An Occupier died in Salt Lake City but it is the reaction that surprises me:
SALT LAKE CITY — Hours after a man was found dead inside a tent at Pioneer Park, Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank announced Friday he could no longer allow camping in the park or anywhere in the city.
The decision followed the death of a man who had been sleeping at the park in a tent. Investigators believe the man died from a combination of carbon monoxide poisoning due to a space heater inside his tent and a drug overdose. The man, whose body was discovered just after 10 a.m. Friday, was not immediately identified.
So will they stay or will they go now? And where is the compassion?
Simon Dillion, from Connecticut, said the campers would like to get together Friday night and figure out what their next move will be. When asked whether he was prepared to be arrested, he said he didn't know.
"We are all here exercising our constitutional right of assembly," he said. "We're not hurting anyone. It's a peaceful protest. (The victim) died of his own stupidity."
"His own stupidity"? I thought these Anarchists for Big Government were beyond the petty tyranny of personal responsibilty. C'mon - some of them have huge student loans or underwater mortgages, but that is all the fault of The System, or Goldman Sachs, or something, right? How can it be that homeless vagrants are now responsible for their poor choices but over-educated unemployables are not?