Three Occupy Oakland protesters charged with hate crimes | ReutersOriginally Posted by Reuters
Critics might say that these three OWS protesters are acting out and personify the "bad element" of OWS. The 99% stealing from a perceived 1% perhaps because the 1% owe these 3 guys. A minority of OWS protesters were deemed "racist" especially against Jews though that was played down during the height of the OWS coverage - especially by the OWS groups themselves who basically disavowed those who were making such comments or who had those signs. In this case, it wasn't racism but amazingly... sexism, which resulted in a hate crime charge as well as felony robbery. Whether or not that hate crime charge will stick is unknown, the only thing I can say for certain about this story is that these 3 are doing, apparently, everything in their power to live up to the negative perceptions about OWS, and doing it in a big way.