King 5 Cameraman Assaulted By #Occupy Goons Live on TV (Video)

King 5 cameraman Richard Departee was assaulted by leftist #occupy goons live on TV.
The young leftists smashed him in the face with a stick while he was filming them.
Via Orbusmax:

King 5 reported:

A KING 5 News photographer covering the May Day march in downtown Seattle on Tuesday was assaulted by one of the marchers and ended up with a bloody cheek.

Richard Departee was covering the march as the participants made their way through downtown.

“I found myself in with a group of black, kinda Gestapo-looking thugs – face masks and dark glasses – I think as soon as they saw me it was like ‘Hey get out of here, you know, scum,’ and started pushing me,” he said.

Departee said he backed off and then three or four of the people turned around and surrounded him and shoved him back.

“Then one guy took his one-inch dowel, a wooden pole with the red flag … he just took it back and popped me in the face,” said Departee.

He said he dropped his camera but then later decided to take pictures because there were about 20 people.

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  • donh

    Now you know why these union thugs march with thick hardwood ash flag polls and sign handles . Many of their flags and signs are actually stapled to real baseball bats.

  • American Woman

    Seattle was a beautiful place once, before the scum destroyed it, thanks to the Progressive mindset that gives scum carte blanche to destroy whatever it touches.

    Scum always destroys, because that is all scum knows how to do. It cannot build, grow, enhance, or improve, because it hasn’t the positive energy necessary for such actions.

  • mg4us

    MSM. . OWS just like the TEA Party. . .NOT-

    These are not protestors wishing to exert their freedom of speech but Enemies within seeing to destroy the US. . .

  • FurryGuy

    Yet the Seattle Lefty Loons will declaim the cameraman provoked the attack simply because he was filming their criminal acts. Is it any wonder why I avoid like the plague visiting Seattle? The mixed stench of smug and patchouli is more than I can stomach.

  • Emilie Green

    Only wish it wish Brian Williams.

    Or Diane Sawyer,
    Dan Rather,
    Mike Wallace,
    Peter Jennings,
    Walter Cronkite,
    Edward Murrow,

    You get the picture,

  • Path

    Democratic thugs. Remember Nancy Pelosi, Reid & Obama support these people.

  • FurryGuy

    Several dozen cars were vandalized by this “peaceful” mob of terrorists. Tires slashed, windows broken as the gang marched up 6th Ave. And a couple of businesses had firebombs and molotov cocktails hurled through their front windows.

    Still the local Seattle media declare the TEA Party as the violent group.

  • The brownshirts of Hussein bin Obama’s occupy reelection rabble.

  • FurryGuy

    #4 May 1, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    mg4us commented:

    The local Seattle media is going into full spin mode, having a couple of OWS “representatives” declaim their “peaceful” protest was infiltrated by a handful of anarchists bent on making the movement look bad. The same local media linked an unrelated incident of violence a quarter of a mile from where the TEA Party was holding a rally and breathlessly said the crime was directly the fault of “right wing racist anti-worker policies”.

  • FurryGuy

    #3 May 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    American Woman commented:

    Seattle was a beautiful place once, before the scum destroyed it, thanks to the Progressive mindset that gives scum carte blanche to destroy whatever it touches.

    Seattle has always been a very strong bastion of radical Socialism. It was nicknamed the Soviet Republik of Seattle back in the 1920’s.

  • Smokey Behr

    Emilie: Cronkite and Murrow had at least some semblance of objectivity. Mike Wallace was the last real journalist. All of the others are just hacks, and the “news” should be labeled as opinion.

  • bigL

    He is not hurtin anytone, leave him alone. We reallyu needto have some goons with axe handles to protect reg people

  • donh

    They are just answering the call from Obama to ” knuckle up ” >

  • REMEMBER, this movement is endorsed by the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama

  • Teddy

    Seattle has always been an enclave for socialists. I bet the people whose cars were vandalized are all thinking they want to join OWS. Oh, yeah. That’s the ticket!

    Remember, Obama’s sweet commie raised mommie chose to go to university there.

  • Patty

    Occupy May Day Protests Turn Violent – Team Obama Intentionally Distracts…… Look, over here… Shiny things!!!

    Fearful that ordinary people will see how violent and dangerous President Obama’s surrogates and footsoldiers are, Team Obama rushes to Afghanistan and declares speech to distract attention.

    While windows are smashed, police are attacked, and the streets filled with his supporters in rage filled violent behavior, President Obama and the radicals who coordinate the optics do their level best to hide it. Pic here

    The flight to Afghanistan was strategically and optically timed to provide cover. The speech from Afghanistan was timed to suck up the media attention. Control the optics – Control the narative – Control what people see, know, and pay attention to. Pic here

  • JAY

    Exactly like the Tea Party.

  • retire05

    Obama brings OWS to your town.

    Smith and Wesson will keep them away.

  • KING 5 is playing this all down, the same old “It just a small group of trouble makers” Yea I’m sure they’d do the same for the tea party, Like if someone went a shot a congress woman I’m sure they would spend the whole time saying he was just one lone actor.

  • Patty


    Why does President Obama take so much credit for killing Bin Laden?

  • bg


    so much for Barry’s breaking the war mentality goal.. /sigh sarc/


  • It’s getting harder and harder for OWS to blame these things on outsiders.

  • Economan

    I bet Nancy Pelosi is REALLY proud of them now!

