Robispierre’s “Commitee of Public Safety”? Orwell’s account of the Communist “committees” in Spain? What is it with these people and their committees and manifestos? The illusion of Utopia willed into existence?

These are absurd, deluded and dangerous mini-revolutions going in our public parks, with all these scrofulous would-be revolutionaries flexing the same sorry little totalitarian muscles on their pathetic, sunken-chested frames. But their hearts are twisted and their minds just as determined as their demented predecessors. As Breitbart said the other day, this is all leading to violence. It has no other end.

rrpjr on October 20, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

KingGold on October 20, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Finnish Him!

Matt Drudge Wins: Fatality

Good Solid B-Plus on October 20, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Very cultish.

Count to 10 on October 20, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Its Escalating!!!
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Oct 20 2011 at 12:03AM
Source: ABC Reporter’s Life Allegedly Threatened at Occupy Oakland;

‘We Shoot White Bitches Like You Around Here’
*************************************************

Early yesterday morning, we received a tip from a reader in the San Francisco East Bay area who informed us that a local reporter’s life had been threatened by an activist at the Occupy Oakland demonstration.

Our source, who is fearful of reprisal and has requested anonymity, says that KGO-TV’s Amy Hollyfield was accosted by a man who threatened her and used a racial slur:

“We shoot white bitches like you around here.”

According to our source, the Oakland Police Department was apparently called to the scene. Inquiries to the police, and to Hollyfield, which began at roughly 8 a.m. Pacific time yesterday, are still unanswered today.

Other local morning news reports from three of the major Bay Area stations suggested that the Occupy Oakland tent city had descended into rat-infested squalor with complaints of vandalism, public urination, sexual harassment, and sex in public.
(More…..)
=====================

http://bigjournalism.com/abreitbart/2011/10/20/source-abc-reporters-life-allegedly-threatened-at-occupy-oakland-we-shoot-white-bitches-like-you-around-here/

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 9:52 PM

I confess, I haven’t been to any tea-party rallies

Allah, tsk tsk. They’re very clean both literally and figuratively. I promise.

Doughboy on October 20, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Ohio union group picks a self-described communist to be their “Statewide Youth Outreach Coordinator”. He pretty much travels the state attending “Occupy” events.

KeepOhioRed on October 20, 2011 at 9:55 PM

*************BREAKING**************************************

F-16s intercept plane near Centennial Airport
October 20, 2011 7:30 PM
**************************

THE GAZETTE
Two F-16 jets intercepted a plane Thursday afternoon that had dropped out of radio contact near Denver.

The plane landed around 5 p.m. at Centennial Airport in Englewood after being escorted by the jets, which were scrambled by North American Aerospace Defense Command, said Lt. Cmdr. Bill Lewis.

Law enforcement officials met the pilot after he taxied to a stop, Lewis said.

It was not immediately known why the aircraft lost radio communication, he said.

http://www.gazette.com/articles/plane-127079-airport-lewis.htm

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Fellow travelers:

Occupy Wall Street Gets Pyongyang’s Backing
http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2011/10/20/occupy-wall-street-gets-pyongyangs-backing/

North Korea’s state news agency weighed in on the Occupy Wall Street protests Thursday, highlighting the “stern judgment” of “millions of people” against a capitalist system that “brings exploitation, oppression, unemployment and poverty to the popular masses.”

In the final few paragraphs, the report appears to start channeling Karl Marx in predicting the decline and ultimate fall of the “exploiting class” under the weight of “the socio-class contradiction of capitalism.”

It remains to be seen if the backing of Pyongyang will give the Occupy Wall Street movement fresh momentum.

Colbyjack on October 20, 2011 at 9:56 PM

So, just lie back and think of England.

BDavis on October 20, 2011 at 9:57 PM

“he also… um, tried to get protesters to drink urine, claiming it was a five hour energy drink.”

You just can’t make this sh%t up…

… When Soros and Obowma call upon these “troops” to riot next Summer, I don’t think it is going to end well for them.

