Video: Fox reporter threatened with stabbing by OWS protester; Update:NYPD, FDNY seize OWS generators as “fire hazards”

posted at 10:05 am on October 28, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Lest one think that the allegation in this clip from the local Fox station is an outlier, it’s worth noting that John Huddy’s not the only one worried about assaults.  One police union has apparently warned the Occupiers in Zuccotti Park that any assaults on police officers — or at least sergeants — will result in lawsuits. That may not have the Occupiers too concerned, but that threat might not be aimed entirely at OWS, either (via JWF):

Fox 5 News Reporter Assaulted At OWS: MyFoxNY.com

A protester, angered by the presence of a news crew inside Zuccotti Park Friday morning, threatened to stab Fox 5 News reporter John Huddy.

What has been an otherwise violence-free period during his six weeks covering the Occupy Wall Street movement, took a turn for John Huddy. He explained what happened during Good Day New York:

“This is somebody I’ve come across several times for the last few days. He threatened to stab me in the throat with a pen. He ripped the mic out of my hand,” said Huddy.

“I have a meeting with Bloomberg,” said the incoherent protester. The man was soon arrested by the NYPD.

It’s a little difficult to imagine winning any kind of cash award from people who don’t have jobs and are living off donations while squatting on someone else’s property. However, it’s the “someone else’s property” that might come into play. If the union wanted to make trouble, it could include the owner of Zuccotti Park as a co-defendant, as the owners have allowed the demonstration to take place on their property. The threat of such an action might be enough to push park’s owners into demanding action from the NYPD to clear the park. I wouldn’t bet on them taking it that far, but it’s certainly possible — just as it would be for anyone who gets assaulted by protesters in the park, for that matter.

Remember when Tea Party protesters threatened to stab reporters and rioted in the streets, destroying public property and refusing to disperse? Oh, yeah, that never happened. Meanwhile, our friend Steven Crowder takes a look at the Occupy Movement with one of the most scurrilous accusations against the Tea Party in mind, and discovers that perhaps the media might want to take a second look at Occupiers:

For more on the Occupy Movement’s flirtations with anti-Semitism, see Zombie’s posts at PJ Media. And don’t miss what San Francisco health inspectors found at their own Occupy demonstration. These demonstrations have become a physical health hazard, not just an intellectual health hazard.

Update: It’s going to get cold out there tonight (again via JWF):

The city has stripped Occupy Wall Street protesters of their power. …

“They made an announcement on a bullhorn saying: ‘We are here to take the generators, could you please bring them up to us on the corner of Broadway and Liberty Street’,” said James Bennett, a member of the information working group.

When no one from Occupy Wall Street surrendered the generators, more than 20 uniformed FDNY and NYPD officials entered the park to seize them, witnesses said.

The protesters say five generators were seized in total, including one which was biodiesel and ran on used vegetable oil.

How long until iPads and iPhones have to be recharged, and lantern batteries die?  I’d give it a night or two at best.

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At some point it does become the park owner’s problem, just as for the owner of a crack house. They have an attractive nuisance and are responsible for what happens as a result of their neglect of that property.

Even after asking the city to do something for all those reasons? I would think that as soon as the city refused to remove the scum that the owners ceased to be responsible and may even be able to hold the city liable for any damage. Since it is private property I can’t see how these people have permits to be there so they have been trespassing since the beginning as well as violating who knows how many public ordinances. How can they operate a kitchen without the health department inspecting it and if they are there against the owners wishes they certainly shouldn’t have running water and you can’t run a kitchen without running water, legally anyway.

peacenprosperity on October 28, 2011 at 1:12 PM

The 2012 Obama campaign is inciting these haters of the free people in hopes of creating a sympathy for Poor President Obama who is our last hope to quell the civil rioters declaring they own America.

