Police: Michael Davitt Taken To Westchester Medical Center For Observation

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A bizarre incident took place Monday on the Tappan Zee Bridge.

A man attached himself to a rope ladder and dangled from the side of the bridge with a large sign for hours.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman On The Story

Rockland County Executive Spokesperson Ron Levine told 1010 WINS the man who dangled from the middle of the span was Michael A. Davitt of Garnerville. Davitt was sitting on top of a large, flapping sign for hours that said “Rockland Executive Legislature Coverup Retaliation.”

According to CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman, State Police had to rescue Davitt from himself. He was 75 feet above the water. His makeshift gear was not sturdy, police said. The rope he depended on was slicing against a fence, slowly cutting into it. Shortly before 2 p.m., authorities managed to lower the rope ladder down toward a boat waiting below. Just a few feet above the water, Davitt jumped in. He tried to swim away, but was picked up by a Yonkers Police boat.

When the boat reached the shore, Davitt was seen being escorted by police, walking under his own power. Officials told Guzman that Davitt asked police for a tobacco pipe so he could have a smoke.

1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria On The Story

Davitt was harnessed to the rope ladder, which was attached to a van above, Guzman reports. He dangled roughly halfway between the water and the bridge. State Police Capt. Evelyn Mallard said in addition to his gear, Davitt came prepared to stay a while as he had a Thermos. He was eventually taken to Westchester Medical Center for observation. Charges are pending the outcome of an examination.

The incident began at around 10:45 a.m. Two lanes on the Westchester-bound side were closed and traffic was backed up all the way to Exit 14 in Nanuet.

“This is someone who had previously worked for the county, he was separated from service,” Rockland County spokesman Ron Levine told CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis.

Levine described 54-year-old Davitt as troubled, saying he “ranted regularly” inside the county’s legislative chamber. He said Davitt would take to the podium and complain about being fired three years ago from his job as a substance abuse counselor at the county’s mental health office.

The reason: a one line statement from the county – “he couldn’t perform his duties.”

“And eventually just became disgruntled,” Levine said.

Whatever Davitt’s beef is with Rockland County, his neighbors said he didn’t bring it home. He kept to himself, worked on his yard and cars. No one imagined one day seeing him dangling from the Tappan Zee.

“Nothing out of the ordinary. When we saw him in passing, quiet guy,” said neighbor Alex Burger, who lives across the street in Garnerville

There was no answer at the house Davitt shares with his wife, but neighbors said the talk for years has been the family’s personal struggles.

“He wasn’t too happy about it. He lost his job, some financial problems. I guess some marital issues or something like that,” Burger said.

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Comments (146)
  1. robert g says:

    Never a sniper around when you need one.

    1. sammy says:

      or…. why not just cut the rope?

  2. Golden Bulls says:

    “he couldn’t perform his duties.”

    If that’s the case FIRE EVERYONE IN CONGRESS.

    1. Joe Schmo says:


  3. Q says:

    He is a jew. How could he possibly have financial problems?? Probably just felt like causing gridlock.

    1. The Realist says:

      Please explain.

  4. Andrew says:

    where can i find a hat like that @ :48

    1. nicademus says:

      Are you talkin’ bout the State Trooper hat?

  5. Magorright says:

    Darwinism is the best way. Just leave him hanging and let nature take it’s coarse.

    1. nicademus says:

      That’s right! Don’t pay any attention to these clowns. They are looking for attention, next time do what you should do when your kid acts up in a store-screaming on the floor. Just walk away from them…dont play their game. they should have his azz up there.

      1. nicademus says:

        oops! i left out left as in they should have left his azz up there..

  6. M says:

    I heard the TSA is recruiting him and offering him a sign on bonus

  7. OJ says:

    I wish I could do that. Can anybody send me a metal file and a long rope?…

  8. mike says:

    Lmfao!!! He brought a Thermos.. Baahahaha. Omg wonder what was in it.. Coffee ? Vodka? Chicken soup? Hahaha.. hangn’ 75 ft below a bridge on a mickey mouse rope harness.. Sad

  9. wallawalla says:

    Should have just left him hanging around for the duration.

