Occupier arrested in rape, attempted murder of fellow Occupier, also charged in rape of 14 year old girl

Occupier Jackie Barcliff, 44,  was arrested Friday, after turning himself in, after being sought in a brutal rape this past week.

The 56-year-old female victim was forced to go with her attacker to a section of the Pier 15 park overlooking the East River, raped and then thrown over a 20 foot high second-story railing. She suffered a broken pelvis and other serious injuries.  She was found about 2 a.m. Monday morning. Her pants and underwear had been removed,

Platform from which the woman was thrown to the concrete below

After he turned himself in, Barcliff was also charged with raping a 14 year old girl on August 12 after offering her a place to stay for the night. He now faces two charges of first degree rape and an attempted murder charge.

According to ABC local news, an Occupy press spokesperson says it’s a terrible incident that should be investigated thoroughly and handled fairly.

According to a lengthy police statement, quoted in the Village Voice,  Barcliff, who has been a regular fixture at OWS protests, was previously arrested in December 2011 at Zuccotti Park for assault, resisting arrest and trying to escape. He got sentenced to 200 days in jail, a district attorney spokesperson said.  Barcliff was held on Rikers Island four times over the past two years, including 120 days on the resisting arrest conviction starting on Feb. 24. He was released on June 25.

In the following video, taken in November 2011, you can see Barcliff around 2:30 engaging and goading police, ultimately getting arrested at around10:30. Occupiers shout “Shame, Shame” at police for arresting him.  One protester yells, “This isn’t Hitler, this isn’t Germany.”  Then, people start yelling, “The whole world is watching.”

3 responses

  1. Pingback: OWS Protester Arrested for Two Rape Charges | My Political Intervention

  2. Greg Gifford

    Jackie Barcliff aka Blessed IS NOT WITH OCCUPY WALL STREET!HE IS A LOCAL SCUMBAG THUG, WHO FREQUENTLY STEALS FROM OCCUPY DONATION JARS AND STEALS PHONES FROM CHARGING AREAS, ALWAYS DRINKING AND DOING DRUGS, NEVER JOINING ANY ACTIONS OR PROTESTS, JUST BECAUSE HE HANGS OUT AT OCCUPY LOCATIONS DOES NOT HIM AN OCCUPIER, HE’S A SUCCUBUS!

    September 29, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    • “Not an Occupier” syndrome. It’s what happens anytime an Occupier is arrested for something more than a disorderly person’s offense. Rape? Not an Occupier. Stabbing? Not an Occupier. But when numbers are needed, oh then the homeless count.

      He is only “not an Occupier” because he is inconvenient. He looked plenty Occupier in that video. Did you watch it?

      Moreover, who gets to define what an Occupier is? The elite college white kids? Oh, “only we who are trying to control things” count? It’s like trying to define what Anonymous is. It is whatever it becomes.

      You didn’t define him out when he was convenient. You can’t now disclaim him when it is inconvenient.

      September 29, 2012 at 10:43 pm

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