The Mayor of New York hasn’t raped or sexually harassed anyone, but he could have prevented the chaos, rapes and deaths from happening.
OWS…municipal politicians complicit in deaths, rapes, crime and chaos
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In Vancouver, Canada a woman in her 20s was found dead of a drug overdose in a tent at Occupy Vancouver.
In New York, Occupy Wall Street has had to set up a woman’s only tent and all woman security detail to prevent rapes and sexual harassment at the OWS encampment there.
On and on the examples abound. There isn’t an OWS tent camp anywhere that isn’t plagued by violence and crime, nor is there an OWS tent camp anywhere that isn’t a sanitation and fire hazard, not only to the occupants of the camps but to surrounding people and buildings as well. It is very safe to say that OWS tent camps have descended into chaos and crime everywhere and that they have become nothing but filthy, hazardous eyesores and public nuisances and a crime-ridden blight wherever they are.
The occupants of the camps are responsible for this state of affairs, of course. No one forced the woman in Vancouver to take drugs, for example. She took them of her own free will and in that sense is responsible for her own death, and by the same token no one is forcing the perverts in New York to rape and sexually harass people. Nevertheless, municipal politicians in Vancouver, New York, and everywhere else where there are tent camps are complicit in the chaos and crime because they allowed the camps to be set up where they did in the first place, and because they failed to take them down once problems became apparent, which was very soon after they went up.
They have failed to enforce municipal, state and federal law and as such have given OWS camp occupants free rein to do whatever they want, including violate municipal by-laws and commit all kinds of crimes. The Mayor of Vancouver didn’t kill the woman who died there but he is certainly complicit in her death because he could have prevented it, or at least prevented it from happening how and where it did. The Mayor of New York hasn’t raped or sexually harassed anyone, but he is certainly complicit in these crimes for the same reason—he could have prevented them from happening.
Municipal politicians everywhere should have OWS tent camps removed immediately. Until they do, they are complicit in the crime, violence, filth and chaos that is endemic in all of them and any deaths or rapes which occur fall partially on their shoulders. It is up to them to enforce the law and if they don’t they are complicit when it is broken.