Occupy protestors have denied that criminal acts being committed on their turf are the handiwork of their movement, but at the very least, evidence suggests that the presence of common criminals is being ignored. Although the Occupy protestors could be sending a valid message about illegal banking practices and white-collar crime, the movement has become a collective of anarchists crying out that they do not need government.
Not coincidentally, a criminal element has arisen within the ranks of Occupy movements everywhere, and more and more people are getting hurt – even children.
This journalist already reported some of the worst crimes being committed at Occupy movements around the country two weeks ago, which included sexual assault, threats and acts of physical violence against both police and civilians.
NYPD officers have already made over a thousand arrests, and Breitbart.com has reported 403 incidents from news stories collected across the United States.
One of those stories involved a 23-year old Manchester woman who reportedly solicited a 16-year old girl on an online Internet site for prostitution. According to Manchester news reports, the accused, Justina Jensen, found the 16-year old at the Occupy Manchester protest and then solicited the girl online for sex.
This week, Breitbart.com obtained police reports and court records for that incident, and according to sworn police affidavits, the Manchester Police Street Crimes Unit received a call from a 40-year old parent that her daughter was missing on October 27 at 1:30 p.m.
After a thorough Internet search, the girl’s mother and landlord located a picture of the missing girl on an online prostitution site known as www.backpage.com.
The mother and her landlord sent a faux e-mail with their phone number to a contact e-mail address and received a phone call back from a young female who identified herself as “Jewel.”
The mother quickly recognized Jewel’s voice as her daughter’s, and the landlord told Jewel that he was interested in her, and almost immediately another female calling herself “Remy” took the phone. Remy told the landlord that she needed $150 in U.S. currency in exchange for a sexual encounter with Jewel.
The landlord asked Remy if she wanted him to rent a hotel room, and the woman declined, saying that he should come to a private residence instead. Once the landlord obtained a physical address from Remy, he contacted investigators at the Manchester Police Department and relayed the address to them. Investigators met with the mother and landlord, who used the landlord’s office telephone to set up a sting operation with Remy and Jewel.
At 3:15 p.m., the undercover investigator met with a police Sergeant to establish a surveillance operation of the residence, and at 3:40 p.m. the investigator approached the door and noticed that a set of keys had been left in the lock of the front door with a tab labeled with the street address, but the number 5 on it.
Once Remy answered the door, the investigator immediately identified himself as an officer of the Manchester Police Department, and asked where Jewel was. Remy insisted that she did not know what he was talking about, but the officer attempted to handcuff her. The woman, who was later identified as Justina Jensen, pulled away from the officer, but the investigator forced her to the steps of her doorway and handcuffed her.
Police used Jensen’s keys, still in the outdoor lock, and when they searched upstairs, they found a black door with a metal number 5 posted on it. Upon opening the door, they found the missing 16-year old girl. Later, when police interviewed the juvenile, she told them that Jensen had taken her photograph and posted it on the www.backpage.com page.
Later, when Jensen was interviewed, she admitted to soliciting the girl. During a brief interlude while the interviewing detectives left the interrogation room, she used her shoelaces to try and strangle herself. After police stopped her, she was transported to a nearby hospital where she told doctors she was going to kill herself.
According to followup news reports, Jensen was arraigned and held on a $10,000 bond. A prosecutor told the judge that Jensen was apparently already convicted of a similar crime.
Protests can always attract strange people, but these felony crimes never arose from Tea Party demonstrations. Maybe that’s because the Tea Party protests were always peaceful, and the people organizing them had a deep and abiding respect for the law.
It is no coincidence that the Occupy movement, which could have stood for something noble such as opposition to white collar crime, has instead promoted a breakdown of law and order and as a result attracted criminals who use it as a breeding ground to commit felony crimes – even against children.