Warmer weather has brought back the occupiers and with them fresh criminalbehavior. There have been two stabbings at the Occupy SF camp in two nights.The most recent happened Monday night:
A 27-year-old man was hospitalized after an argument led to astabbing near the Occupy SF encampment in San Francisco’s Financial Districtlate Monday night, according to San Francisco police.
This followed a more serious incident Sunday night:
The protester was stabbed in the chest about 10:40 p.m. Sundayon the 100 block of Market Street while arguing with another man about thewhereabouts of a camera, said police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza. Hewould not be more specific.
This report in the SF Examiner offers a bit more detail about the suspect inSunday night’s stabbing:
One protester told The San Francisco Examiner the dispute wasover a stolen cellphone and purse.asked not to be named…Witnesses described the suspect as a troublemaker who had been hangingaround the protest site for about a week claiming he was theleader.
Given all the mayhem, you might imagine this is a large occupation. Wrong. Huffington Post says there are just 20 people atthe camp; KGO saw only eight protesters when they did their report fromthe scene last night.