#OccupyWallStreet Protesters Go On Private Property And Threaten To Disrupt Business
Here’s something you never saw at a Tea Party event, rally, or gathering.
I’m actually amazed that this guy left that restaurant with a full mouth of teeth. The guy at the end of the video who was sitting at the bar and then went up to one of the extortionists – that’s what they are, don’t kid yourselves – looked like he was going to do something but backed off.
The spokesman – holding a beer he just bought from the “union buster” he’s protesting – couldn’t embody the entitlement mentality of the entire “Occupy” movement any better if he tried. Smug. Brazen. Dumb.
First, he is claiming to stand up for the rights of union workers by violating the rights of the restaurant owner and the people who went there to enjoy their evening. Second, the “offense” didn’t occur at the restaurant. Third, annoying people is probably the worst way you can get your message across. It’s stupid any way you look at it. They top it off by threatening to come back until the owner does what they demand.
Out in the real world, that’s a crime. It’s called “extortion.”
Extortion (also called shakedown, outwresting, and exaction) is a criminal offence which occurs when a person unlawfully obtains either money, property or services from a person(s), entity, or institution, through coercion.
The “service” in this example would be the owner of the restaurant hiring the union workers this scruffy kid wants Sotheby’s to hire. It’s on tape. The cops should stake out the restaurant and arrest this loon as soon as he goes back. End of story.
The broader issue here is that this movement supports this kind of unlawful activity. More importantly, unless the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other Democrats, like Nancy Pelosi, denounce this type of thuggery, they are endorsing it. The Left is desperately trying to legitimize the “Occupy” movement but reports of rape, theft, anti-semitism, and other craziness keep trickling out. This mob is getting increasingly out of control. The movement’s supporters should not be allowed to pretend their hands are clean when the situation inevitably gets worse.