What do you expect with the kind of garbage that gravitates to movements like ‘Occupy’.
Neighborhood beautification, ‘Occupy’ style.
Arrests for vandalism and disorderly conduct around Lownsdale and Chapman squares have gone up since the Occupy Portland
demonstration set up its tent city in the two downtown parks.
Portland police released arrests statistics Friday saying crime in the area has spiked in a 10-block radius of the squares, where about 500 people have been in a tent city since Oct. 6 protesting the nation’s economic disparity.
More at the Oregonian.
Boston ‘Occupy’ protesters do their part for neighborhood beautification.
Spray painted messages were found in 21 locations around Boston. This appears to be the work of anarchists associated with the Occupy Boston group:
Police say they’re investigating a rash of graffiti vandalism in Downtown Boston discovered in the last 24 hours. Officers put out a list of many of the 21 locations where the graffiti was discovered. Much of the graffiti, which was laced with profanities, bore a political message in line with the Occupy Boston movement.
There’s a list of sites targeted including:
- 100 Federal Street (Bank of America) – graffiti that reads: “Occupy” – “Bad for America” and “Yer building is crowding our skyline”
- 60 South Street (Two Financial Center) – graffiti described as an Anarchist symbol
- 77 Franklin Street (Citizens Bank) – graffiti blue in color
- 65 Franklin Street (Bank of America) – graffiti in the shape of the letter ‘A’
- 30 Winter Street (Sovereign Bank) – graffiti that reads: “Corporate Persons Suck”
A magnet for underage runaways:
Police have taken a 14 year old runaway into custody at Occupy Dallas:
When police took the girl into custody Sunday afternoon she reportedly told them she had been having sex with a man in his 20’s at the Occupy Dallas encampment and had engaged in sexual activity with several other people.
One Occupy Dallas protestor said if the allegations are true measures should be taken to ensure everyone’s safety.
“We’ll find out what the truth is and if that’s her story, that she was having sex with older men in the park, I guess we really need to watch the age group that’s coming in here and get control of that,” Rich Coffman said.
Control of what? The bulk of felons, molesters, and rapists mixed in with the communists, anarchists and nazis?
The San Fransisco ‘Occupy’ nuts don’t like capitalist money, so they’ll print their own.
They might want to talk to the ‘Occupy’ Zuccotti Park bums who can show them how to panhandle.
The demographics aren’t very ‘diverse':
Hey Biden, here’s your increase in crime.
Bullets are flying over Broadway — and everywhere else in the city.
The number of people shot surged 154 percent two weeks ago — to 56 from 22 over the same week last year — and spiked 28 percent in the last month.
Last week tallied another increase in victims — 22 people had been hit through Friday, including the three victims gunned down outside a Brooklyn school Friday.
Last year, only 17 shooting victims were logged for the entire week.
The recent gunplay has now pushed the number of shooting victims this year slightly above last year’s tragic tally — to 1,484 from 1,451 — through Oct. 16.
Four high-ranking cops point the finger at Occupy Wall Street protesters, saying their rallies pull special crime-fighting units away from the hot zones where they’re needed.
Since Occupy Wall Street took over Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17, the NYPD has relied heavily on its borough task forces, the department’s go-to teams for rowdy crowds.
But such protest duty takes the special units away from their regular jobs — patrolling public housing and problem spots and staking out nightclubs plagued by violence, supervisors said.
“Normally, the task force is used in high-crime neighborhoods where you have a lot of shootings and robberies,” said one source.
“They are always used when there are spikes in crime as a quick fix. But instead of being sent to Jamaica, Brownsville and the South Bronx, they are in Wall Street.”
Another NYPD boss is troubled by the resulting slowdown in stop-and-frisks.
When OWS marches, as many as 3,000 cops a day could be called on to keep the peace. That’s about 10 percent of the total force.
“The city is going crazy with demonstrations and protests, and I’m lucky if I can get four cars out there,” said Deputy Inspector Ted Berntsen, commander of the 13th precinct in Chelsea.
As the NYPD deals with depleted ranks, fewer thugs are going to jail. The Organized Crime Control Bureau — an elite unit of hundreds of cops fighting drug dealers and gun runners — has seen arrests plummet 19 percent this year.
NYC Health Department finally condemns Zuccotti park:
Filth-ridden Zuccotti Park is a breeding ground for bacterial infection loaded with potential health-code violations that pose a major risk to the public, an expert who inspected the area warned.
“It’s like Walmart for rats,’’ Wayne Yon, an expert on city health regulations, said yesterday.
“There’s a lack of sanitation, a lack of controls for hot and cold water,” Yon said. He saw at least 15 violations of the city’s health code — the type that would easily shut down a food establishment.
He noted the lack of lavatory facilities, as neighbors repeatedly complain about protesters defecating in the area and the stench of urine.
Yon also pointed to unsanitary conditions in wash bins for cleaning food utensils.
“It looks extraordinarily dirty, and [the bin] should be changed once it starts to get dirty,” said Yon, who works for EHA Consulting Group Inc. Then he pointed to a pigeon in a tree right above where the protesters were washing dishes.
“There’s no overhead coverings. Pigeons are basically vermin,” Yon said.
He said there’s inadequate hand washing, the No. 1 culprit for food-borne illnesses in restaurants.
‘Rats’ and ‘vermin'; a good description of the ‘occupiers’. With any luck, there will be a cholera outbreak and they’ll all die.
Some good commentary by Marybeth Hicks at the Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/18/hicks-some-belated-parental-advice-to-protesters/