Occupy Dirt Baggers Charged with Hate Crimes

Well once again we see the results of the liberal supported Occupy Dirt Bag Movement.  Three admitted members of the Occupy Oakland Movement have been arrested for assault and Hate crimes.  The victim was perceived as being a homosexual by the Occupy Oakland assaulters and thus the additional charge.

The Occupy Dirtbaggers who beat up a woman who asked that they not defile her neighborhood are:

Michael Davis, 32, Nneka Crawford, 23, and Randolph Wilkins, 24.

They admit that they are part of the Occupy Movement.

This is typical of the Occupy Movement.  That is, Beat up a single woman,  who protests about the nasty and disgusting things she sees first hand, and does not want to happen in her neighborhood.  (see disclaimer in comment 5, David)

It seems it takes 3 liberal Occupiers to beat up a single woman who is perceived by the liberal occupiers as being a lesbian.  I guess that is par for the course.

34 thoughts on “Occupy Dirt Baggers Charged with Hate Crimes”

  1. The ideology governing occupiers, if psychological dynamics can be said to be an ideology, tends to create a crude view of the physical side of things. People who tend to view going out at occupying physical space as a substitute for civilized or rational debate rooted in metaphysics will be the same people who tend to view physical violence as a way of representing their views.

    The story ends with:

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

    But they will be back given that people involved in corrupting their economic language and their civilization on the metaphysical side of things are still at work. Occupy is obviously “uncivilized” due to their abject and almost barbaric stupidity and so on… the the point that most may as well be the barbarian hordes. Yet intelligent people who purport to protect and manage American civilization through the economic language of Americans are uncivilized too these days. You can only put so much copper in the coin until it is all copper. In fact, it isn’t even copper these days.

  2. Curious how police say there was video of this incident on the Internet but don’t you know, it is no longer available. I bet it turns up somewhere in the near future.

    Your attempt to link an apparent crime to the Occupy movement is predictable but far-fetched. Anybody who has been reading the news (i.e., not FOX) can see that these are not typical or representative Occupy protesters, if they are protesters at all.

    “Three admitted members of the Occupy Oakland Movement…

    Admitted only by you. Link, please.

    No, seriously. Provide a link unless you want to continue the joke.

  3. These occupiers are mostly from mid to upper income situations, and are just looking to entertain themselves.
    In the end they will return to their liberal enclaves and vote for Obama.

  4. Reuters is a good news outfit, but they are only reporting what the OPD told them. Their actions toward the Occupy Oakland group to date has been mainly of excessive force and overreaction so I think I’ll hold my condemnation until I see some more credible reporting on it.

  5. Jim, I think the Occupy Oakland group is the one that should not be trusted not the Oakland PD. This group is lawless and disgraceful. The fact the Oakland organizers where AWOL in condemning this crime says what I need to know about them. It is appropriate that this be highlighted and condemned.

    I have to object to my friend’s statement.

    This is typical of the Occupy Movement. That is, Beat up a single woman, who protests about the nasty and disgusting things she sees first hand, and does not want to happen in her neighborhood.

    In no way does that represent reality. Beating up single women is not even typical of the radical and dangerous Oakland group. Saying that it is typical of the Occupy Movement nationwide has no basis in fact. The Occupy movement nationally does not have widespread incidents of beating up anyone nor is it a violent movement. It is a clearly peaceful protest movement. This type of statement is clearly over the top and unless I see evidence to the contrary, I must disagree with it.

    I have no issue with questioning the lack of clear goals, end game, the political motivation, the methods, or the wisdom of the movement. I just do not want to mischaracterize it as a violent bunch of thugs when that seems to be the exception in stark contrast to the rule.

    In Delaware, the Capitol Police have called the local Occupiers model citizens and ladies and gentlemen. Why don’t they have as big of a claim on defining the movement? In Oakland, the bad element has defined the movement. I understand politically making Oakland the face of the movement is useful to its opponents, but there is basic fairness on how you do it.

