The OWS Makes Moves to Govern Itself, Discouraging Involvement With Local Law Enforcement

Not surprisingly the MSM refuses to cover the actual “Occupy Wall Street” doings that, in all reality, are so far outside the slobbery and fawning fictional Hollywood ‘revolution’ romance quality of news coverage they have been spinning. Theft within the squatter community itself, vandalizing of property and bullying of private businesses that are trying to protect themselves from the disrespectful freeloaders, and also rape are being minimized, if not completely buried in the coverage. NONE of which do I recall EVER being reported at (and you know the MSM would have) from TEA Party rallies since their inception a couple years ago.

But given the blog universe is pretty much the raw facts news media right now, these stories are getting out in spite of the lying dino-MSM, and the different OWS sects (due to their origin in big cities throughout the country) are trying to make themselves appear in control of their situations. Look at what they are assuming to do now:

Efforts by the Occupy Baltimore protest group to evolve into a self-contained, self-governing community have erupted into controversy with the distribution of a pamphlet that victim advocates and health workers fear discourages victims of sexual assaults from contacting police.

The pamphlet says that members of the protest group who believe they are victims or who suspect sexual abuse “are encouraged to immediately report the incident to the Security Committee,” which will investigate and “supply the abuser with counseling resources.”

Yeah, that’ll work…

The directive also says, in part, “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 authorities.”

Despite this caveat, the heads of three rape crisis centers and a nurse who runs the forensic division at Mercy Medical Center called the message about not involving police dangerous. They said it contains erroneous information that could undermine efforts to convince victims to properly report crimes and get the counseling they need.

“It might actually passively prevent someone from seeking justice,” said Jacqueline Robarge, the executive director of Power Inside, a nonprofit support group that helps women who have been victimized.

The hodgepodge of anti-establishment activists who have erected a tent city at the Inner Harbor as part of the broader Occupy Wall Street movement are trying to develop their own rules of conduct, developed through committees and approved by a general assembly.

“I understand that they want to transform themselves,” Robarge said. “But they have to do that in the context of our culture and community. … We’re talking about people’s lives here.”

The “security statement” appears to be one of several attempts to govern what the memo calls “our newly forming, delicate yet strong community.”

Meanwhile: You can add the NorKs to the growing list of support and champions for the OWS movement in this country.