Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I Don't Support Theft...

...but if it has to happen, it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people:
Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops -- and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food.

“Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale.

“I had my Mac stolen -- that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”

Crafty cat burglars sneaked into the makeshift kitchen at Zuccotti Park overnight and swiped as much as $2,500 in donated greenbacks from right under the noses of volunteers who’d fallen asleep after a long day whipping up meals for the hundreds of hungry protesters, the volunteers said.
Do I need to add any commentary, or does this post just write itself? :-)

Update, 10/28/11: Should I laugh, or just smile smugly?
Organizers of Occupy Portland say they fear as much as $20,000 donated to the group through a PayPal account has disappeared.

They also say the group's finance committee has hijacked the demonstration's Internet domain name and filed for incorporation against the wishes of the group's decision-making body.
Inside job.

2 comments:

MikeAT said...

I'm sure NYPD will really bust their asses tracking this down.

sentwest said...

They should be pleased that their hard earned money and electronics (or hard earned by their parents, same thing) are going to help the less fortunate, to whom they are "the rich."