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People all over were talking last night about the need to hold everyone to a higher standard of behavior, lest the protests become proof of the smallness of the protestors. You should look for those folk Sarah, they give a nice illustration of the protest's sensibilities.
I wonder how many sexual assaults and near-rapes occur at RoseFest every year. Nobody has shit to say on that, huh?
They did EXACTLY what they were suppose to have done - from a legal, practical, and common sense standpoint.
Next time, THINK before you post. That what, you don't look quite soo foolish.
Oregon Revised Statute 133.225 - Arrest by Private Citizen
(1) A private citizen may arrest another person for a crime committed in their presence if the private person has probable cause to believe the arrested person committed the crime. A private person making such an arrrest shall, without unnecessary delay, take the arrested person before a magistrate or deliver the arrested person to a peace officer.
(2) in order to make the arrest a private person may use physical force as is justifiable under O.R.S. 161.255. [1973 c.836 74]
Oregon Revised Statute 161.255 - Use of Physical Force by Private Person Making a Citizen's Arrest
(1) Except as provided by subsection (2) of this section, a private person acting on the person's own accord is justified in using physical force upon the another person when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes it necessary to make an arrest or prevent the escape from custody of an arrested person whom has been arrested under O.R.S. 133.225.
(2) A private person acting under the circumstances prescribed in subsection (1) of this section is justified in using deadly physical force only when the person reasonably believes it necessary for self-defense or what the person reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of deadly physical force. [1971 c.743 31; 1973 c.836 339]
Definition of Probable Cause: "A knowledge of facts that would indicate to a reasonable third party that a crime has been committed, and the person detained has committed that crime."
Clearly, the organizers of Occupy Portland had probable cause to believe that a sexual assault had been committed in their presence. (All you need is a victim indicated she was assaulted, and to identify the suspect as the individual responsible.)They would have been legally justified in using any/all force necessary to detain the suspect, and hand him over to the (numerous) police officers in the area. Given the numbers of people present, it would have represented no danger to those making a citizen's arrest.
But the organizer's didn't want to ride the political heat for a sexual assault committed in their midst, so, not only did they allow the puke to leave - They encouraged it. And now, a rapist is loose in the city to offend again, and destroy another woman's life.
Whatever moral authority Occupy Portland claimed to have is now lost. If the victim were a member of my family I would encourage her to find the best personal injury attorney in the state and sue the shit out of every motherfucker involved in this travesty, and every person involved in organizing this event.
Occupy Portland, fuck you very, very much.
Or is that your reading and comprehension skills are on level as your spelling ability?
OCCUPY activists got rid of the guy immediately! They called the cops, damn! Have YOU ever conducted a 'citizens' arrest? I bet you haven't no. So why don't you shut the fuck up then?
And yes, I have made a citizen's arrest. Three years ago a couple of friends and I were taking a walk when we happened on a guy beating a woman. We separated them, called 911, and detained him until the police arrived. It's called "civic duty"...
You are such a hypocrite. You constantly caterwaul, gnash your teeth, and beat your breast about police violence - yet maintain a homepage that shows a prostrate police officer, bleeding from a headwound. That person shown in your website is a *human fucking being.* You deny him the humanity that you demand for youself...
That's what made it so easy for the German Government to convince the soldiers advancing into Russia to murder *50 Million* people; they convinced them that the people they encountered weren't human. You are a fascist; the only thing separating you from the mobs committing genocide in Egypt, Uganda, and Rwanda is that you do not have a weapon, and a mob to egg you on.
In my younger days, I actively fought such inane stupidy. To paraphase LtCol. Frank Slade ("Scent of a Woman") - If I were half the man I was 5 years ago, I would be more than happy to meet you at the Elk Statue on Main, say at about 3:00 am, and settle some shit.
But, "I'm too fucking old, too fucking tired, and too fucking blind" to do much anything, anymore. But, I can still see well enough to know that you are full of shit.
And, by the way cumbubble, it's spelled "ad hominem." Learn the fuck to spell, use a dictionary, or spellcheck...