  10. kabeawah says:


  11. charlieO says:

    No one finds that he was a substance abuse counselor humorous? State hired I would “guess” right from the ranks of abusers. I wonder what the qualifications are for the job?

    1. jude says:

      He’s a democrat? A union member? An illegal alien? NO, if either of those were the case, he would still be on the job! Mighty curious.


    Too bad he didn’t fall to his death.

  13. Bullett says:

    Another loon looking for three minutes of fame on the evening news. As for me, if I were up on the bridge, I would have cut the rope and let him drop 100 or 200 feet to teach him a lesson.

  14. Logical1 says:

    Personally I would have just cut his rope and let him try to swim for it

  15. LiberalsRDopes says:

    Waaaaaaaa!!!!!. My president is incompetent. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. I’m a loser because of my own decisions. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. I want what successful, hard working, people have without trying. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! I’m a left wing, self-hating, liberal. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

  16. Tom Menino says:

    New York is awesome. Here in Boston, we never get free Cirque du Soleil performances during rush hour. We have to be content with playing “How many entitled college asshats can I clip with my sideview mirror?” as we drive through the city. Hardly stands up to the world-class entertainment offered by NYC. Bravo! Bravo!!

    1. Jason says:

      You just get a city that freaks out and calls in the terrorism squad when someone puts up little Aqua Teen Hunger Force neon signs.

    2. millersdaughter says:

      so you like to pretend you are hitting people with your car and you use your own name on here? if so, then YOU’RE the asshat and i hope that someone in law enforcement in boston is tracking you now.

      1. Cindy Fitzgibbon says:

        Menino’s the mayor of Boston — so you think he’s posting here?

        Are you really that ignorant? Or just some blue-haired, skanky snitch?

      2. Paul Begala says:

        Get a life……..

  17. cal_heroes% says:

    %Censorship just makes my point. I’m just trying to educate you commie critics of liberty. Let’s try one mo’ time.
    Liberal, Neo-conservative critics of Assembly, and frankly haters of truth and freedom, generally are the very parasites (or useful idiots) feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle class.
    Which explains why the nation’s prayers are with the millions being victimized by Z%onist apparatchiks of the Fed, IMF and World Bank. And with the Anonymous brigade.
    For they know, the bad children and parasites who are proletariat will never admonish the Crony Capitalism feeding their addictions and narcissism. A special interest needful and earnest of all the hearty, steamy excrement patriots can provide. Sh%t and p%ss on, noble flea-baggers!%

    1. TheTruth says:

      Wow! Talk about a look into the mind of a genuine card-carrying Communist! Good to see you’ve memorized at least some of the Marxist name-calling techniques, and even managed to work in a slur against those mean Zionists who have persecuted you so (also known as God’s chosen people – you might want to go back and read the Old Testament without referring to the Communist Manifesto for interpretation – just let God speak for Himself). Now you just need to learn to type coherant sentences.

    2. Sally Burke says:

      I was with you until you got to the Zionist crap.

      1. cal_heroes% says:

        Z%onism is crap, isn’t it? And it’s not religion. What people don’t get is, everywhere Z%onism has moved in, every other religion has been banned. The mideast is almost completely secularized now. Fact.

    3. Jeff says:

      absolute truth

  18. BigBoa says:

    Are you delusional? Do you think its OK if O’Bozo suspends or steals the election because “the people” will take care of it? The “occupiers” are just further proof that “the people” can’t even run them off. How could anyone believe they could do anything about O’Bozo? Keep pinning your hopes on a sham election. If 50,000 armed patriots showed up in DC to avenge the occupiers there knocking over a poor old lady, the “occupiers” would sheet their pants and run for their lives. But the people are content to sit home and watch TV while the nation crumbles….

    1. Firedog says:

      Actually I’m not going there looking for trouble. But I will say this much: if those occutards start carrying through with their threats of going into neighborhoods of the upper classes and yanking the rich out of their homes, then it will be game on for me. And I won’t be shooting for the legs either.