    A better way would be to say the Occupy movement needs to clean its own house up from these thugs if it is going to demand corporate America cleans its house. He who lives in a glass house is shouldn’t throw stones. In this case those who live in tents shouldn’t throw proverbial daggers. I call on Occupy to clearly work to rid itself of the abusive, disruptive element if it wants to be taken seriously.

    Please edit your post to remove the defamatory generalization and make your point powerfully another way. I have no issue with the post. I have an issue with that one paragraph.

  6. “I think the Occupy Oakland group is the one that should not be trusted not the Oakland PD”

    Odd stance from an African-American. Of course, it’s easy to support the OPD when you’re not the African-American being roughed up.

    The problems at Oakland Occupy have existed from Day One, because community relations with the police have been dreadful for several years, ever since the acquital of a BART police officer who killed an unarmed black man. Without that context, this is just another uninformed, insubstantial conservative rant.

  7. “A better way would be to say the Occupy movement needs to clean its own house up from these thugs if it is going to demand corporate America cleans its house.”

    “I call on Occupy to clearly work to rid itself of the abusive, disruptive element if it wants to be taken seriously.”

    Well said David. This is I would like to see more of from the GOP and this blog in particularly. No hyperbole. No labeling. Just a recognition that the occupy movement has warts and if it wants respect, it has work to do. I might add, that one could have said the same thing about the Tea Party and indeed for almost any group of activists, regardless of their politics. Being responsible and conservative in one’s comments would go a long way towards creating a perception that the GOP is a responsible party.

  8. Once again Geezer, you are falling in the same trap of generalization that I just cautioned my friend TW against. Do Oakland Police systematically go around shooting unarmed Blacks? Is that who they are? No. For the record, I condemn shooting unarmed African Americans or anyone else.

    Come on, let’s admit the Oakland Occupy movement is radical and dangerous. It is okay to admit that and not feel like you reject the entire movement. It is the failure to do so which plays right into the hands of the critics.

    I do not believe the Occupy movement is represented by Oakland. I have been in several cities in different states and seen them. I have even walked into encampments. It is not a violent movement. I think it is important not to broadbrush people. I hate it when pro-family groups are brushed with Westboro Baptist Church or the Patriot movement with the Montana Militia. I just want everyone judged on their own merits. Is that too much to ask?

  9. Dave, it is true that any activist movement attracts the disenfranchised so everyone who joins may not be shall we say mainstream. That is fine. Sometimes you can learn valuable things from people you would not typically associate with. I think a line has to be drawn with evil people who spread dangerous hatred and violence.

    The movements are responsible for who they allow to represent them in leadership with that said, it is still important not to broadbrush people of movements beyond the facts.

    Thank you for your comments, I of course agree.

  10. “Come on, let’s admit the Oakland Occupy movement is radical and dangerous.”

    I don’t think you have enough information to make that claim. I can say they have had a much worse relationship with their city authorities than just about any other such group in the US.

    As for painting with a broad brush, I was referring to the protesters’ attitude toward the OPD, not mine.

  11. From the belly of the Beast:

    The exclusive role of the police is to serve and protect the interests of the patriarchal and racist state and the rich capitalist elite. The “justice” system of the united states has one function: to protect the rulers from us, those who would want to overturn this horrible state of things and begin a new way of living all together. [Oh, great… what about the people that don’t want to live in solidarity with imbeciles?] ….
    Yesterday three of our comrades from Occupy Oakland were charged with robbery and “hate crimes” on someone for allegedly making hateful remarks on her sexuality. The OPD writes, “The Oakland Police Department prioritizes hate crimes for immediate investigation.” Police frequently lie, and also many of us, as products of a sexist racist society, do shitty things, but etheir [sic] way, cops can’t and won’t change what sucks about this society. But WE sure as hell intend on doing that. Part of that project is negating police authority and their monopoly of violence.
    ….
    If someone…with us because of our gender, our race, our sexuality, that is something for US to handle, whether it means mediation, accountability, reparations, violent retaliation, or exclusion — that is for US to work out together, WITHOUT the police. In order to do that, we need to break down the barriers that the police and the capitalists are so interested in building between us, so that we can start learning how to work together. It is something we began to do in the Oakland Commune before the pigs cracked down on our collective projects.
    Until they tear off their badges and join our fight against the state and capital, willing to fight the officers who stay on the side of the state with as much force as they have fought us in the streets from Oakland to Cairo, the police are our enemies. And any time they purport to be on our side, or act for us, we have three little letters for them: FTP! Occupy Oakland

