Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wall Street Occupiers complain they are being robbed—by other protesters

Listed under the Law of Unintended Consequences. "When you voice the demand for property to be redistubuted, don't complain if your property is redistributed. That is what you intended."

There may be honor among thieves but not in Zuccotti Park, where, the New York Post reports, “brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind.”

One protester, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale, is quoted as saying: Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment. 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!

And here I would have thought Wall Street greed was the protesters’ biggest problem.

The cat burglars sneaked into the makeshift kitchen at the park overnight and made off with as much as $2,500 in donated cash from right under the noses of volunteers as they slept.

A security volunteer from Brooklyn told the Post he planned 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.

The volunteer, whose name is Harry Wyman, didn’t clarify what he considered “stupid stuff,” a term some might broadly apply to everything that has gone on in the park since the protests began five weeks ago.

At one point yesterday, Wyman and other volunteers briefly scuffled with a man standing near a park entrance with a pail shouting “Donations!” and pocketing the cash people tossed in the bucket.

Why that was frowned upon is not clear since no code of conduct or manifesto exists, detailing protesters’ rights and responsibilities.

So let me get this straight, the anarchists are calling for rules?


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