      1. Sally Burke says:

        Good on you, Bub.

    2. TheTruth says:

      Amen, brother.

  19. dano says:

    Cut the rope and feed him to the fish…

  20. Norton Burgess says:

    Hope and Change.

  21. Walter Billings says:

    Why do 8 million people in NYC put up with this crazy stuff? Round up this mob and send them to some work camp in Nevada or Souther Utah or maybe even Mexcio.

    1. Susan Dupree Keller says:

      Don’t send your OWS idiots to Utah! I gotta live here.

    2. Sally Burke says:

      Don’t send ’em to Nevada, either. I live there.

  22. USArmyCombatMedic says:

    If you knew anything of which you spoke, you would realize that apparatchiks and Zi0nists would not coexist peacefully in this conspiracy theory of yours. Therefore, the phrase “Z_onist apparatchiks” is ridiculous.

    1. J. Guzman says:

      Most of the Bolsheviks during the communist revolution were Jews, learn history dummy! they even made antisemitism punishable by death!

  23. You people are f*ckin nuts says:

    This dude is obviously sick mentally. He got let go from his job because ” he could no longer perform his duties”. He got approved for disability….so putting two and two together the guy developed a mental illness…..Think of is this was your father,mother, son, daughter, sister, friend…who the f*ck ever you care about…this guy was a productive member of society at one time, possibly saving life’s in his job……a lot of the people posting stuff on here are probably sicker in the head than this poor dude…hope some of you burn and rot in hell where you belong….and btw this dudes incident has nothing to do with politics even with him holding the sigh…he’s probably gone past the point to where he realizes whats going on…or he could be reacting to psych medication that hes on….to those with the nasty ass comments just be glad its not you or your family and be thankful…you sorry good for nothing soulless f*cks…

    1. patmurphy1965 says:

      You need to join the rest of your buddies. Below are some of the wonderful options created by these degenerates:

      Occupier Busted Exposing Himself to Children…
      Sexual Assault of Teen at Occupy Dallas…
      Occupy Boston’ Couple Busted Peddling Heroin…
      Another sex attack in Zuccotti Park…
      Struggling Restaurant at Occupy Wall Street Protests…
      Mob Runs Wild in City Streets…
      Cops, Protesters Clash in Seattle…
      Occupy D.C. Goons Push Elderly Woman Down the Stairs…
      Occupy Porland infested with head and body lice…

      1. Huh? says:

        Where does it say this guy was part of any occupy movement….he was mentally ill and even had to leave his job because of it…..this has nothing to do with any of the movements.

        1. JapesMacFarland says:

          He’s protesting a big buiss. in NYC during the OWS protest which are protesting bug buiss. in NYC. Are you thick?

          1. No. He lives in a suburb of NYC, and his sign says that he is mad at the local politicians b/c he feels they are corrupt.
            He’d be a NYC protester if he made it ACROSS that bridge, but alas, he did not.
            He’s notorious for going to community meetings and speaking out, often for longer than his time allows. Check out http://www.lohud.com‘s version of this story. Local gov’t isn’t big business.
            That doesn’t mean anyone else here is “thick” or “thin” but you are mistaken.

    2. go ahead, i dare says:

      could be a “mental illness” caused by drugs…counselors do have a lot of access to them.. and “incident has nothing to do with politics even with him holding the sigh[sic]”- what a load of crock. you don’t hold a political sign if you aren’t being politically motivated. sounds like you need to get off the occupy propaganda and come back to reality, damn hippy.

    3. Rites of Rome says:

      They don’t care about anyone but themselves. They don’t even bother to read the article before they post a comment. They read the word “protestor” in the headline and assume the article is about occupy wall street. It must be frustrating to be so ignorant and so angry at te same time.

    4. TheTruth says:

      What is the deal with this obsession with the “F” word? You’re like a little kid on the playground who just learned a new cuss word and has to use it over and over. Grow up. You just sound like a raving idiot.