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2011 at 9:59 PM

O/T Allahpundit,sorry,E-Mail issues for tips!!
Talk about Full-Blown Rhetric OverLoad!
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Biden: Because of the Bush Administration ‘People died and houses burned’
Added: 2 hours ago
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It’s a little late in the game to be blaming Bush. The liberals own it now. But that won’t stop this douche from spewing lies and rhetoric. Truth be told, it was the Democrats who pushed for he banks to make risky loans, knowing they would be at risk if many defaulted. Bush and the Republicans actually tried to put the brakes on high risk lending. And I have facts to back that up
————————————————————–

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b1a_1319154215

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Given the largely senior citizen demographics of the Tea Party, rape would involved a very disturbed individual. According to multiple source, the OWS crowd is slightly younger and hotter

bayam on October 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Rape: It’s totally okay if you’re young and good looking. As are STDs.

mjk on October 20, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Are there a lot of “here’s what to do if you’re raped today” fliers circulating at those too?

Um, no. Our women tend to be, what’s the word, armed.

amerpundit on October 20, 2011 at 10:01 PM

he also… um, tried to get protesters to drink urine, claiming it was a five hour energy drink.”
You just can’t make this sh%t up…

… When Soros and Obowma call upon these “troops” to riot next Summer, I don’t think it is going to end well for them.

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Ugh,yup,and the stranger sniffing his girl
friends feet,smelling fetish intruder nut
job!!:)

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Given the largely senior citizen demographics of the Tea Party, rape would involved a very disturbed individual. According to multiple source, the OWS crowd is slightly younger and hotter

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10/19/occupy-wall-street-s-lovefest-vibe-protesters-find-ways-to-hook-up.html

bayam on October 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM

So you’d think they would be able to make it to the bathroom and clean themselves up, seeing as how they’re younger and “hotter”.

And yet…nope.

Before they occupy Wall Street they should try occupying a shower.

amerpundit on October 20, 2011 at 10:03 PM

“he also… um, tried to get protesters to drink urine, claiming it was a five hour energy drink.”

You just can’t make this sh%t up…

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Government to outlaw the sale of alcoholic laced urine.

Electrongod on October 20, 2011 at 10:03 PM

I predict that before this is over we will see an actual reemergence of the bubonic plague out of these encampments.

rrpjr on October 20, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Occupy Wall Street Protester Wants To Execute “White Collar Criminals”
Added: 6 hours ago Occurred On: Oct-20-2011
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http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=91a_1319140518

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Um, no. Our women tend to be, what’s the word, armed.

amerpundit on October 20, 2011 at 10:01 PM

My kind of women.

: )

listens2glenn on October 20, 2011 at 10:06 PM

If you live long enough, you see everything. I never saw a group declare open seasom on themselves before now. Amazing.

katy the mean old lady on October 20, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Colbyjack on October 20, 2011 at 9:56 PM

When a movement is based upon a lie…

… It sure is telling who stands up to support it.

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Government to outlaw the sale of alcoholic laced urine.

Electrongod on October 20, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Electrongod:Now what am I gonna do,with a case of Pee Malt,
for my Special Ops Commando Canadian Beavers,
they,bathe in it,before a mission,hey,its their
ritual,who am I to question it…d*mn it!
Haha(snark).

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Given the largely senior citizen demographics of the Tea Party, rape would involved a very disturbed individual. According to multiple source, the OWS crowd is slightly younger and hotter

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10/19/occupy-wall-street-s-lovefest-vibe-protesters-find-ways-to-hook-up.html

bayam on October 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM

This post is disturbing.

stldave on October 20, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Occupy Oakland Parasites Threaten Reporter
Added: 6 hours ago Occurred On: Oct-20-2011
********************************************

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=078_1319139263

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Headline should read:

Occupy Baltimore Against Obama Jobs Bill

Joe Biden, obviously the most vocal opponent of the OWS protesters, demands passage of jobs bill to get more cops on the beat.

