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NY Observer:

Meanwhile Security group member Brendan Burke, a tall bad-ass looking dude who has been volunteering at the park since the second week, told The New York Observer that there have been “three or four” incidents of sexual assault in Zuccotti Park. But since Security — now working with a group called Community Alliance — deals in mediation and conflict resolution and have no authority to check people’s tents or act as bouncers to the park — they have directed these women to file complaints with the NYPD.

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Nor will they be feeding them gourmet meals: as reported, the kitchen has scaled back its services in attempt to dissuade homeless people and the rumored convicts from Rikers Island that the NYPD is allegedly dropping off at the park from cohabiting the park and turning the movement into something more resembling a soup kitchen/homeless shelter. We overhear a conversation between a woman and a member of the Comfort station: she is asking for a tent for a party, and he is taking down her information. “We’re making sure everyone has a phone or email address,” he tells her, “just so we’re not giving away our supplies to the uh…you know…the homeless.” He then quickly apologizes for saying “that word.” But it’s clear that resources, especially for food, shelter, and clothing, are being rationed as closely as possible.

If this seems a little harsh — what happened to the ‘come one, come all’ mentality? — it is obviously out of necessity. Maybe it is the cold weather, or the drop in morale from the lack of Internet connection, but the scene down at Zuccotti Park is much grimmer than ones we’ve previously encountered. There seems to be a lot more heated arguments, a lot more panhandlers, and at least 10 guys stop and chat us up about our legs.


What’s the statistic on how many sexual assaults get reported? 1 in 10?

Yeah, Zuccotti Park is definitely the kind of place you want to bring your teenage daughter to visit.


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24 Responses to YouTopia

  1. crawdad says:

    homeless people and the rumored convicts from Rikers Island that the NYPD is allegedly dropping off at the park

    We don’t want any lumpen proles around here!

  2. crawdad says:

    Woman charged with pimping teen recruited at Occupy NH rally

    A city woman is accused of pimping a 16-year-old girl she met in Victory Park during the Occupy NH demonstrations.

    Justina Jensen, 23, of 341 Hanover St., is charged with felony prostitution. Police allege Jensen met a teen at the local protest, which is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, and used the Internet to arrange a first liaison for the girl with a man who turned out to be an undercover police officer.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Maybe it’s time the police stop policing them? Just hang around in case they threaten security and safety outside their little utopian villages.

    Police signs can be posted to say “enter at your own risk”. Let them have at it and see how easy it is to live in peace, harmony and dudebro horndog heaven.

    I’d give it a week. :D

    • 1539days says:

      They need to erect one of those Herman Cain electricfied fences around them.

    • HELENK says:

      in the 60s there were riots in Philadelphia. We had a mayor Frank Rizzo, you either loved him or hated him. His way of treating the riots was keep them in their own neighborhoods let them destroy their own.
      This was after fireman were shot at when the came to put out the fires started by the rioters. If you notice now the tillerman on a ladder fire truck in now encased in bullet proof enclosure.
      Maybe that would work with this bunch.

      btw
      crawdad you were right. I did judge too soon on the marine veteran that got hurt. My only excuse is that the veterans I know that had seen combat were not in favor of violence, they had seen enough of it. I judged him by those standards

  4. HELENK says:

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/10/reporting-from-st-pauls.php

    a reporter inside the occupy bunch in London.
    Outside St Pauls which had to close for a while, the first time since in Blitz in WW2

  5. yttik says:

    I think it’s actually Me-topia. Maybe Gimme-topia.

  6. foxyladi14 says:

    some go home at night and return in the morning :)MOMS bed and breakfast.
    :lol:

  7. HELENK says:

    occupy DC is writing a new Constitution, they plan to secede from America.
    Does anyone want to tell them that is was the Declaration of Independence that came first?

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/29/occupy-dc-to-secede-from-the-united-states/

  8. DeniseVB says:

    This 13 minute video inside OccupyPortland makes me ask the question “Do I want these people to change and be in charge of my world?” Camera work is a little herky-jerky, but I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. I was desperately seeking a clue :D

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