  24. Libtards4anarchy says:

    Just another occutard flea bagger. People should just urinate and defecate over the bridge in his direction.

  25. Michael Giuliani says:

    This person is a useful idiot for President Obama, and his allies: The Communist, Socialist, and Anarchist of this country. America, wake up, and cut the rope on this guy along with his puppet master in the white-house.

  26. Occupied Website says:

    Typical Fleabagger, just hanging around and bothering people.

  27. darrell7887 says:

    Remember, these are Odumbos people.

    1. Roflcopter says:

      Nothing better to do than blame Obama today? Did he took your gun and job away recently? Or are you mad because of the whole grandma and death panel thing…..This dude could be worse maybe even a re pub who “accidentally” shoots someone in the woods…or starts mutiple wars in other countries for personal gain…I don’t know…you just suck sir..

      1. Deb says:

        Happy to see you got all those “lefty” talking points in, I’m thinking you’re sucking too but nothing original so we’ll move on. YAWN….

        1. joe Stuart says:

          yawn to u , ugly duckling.
          worthless beast.

          1. Bob Macintosh says:

            So bored with small minds calling names. Is this the best the left has to offer? Sad really….

      2. SerfCityHereWeCome says:

        Starting wars for personal gain? Are you freakin serious? Peace plus prosperity historically means automatic re-election; fighting an unpopular war (which WE obviously DIDN’T start) very nearly cost him re-election, but at the time, according the EVERYONE, it was a proper and justified course to take.

      3. TheTruth says:

        Roflcopter, you really are an idiot, aren’t you? You’re an obvious product of the federally run public school system. All the left-wing propoganda really took hold in the ol’ noggin, didn’t it? You just keep on spouting your Communist ignorance. Helps when your type actually starts feeling secure and comes out into the open like you’re doing.

      4. Sally Burke says:

        Did he “took” your gun away? Your brilliance is showing, and we should all bow down to it.

    2. Repubs Can't Spell Obama? says:

      It amazing me how many back water hill billys hate Obama and still find 100 different ways to spell it wrong….

      1. Jm says:

        Yeah…just look at his birth certificate for the correct spelling.

      2. USArmyCombatMedic says:

        As a Republican, it bothers me too. You can just feel free to ignore anyone who refers to the President of the United States of America, also known as the leader of the free world or the Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces, as any of the following: Odumbo, Obimbo, Obummer, or any of the like.

        Not only does it disrespect the office of the Presidency, but it shows a lack of respect to one’s fellow Americans. Mr. Obama was elected by a majority of Americans. If you disagree with his politics, as I do, there are other ways of voicing those concerns. Making fun of his name, his background, and especially his family should never be among your options.

        To be clear: I loathe the policies Mr. Obama has presented and pushed through Congress. That, however, does not give me the right to berate him as a person.

        1. JapesMacFarland says:

          We should be attacking his leftism, not him. obviously. People need to be clear about what being a leftist really means, and what it’s consequences are. Obama is die hard leftist.

        2. LiberalsRDopes says:

          Can I use Bumbles????

      3. patmurphy1965 says:

        I spell it O-d-u-m-m-y! How do you spell it?!

      4. Occupied Website says:

        Is it OK to use B.O.

      5. SerfCityHereWeCome says:

        Obots can’t spell HILLBILLIES?

      6. Don says:

        Let me try to spell it. Bisquit Lips. Hows that, better?

      7. Sally Burke says:

        Uh…that would include the correct spelling of “hillbillies.” Not to mention “backwater.”

    3. Bill O says:

      Naw, it’s Bush’s fault.

  28. SerfCityHereWeCome says:

    I think I’m beginning to see why he lost his job as a substance abuse counselor.

    1. TJ says:

      Maybe had a relapse from counselor back to abuser.

  29. Richard_FL says:

    Simple solution to the snarled traffic……………..CUT THE ROPES………………problem solved!!

    Now that wasn’t so hard now was it??