    Unfortunately this is the dumb wing of socialism. But in a sense they are right about a few things, as civilization declines those who claim to be its protectors on the Right fail in their duties or become corrupt and then people with Leftist tendencies think they need to do something about it. Only one problem remains at that point, the artists and so on who are drawn to the movement can’t get beyond image based thought… so they’re pretty dumb. If history is any measure then they won’t even really have a specified movement other than vague murmuring based on themes of unity mixed with pseudo-historic or pseudo-scientific views and so on. At the extremes one might say that they don’t even have a specified movement, other than that they know they’re part of a movement out of the system.

    They’re like a bowel movement in that respect. Going outside of the system and occupying physical space is easy. Learning about the metaphysics of the current system, why it exists and how it may need to be reformed is hard.

  12. Another interesting aspect of the movement:

    …Shimon Peres serves the wealthy colonial elite and the settler state of Israel. Peres tours the world speaking on behalf of Jewish people, co-opting the history of the Holocaust. [???] At the same time, he has on his conscience a massive arms trade and racist laws which advance the ethnic cleansing and genocide of Palestinian peoples[???]. His very presence at a synagogue in San Francisco normalizes settler colonialism here and in Israel, connecting two settler states in the name of Judaism and an imperial and colonial “vision of tomorrow.”
    To contest the normalization and cultural violence of this event….
    We hope Occupy Oakland will help think up and enact creative ways for us to show Peres that he is not welcome to promote apartheid and colonialism in the already colonized Bay Area. Occupy Oakland

    It’s hard to keep up with the imbecile wing of socialism but what they seem to be saying is that the existence of Israel is almost inherently violent but that the way that the occupiers do things is not violent. Although they do justify talk about violence in terms of violent resistance often enough, so it’s not clear why violence is supposedly wrong per se.

  13. “Odd stance from an African-American.”

    So blacks must automatically be distrustful of police officers? Who or what gave Geezer the power to discern how blacks ought to think?

    Or is it because he doesn’t believe blacks can think for themselves? Yep, that’s probably it!

  14. I just want everyone judged on their own merits. Is that too much to ask?

    Probably….

    After all, people don’t necessarily want to be judged on their own merits as an individual anyway. They often want lose their minds in a larger group or category of people. In fact, some of those in the Occupy Oakland movement would probably claim that judging individuals on their own merits is wrong. E.g.:

    All prisoners are political prisoners. And as feminists have long pointed out, the personal is political.
    The spheres of our oppression grow indistinct.
    Home is prison, prison is the Third World factory. Boyfriends are bosses, wardens are pimps. Capitalist and patriarchal social relations flow effortlessly across the boundaries between the “inside” and the “outside.” Our solidarity and struggle must also flow easily past barbed wire, to destroy capitalism and patriarchy we must destroy all prisons and the police. Free all prisoners! Destroy capital! Smash patriarchy! Occupy Patriarchy

    It’s like a movement that needs to flow… it’s like diarrhea in that respect. Although when it flows toward them and their own property or person then they’ll probably suddenly become sane and want sanitation, capital and all the established accoutrements of civilization again.

    Perhaps the best way to live according to their ideas about things, if feelings can be said to be ideas, is to occupy space while sitting around in their own excrement?

  15. “So blacks must automatically be distrustful of police officers?”

    In Oakland, yes. If you knew what you were talking about, you’d know that.

    “Who or what gave Geezer the power to discern how blacks ought to think?”

    Who said anything about how anyone “ought to” think? I find it odd when a black person supports a racist organization. Doesn’t take any special powers to figure that out. Of course, you can’t even understand a simple blog comment, so I guess they look like special powers to you.

  16. “I think the Occupy Oakland group is the one that should not be trusted not the Oakland PD” David Anderson

    “Of course, it’s easy to support the OPD when you’re not the African-American being roughed up.” Geezer

    Having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and worked in Oakland for many years, I am qualified to at least report my observations regarding the conditions in Oakland.

