Cleveland police are investigating an alleged sexual assault incident Saturday at the “Occupy Cleveland” rally involving a 19-year-old female student from Parma.
According to police reports, the 19-year-old student was instructed by “Occupy Cleveland” personnel to “share a tent with the suspect due to a shortage of tents.”And here's a local TV news story covering the allegation:
The suspect identified himself as “Leland” to the woman. The woman told police that after she had thought the suspect went to sleep in his own bed, she slept in a sleeping bag provided to her by the rally.
The student went to school Monday and told a teacher about her sexual assault incident in Public Square — which is being classified as “kidnapping/rape” — prompting the teacher to immediately contact the authorities.
Note the reporter's concern that the allegation might do damage to the "work" that the protesters are doing. And note the fair hearing given to a young man expressing doubt about a rape allegation as he makes the ridiculous claim that the girl was probably bused in to make the allegation. Funny, that. I'm sure they would have given a fair hearing to a Tea Party member if he offered that kind of skepticism about a rape of a young girl at a Tea Party rally. But, then again, no such allegations ever surfaced on our side of the aisle, did they?
To me, the story is obviously plausible. I mean, why would anyone think that a rape could occur at Occupy Cleveland? No, no, no, it couldn't possibly happen, not in tents housing a bunch of twenty-something radicals who are all juiced up with political passion and hormones and weed. No, no, no, why would anyone assume that there might be some sexual tension in the air when boy radicals meet girl radicals in what they undoubtedly think is the most important, most exciting moment of their young lives?
And, I hope it's not being too politically incorrect, but haven't any of these reporters ever read anything about the f***ing 1960s? Don't they know about how radical boys would coerce young girls into having sex by leveraging their political commitment? Come on, baby, do it for the Movement! Come on, baby, show some Solidarity! And, for that matter, did they ever read Soul on Ice, where Eldridge Cleaver talks about raping young white girls as a political statement?
I mean, it's one thing to be completely oblivious to human nature. We expect that from liberals. But it's another thing to just completely elide the very history you're trying to emulate.