Dec
23
2011

#rsrh #OccupyDC continues to win friends, influence people, assault police.

@SonnyBunch reminded me of this WaPo story about Occupy DC’s run-in with the cops yesterday; and it’s impressive, in its way.  The final score includes alleged assault of a woman by a man, drunk and disorderly, assault, assault and battery, destruction of government property, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct; one wonders why they didn’t try for barratry.  Well, to be fair, that’s possibly because every time I look it up the actual definition of the term seems to change.  I was sure that it meant deliberately wrecking boats for the insurance…

2 Comments

  • lourae says:

    Barratry might require organization. That ain’t these dingleberries’ strong suit.

  • qixlqatl says:

    From Dictionary.com:

    bar·ra·try
       [bar-uh-tree] Show IPA
    noun Law .
    1.
    fraud by a master or crew at the expense of the owners of the ship or its cargo.
    2.
    the offense of frequently exciting and stirring up lawsuits and quarrels.
    3.
    the purchase or sale of ecclesiastical preferments or of offices of state.

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