The Big Prize will be a media 24/7 run film clip of Kent State redux. The Rodney Williams beating video will have gotten small airtime compared with the next big one that Hollywood/White House producers distribute to the government media.

jimw on October 28, 2011 at 1:21 PM

A protester, angered by the presence of a news crew inside Zuccotti Park Friday morning, threatened to stab Fox 5 News reporter John Huddy.

You know, I am not a violent man, but it is moments like this that I wish Fox News 5 Reporter John Huddy happened to hold several black belts in various martial arts disciplines and he asked this protester if this knife the goof supposively had happened to have been in the protester’s favorite flavor, because if he broke it out, Huddy would then have guaranteed the guy that he would end up eating it!

I mean, a moment like that, I would have PAID to have seen!

pilamaye on October 28, 2011 at 1:53 PM

“Why would you pretend to be homeless? I don’t get it. I just don’t get the concept.”

They won’t even take a lesson from their own reality. or something.
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“The Big Prize .. clip of Kent State redux.”
So long as the background audio is Donny douchnozzle Deutsch.
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CaveatEmpty on October 28, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Snow tomorrow. Up to 12″ inland, and 4″ in NYC.

Bummer, dude.

nukemhill on October 28, 2011 at 2:05 PM

At some point it does become the park owner’s problem, just as for the owner of a crack house. They have an attractive nuisance and are responsible for what happens as a result of their neglect of that property.

Hadn’t thought of this. Maybe he should be sued. Put his face on this since he’s hosting it.

JellyToast on October 28, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Hose them down with a fine spray from fire hoses just before they go nite, nite.

Mason on October 28, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Cut the power. Send in the car.

NickelAndDime on October 28, 2011 at 3:25 PM

What we have in Zuccotti Park is macrocosm of a spoiled, ignorant society incubating in an open air, dung scented Perti Dish.

Hopefully, they will start to seriously destroy themselves after tonight’s and tomorrow’s snows. When those who have appropriate cold weather clothing are threatened and/or beaten up and have it taken from them.

Shut down and pull out the generators. Confiscate the gas and quarantine the food lines. Also turn off whatever water is run to the park’s drinking fountains. That should speed the process along nicely to its desired results.

Jack Deth on October 28, 2011 at 4:06 PM

We’re getting a Nor’easter. Looks like Gaia ain’t down with OWS.

Laura in Maryland on October 28, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Somebody should make a documentary featuring video from Tea Party rallies and OWS. Seeing them side by side is one of easiest wins the conservative movement could ever have.

hawksruleva on October 28, 2011 at 4:21 PM

What a shame it would be if the sprinklers were turned on at, let’s say, 3am. Accidentally of course!

CH on October 28, 2011 at 5:14 PM

And don’t miss what San Francisco health inspectors found at their own Occupy demonstration.

You have Dysentery.

batterup on October 28, 2011 at 5:16 PM

so.. I can’t recall why we are talking about these people and why the conservative media is covering this..

just make it invisible by not filming and uploading it.

duh

amend2 on October 28, 2011 at 8:39 PM

That’s not how Crocodile would have handled it…just saying…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01NHcTM5IA4&feature=related

lovingmyUSA on October 28, 2011 at 9:59 PM

That scumbag in the black jacket needs some one-on-one time with SSgt Donny Donowitz. Just sayin’

The Evil Doctor K on October 28, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Cut the power. Send in the car.

NickelAndDime on October 28, 2011 at 3:25 PM

LOL brilliant. “Hit it again.”

Sir Loin on October 28, 2011 at 11:05 PM

How long until iPads and iPhones have to be recharged, and lantern batteries die? I’d give it a night or two at best.

Guess those marxist assclowns should have bought some solar panels from Solyndra, instead of using Evil petroleum burning internal combustion engines.

rayra on October 28, 2011 at 11:46 PM

The OWS’s “flirtations” with anti-Semitism? Try “loving, passionate and perpetual embrace”.

Cylor on November 1, 2011 at 1:03 AM

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