TEA parties don’t need sexual abuse and assault security statements (Update)

But apparently, the dozens or so Camp Alinsky Kids at Occupy Baltimore need one. I’ll be the first one to point out many of these vignettes – be them video or written – posted by bloggers across the country might represent a small portion of the Occupy community, but this is just bizarre, and I’m getting more convinced it’s the majority.

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Derek Hunter over at Big Government took a walk yesterday and found a piece of literature on-site that detailed a security statement for those participating at Occupy Baltimore. My goodness, you’d think that current laws on the books would be enough to cover every possible contingency at such a multi-day, long-term protest gathering, but this crowd needs rules for everything, since they are statists, liberals, communists and socialists after all.

Everything needs to be over-regulated with tons of written documentation. OK fine. What harm could be done?

[S]aying you’re against “sexual abuse and assault” isn’t controversial, but do you really have to say it? Why isn’t it understood? As it turns out, that’s just the beginning of the weird. The entire “Security Statement” is about sexual assault and abuse.

Sexual abuse or assault at Occupy Baltimore is in violation of our values, and will not be tolerated. It is an explicit policy of Occupy Baltimore to prohibit abuse by any members of the community upon another person. Violation of this policy will result in the abuser no longer being welcome at the occupation.

So sexual abuse or assault are against “explicit policy” and will get you shunned? What about arrested? Those things are crimes, after all. Shouldn’t Occupy Baltimore, like every other group or individual, encourage people to contact the police to get these predators off the street? You’d think so, but you’d think wrong:

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 law enforcement.

So if someone were sexually assaulted, a horrible experience, they wouldn’t be discouraged to contact the police, the “occupy community” would rather handle it internally. That’s just perverse.

So if you’re attacked, stay calm and contact one of your community leaders … and if you really want to, contact the cops. But look, we’ve got 19-year old volunteer councilors here with us on staff to help you, and if we find him guilty, we’ll kick him or her out of our tent city and send him home to his or her parents house.

Go read the full post, along with a scan of the security statement over at Big Government.

Update: CBS Cleveland reports an alleged sexual assault and “kidnapping” happened inside of a tent at Occupy Cleveland over the weekend. Ugh. In my opinion Jim Hoft went overboard with his headline associating this attack with Obama, but here’s a snippet from CBS.

According to police reports, the 19-year-old student was instructed by “Occupy Cleveland” personnel to “share a tent with the suspect due to a shortage of tents.” The suspect identified himself as “Leland” to the woman. The woman told police that after she had thought the suspect went to sleep in his own bed, she slept in a sleeping bag provided to her by the rally.

The student went to school Monday and told a teacher about her sexual assault incident in Public Square — which is being classified as “kidnapping/rape” — prompting the teacher to immediately contact the authorities.

Let’s take a different approach than Jim Hoft shall we?

What it comes down to is this; it’s an alleged crime at this point. That said, for some reason it sounds like organizers thought it was completely appropriate for a 19-year-old girl to bunk with a man she did not know. Organizers most likely did not know either of them. These “organizers” have little common sense, but seem to be able to effectively brainwash other kids who are looking for role models.

Isn’t that a problem? Should we consider the social aspect of these protests? Was the girl attending the overnight protest on her own? Was he attending on his own?

Does the Internet and the #Occupy hashtag give a false sense of security to those who attend these events as they assume they will be protesting and living with good people who are of the same mind?


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  1. Dimsdale on October 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    The TEA party members didn’t need someone to clean up after them either.? Or send food and money.

    • crystal4 on October 19, 2011 at 8:31 am

      This is just too much fun for me, this total obsession with OWS!
      Hmmm, wonder why everyone’s (on the right) panties are in a bunch ?

    • Steve M on October 19, 2011 at 9:38 am

      Are you suggesting this site is “obsessed” with OWS? As I understand it, OWS started one month ago. We’ve got four posts on the subject.

    • Dimsdale on October 19, 2011 at 8:56 am

      Making fun of the group’s manifold deficiencies isn’t an “obsession”; it’s more like a sport!? As noted before, the bunched panties are sitting in the mud having their expensive iPhones stolen.

