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The Occupy Movement Branches Out

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The Occupy Movement has a basic theme in common with the soft-on-crime Smart-on-Crime crowd:  Major elements of both subscribe to the America Stinks theory. Under the America Stinks (sometimes "Amerika Stinks") theory, much unfairness is created by capitalism, especially that nasty one percent who pay a grossly disproportionate share of taxes hog all the goodies.  Thus, the Occupy Movement thinks it's only just to throw bricks through the windows of banks and corporations, while the Smart-on-Crime crowd thinks that those who steal from such places should be, not prosecuted, but forgiven, since they are the dispossessed victims of said corporations (at least when they are not being the victims of the latest "syndrome" or of over-consumption of Twinkies).

Kent and I have documented various assorted crimes undertaken by members of the Occupy Movement, but today there's word of some Occupiers who wanted to take it to, shall we say, a different level.  From the story:

The federal probe that resulted last night in the arrest of five purported anarchists for allegedly plotting to bomb an Ohio bridge began last year at an Occupy Wall Street rally in Cleveland that was infiltrated by an informant who was directed to attend the event by his FBI handlers.

It was at the October 21 OWS event that the informant first met Douglas Wright, 26, who reportedly confided details of his group's planned attacks "against corporate America and the financial system," according to court filings.

....Wright eventually served as the informant's bridge to the four other men busted in the bombing plot--despite the fact that the quartet was "unsure" about the snitch for whom Wright vouched. Of the five men arrested, four were involved in the Occupy Cleveland movement, according to their Facebook profiles, a news story, and a federal criminal complaint.

Those who told us that the Occupiers were just a bunch of idealistic kids longing for a better world,  when not seeking a handout, might want to reconsider.

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