    Too bad the ladder did not wrap around his neck and lynch him. Oboma is praising these idiots. It has cost our city almost a million dollars to monitor these creeps. Barrys kids have “PUT THEIR MARCHING SHOES ON” TO PROTEST ACHIEVEMENT.

    1. Fight them. With Peaches says:

      Almost a million dollars? It passed a million dollars two weeks ago. Be reasonable.

    2. Fight Stooopidity KTHX says:

      Actually obama is praising anyone out putting a voice out to promote the change they want..the whole we the people thing…maybe you should get your ass off an internet forum and raise your issues publicly instead of being a dude who does nothing and also doesnt know what the definition of socialism actually menas with the exeption of what your told on fox news, internet forums and wikipedia…try a history book and dont chew the pages.

      1. Rebecca Iffinger says:

        Try learning how to spell simple words properly, else you be mistaken for an uneducated #Occutard

        1. Rebecca Fingers Alot says:

          it r a comment section on a blog not r a book for smart reading…gramm0r gets u n0 p0!nts here rebecca fingers…

          1. Deb says:

            If we can’t understand your comment because the spelling or grammar is less than what a fifth grader could write, you might as well not comment.

            1. I understand says:

              He must be a repub…is that you Sarah Palin?

              1. JapesMacFarland says:

                Sarah’s a lot smarter than you, obviously. You racist.

            2. DebFingersRebeccaALOT says:

              Read Between the lines…

          2. USArmyCombatMedic says:

            Now, while we can for the most part understand what you are trying to say, you should take note that we had to decipher it. Meaning, and no offense is intended here, you should probably repeat high school. Also, this is not a blog. This is a comment forum for a news media article. While grammar may not get you points here (the rest of us didn’t know there were points to be had), it will serve to further your point. You see, if you write like a moron, others will simply overlook your comment as the ramblings of an uneducated moron. See how that works..?

            1. Your comment has been overlooks says:

              Yes. You also need to repeat high school….his writing was intended as is…

              1. USArmyCombatMedic says:

                I was responding to Rebecca… so “his writing was intended…” doesn’t really apply.
                Unless Rebecca is a man. Who knows these days, I guess..

                Also, “Your comment has been overlooks”… Nice.

                Why don’t you give yourself a few minutes to collect your thoughts, spell check whatever you have written, and then attempt to insult my intelligence.

                1. USArmyCombatMedic says:

                  Correction: I was briefly mistaken. I was replying to “Rebecca Fingers Alot”. So you are correct, it could be a man. However, that doesn’t excuse him/her from being a fool.

                  I stand corrected.

          3. patmurphy1965 says:

            Why don’t you RATS go join the rest of your buddies. Here’s a short list:

            Occupier Busted Exposing Himself to Children…
            Sexual Assault of Teen at Occupy Dallas…
            Occupy Boston’ Couple Busted Peddling Heroin…
            Another sex attack in Zuccotti Park…
            Struggling Restaurant at Occupy Wall Street Protests…
            Mob Runs Wild in City Streets…
            Cops, Protesters Clash in Seattle…
            Occupy D.C. Goons Push Elderly Woman Down the Stairs…
            Occupy Porland infested with head and body lice…

            Let us know if you need the completer list.

    3. Malecon says:

      Do you make a profession out of being a complete asshole, or is it hereditory?

  31. Scott says:

    Levine said. Frankly, we don’t know why he’s upset with the county executive and the legislature but”. Perhaps he is upset because you are a bunch of crooks, liars and idiots. Let me point out to Levin the 80 million plus shortfall of the budget in case he is on a vacation somewhere. Do you have a clue now Levin? Probuably not !!!!!

    1. caligula says:

      yes. it’s levine’s fault this imbecile couldn’t do his job properly. LULZ

      1. Scott says:

        I never said it was his fault the guy couldn’t do his job. What I said was, the imbecile is directing the publics attention to Rockland County’s government, and for very good reason. For Levine to make a statement he has no idea why the imbecile would have a problem with the Rockland County Government is a complete lie to the public. He knows very well. The government is in shambles and the tax payers are paying for it. And will pay for it. That’s what should be discussed here. Not the imbecile.