  2. cherwin on October 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    These protestors are the most ridiculous group of losers I have every seen. This is our future generation? Oh God help us. Most don’t even know what their cause is, the rest don’t care what the cause is.
    I heard one today asking for people to go out and get food. He said go to food banks, dumpsters outside large grocery stores etc.etc. Dumpsters? Really? Maybe you should put down your little sign, put your shoes on, and go get a job.
    Another girl today talked about the?”wealthy” being people who make $200,000. She said no one needs that much money to spend in one year. Did she go to school? Does she even have a clue what her parents probably make? They probably spent twice that on her college so she can stand there and talk like an idiot. It’s almost comical if it wasn’t so pathetic.
    I hate to see the snow come but about know I would love to see a nor’easter drop about 4 feet of snow on NYC. See how fast they will leave and run home to mommy and daddy’s warm house. ???

    • essneff on October 18, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      great post……. that “wealthy”person in Dannel’s CT drops 7% in state income tax & pays a 36% federal?marginal rate as well as property tax, car tax, gas tax, excise taxes, sales tax, plus?high fees?on every thing but the air we breathe…. (Dannel is working on that one)

  3. crystal4 on October 19, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Tea Party=patriots , OWS=dirty hippies
    Tea Party=they want to take back America, OWS=they hate America
    Tea Party=the right to assemble, OWS=throw the bums out
    Tea Party=against the bailouts, OWS=they are anti-capitalism!

    • Dimsdale on October 19, 2011 at 8:57 am

      By George, I think she has it!? 😉

    • crystal4 on October 19, 2011 at 9:11 am

      Heeeehee, I do get it, it’s called hypocrisy!

    • Dimsdale on October 19, 2011 at 10:46 am

      (omit giggles)? Actually, it is called perspective, backed by facts.? Look at the targets of their ire and the basis for it.? See any commonality to the Greek riots, the British student riots, the G8, G20 etc. protests?? Did you similarly criticize the false accusations made of the TEA party, or just join in on the unfounded criticism?
      The right to assemble does not include trespassing and squatting, nor do the bailouts equal capitalism.? Why don’t the OWS types protest the president or Demcrats who exacerbated a bad situation and turned it into an economic tragedy?
      Just wondering…

  4. SeeingRed on October 19, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I can’t wait for NBC to cover this.

  5. PatRiot on October 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    On OWS:
    In the absence of self control, we have rules to control everything else.
    On the incident:
    Thank God this young lady?had SOMEONE she could trust that could help her.
    Unfortunately learned the hard way that her safety is her responsilbility.

  6. crystal4 on October 19, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    @ Steve, I was talking about the right wing media, blogs, etc.
    And, since no one answered my question (why the obsession). I will tell you what the answer is. The protesters are comprised of D’s, R’s and unaffiliated voters, many of whom are not consistent voters.
    This will bring the OWS people and the majority of the country who support them to be more aware of the shenanigans going on in DC and bring more voters to the polls.

    • Dimsdale on October 19, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      The poll you cited in the previous post (the theft of the $5500 mac) showed that there were NO self identified Republicans in the sample, 33% unaffiliated, and 32% Democrat.?? The rest were a sprinkling of everything from anarchist to socialist to libertarian.

  7. winnie on October 19, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Was watching something on the news on? t.v. this past weekend & there was a clip of some really ugly (behavior-wise) OWS protester screaming at the camera about the interviewer.? This guy had to be 60 if he was a day.? My 15 year old daughter was staring at the screen with her mouth agape and asked me, “What is that guy’s problem???”? I asked her if she remembered the Tax Day TEA Party rally we went to in the spring and didn’t she see behavior like this guy’s all day?? Then I explained these OWS zombies to her and how the media was comparing them to TEA party peeps.? She said, “Um, cha…I don’t think so, Mom. I didn’t see anyone like that in Hartford.”
    Just sayin’ s’all.

  8. Plainvillian on October 19, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    This happens when self esteem borne of entitlement is the moral compass of the masses assembled.? Should anyone be surprised?

    • Dimsdale on October 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm

      Moral compass??? More of a boat anchor….


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