  • bg


    Patty #21 May 1, 2012 at 8:50 pm 8)

    It Has Always Been The Soldier

    It is the soldier,
    not the President who gives US Democracy.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Congress who takes Care of US.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Reporter who has given us Freedom of Press.

    It is the soldier,
    not the Poet who has given us Freedom of Speech.

    It is the soldier,
    not the campus [community] Organizer who
    has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate.

    It is the soldier,
    who salutes the flag;
    who serves beneath the flag,
    and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    that allows the protester to burn the flag.

    ~ Father Dennis O’Brien, US Marine Corp. Chaplain

    God Bless America!

    God Bless Soldiers everywhere for putting THEIR
    lives on the line to protect us ALL from terrorism!


  • Dylan

    Uncle Harry, Aunt Nancy, cousin Dingy whatshername-Schitz LOVES these thugs, as does the president. What has happened to our great country??

  • bg

    btw, it’s not the peons fault per se, the powers that be were determined
    Barry Obama be President & push US into the NWO as fast as he can; as
    H. Kissinger himself stated back in 09, Obama’s ‘task’ is to help create
    a ‘new world order’
    .. /truth sarc/


  • Stonedome

    Chuk chuk ! Sound of my friend Remington getting ready for summer…

  • akumaleva

    Edward R. Murrow was one of the people responsible for getting the members of the Frankfurt School relocated and settled in the USA. It was done under the Displaced German Scholars program. They soon found employment at colleges such as Columbia, Princeton, Brandeis, and Berkeley. Listed below are some of their objectives for Western culture.

    “1. The creation of racism offences.
    2. Continual change to create confusion.
    3. The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children.
    4. The undermining of schools’ and teachers’ authority.
    5. Huge immigration to destroy identity.
    6. The promotion of excessive drinking.
    7. Emptying of churches.
    8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime.
    9. Dependency on the state or state benefits.
    10. Control and dumbing down of media.
    11. Encouraging the breakdown of the family.”
    Does any of this sound familiar? This is true you can look it up for yourself.

    Willi Munzenberg summed up the Frankfurt School’s long-term operation thus: ‘We will make the West so corrupt that it stinks’.”

  • CommieJuice

    That looked more like union labor at work.

  • Peckerwood

    It’d be fun watching them all march into a giant industrial meat shredder.

  • I’m part of the Seattle Tea Party chapter. Needless to say, we’re not the biggest chapter around.

    What galls me the most is that it seems the national MSM is almost completely ignoring the widespread Occupy violence. They attacked Niketown, the Federal Court, and several branches of Wells Fargo. It doesn’t fit the narrative- obviously.

  • valerie

    #32 May 1, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    GregInSeattle commented:

    Got any local stories, or pictures? Please post any links you can get from the local sources.

    I did a little looking:

    Seattle Times

    May Day demonstrators who marched through Seattle turned violent Tuesday, with black-clad protesters using sticks and bats to smash stores and automobile windows.

    Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn made an emergency declaration allowing police to confiscate any items that could be used as weapons. Officers made at least two arrests – a 23-year-old man for vandalism and a 19-year-old man with a knife – after hundreds of people marched through downtown. Police also reported recovering homemade incendiary devices made out of toilet paper rolls and fruit juice boxes, and the large crowd disrupted traffic and Metro and school bus service through downtown, with delays of up to 90 minutes reported.

    McGinn said dozens of black-clad protesters were using long sticks, which looked like flagpoles, as weapons.

    awwww. Here’s the Occupy Seattle website. Notice the cool clenched-fist logo. Those commies have such great advertising!

  • bg #27

    re new world order

    Of course the NWO will require a revolutionary holocaust needless to say. It goes with the mentality.

  • valerie

    uh, the website for Occupy Seattle:

    It’s a hoot.

  • tommy mc donnell

    bill pascrall has to stop the tea party because they are violent. yet he is an OWS endorser. keep voting for him senior citizens.

    #3…they are marxists, it is a marxist’s job to destroy the existing order. just think how sick you have to be to endorse that philosophy, your job is to destroy anything that anybody other then a marxist has made. we all know how good marxists are at making things other people want: gulags, concentration camps, killing fields, mental hospitals to house non-belivers, force labor camps, famines, the list could go on and on. all wonderful achievements in the history of mankind.

  • valerie

    Occupy’s May Day has fizzled.

    This reminds me of when I was in high school. It was a time of protests. We used to talk about hijacking a bus to Cuba.

    Today, in San Diego, it didn’t go so well. There was a bomb scare a a high school in Imperial Beach, but it didn’t work so well.

    Instead of letting the kids go early, they kept them about an hour-and-a-half late. I suspect that somebody finally got smart about the bomb scares.

  • Redwine

    I used to work in Seattle’s gritty, off-beat Pioneer Square. I was hassled twice, once racially, once sexually, a couple of months ago. Glad I don’t work there anymore. I feel a bit safer here on the Eastside and glad I pack a 9mm.

  • tommy mc donnell

    the OWSers claim they are for the worker but they are really for the politican. if the OWS had their way the workers pay check would go to the politican. that’s why the politicans love them.

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  • Limousine Barry

    That is what I call getting in their face!

    Four more years!

    Four more years!

  • Gary

    This guy is a lib.
    He thought he’d be welcomed with open arms because he’s covering their “movement”.
    What do you think now, dummy?

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