    2. Dean says:

      That rope-clinger is mentally disturbed. How is that the fault of Levine et al?

      1. so says:

        only mentally disturbed becuase Levin said so…lap it up sheep

  32. Buzz Crutcher says:

    Seriously, enough of this crap. I don’t know or care what his gripe is. We cannot continue to let people disrupt society (inconveniencing thousands, costing millions and possibly risking the lives of others because ambulances and doctors are delayed). Ignore him or cut him free, either one. What an a-hole.

  33. Amused but not misled says:

    Cut the line while a garbage barge is pasing below him. End of story.

    Another friggin nut job with more importatnt messages we MUST know.

    1. Joe Doakes says:

      Why do we have to wait for the garbage barge? How many people are going to die because of the stress that this idiot has caused?

  34. EvilOne says:

    Wanna see the REAL OWS lifestyle that the media will NEVER allow to be broadcast?

    Oakland is the protest site by which all others are measured. See for yourself.


    1. USArmyCombatMedic says:

      Oakland has never, and will never be a site for which anything is measured.

  35. Carl Curmudgeon says:

    Poor man.

    Set him free to pursue his dreams.

    Get to work on that rope ladder — with a sharp knife.

  36. pete says:

    It is very easy to label a protester a “troubled individual”. The only people who are troubled now are the corrupt and dishonest lawmakers, politicians and executives of Rockland. They had it coming a long time, and this time some guy is sticking his neck out and is labelled right away as troubled. I suppose these crooks should be very troubled, and hopefully, this is only the opener to their demise!!!

    1. Guardian says:

      ALL of the OWS protesters are nuts. Every single one of them. Go look around. I did. Not a normal self respecting human being in that crowd.

      1. This dude wasn’t an OWS protester. However, your remark gives the OWS folks credit for a pretty planned-out and acrobatic stunt. I wonder where he got the ladder?

        I agree with Pete just on the the point that he may not be insane. He may just be really angry. However, what he did today endangers others, cost a lot of $, kept the people who are working hard to keep jobs away from work, and therefor it wasn’t nuts, it was immoral.

  37. Buck O'Fama says:

    Hang him by his neck, that would be fun to watch. Kind of like a meaty wind chime.

    1. rene says:

      LOL!! I like it!!

  38. mtb says:

    Shoot the sloth pig and let him fall into the river below…and drift away….away..

  39. Jimmy Dean says:

    It’s admirable that he has a message and that he is protesting in a manner that draws attention to it. It’s you apathetic fools that we should cut the ropes on.
    I agree with the poster above, don’t lump all protesters with liberal marxist hippies. There is a lot of corruption in this country and things aren’t going to change unless we start doing something about it!

    1. AnneP says:

      Yes, there are things wrong with this country, but hanging from a bridge and slowing down people trying to get to work, not to mention a thousand cars wasting gas, isn’t the way to go about it. The occupy Wall Street crowd needs to grow up big time.

      1. millersdaughter says:

        Anne. There would be no history in America without protesting and revolutions. I’ve been to Occupy Wall Street. They’re all grown-ups. It’s a little community … very interesting. People are tired of laying down so big money, banks, bailouts, fake wars, bankers with three homes and a yacht can railroad over them. These rich blokes want to keep minimum wage low, block healthcare, keep all the chips for themselves. Twenty years ago, $20 an hour was a good salary in NYC. Today, it’s a very good salary. But a bank fund manager makes zillions, even in hard economic times, there’s still rich. My mom gets 1% on her certificate of deposit – it’s $150,000. That’s all the banks are paying consumer while they railroad over them and still come up filthy rich. I say REVOLT until it all changes. Take your money out of big banks and put it in small community-based credit unions where it will do good for many, not just the greed at the top.

    2. Carl Curmudgeon says:

      Yes, let’s start by hanging from bridges with rope ladders.