    The police do not trust the AA community. The AA community do not trust the police. Both groups have reasons. Both are frustrated. For those who have not been to Oakland, Washington DC South East is a fairly close approximation. So, you are both spot on in this regard.

    It is rather funny to have the white guy (Geezer) express empathy with the AA community and the black guy (Anderson) empathizing with The Man. Surely you both can find the humor in that!

    Reminds me of a AA friend of mine who works for the federal government. She was raised in NM and really feels out of place in urban black areas. Not only that, she feels ostracized because she goes and sees “white” movies; dresses professionally; etc. She gets comments that she is not really black. I laughed because I find it funny that to be black you are expected to suscribe to a certain cultural code, by blacks! Why can’t you just be who you are? Ah, well, I know, it’s off topic.

  17. So blacks must automatically be distrustful of police officers? Who or what gave Geezer the power to discern how blacks ought to think?

    He’s a liberal. They automatically believe they have that right. They also believe that since their (Af. Americans’) relations with a local PD may not be good, naturally this means we should expect lesbians to get roughed up.

  18. “Jim, I think the Occupy Oakland group is the one that should not be trusted not the Oakland PD. This group is lawless and disgraceful. The fact the Oakland organizers where AWOL in condemning this crime says what I need to know about them. It is appropriate that this be highlighted and condemned.”

    David,
    And any time something like this happens, it IS condemned by the groups across the country. The thing is, as a leaderless and open movement where anyone can get involved, this kind of thing will happen by the people who clearly do not belong there.
    But having said that, I am not defending these types of actions. But as I said, I want to see more sources on this rather than the word of OPD alone. One story like that might be fine for those who hate the group already, but I want to get the facts and not just from the “official source”. I have seen many, many instances of BS from “officials” regarding Occupy around the country to the point where I cannot implicitly trust their veracity.

    And since there isn’t much about Occupy that can be called “typical” I can only assume that wording is from someone who knows very little about the people themselves and has been spoon-fed their negative view by other sources. I know several people from the NYC Occupy and have interviewed some of them for my show and they don’t seem like the type of people who would do anything like what Oakland is being accused of. But I don’t know anything about the Oakland group so I will keep an open mind.

    “I have no issue with questioning the lack of clear goals, end game, the political motivation, the methods, or the wisdom of the movement. I just do not want to mischaracterize it as a violent bunch of thugs when that seems to be the exception in stark contrast to the rule.”

    I agree, but that is the attitude of the people who hate this group without knowing them. In fact, due to the influx of homeless and criminal elements, the NYC group has it’s own security group to prevent just these kinds of attacks.

    “In Delaware, the Capitol Police have called the local Occupiers model citizens and ladies and gentlemen. Why don’t they have as big of a claim on defining the movement? In Oakland, the bad element has defined the movement. ”

    I’ve been to their camp a few times and I agree, but they have no more control or influence over Oakland than NYC itself does.

  19. Oakland is one of America’s most ‘liberal’ cities…and, one of it’s most dangerous. That’s why the cops have a chip on their shoulder. I’d love to see some of our white ‘liberals’ on this blog fly out to Oakland and take a nice midnight stroll. You’d get eaten alive.

  20. Rick,
    And just how do you know just where the white liberals used to live? Although I don’t claim to be a liberal (or a conservative), I’ve lived and worked in a few tough places (Newark, NJ for one) and have lived to tell the tale.

  21. Compare the rise of paganism (in Occupy Oakland) with “occupying living space” in a failed or post-Christian form of civilization in the past:
    (The Cult of Health and Beauty in Germany: A Social History, 1890-1930 by Michael Hau)

    From the 1890s to the 1930s, a growing number of Germans began to scrutinize and discipline their bodies in a utopian search for perfect health and beauty. Some became vegetarians, nudists, or bodybuilders, while others turned to alternative medicine or eugenics.

    vs.