MaggiePoo on October 20, 2011 at 10:11 PM

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Sometimes it is not safe to venture out…

… and sleep in the park.

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Speaking of OWS,the Jobs bill thingy!
========================================

KellyO
Senate still at it. Taking 1st step vote on mini Obama jobs bill, 35 Billion for teachers/first responders

5 mins ago

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 10:14 PM

which will investigate and “supply the abuser with counseling resources.

Silly Republicans thought they could stop rape and sexual assault with jail time. LOL

jeffn21 on October 20, 2011 at 10:15 PM

If the Republicans don’t take full advantage of this, they deserve to lose. They should lay low for the time being and not draw attention to this nonsense. Then when Aug/Sept 2012 rolls around just play an endless loop of these nutcases along with the President “siding” with them. No speeches (except maybe the nominee), no rah-rah … just an endless loop, sprinkled with the President and leaders of the Democrat party sticking with these nuts. On the last day of the convention, end it with..”if you still can’t figure out why this country is in the mess it is in, there’s really nothing more we can say. Either re-elect the nuts and continue the downward spiral or elect the sane party and get the country back on track”.

ramrants on October 20, 2011 at 10:18 PM

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 10:02 PM
Sometimes it is not safe to venture out…

… and sleep in the park.

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Seven Percent Solution:You ain’t kidding,I don’t understand
what,they(Anarchists)think they will
accomplish,I would rather roam,the
bush,in Northern Ontario,and take my
chances with a black bear,than,spend
anytime,at any,OWS Protest location!:)

canopfor on October 20, 2011 at 10:19 PM

the worst part of that little tract was the waxing about how rapists are victims too of rape . raping a woman dehumanizes the poor rapists and they need lots of comfort and support and protection from the fascist police. it’s an unwashed anarchist human rapist shield- how progressive.

“Sexual abuse and assault are dehumanizing acts for the survivor as well as the abuser.”

more like lie back and think of karl marx and lenin.it really is true- feminism died a long time ago and the left killed it. this pamphlet was published on the heels of a news leak that a woman claimed to be raped at occupy cleveland. one gets the feeling there is a lot of crime going on but the victims are being actively discouraged, probably shamed so they do not report it. all utopian totalitarian communities do this- try to control their image and hide their more series crimes against individuals with such ham handed PR/damage control. it can only be done by actively oppressing the victims- in this case women. i am not at all surprised. the republicans need to use this and announce democrats as the ” party for rapists”. a vote for democrats is a vote for rape. if you vote for obama, women will get raped.

#OWS♡rapists!

mittens on October 20, 2011 at 10:25 PM

RapeFest Baltimore

faraway on October 20, 2011 at 10:28 PM

“Security Committee”

Rape Panel (part of ObamaCare?)

faraway on October 20, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Given the largely senior citizen demographics of the Tea Party, rape would involved a very disturbed individual. According to multiple source, the OWS crowd is slightly younger and hotter

bayam on October 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM

So it really isn’t rape if the victim is younger and hotter. You are really a very disturbed individual

chemman on October 20, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Biden incited the ire of Republicans on Wednesday when he doubled down on the suggestion that the country would see an increase in foot sniffing if the jobs bill, which would provide funds for state and local governments to hire teachers, fire fighters and police officers, is not passed.

iceman1960 on October 20, 2011 at 10:31 PM

The pamphlet says that members of the protest group who believe they are victims or who suspect sexual abuse “are encouraged to immediately report the incident to the Security Committee,” which will investigate and “supply the abuser with counseling resources.”

I can see the next new spin-off on CBS, CSI: Occupy Baltimore.

Left Coast Right Mind on October 20, 2011 at 10:34 PM

These “people” are disgusting.

KMC1 on October 20, 2011 at 10:36 PM

The foot smeller wasn’t a smart fella.

iceman1960 on October 20, 2011 at 10:41 PM

I can see the next new spin-off on CBS, CSI: Occupy Baltimore.

