#Occupy Eugene Protester Choked and Beaten to Death at Camp – #Occupy Death Toll at 9

#Occupy Eugene protester Rich Youngblood was choked and beaten to death at the camp this week.
Kristen Carpenter, Chair of Occupy Eugene’s Action Committee said they had hoped to prevent acts of violence, like the incident involving Youngblood… where he died.

(KVAL photo)

Yesterday more than 30 people gathered for a vigil to remember 54-year-old Rich Youngblood of Florence who was murdered at the #Occupy Eugene camp.
Herald.net reported:

More than 30 people gathered for a vigil to remember a man who died after a fight in the Occupy Eugene camp.

Occupy Eugene leader Kristen Carpenter told KVAL-TV, “We’re sorry we couldn’t have stopped the violence in the system sooner.” She said the Friday night vigil was not just for 54-year-old Rich Youngblood of Florence but also for all victims of street violence.

Police said Youngblood was beaten and choked at the camp on Monday. Authorities are still investigating.

The City Council ordered the camp be disbanded.

With the Eugene beating death, the #occupy death toll stands at 9. This does not include the #Occupy Raleigh protester who shot up a food store injuring three people then committed suicide.

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  • Jim

    While I’m hesitant to be negative on such a joyous day such as this, the more one sees (and smells) from the Occupy mob the only conclusion one can make is they are the unhinged mob set to bring chaos and misery upon all in their unholy quest to seek their perverted idea of ‘justice’. Evil barbarians each and everyone of them. Instead of being spawned from outside the gates of civilization, this horde was raised from within. Their goal, unknowingly or with intent is to bring about another ‘dark ages’.

    Considering all the good things Western Civilization has accomplished it would be a shame and crime to let these barbarians succeed.

  • Jim

    ps, let’s call the Occupy movement for what they truly are;

    barbarian filth.

  • Missy8s

    If they’ll do this to their own you can bet that they’ll have absolutely no compunction doing this to anyone who stands in their way.

    The word violent doesn’t begin to describe their likely future direction of tactics, they’re on a path to terrorist actions.

    After all Van Jones, Bill Ayers and Frances Fox Piven are their leaders.

    Lock n’ load.

  • zooomzooom

    Just like the Tea Party, only different.

  • Kurt

    I sure hope that the crime wave known as the “Occupy” movement comes to an end soon!

  • Patty

    The City Council ordered the camp be disbanded.

    oh, gee, finally they are doing their jobs. deaths is what will finally do it. Shameful what cities and especially Bloomberg has allowed in a city where Giuliani worked so hard to just have his efforts disappear like they never happened.

    This Occupy thing is the Genius of the far left Soros, Jones, Unions, SEIU and once again with another president and some real intelligence in the White House this would not have happened and if it did would never have lasted long enough to killed people.

    These protesters are a real embarrassment as Holder. One death is one too many. Thanks Obama and Pelosi and others who have promoted death in America.

  • Patty

    Isn’t this the administration that says, Republican plan will kill people?

  • #1AMERICAN

    No loss what so ever…just a bunch of trash that needs to be sent to a third world country so they can really see how great their life can be

  • WillofLa

    Yeah, my sympathy goes out to the man’s family, and it’s a bad way to go. But, I’m sorry, being a Vietnam combat vet I think it’s funny. Just ask some of us and we’ll tell you that this morbid humor came to us in the war and there’s not to much we can do about it. People dieing doesn’t bother me in the slightest, I find humor in the fact that if that guy wasn’t involved with this nonsense that the Occupier’s represent then he would have been at home this morning celebrating the birth of Christ and opening presents, you know, Merry Christmas? His families Christmas has been ruined. His kids, if any, will remember that their dad was murdered while protesting at a Occupy Wall Street encampment in Eugene. That’s no way to go, I’ll tell you that. That’s where the humor comes in, and I find it very funny that he was beaten and choked. The part about being choked is the funnyest because I wonder what was going through the mind of the guy who was choking him, “Damn anti-capitalist, I’ll teach you, you bastard!!” Or maybe it was some dope head who didn’t even know he was doing it he was so high.

    And you can tell that the death of innocent American citizen’s doesn’t mean a damn thing to these Communists because after the first one the whole Occupy movement should have stopped. The people running the thing should have realized that getting people killed over this was not the point. But now they look at it as acceptable losses in order to MAKE their point, not just the point of what they are doing.

    This guy being choked to death and the lazy way they are holding some little memorial service for the “fallen” doesn’t mean a thing to them. Look how many people died under Stalin and Mao. Don’t you think they had the same idea about innocent people dieing was for the greater glory of the movement? Same thing here.