    HELLO OCCUPY OAKLAND!
    Please join us this Sunday, February 5, 6:30-8:30pm for a Healing Circle for Occupy Activists with:
    Starhawk, and fellow healers Luisah Teish, Riyanna, George Franklin, Evelie Delfino Sales, and more.
    ….
    Join us in a safe space to acknowledge, release and heal from the pain, fear, rage and trauma, so we can come back stronger. In sacred space, we can connect from the heart. –Occupy Oakland
    See also: Dirt Worship
    Starhawk’s blog on earth-based spirituality, permaculture, magic, politics, activism and Paganism)

    (Empire of Ecstasy: Nudity and Movement in German Body Culture, 1910-1935 (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism) by Karl Toepfer)

    Empire of Ecstasy offers a novel interpretation of the explosion of German body culture between the two wars–nudism and nude dancing, gymnastics and dance training, dance photography and criticism….

    (Turning to Nature in Germany: Hiking, Nudism, and Conservation, 1900-1940 by John Williams)

    Turning to Nature in Germany is a study of mass movements that aimed to bring the German people into closer contact with nature. In the early twentieth century organized hikers, nudists, and conservationists all looked to nature for solutions to the nation’s political crises.

    vs.

    The Environmental Justice Committee is currently collaborating with activists from other Occupies and organizations on a series of actions for Earth Day. –Occupy Oakland

    What is needed is for the Right (Tea Party) to reform the Left (Occupy) because the Left needs the paternalistic guidance that it’s rebelling against. But unfortunately the righteous Right probably won’t want to have much to do with reforming the Left because those with Leftist tendencies are often “dirtbags.” Although that isn’t an insult if you consider dirt to be holy. (See the example of “Dirt Worship” by occupiers cited above…)

  22. Anyway, on another note… note that this never seemed to happen with the more iconoclastic Tea Parties of the Right: (Local Arts Organizations Embrace Occupy by Andy Wright)

    Thankfully nudism isn’t debatable in the Tea Party either:

    Nudity is legal in San Francisco so we can’t stop anyone.
    The informal feeling from most is that nudity is ok at OccupySF events and in camp.
    However I can’t give you a consensus reply as consensus can only be reached on an issue if it is brought up at a general assembly.

    The thing about civilization is that it has some nice benefits.

  23. You know, like clothing… so you don’t “inflict” and “impose” your flabby nudity on anyone.

    The occupiers seem to have a hard time being right about things in general, although they seem pretty good at drawing a picture of things. It’s too bad that without reform they’re almost invariably drawn from childish stupidity.

    So it’s time for a story for the kids…. once upon a time there was a body politic. And as bodies do, this body had a left and right hand with a mind in the middle of things. So things seemed to be in harmony and the body got along a-okay.

    Then one day, the left hand started patting the body on the back. Its feeling was, “For the nicety of it!” The mind thought, “Well, okay…a pat on the back is not so bad sometimes. It is nice.” Yet the left hand just kept giving the body a pat on the back. It did this for a time and did not get much done.
    But then it started giving the body a pat on the butt. The hand’s feeling was, “For the even better nicety of it all! I’m so nice!” Yet at this point the mind thought, “Enough is enough! This hand hasn’t been getting anything done lately. Now this patting of the butt… sigh.” So the mind thought to the right hand, “Grab the left hand….” so the right hand did and felt, “Now I get to grab it and set it right with a vise like grip!”
    The left hand felt, “This makes me sad, not glad! It’s just not nice!”
    But the right hand felt, “This makes me glad, not sad! For this left hand has been annoying me and it’s an embarrassment to the body.”
    The mind thought, “My right hand…. help the left hand trace some patterns and do what it is supposed to do.” But the right hand felt, “How about I just squeeze really hard just this once!”
    The mind replied, “No, now do as I say…”
    So the right hand very softly traced some patterns with the left hand and it was the image of a sheep. For the left hand felt a little sheepish about things. The right hand felt, “Better now?” and the left hand felt back, “Yeah…thanks for not squeezing me. That just wouldn’t have been nice, like me!”

    So that’s how the right hand gave the left a hand.

  24. I’d love to see some of our white ‘liberals’ on this blog fly out to Oakland and take a nice midnight stroll. You’d get eaten alive.

