Occupy Portland: “I’ve Seen a Total of Four Assaults and That Was All in a 24-Hour Period”

Posted by on Nov 08, 2011 at 9:14 am

The mayor of Portland had stated the Occupy Portland protest wasn’t sustainable. It shouldn’t be difficult to figure out why.

One woman says that after spending the night at the Occupy Portland camp, she realized it doesn’t represent what the Occupy movement is all about.

Wendy Hamilton has marched against the big corporate banks, holding a sign that says: “Never got my bailout money!” It’s the Occupy message that she wants to be a part of and is not what she says she found in the Occupy Portland camps.

“They’ve turned a national movement into a national mess here in Portland,” she said Monday as she walked through Chapman and Lownsdale squares, where she camped a couple of nights ago.

“I’ve seen a total of four assaults and that was all in a 24-hour period,” she said. “I saw the assaults with the two by four by the center there with the tower.”

In addition to the violence, she says she also found evidence of illegal drug use, including used heroin needles on the ground.

She says she doesn’t recognize the park anymore, a place she felt safe in just a few weeks ago.

“Now it just seems like it’s a safe haven for a lot of street kids (and) a lot of homeless people that do drugs,” she said. “I’ve seen drugs and alcohol run rampant through here. I don’t feel safe in the parks.”

The mayor wants them gone and now it appears there’s no money left in the till. Might be time to re-occupy their parent’s basements.

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10 Responses to “Occupy Portland: “I’ve Seen a Total of Four Assaults and That Was All in a 24-Hour Period””

  1. Bunghole Stench on 8/08/11 at 6:59 pm

    These people are losers and are ruining this park. But then again, what do I care? The people of Portland vote for the parents of these losers! I’m glad they’re rolling around in their own filth. They are living (at least for a little while) like they would be if there were no “1%.”

  2. moreco2 on 8/08/11 at 8:30 pm

    Of the maybe 10 years surfing the internet I’ve heard of Jammie Wearing Fool 2 times. Why now? Portland? That is a lost useless place I could have retired in, were I went to school. Not happening now. It’s been destroyed by druggies. That is a place my family will avoid at all cost. Didn’t used to be that way. Please tell me why JWF suddenly showed up.

  3. Whitey Ford on 8/08/11 at 8:40 pm

    Theses commie whiners need to put down the bong, the worn-out 60s slogans, and pick up a broom. This is America, not Greece. Grow up!

  4. Jammie on 8/08/11 at 8:45 pm

    “Please tell me why JWF suddenly showed up.”

    Huh? I’ve never been to Portland, and from the looks of things never will be.

  5. Herb on 8/08/11 at 9:58 pm

    Does everyone forget that the banks paid back all of the bailout money back within interest within the year?

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