The occupation movement is on the verge of something big. We started with polls showing support nationwide, and it's obvious what people all over the world want. From Oakland to Chapel Hill, creative use of defining what "occupation" truly means has evolved into something radically different than the usual protest movements. We want a future where equality, justice, and social and economic security prevail.
The so called quotes given in this article in my name are not true and or taken out of context for the purpose of sensationalism. The individual in question and I will not reveal his name in order to protect him, was found actual help through my efforts and that of a high level police officer.
Is it my responsibility to help every mentally ill person who comes along, no it is not, I am not a psychologist or a mental health professional of any sort, nor do I claim to be.
Occupy Philadelphia takes seriously the accusation leveled against an occupant here at Occupy Philly. We are serious about the protection of all people here at the Dilworth Plaza and around the world. We deplore all violence whether of a sexual, physical or mental/emotional nature.
However, as we do not have all the facts of the case, we must not be quick to jump the gun and make statements either way. We must protect the assumed innocence of all people.