  • JustJP

    The occupy movement will eventually experience what the 2nd amendment is all about

  • WillofLa

    OK, I went to the KMTR.com site in Eugene, OR and it said that Mr. Youngblood was drunk and got into a fight with several people and what happen to him took place during the fight. So I still stand on my original comment that he shouldn’t have been there to begin with and he’d still be alive for Christmas. The fight took place Friday night. So the only thing that the Eugene Occupier’s should be thinking is how to avoid more deaths. Well, the only way I can see to avoid more deaths is to break the encampment down and go home, they’ve made their point and now it’s gotten to the point where people are dieing while the protest is no longer going on and not making any more point to convince people the big banks need to be shut down. Now, it’s people in the community want the Occupier’s to go home in order to stop any more innocent people having to die in order for the organizer’s to keep the movement alive. The movement is alive but the people are dieing because of it.

  • whit seven

    “stopped the violence in the system sooner.”

    She might not be this clever, but i think she’s trying to imply that the violence in the “system” killed him, not the violence inherent in their pathetic movement.

  • jhump

    Authorities are still investigating.

    What “authorities” are they referring to? The actual Eugene Police Department, or the OWS Security Down Twinkles Committee?

    You know some politician will say something ingenius like, “it’s too bad it took this before we did…blah, blah, blah…”

    Predictably tragic!

  • Violence in the “system”?

    These babies will NEVER accept responsibility for their actions.

  • Sterling Hallbrook

    This is just a small sample of the society the progressives have planned for all of those who fall for their lies. It is not going to be me.

  • Ali

    Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system!!

    Help!! Help!! I’m being repressed!!

  • jhump

    This is just a small sample of the society the progressives have planned for all of those who fall for their lies.

    You can’t base a society on the OWS list of grievances. It’s basically a mobocracy with competing agendas. Substituting one special interest for another isn’t progressive.

  • FurryGuy

    So what is the death toll amongst the (media reported) violent TEA partiers?

    I seriously doubt the people who run the MFM have a clue what they are going to have to deal with if the revolution they keep pimping actually happened. As history shows the majority of those who advocate for Communist/Socialist revolution are liquidated when they are no longer useful to the elite few in charge.

  • Alana

    There would have been more acts of violence at Tea Parties if we hadn’t taken them by surprise by having them.

    So they didn’t get a chance to foment as much violence as they would have liked upon us.

    If we have some more rallies, though, they will be sure this time to do some real damage to us.

  • jainphx

    Did I read that right, he wanted to avoid situations like that? That means he kind of knew that things like that would happen. He knew murders would take place? What a group of evil, ignorant, smelly, greedy, did I say smelly, people. SCUM is as SCUM does, and these are the backbone of Obama’s support. Sc–w you Obama and the unicorn you rode in on!

  • Dave-O

    Let’s never forget that U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (Dem) once bragged that she helped “create the intellectual foundation” for all this.

  • jainphx

    Dave-O this means nothing to the left. The only ones that care are on the right and with the propaganda being taught in our schools, the number is dwindling.

  • donh

    I checked and Star Trek did have a Christmas episode …so add another “He’s Dead Jim” to the ongoing alien occupation marathon…>> http://youtu.be/NWnP1o8ExTY

  • Texas_Treeroach

    The Liberal, Socialist, Communist and (of course) Anarchist citizenry in this Country should pay special attention to this story.

    More importantly, this Administration and its Media Minions would benefit from an understanding of this story’s implications.

    When you encourage and enrage vermin toward chaos, the vermin often cannot distinguish between friend and enemy.

    On the other hand, those citizens who do not fall in the above category, do understand vermin behavior, and are prepared to confront and defend against an infringing chaos.

    So, let the vermin eat their own, if they must. But when it comes to the higher orders of American Society, the vermin will face a much greater chaos.

    Reference:
    Arnaud Amalric
    The Albigensian Crusade
    Béziers, France, 1209

    Merry Christmas.

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  • kato

    It’s not for nothing that convicts and the deranged are put in separate cells. When they mingle among themselves, violence inevitably ensues.

  • JPeden

    Occupy Eugene leader Kristen Carpenter…said the Friday night vigil was not just for 54-year-old Rich Youngblood of Florence but also for all victims of street violence.

    And no doubt having us adults witness the Occupiers getting themselves off after seeing them redistributing their very own “labor” and “struggle” directly down to the streets in order to produce even more Inner City Ghettos and victims, must heighten their own enjoyment of this most holy of Commie experiences, a.k.a., infantile exhibitionism.

  • YourMaster

    he probably died after he caught the 0bama-virus
    an STD from his gay lover 0bama

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  • burt

    Obama’s people.

  • stonedome

    arm yourself…bad moon rising

  • Sardondi

    “Occupy Eugene leader Kristen Carpenter told KVAL-TV, ‘We’re sorry we couldn’t have stopped the violence in the system sooner…’ ”.