    Doesn’t loving to imagine that make you almost as brutal as the Left itself?

  25. Rick,
    And just how do you know just where the white liberals used to live?

    I can assure you that none of the ‘liberal’ know-it-alls on this blog ever lived in Oakland. The common ‘liberal’ is soft and generally effeminate- weak prey for the vicious inner-city predators they feel so compelled to empathize with.

  26. ….weak prey for the vicious inner-city predators they feel so compelled to empathize with.

    The Darwinian view that you’re drawing your metaphors from may be how nature operates sometimes but it’s worth pointing out that it’s doesn’t all the time.

    For example, there are many reports of soft featured and altruistic dolphins “standing in solidarity” to save people and other species from vicious predators and so on. Not to mention soft featured dogs becoming empathetic with their owners to the point that they’ll save them from predators.

    The world isn’t wildly Darwinian, except when it is.

  27. The weak urban liberal doesn’t ‘stand in solidarity’ as much as cloister in gated communities or ultra-expensive neighborhoods with special police protection. It is the passive solidarity of hiding.

    The typical Oakland thug can walk anywhere, anytime- can the weak urban ‘liberal’ do the same? Like I said earlier, try it.

  28. Really? You think a Crip can walk unmolested through a Blood neighborhood? You know a lot less about Oakland than you think you do.

  29. “He’s a liberal. They automatically believe they have that right.”

    And what gives you the right to pretend you know what I believe? In fact, what is this post except a conservative feeling that that he has the right to take a single incident and make it stand not only for the entire Occupy movement by the entire Left? Try applying your standard to yourself for once.

    I always worry when people reveal an inability to comprehend language. I said it was “odd” — you know, like a gay or lesbian working against same-sex marriage. He can think however he likes, but surely you’re not suggesting that how he thinks shouldn’t be commented upon when it defies expectations?

    I was not referring to the specific attack TW wrote about, but to the bad relationship of the police and blacks and how it has made Oakland the poster spot for bad protester behavior. I still think that’s necessary background for explaining — not excusing, explaining — all that bad behavior.

  30. Really? You think a Crip can walk unmolested through a Blood neighborhood?

    That’s probably true. But a Crip or a Blood can walk through any white neighborhood. Can you walk through their’s?

    You know a lot less about Oakland than you think you do.

    Really? How so?

  31. Rick,
    “I can assure you that none of the ‘liberal’ know-it-alls on this blog ever lived in Oakland. ”

    Are you from Oakland, Rick? And if you say you are, how can I believe that.

    All I see are little dots on my screen making words. I don’t know any of the people and they do not know me. It’s nice that you seem to be intimate enough to know for a fact where they are from and how relatively courageous they all are. Let’s stick to facts that everyone can access for themselves please.

  32. While not a liberal know it all, I worked in Oakland at 1301 Clay Street (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ronald_Dellums_Federal_Building.jpg)

    My perspective and observations at least have some validity.

    As I said, Oakland is pretty similiar to D.C. Some good areas, some bad areas. Most of the bad areas are majority African American, with a good percentage of Hispanics. Likewise the police in Oakland have both good officers and some not very good officers. They have a difficult job because accusations of racism follow every incident, whether warranted or not. And as I said previously, if you want to see what the bad areas in Oakland look like, take a trip to SE DC across the Anacostia. It is what it is.

  33. Are you from Oakland, Rick?

    Hell no. And I never claimed to be. Try reading all of the posts, and you’ll know why I said what I did.

    And if you say you are, how can I believe that.

    Right. Just like you don’t know that I’m not.

    My perspective and observations at least have some validity.
    As I said, Oakland is pretty similiar to D.C. Some good areas, some bad areas.

    Which is basically what I said in post # 28:

    The weak urban liberal doesn’t ‘stand in solidarity’ as much as cloister in gated communities or ultra-expensive neighborhoods with special police protection. It is the passive solidarity of hiding.

    You know, Georgetown, Foxhall Rd., and so on…

    And, as I also said, go to the rough sections- like Anacostia- and you’ll get eaten alive.

    By- the-way, I grew-up in Brightwood, NW.

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