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Forum Post: Thieves at OWS

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 18, 2011, 11:56 a.m. EST by IndyGuy (81)
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It seems there is a lot of thievery going on at Zuccotti Park.

I guess the "comrades" down there only respect private property when it is their own property.


NY Post .......

"It’s a den of thieves!

Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops -- and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food.

“Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale.

“I had my Mac stolen -- that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”

"Crafty cat burglars sneaked into the makeshift kitchen at Zuccotti Park overnight and swiped as much as $2,500 in donated greenbacks from right under the noses of volunteers who’d fallen asleep after a long day whipping up meals for the hundreds of hungry protesters, the volunteers said."

“The worst thing is there’s people sleeping in the kitchen when they come, and they don’t even know about it! There are some really smart and sneaky thieves here,” Terrie said.

“I had umbrellas stolen, a fold-up bed I brought because my back is bad -- they took that, too!”

"Security volunteer Harry Wyman, 22, of Brooklyn was furious about the thievery -- and vowed to get tough with the predatory perps."

“I’m not getting paid, but I’m not gonna stand for it. Why people got to come here and do stupid stuff? All it does is make people not wanna come here anymore,” Wyman fumed.

At one point yesterday, Wyman and other volunteers briefly scuffled with a man who was standing near a park entrance with a pail calling out: “Donations! Donations!” -- and pocketing the cash people tossed in the bucket."



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[-] 5 points by equazcion (688) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Surprising, seeing as the NY Post always offered such a balanced perspective. I never would've thought it would become troll fodder.

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[-] 4 points by pissedoffconstructionworker (602) 12 years ago

There are a lot of young and naive kids out there.

Maintain situational awareness at all times, folks. You're sleeping out in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world. It's a given that thieves, con artists, pickpockets and opportunistic swine of all kinds are going to be drawn to Zuccoti Park.

[-] 4 points by Hellomynameis (243) from Aptos, CA 12 years ago

"They see me trolllinnnnn...."

[-] 4 points by thebeastchasingitstail (1912) 12 years ago

They're living outdoors in the middle of New York City and this is supposed to be surprising?

[-] 3 points by angie2011 (5) 12 years ago

Or...simply opportunistic thieves milling around stealing under the guise of being part of OWS. C'mon people can we stop the baiting?!!

[-] 2 points by thebeastchasingitstail (1912) 12 years ago

Thank you.

[-] 1 points by Occupythishipster (10) 12 years ago

If you are the 99%, you should be using a $5.5k laptop..wtf...

[-] 1 points by WallaThaRaider (1) 12 years ago

Wow very interesting, some people are just scum. Check out my 99percent song about the occupy movement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UelTaKerURc&feature=feedlik

[-] 1 points by 999 (2) 12 years ago

Now, isn't that what these protests are all about, stealing. The protesters are carrying signs that say, "We just want your money." So apparently stealing is only a problem when it happens to you. When it happens to others it's social justice.

[-] 1 points by dgh (2) 12 years ago

Share the wealth !!

[-] 1 points by dgh (2) 12 years ago

That is not stealing, that is sharing.

[-] 1 points by seaglass (671) from Brigantine, NJ 12 years ago

Not surprised its Wall st. a den of thieves.

[-] -1 points by ArrestAllCEOS (115) 12 years ago

Aha! It must be the bankers who are sneaking into the park and stealing laptops, money, and food.

[-] 0 points by copywallstreet (2) 12 years ago

communists all like those thieves at OSW see this and you would never occupy , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjOii-ICWDs

[-] -1 points by LearnFromAtaraxia (16) 12 years ago

Thieves , Crackbars, Drugs Traffickers , Drugs Dealers, illegal Immigrants, gambling losers and homeless due to their stupid failure all are over there and sure they are not even 2% of Americans

[-] -2 points by ArrestAllCEOS (115) 12 years ago

People who want wealth redistribution complaining when their items are redistributed......interesting

[-] -1 points by IndyGuy (81) 12 years ago

Comrade ..... Can you spare $5,500 for a new Mac laptop?

[-] -2 points by ArrestAllCEOS (115) 12 years ago

Sorry comrade, the state has only rationed me to a can of beans and 2 loaves of bread this month