I wonder what crawled in here and died
(You know) Walkin' 'round barefoot, I'd be terrified
But it gives me stuff to talk about with my friends
Like, "Hey, I think that rats gettin' big!" -Weird Al Yankovic, Trash Day
Liberal, Crime, Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Protest, Adult, Vandalism, Drugs, Theft
“There’s a lot of concern. There’s rats everywhere, trash everywhere,” said Malita Rankin, 45, a home health-care worker sitting on her mother’s front porch recently. She gestured to a power line strung across the street and said she had watched an occupant of the house climb out a window and attach the line to the utility pole. (Pepco officials this week confirmed that the line was illegal and dispatched a crew to take it down.)
Liberal, Crime, Hate, Violence, Degeneracy, Assault
Officials cited concerns about rats, fire hazards, public urination and acts of violence at the site, which had grown to more than 150 tents and included health, child-care and kitchen areas. There were reports of a sex assault and a severe beating, and fire crews and paramedics were denied access to the camp, according to city officials who said they also received complaints of intimidating and threatening behavior.
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Protest
PORTLAND -- Rats have infested the two parks used nine months ago for the Occupy Portland protests in downtown Portland. The rat problem is not new to the area, but the scale appears to have increased. KGW crews had no trouble finding as many as a half-dozen at a time scattered throughout Schrunk Plaza... "Occupy picked up and left, they left of their own volition they were cleared out," said county spokesman David Austin, "But these are rats. They don't pack suitcases like people. They are not in tents."
Liberal, Degeneracy, Protest, Metaphor
WASHINGTON - One of the two hot food tents at the Occupy D.C. sites has closed down after a visit Tuesday by inspectors from the D.C. Department of Health. Protestors at McPherson Square voluntarily shut down their kitchen after the visit. "You can't even cross the [park because of] the smell," declared David Abecassis, who works in a hair salon which overlooks the park. Even some of the demonstrators are concerned about the apparent increase in the rat population.
Liberal, Funny, Protest, Metaphor
The rat population around the two Occupy D.C. camps at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza has “exploded”since protesters began their vigil in October, according to Mohammad N. Akhter, the director of the District’s Department of Health.
Liberal, Incompetence, Degeneracy, Funny
Filth-ridden Zuccotti Park is a breeding ground for bacterial infection loaded with potential health-code violations that pose a major risk to the public, an expert who inspected the area warned. “It’s like Walmart for rats,’’ Wayne Yon, an expert on city health regulations, said yesterday.