      Our actions will speak louder than words.

      Utilizing this tactic, we will be screaming to all the world: “Gravity DOES work…”

    3. James from NY says:

      Admirable that he has a message, disgusting that he has to get it across by snarling traffic, and putting both firefighters and EMS personel at risk to “rescue” him. If you can’t get your message across some other way, then yes, “CUT THE ROPE”!!!

      1. caligula says:

        Admirable that he has a message? Yeah, Hitler had a message too. You shouldn’t admire someone for being able to develop ideas into a message. Criminally insane people have messages. Do you admire them? It just seems odd to me that you’d admire someone for “having a message”.

        Maybe you meant you admire the message?

  40. Jewfromhell says:

    Send in the drones!

  41. TooMuchControl says:

    Leave him there.
    When he comes up, arrest him for attempted suicide.

  42. Maria P says:

    OOOOOOOOOOO, a human pinata!
    Let me get my stick!

  43. FBO says:

    cut the rope

  44. Harold says:

    Time to pee over the side!

  45. Leonhard Paul Euler says:

    Clearance below Tappan Zee Bridge: 138 feet.

  46. armedinTN says:

    Target Practice!!

  47. Morghan Lefey says:

    This action by this man likely points to a poltical scandal. Too bad one has to hang off bridges to bring attention, or to get prosecutors to do their jobs.

    1. USArmyCombatMedic says:

      So if I go hang off a rope ladder, I will “likely” be pointing to a political scandal? How did you arrive at this conclusion?

  48. freecheese says:

    Must be a liberal democrat. If he was a conservative, he would be at work on Monday morning !

    1. Natey P says:

      Right, since having a job is completely related to your political persuasion. This guy is a protestor, so in order to make it easy to attack all protestors, you’ll just go ahead and lump him into the “dirty socialist hippy mooches” category, right? Problem solved. Now you can say “look at that liberal, he should be at work” and by extension, all protestors should be at work and they, and their movement, are now worthless.

      It’s this assumptive logic and stereotyping that only deepens the divide in this country. The internet especially has made it very easy to surround yourself with voices that only echo what you think. It’s apparent that the author of the comment I am replying to hasn’t really made an effort to learn about the protestors, he just sees headlines about bad behavior and assumes.

      That’s the motto of this day and age. “Don’t think, just assume.”

      1. John says:

        I don’t want to learn about the protestor. When I have to cross that bridge every day and this fool just made a 2 hour delay….

      2. MrLiberty says:

        you wanna know what really deepens the divide in this country Natey? A guy in the White House who constantly put anyone down who disagrees with his warped vision of this country.

        1. Natey P says:


          I’ll give u a dollar if you shut up.

          1. John Clark says:

            Too bad Natey…Mr. Liberty nailed it. Maybe you should be the one shutting up.

        2. Always Blame The New Or Old Guy says:

          Who George Bush?

      3. patmurphy1965 says:

        So what can you assume about these protsters:

        Occupier Busted Exposing Himself to Children…
        Sexual Assault of Teen at Occupy Dallas…
        Occupy Boston’ Couple Busted Peddling Heroin…
        Another sex attack in Zuccotti Park…
        Struggling Restaurant at Occupy Wall Street Protests…
        Mob Runs Wild in City Streets…
        Cops, Protesters Clash in Seattle…
        Occupy D.C. Goons Push Elderly Woman Down the Stairs…
        Occupy Porland infested with head and body lice…

    2. There was an “Easter egg” in the article. This line was there, but you had to be able to see black text on a white background in order to notice it:

      Levine described Davitt as a troubled individual who lost his job…

  49. Dave says:

    So…cut him loose.

  50. Denny says:

    Cut the rope, let him drop and swim to shore in the cold water, if he drowns it’ll be just too bad.

    1. Clark A. says:

      Now “Denny” let’s be nice!

      1. Denny says:

        C’mon Clark, don’t be a wuss!

    2. Amused but not misled says:

      That’s pollution dropping untreated sewage into the river.

      You get tickets for that!

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