Left Coast Right Mind on October 20, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Starring Frank Drebin. “Move on. Nothing to see here. Please disperse.”

stldave on October 20, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Rumor has it that scabbies are circulating at the Portlan OR “Camp and Crap in the Park” rally.

darwin-t on October 20, 2011 at 9:48 PM

with all the homeless mingling with the OWS-types and the lack of proper hygiene, I wouldn’t be surprised to read about an epidemics outbreak of sorts…

jimver on October 20, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Occupy the Blair Witch Project. Ugh, I’m dizzy.

Mallard T. Drake on October 20, 2011 at 10:52 PM

I for one look forward to the trial and punishment of someone who does something against “our community” as the police will not be needed. Someone caught in the act of stealing or assaulting someone would not be given the tender kiss that the police will give them. More like where is the nearest tree to deliver justice.

tjexcite on October 20, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Andrew Brietbart reporting that an female ABC reporter’s life was threatened at Occupy Oakland, was called a “white b!tch.” Also other threats made toward reporters.

http://bigjournalism.com/author/abreitbart

Sharke on October 20, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Democrats: the “Is that really rape-rape?” party?

Just ask Whoopi…

Khun Joe on October 20, 2011 at 11:20 PM

What do you expect when you assemble a community where the primary commonality is their victim status?

Once your victim status has been certified in the community, they sure don’t want you doing anything that would cause you to give up that status…

Plus they probably don’t like police much….

ElRonaldo on October 20, 2011 at 11:26 PM

I confess, I haven’t been to any tea-party rallies so you’ll have to tell me: Are there a lot of “here’s what to do if you’re raped today” fliers circulating at those too?

Given the largely senior citizen demographics of the Tea Party, rape would involved a very disturbed individual. According to multiple source, the OWS crowd is slightly younger and hotter

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/10/19/occupy-wall-street-s-lovefest-vibe-protesters-find-ways-to-hook-up.html

bayam on October 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM

GTFO you goddamn pervert. You think it’s ok to rape as long as the woman is young and hot.

Guys like you are why I carry a gun. Pervert

juliesa on October 20, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Ok I find this subject very upsetting. Any group that excuses or covers up this crime must be destroyed.

I think I’ll go clean some guns. That’s a soothing activity.

juliesa on October 20, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Looks like a pretty strong case can be made for:

Accessory after the fact

And

Witness tampering

Either we are a nation of laws or we are not. Seems like a very dangerous precedent is in the process of being set.

Jason Coleman on October 21, 2011 at 12:32 AM

victims or who suspect sexual abuse “are encouraged to immediately report the incident to the Security Committee,” which will investigate and “supply the abuser with counseling resources.”

Thank goodness the abuser will be coddled counseled; heaven forbid anyone cares about the victim.

redfoxbluestate on October 21, 2011 at 7:04 AM

I’m sure that bayam is just channeling the Elizabeth Warren parody.

ajacksonian on October 21, 2011 at 7:23 AM

I confess, I haven’t been to any tea-party rallies

Dude? That wasn’t you at the Zucotti Tea Party Rally on the Fourth?!

Jaibones on October 21, 2011 at 8:09 AM

Cool! They’ve set up a “Security Committee”. What could possibly go wrong?

Drug cartels have “Security Committees” too.

taznar on October 21, 2011 at 9:34 AM

Given the largely senior citizen demographics of the Tea Party, rape would involved a very disturbed individual. According to multiple source, the OWS crowd is slightly younger and hotter.

bayam on October 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM

And once again bayam misses the point.

Rape isn’t a problem for the Tea Party because they behave differently, not because of any imaginary age difference (the Tea Party is quite age-diverse). Rape isn’t a problem because Tea Partiers take a few hours off work or take a vacation day, go to the rally, spend a few hours having their voices heard, clean up after themselves, and go back to their jobs/families/lives.

stvnscott on October 21, 2011 at 11:06 AM