Police are searching for 44-year-old Jackie Barcliff in connection with the rape of a woman at the South Street Seaport on Monday, and the police will have you know that he’s been known to hang around with riffraff. “As protestors begin to filter into New York City over the weekend to commemorate the anniversary Monday of Occupy Wall Street (OWS),” read a media alert, “the NYPD is hunting for a rapist among them” (and presumably among the rest of New York City). OWS is mentioned three additional times — just to make sure the connection sinks in — as the victim said she recognized her attacker from previous protests.
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