In addition to pounding rain and soaked camp conditions, Day 25 brings a small city’s worth of bad news for Occupy Seattle’s Pine at Broadway campers.
- Protester claims SPD caused miscarriage: The Stranger’s Dominic Holden talked to the 19-year-old woman who says she suffered a miscarriage after she was pepper sprayed and kicked during a downtown protest last week. Jennifer Fox, a camper at Occupy’s SCCC takeover, tells Holden she is seeking legal counsel. “I was worried about it, but I didn’t know it would be this bad. I didn’t know that a cop would murder a baby that’s not born yet… I am trying to get lawyers.”
- police are investigating an apparent sex assault inside the camp Friday night. “A protester reported seeing a man she did not know leaving her tent. When she walked into the tent, she found a woman lying on the floor naked from the waist down,” the Times reports. The Times does not include details from camp organizers who are saying that the suspect is a homeless man who had been banned from the camp. : The Seattle Times has learned that
- reports CHS contributor Marlow Harris. Here’s the letter sent home to parents from the Garfield principal: : Don’t worry. Capitol Hill high school kids attending Garfield will be safe from any Occupy Seattle recruiting,
Garfield Families – Garfield high school wanted to make you aware of a nationwide group – Occupy Seattle that is currently residing close to the school campus. They are living in an abandoned building that is on 23rd Avenue. The building is in the 300 block just south of 313 23rd Avenue. Occupy Seattle recently tried to hand out pamphlets and recruit members on the high school campus. Security and police asked the group to leave. Garfield high school is working with the Seattle Police Department to make sure that the group is not allowed to come on campus and promote their ideas. We wanted families to be aware of the group’s presence close to the school campus. Sincerely, Ted Howard – Principal at Garfield High School
- Occupy the Central District: Last week, our sister site Central District News reported on the takeover the empty house at 23rd and Alder by Occupy activists.
- Letter campaign: Marlow also shares details of a letter from an Occupy Seattle camper that has shown up on the doors of homes around her Capitol Hill residential neighborhood.
“We are asking our neighbors in Capitol Hill to show their support. [There] have been a few negative outcomes from us being at Central, but we hope that the Capitol Hill community understands the difficulty in trying to construct a self-sustaining governed society from the ground up. The fight for economic justice will not be easy. But occupying public education is a good beginning.”
- Emergency rule: No action yet, but the State AG has drafted an emergency rule that could be used to remove the Occupy Camp from the Seattle Central campus.
- Occupy Thanksgiving: It’s not all bad news. Here are the plans for the Occupy Seattle Thanksgiving feast planned for Gasworks Park. It’s potluck.