Group at the Occupy Hartford campsite, tried to keep sex assault quiet

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    Dec 04, 2011 6:45 PM GMT
    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Woman-Sexually-Assaulted-at-Hartford-Occupy-Camp-134960118.html

    Victim Kept Silent About Occupy Hartford Sex Assault

    Female victim said she didn't want to draw negative attention to the Occupy cause.

    A group at the Occupy Hartford campsite, including the victim, tried to keep a sex assault quiet, police said.

    Police received an anonymous call Thursday reporting the sex assault at the Occupy Hartford site in Turning Point Park on Broad Street.

    Investigating officers located the victim, a woman who told them a man aggressively kissed her neck and groped her breasts against her wishes. Several others at the campsite intervened and the suspect ran off, she told police.

    When asked why no one from Occupy Hartford, including the victim, reported the sex assault to police, they told officers they did not want to draw any negative attention to their cause.

    The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’5” and weighing 130 pounds. He was wearing a black coat and jeans. It was unclear if the suspect was an Occupy activist or someone who just came into the campsite.
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    Dec 04, 2011 8:54 PM GMT
    I think it's sad that the media has been so bound and determined to smear OWS that this protester felt that going to the police would be bad for the PR of her group.

    Perhaps those of you who have used any incident (whether or not there was any causal relationship) to attack the movement should use this story to engage in some introspection.
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    Dec 04, 2011 10:40 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidI think it's sad that the media has been so bound and determined to smear OWS that this protester felt that going to the police would be bad for the PR of her group.

    Perhaps those of you who have used any incident (whether or not there was any causal relationship) to attack the movement should use this story to engage in some introspection.


    Really? That's your defense? By this standard *no* scandals/coverups should be reported as they're justified by fearing how the media might report them.
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    Christian73 saidI think it's sad that the media has been so bound and determined to smear OWS that this protester felt that going to the police would be bad for the PR of her group.

    Perhaps those of you who have used any incident (whether or not there was any causal relationship) to attack the movement should use this story to engage in some introspection.


    Really? That's your defense? By this standard *no* scandals/coverups should be reported as they're justified by fearing how the media might report them.


    That's a wildly ridiculous interpretation of what I wrote. As usual.

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    Christian73 saidI think it's sad that the media has been so bound and determined to smear OWS that this protester felt that going to the police would be bad for the PR of her group.

    Perhaps those of you who have used any incident (whether or not there was any causal relationship) to attack the movement should use this story to engage in some introspection.


    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA, how can you defend the dirty, disgusting people at the occupy events. Just look at them in lower Manhattan, they are pathetic. Are you telling us that you would want to invite these people over for dinner?
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    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidI think it's sad that the media has been so bound and determined to smear OWS that this protester felt that going to the police would be bad for the PR of her group.

    Perhaps those of you who have used any incident (whether or not there was any causal relationship) to attack the movement should use this story to engage in some introspection.


    Really? That's your defense? By this standard *no* scandals/coverups should be reported as they're justified by fearing how the media might report them.


    That's a wildly ridiculous interpretation of what I wrote. As usual.



    Or perhaps what was ridiculous was your rationalization of the attempted coverup.

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    Dec 05, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
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    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidI think it's sad that the media has been so bound and determined to smear OWS that this protester felt that going to the police would be bad for the PR of her group.

    Perhaps those of you who have used any incident (whether or not there was any causal relationship) to attack the movement should use this story to engage in some introspection.


    Really? That's your defense? By this standard *no* scandals/coverups should be reported as they're justified by fearing how the media might report them.


    That's a wildly ridiculous interpretation of what I wrote. As usual.



    Or perhaps what was ridiculous was your rationalization of the attempted coverup.


    It wasn't a rationalization. It was explicitly stated in the article you posted. But I'm not surprised that you don't have any self-awareness or introspection.

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    Dec 05, 2011 8:11 AM GMT
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidI think it's sad that the media has been so bound and determined to smear OWS that this protester felt that going to the police would be bad for the PR of her group.

    Perhaps those of you who have used any incident (whether or not there was any causal relationship) to attack the movement should use this story to engage in some introspection.


    Really? That's your defense? By this standard *no* scandals/coverups should be reported as they're justified by fearing how the media might report them.


    That's a wildly ridiculous interpretation of what I wrote. As usual.



    Or perhaps what was ridiculous was your rationalization of the attempted coverup.


    It wasn't a rationalization. It was explicitly stated in the article you posted. But I'm not surprised that you don't have any self-awareness or introspection.


    And you bought an explanation that was ludicrous on its face hook line and sinker. The original issue stands - that explanation therefore should justify all attempts at coverups. After all, if it were not for the horrible media, no coverups would ever be necessary in your rather warped world.

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