Aww, so sad.
“That was my home,” said Shane Stoops, 23, an occupier from Seattle who said he had been at Zuccotti since the dawn of the protest Sept. 17.
“You see all those garbage trucks? That’s where I live now. They took my life … all my clothes, my four-man tent and mattress, all of my books and three years of drawings.”
Heartbreaking, isn’t it?
They took his life.
UPDATE: The Daily News reports that attorneys affiliated with the Occupiers sought out Billings. But she will not be the judge who rules on the merits of the case; a hearing at 12:30 this afternoon will be in front of Justice Michael Stallman, according to David Bookstaver, a spokesman for the courts. Stallman has a resume that, for the most part, lacks Billings’ activist credentials. But, for what it’s worth, Stallman was a legislative assistant to the late Ted Weiss in the early 1970s. Weiss, a devout liberal, was a city councilman at the time, and he later went on to serve in Congress, until his death in 1992.
A hearing is currently under way.
#OWS hearing at 12:30 will be before Justice Michael Stallman, says court spokesman