sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

November 5, 2011

#Occupy Child Abuse Updates

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much is a video?  Weasel Zippers posts a video of parents parading their kids at notorious Occupy Oakland.  Here is a picture of “Oakland’s children’s brigade” that evidently participated in the recent event marked by mob violence:

child abuse

Shouldn't they be in school?

FB comments get sentimental:

  • Alvaro Maldonadobeautiful picture Steafan;the future Paris communards!

    Wednesday at 1:58pm · 1
  • Steafan Dubhuidhe I actually had tears in my eyes when I first saw it. FINALLY!

    Wednesday at 2:12pm
  • Romana Doorgeest super! this is exactly how it should be, these kids know they too have to stand tall, they are not sleeping, we’ve raised them.

    Wednesday at 4:27pm · 1

Winds of Jihad posts a video of an #OWS cutie accosting adults with “Who did you exploit today?” question.  It is possible that the people she approached hired free labor for which they paid market price. That’s not exploitation.  But to coach a young child to make a political statement for the camera is, so perhaps the girl should direct this question to her parents. (Via The Silicon Graybeard).

Also via Weasel Zipper comes the jaw-dropping footage of mother using her children as human shields to storm Americans for Prosperity convention in DC:

Authorities are taking a note.  Via Gateway Pundit, child protective services seized a baby from the Occupy Dallas squatter site.

My earlier post on #Occupy child abuse is here.

UPDATE: Woman charged with pimping a teen at Occupy NH.  (Via A Pissed Off Irishman).

UPDATE 2: Evidently 200 adults with toddlers and school age children attender #Occupy Oakland “general strike”.



  1. CPS took one kid away at a kamp for neglect.

    Comment by Harrison — November 5, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    • They need to check out a few more locations. That creature who put her kids in a wagon in particular.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — November 5, 2011 @ 8:46 pm

  2. Indoctrinate them while they are young. Isn’t that what Marxist believe?

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — November 6, 2011 @ 5:57 am

  3. just like their buddys the IzlamoNazis! Have a beautiful Sunday my friend:)

    Comment by Angel — November 6, 2011 @ 6:28 am

  4. Great. Just fantastic. Indoctrinating another generation of ’60s hippies.

    Will that decade ever die?

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — November 7, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

  5. “Who did you exploit today.” such a tragedy that such irony is lost on them.

    Did you see the DC Caller footage of the OccutardDC folks stopping cars in the street, if they were “too nice.”

    Nobody better do that to me with my kids in the car.

    cheers! and congrats on the Legal Insurrection link! He sure seems a nice fellow. Wonder where he gets the time to find a new post and new blog to link everyday.


    Comment by nooneofanyimport — November 7, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    • by “too nice” I mean too expensive, of course. And with my beat up 2002 minivan, I’m probably safe LOL

      Comment by nooneofanyimport — November 7, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

      • I think they were doing something similar in Oakland. They stopped a silver Mercedes, and apparently the driver ran over two protesters. The driver wasn’t charged.
        A minivan is not a politically correct car, I let you know. 🙂
        I’m a big fan of Legal Insurrectionist. I don’t understand what it is about law professors that enables them to blog and teach, and probably do a gazillion of other things.

        Comment by edge of the sandbox — November 7, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

  6. […] movement approves of this behavior.  For instance, the news that CPS removed a 9-month-old from #Occupy Dallas was discussed on the #Occupy Pittsburgh Facebook page.  Among the responses: Jeff DowlingWhy […]

    Pingback by #Occupy Child Abuse Updates — the Red October Edition « sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue — November 7, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

  7. The kids in the first video seem happy and well-cared for. The marches aren’t inherently dangerous places, and you can’t pretend that a child’s presence at a march is a sign of bad parenting. The violence in Oakland was caused by a small group that splintered off from the main group both geographically and philosophically. It posed zero danger to the kids in that video, and implying otherwise is pure slander.

    Speaking of bad parenting, the second video is a great example. I found another video of (what appears to be) the same poor kid in another dangerous blockade. I won’t even pretend that OWS doesn’t have dangerously stupid people involved in it. But I count hundreds of happy kids (and a few bored ones) in the first video, and one in the second. That ratio shouldn’t go unnoted.

    Regarding the child seized at Occupy Dallas: the kid’s parents were homeless. Right or wrong, homeless people get their kids taken away frequently. Often, this is solely due to their living situation (or lack thereof), not for any parental abuse. Had they been sleeping in their car twelve blocks away from the encampment, it’s doubtful that CPS would have found the situation any more acceptable. If anything, living in the encampment probably gave them more safety and comfort than they could have gotten on their own.

    It’s a tragic situation, and if it had happened anywhere away from the encampment, it wouldn’t even have made the local news. It’s disheartening to see the right wing exploiting a family’s suffering for personal gain.

    Comment by Bryce — November 8, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    • Bryce,
      #Occupy Oakland “general strike” was violent, and everybody knew things will get ugly. While it’s true that not every participant rioted, hundreds did. Where violence will break out is not known, it could be right next to your toddler, who, by the way, should be at home napping.
      CPS agrees that children should not be living at #Occupy.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — November 8, 2011 @ 8:26 am

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