Sunday, October 30, 2011
ANOTHER Possible Rape At Occupy Wall Street?
The New York Post is reporting that another sexual assault has occurred in the Occupy Wall Street tent city in Zuccotti Park.
According to reports, a man barged into a woman’s tent and sexually assaulted her at around 6 AM. Protesters then chased him from the park.
“Pervert! Pervert! Get the f–k out!” said witnesses. “They were shining flashlights in his face and yelling at him to leave,” said a woman who called herself Leslie, but refused to give her real name.
Why is it then that NO ONE EVER bothered to call the cops? Is it really true that Occupy Wall Street is handling it internally?
Handling it internally? What the heck does that mean? Are we talking vigilante justice? Could it be that they handled it by shining flashlights in his face and yelling at the rapist to leave?
What about the victim? How can such a policy help the victim? Is the larger message of the group more important than the individuals pain? Are victims cautioned not to go to file a report? Are they really told to steer clear of the authority in keeping with the "don't snitch policy"?
What about the perpetrator? Does this mean he is free to rape again? Will other women become victims of this rapist due to the short-sightedness of the groups "don't snitch" policy?
Don't forget the security policy at the Occupy Baltimore encampment states the following:
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.
Really? They're not encouraging the involvement of the policy? The people at Occupy are setting up their own kangaroo court system?
Regardless who the perpetrator is, be he a wall street banker, a Tea Party Activist, a homeless person, or even a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement, NO WOMAN should be pressured NOT to seek help. If this is indeed true, then the movement truly fails women, ALL WOMEN!
Let me repeat, rape is NEVER good. It is never right. Rape is never warranted.