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Three Occupy Oakland protesters charged with hate crimes

15 comments, 318 views, posted 7:38 pm 03/03/2012 in News by Viscera
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(Reuters) - Three Occupy Oakland protesters accused of surrounding and taunting a woman before stealing her wallet were charged on Friday with robbery and hate crimes, authorities said.

Michael Davis, 32, Nneka Crawford, 23, and Randolph Wilkins, 24, confronted the woman on the streets of Oakland in February after she told them not to riot in her neighborhood, the Oakland Police said in a written release.

"She was surrounded by three protestors and battered as they yelled vulgar epithets regarding their perception of her sexual orientation," Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

The female victim was not identified except as a 20-year resident of the neighborhood.

"Her wallet was taken during the crime," Watson said. "The victim broke away from the group and called police, who were able to arrest one suspect near the scene."

Watson said the other two suspects were arrested at a February 29 Occupy Oakland protest.

Each was charged by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office with felony counts of robbery and hate crimes, Watson said.

An Occupy Oakland organizer could not be reached for comment on Friday evening.

A rallying cry of the movement has been that 1 percent of the population has too much of the nation's wealth and the remaining 99 percent is disadvantaged.

It has lost momentum in recent months after police cleared encampments in New York, Oakland and other major cities.

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7:48 pm 03/03/2012

Flee

sub out "Occupy Oakland protesters" and sub in "assholes" and this article wouldn't be a generic shock article POS.

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8:19 pm 03/03/2012

z0phi3l

Quote by Flee:
sub out "Occupy Oakland protesters" and sub in "assholes" and this article wouldn't be a generic shock article POS.



Bull, if for some reason this had happened at a Tea Party rally it would be top headlines on all newspapers and news channels, but since it was a few of the "good guys" it gets ignored and buried just like they did all the assaults and rapes that happened in the Occupy camps

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11:40 pm 03/03/2012

Flee

I have to negative that. Once again, someone infers something I did not say. I would have said the same thing if it was a tea party rally.

If someone goes to a Christian meet up and Fred Phelps shows up and causes a shit storm, should the article say "Christans assault..."? No, it shouldn't

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1:04 am 04/03/2012

Squirrel

Quote by Flee:
sub out "Occupy Oakland protesters" and sub in "assholes" and this article wouldn't be a generic shock article POS.



Put in "woman robbed in Oakland, business as usual", and it wouldn't have even made the papers.

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3:44 pm 07/03/2012

Viscera

Quote by Flee:
I have to negative that. Once again, someone infers something I did not say. I would have said the same thing if it was a tea party rally.

If someone goes to a Christian meet up and Fred Phelps shows up and causes a shit storm, should the article say "Christans assault..."? No, it shouldn't


I may be wrong, but I think Z was making commentary about the media and their agenda not about you

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3:45 pm 07/03/2012

Viscera

Quote by Flee:
I have to negative that. Once again, someone infers something I did not say. I would have said the same thing if it was a tea party rally.

If someone goes to a Christian meet up and Fred Phelps shows up and causes a shit storm, should the article say "Christans assault..."? No, it shouldn't


but it does

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3:49 pm 07/03/2012

backroom

Quote by Viscera:
but it does


Given.

When does it stop?

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3:49 pm 07/03/2012

Viscera

To be honest, Drudge does the same thing. I looked at astory captioned "Obama compares self with Gandhi, Mandela" and the story....maybe could be interpreted that way. If you look hard enough you can see t. That annoys me at any instance.

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3:50 pm 07/03/2012

Viscera

Quote by backroom:
Quote by Viscera:
but it does

Given.

When does it stop?

When we stop buying into the hype. I am less inclined to read articles from a source that does that

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3:52 pm 07/03/2012

backroom

"We" is such a subjective word.
I am trying. You are trying. Even Q at times tries.
But to some... well one in particular... fanning the flames seems to be a way of life.

As long as those continue to occur the efforts of the rest of us are futile.

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3:56 pm 07/03/2012

Viscera

there are times that's true. There are people who enjoy the argument rather then look for solutions (not implying anything about anyone here). I have asserted that you and I are trying to solve the same problems, just going at it in different ways. Trust in motives and intentions is required to cooperate usually. That is hard when you don't know the other person, or if they are flaming. That is what I am guilty of, I either take a posture that makes people not trust my intentions, or not trust I would be willing to change. But in RL that isn't the way I actually am. If someone can get me to see, I'll change very rapidly.

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4:26 pm 07/03/2012

elsels

LOL

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4:35 pm 07/03/2012

backroom

Quote by elsels:
LOL


Do you have anything to say, els?

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5:14 pm 07/03/2012

elsels

I think I may know who you are speaking of, that is all!

Golly people, calm down!

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5:23 pm 07/03/2012

backroom

All is calm...
And that is all I needed to hear.
Actually it does not matter what you had to say... just say it. Right?

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