    Did you get that? It wasn’t members of the Occupy “community” who murdered Rich Youngblood; it was the “violence” in the “system”. “What system can choke and beat people to death?” you may ask. Why, I suppose that system which Ms. Carpenter and her two’s and three’s of Occupiers around the nation are fighting, that’s what “system”.

    It’s a wonder the very stones do not cry out at the utter mendacity of this woman. What a despicable piece of Maoist filth she is.

    Thank goodness we can depend on our news media, with its great on-going tradition of disinterested and objective coverage, to be all over this story. I’m sure any day now the national networks and the leading papers will give massive coverage to the scores of violent crimes committed by the Occupiers (including 9 murders), and the the huge difference between the animals, anarchists and nihilists who make up the Occupiers, and the responsible, law-abiding citizens who comprise the Tea Party movement. Right?

  • The Weather Underground used to estimate that it would require 25 million murders to make America properly Socialist/Communist. They were enthusiastic, and more than willing to start. They would bump that up by a few million today.

    Bill Ayers was a Weather Underground terrorist, and was one of Obama’s mentors, probably wrote his first book.

  • Montjoie

    Good Lord, reality imitates Monty Python again.

  • Seerak

    “Violence in the system?” Whose system? After all the rhapsodizing about how the Occupations are like little cities unto themselves, you’ve gone and hung yourself on that one, young brownshirt.

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  • Corona

    Should change “Four dead in Ohio” to “Nine dead in Occupy”.

  • Jay Guevara

    Scratch one Obama voter.

    Oh wait, I forgot. He’ll probably still vote for Obama in November.

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  • Nickolas

    How many die in the wars? How many die in cars? How many died on 11/11/2001? How many of your children will die from GMO? How many will be controlled? For sure these issues are not nearly as important than some homeless hippie killed by some other homeless hippie. I cannot recall when a homeless person has been killed in the streets of America at night. Never has happened until this damn occupy movement has come along.

  • “We’re sorry we couldn’t have stopped the violence in the system sooner”?

    Sounds like Monty Python and the Holy Grail: “Come see the violence in the system! Come see the violence in the system!”

  • Jason Glover

    The hateful and mean spirited comments are disgusting. I am pro occupy and no barbarian. People for and against various political positions will do bad things. OWS in no way promotes violence, and we’ve been overwhelmed by drug addicts and mentally unstable individuals GENERATED by our corrupt and morally bankrupt society that favors a few at the expense of many. You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Your compassion is broken. I still struggle to understand how it is possible to be so low as the coments on this board. You will jump on anything bad and focus on that, even though murders happen in the streets of this country every single day. But I can’t reason with those opposed to reason. I hope you stop standing for corrupt goverment, believing corporate media propaganda, and see the truth of our current situation before your kids don’t have a future.

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  • Dick

    “People for and against various political positions will do bad things. OWS in no way promotes violence, and we’ve been overwhelmed by drug addicts and mentally unstable individuals”

    This is simply untrue, Jason.

    The leftist political positions you and the OWS crowd champion inevitably lead to bad things like violence and societal breakdown.

    There is a reason that, as you yourself admit, your paradigm attracts “drug addicts and mentally unstable individuals”. Your philosophy preaches that people should just take what they want “from the rich” (defined as anyone who has something you want) by force and that the normal rules of society should not apply to them because of their righteous anger. That is a recipe for chaos and mob rule and violence, which is exactly what has occurred at every “occupation” camp that has been erected.

    The contrast between the violent, barbaric behavior that plagues OWS and the peaceful, rule-following behavior that characterizes Tea Party events is undeniable.

    Your efforts to wave away the endemic violence and rising death toll of the OWS crowd with the moral equivalency charge of “everybody does it” are transparent and pathetic. Your efforts to shift blame and castigate the commenters here for the crime of noticing the atrocious, murderous behavior of the OWS crowd are doubly so.

  • Zelda

    Of course not all occupiers are violent. But there is a violent element that is attracted to the anti-police, anti-establishment atmosphere. They take advantage of the pervasive victim mentality of OWS, and use the exact same arguments that OWS uses for trespassing to justify violence. And since you cannot manage to even protect yourselves from yourselves, when it all boils down, no one is going to put you in control of anything or even listen to what you have to say.

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  • Randall Flagg

    There is lots of wisdom in the above posts. This man’s actions led to his own demise. It was Darwin cleaning up the gene pool. This was not the result violence in “The System”.

    The logical conclusion of OWS rhetoric makes it clear that working from within The System won’t bring their goals to fruition… and the hard core OWSers will be willing to take the last few steps to implement their socialist paradise: free tuition, free food, free medicine, free housing, free internet. The OWS believes all these things are human rights and should be provided for them. Peaceful solutions are not part of the long-term planning. Dissent will not be tolerated.


    In this struggle, the most committed will win.

