Video: Breitbart vs. Cenk Uygar over rape at “Occupy” camps
posted at 9:52 pm on February 14, 2012 by Allahpundit
Via Breitbart TV. I should have guessed that eventually we’d be arguing over whether “Occupy” has a problem with crime, notwithstanding the long, long, long, long, long list of alleged criminal activities at the encampaments. Remember, things at Zuccotti Park got so bad that a women-only tent was set up so that there’d be strength in numbers against sexual predators. Some feminist sites criticized “Occupy” for its rape problem back during the movement’s brief heyday; even HuffPo reported on “multiple incidents of assault, drug dealing and drug use, rape and attempted rape, according to conversations with numerous protesters.” (Per Breitbart in the clip, that detail apparently didn’t make it into their book.) And of course, we only know about some of what went on. At least one “Occupy” camp reminded victims that “we do not encourage the involvement of the police in our community” and a New York City cop told Big Journalism’s Joel Pollak that “There are many incidents of sexual touching and groping that goes unreported to us, mainly because the alleged victim is either too stoned or high to properly ID them or they ‘dont want to get the guy in trouble.'” (Some national media outlets reported on the attacks too.) This is why, of course, Breitbart was yelling at the Occupiers outside CPAC to “stop raping people,” but now that the movement is gearing up for a big spring comeback, I guess it’s time for the left’s whitewash to being in earnest. It’s a nice bookend to their demagoguery over the Tucson shooting: In that case, tea partiers were blamed for a crime that no tea partier committed whereas here no Occupiers are blamed for a crime that quite a few Occupiers allegedly committed. Fourteen minutes, but well worth it.