Occupy Injuries: Campers Gone Wild

Categories: Occupy
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Dang. You should have seen the other guy.
Did you hear the latest from Occupy SF? A camper set fire to his tent because his neighbors were making too much noise? Point for the 1 percent, who are probably chuckling all the way to the, well, bank this morning while you're mending another black eye.

Was it inevitable? Perhaps the Occupy encampments have an unavoidable image problem: When your protest is sustained by people willing to camp out night after night, and is open to anyone, you draw folks who are used to this way of life, and let's face it, they aren't the kind of people who play by society's rules. An Occupy camp doesn't have a bouncer to boot out problem tenants. There's no landlord checking criminal records.

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Victim of a Porta-Potti loon.
But this utopia of self-policing isn't working out so well. While we were at the San Francisco camp yesterday talking to Occupiers about whether they were going to take the city up on its offer to move to the Mission, many of the campers themselves hoped the move would filter out some of the homeless, mentally ill, or drug-addled people squatting at the camp in Justin Herman Plaza.

Then there was the duo in these photos who trotted up to talk to this reporter in their midst. They seemed to be buddies, but spotting their obvious injuries, We asked them if they'd attempted to kick each other's asses recently. And did they have some interesting tales.

The first guy said that on one recent, blustery night, he came across a tent that had blown over at the camp. He assumed no one was inside, but spotted a kitten on a leash among the tent's rubble. He grabbed the leash, and thought he'd act as the kitten's guardian for a while, when "I realized there was someone rustling around in the tent." Suddenly, a man got to his feet and punched the dude in the face. He assumes he had on a ring, hence the gigantic scab on his cheek.

And the guy in the blue stocking cap sporting a shiner? He said that he got up in the middle of the night for a quick dash to the Porta-Potty. He claims he was just waiting outside for one to free up, when the guy who'd been on the john dashed out and clocked him in the face.

Of course, we can't corroborate these stories. We'll just have to take their word for it. What's clear is this is no Summer of Love, and Occupy's message risks being drowned out by a cacophony of tent arsons, kitty fights, and potty punches.

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zangyoo
zangyoo

Do ya think the sheeple will ever realize that its gonna take a LOT more than some silly protest to get any real results?? private-surf.tk

HAMC FUKI
HAMC FUKI

from the looks of those 2 white sissy boy looking punk fags in the 2 pictures it looks to me like they didnt get their asses kicked enough. send um over to the Hells Angels Frisco clubhouse and we will touch them up with our fists and ballpeen hammers and a table saw. when we are finished with them they will both have broken noses missing teeth  broke jaws broke ribs and puncherd  ear drums from and ice pick being jammed into them both and dislocated eyes.

LONE LUNATIC
LONE LUNATIC

they are all spoon fed  white spoiled suburban punks playing dress up weekend homeless hippie guy and chick out to save the world 2011. they are a bunch of wannabees born 40 years to late to be the real thing. pass around some RIP Owsley ORANGE SUNSHINE = LSD and that will solve the violence problem and tune up the grateful dead or allman brothers tunes and that should fix everything. EAT A PEACH! or call in Wavy Gravy and the Hog Farm commune to save the day if that dont work.

HELLS ANGELS FRISCO
HELLS ANGELS FRISCO

Hire us the local HELLS ANGELS MC FRISCO. we learned all about security at Altamont in 1969. we know how to keep wise ass hippies in line. we will work for cold beer as a payment.

Hawaii tent guy
Hawaii tent guy

I live in a tent on the island of Oahu Hawaii and im homeless. but the homeless tent people here love and respect each other. we are left alone by the cops. and we live right next to the beach under some nice  shady trees. we have water and showers here and there is alot of us. check us out on you tube type in homeless in hawaii and look at all of us. we are taking over this island. lol its not a bad way to live either. 78 at night and 80 to 87 all year long. if your gonna be homeless this is the way and place to do it. we are mellow and very friendly over here in hawaii. life is short so why be an asshole to your brothers and sisters?

Zagalajr
Zagalajr

The big question is why is the city gov't putting up with this bunch of lawless elements? I really don't undstand. They had broken all the laws in the city without being cited. They had taken the city street as their conference room causing obstruction in traffic without being arrested and cited. this is becoming ridiculous. We should reoccupy this camp and return it to the peace loving citizens of this city. any Starters to march against this hooligans?

LONE LUNATIC
LONE LUNATIC

 go ahead and start your marching you punk. you are all talk and no action just like the pigs are. you aint gonna do jack shit like most fat out of shape Americans

LONE LUNATIC
LONE LUNATIC

pigs are to lazy to do their jobs anymore.

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