  • Mike

    Too bad for him and my condolences to his family. Seriously people? “Filth”? I suppose the old lady in Seattle that got pepper sprayed was filth? How about the veterans in Oakland? New York? “Filth” as well? OWS in concept addresses serious issues about the influence of corporate power in our politics. Period. It’s too bad that fringe whack-jobs taking advantage of the occupy movement perform their maliciousness and the rest of the occupiers have to suffer the bad PR of their miss-deeds.

    Socialism? Maoism? Seriously people, the focus of OWS, as stated above, is the influence of corporations in politics and how they shape our legislation, got another word for you, it’s called FASCISM. Maybe individuals within OWS may have certain political leanings but the heart of the message should not be ignored. But hey, if it makes you feel better that a phony “free market” and crony capitalism rule this country with a iron bound money-filled fist and the very thought of anything that seeks to correct this imbalance as something “Maoist” or “Socialist”, then by all means, continue bleating your buzzwords and ranting about enforcement of the 2nd amendment as any sort of progressive discourse on the actual PROBLEM gets drowned out polarized politics.

  • Mike

    “The contrast between the violent, barbaric behavior that plagues OWS and the peaceful, rule-following behavior that characterizes Tea Party events is undeniable.” that is of course until a congresswomen is shot and almost killed because TP “patriots” happen to be more resourceful in who they get to do their dirty work.

  • Mike

    “This is just a small sample of the society the progressives have planned for all of those who fall for their lies. It is not going to be me.” as opposed to the crony-capitalist utopia we currently inhabit? Wake up.

  • Mike

    The tendency for most of the people in these comments to advocate genocide of someone based on their political orientations is almost wholly ironic and not to mention scary. Really shows how close you are in being the Fascist, jack-booted thugs you all could potentially be. So much for the espousal of “liberty” and “freedom”, only liberty and freedom as you should see it applied apparently.

  • Mike

    “The leftist political positions you and the OWS crowd champion inevitably lead to bad things like violence and societal breakdown.” And a phony free market and crony-capitalism DON’T? Our models are based on certain assumptions, and has been demonstrated in recent years, those assumptions AREN’T WORKING. Corporate influence in politics is just ONE of the many corruptible symptoms apparent in this country, why champion an equally corrupt system? Where is the middle ground in all this that we can address SERIOUS issues with our financial and political system without simply demonizing Liberal or Conservative thought?

  • Dick

    “that is of course until a congresswomen is shot and almost killed because TP “patriots” happen to be more resourceful in who they get to do their dirty work.”

    How transparent and pathetic of you, “Mike”, to try to resurrect the thoroughly-discredited propaganda that DailyKos and the rest of the Sorosphere floated regarding the Tea Party and the shooting of congresswoman Giffords. (By the way, you should go back to posting as “Jason Glover”).

    Jared Loughner is the man who shot congresswoman Giffords and the other innocent bystanders in Arizona.

    Jared Loughner is a left wing idiot.

    Jared Loughner is a drug addict.

    Jared Loughner is a mentally unstable individual.

    Jared Loughner thought the righteousness of his delusional anger meant he didn’t have to follow the rules of civilized society.

    Jared Loughner resorted to violence instead of using the political process.

    In short, Jared Loughner is a perfect poster child for the OWS movement, which as noted earlier, has been overrun with drug addicts and mentally unstable individuals.

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  • Richard

    Thomas  Jefferson said in 1802:
    ‘I believe that 
    banking institutions are more dangerous to 
    our liberties than standing armies. 
    If the American people ever allow 
    private banks to control the issue of their 
    currency, first by inflation, then by 
    deflation, the banks and corporations that will 
    grow up around the banks will deprive the people 
    of all property – until their children 
    wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers 
    conquered.’

    That’s all these people want done. Period. Anyone who looks down their nose those less fortunate than themselves need to be shot. All you inbred graceless ingrates who are spouting about 2nd amendment crap well I remember my brothers dying in combat in Afghanistan for everyone’s freedoms not just yours you graceless ingrates. Just because you know your favorite ameninbred drunk. I’m sorry to all the activists out there who want it to go peaceful protest it won’t work not fast enough to be effective anyway. And if I all breaks lose you swine out there who say they deserved to die. My brothers in arms all 11 of them died for everyone’s freedoms not just snooty holier than thou art cowards. And if violent resolution is the only effective way to ending this conflict. I will be on the side of the people. I was an army scout I’m a qualified expert marksman and hope your bodies are amongst the ones I’ll help pave the road to freedom with if it nessecary. And as another thing Thomas Jefferson said rebellion against tyranny is obedience under god. I hope you all die weeping. Facist scum

    Good luck taking down corrupted individuals who bastardized the the constitutions for jokes related to happiness surrounding a countymen’s death and the ruin of our nation and the ideas it was built upon.

    Veteran, patriot, republican, and a true believer in the ideas this country was founded on.

    Liberty and justice for ALL.