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Occupy Protester’s Miscarriage Questioned

A random act of journalism from the Seattle Times:

Occupy protester’s miscarriage claim questioned

By Jonathan Martin
November 22, 2011

A Seattle teenager’s claim that abuse by Seattle police caused her to miscarry has become a viral Internet sensation of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but no evidence has emerged to support her allegation.

Jennifer M. Fox, 19, has accused police of kicking her and hitting her in the stomach with a bicycle during a Nov. 15 Occupy Seattle protest, even after she yelled: "I’m pregnant," then dousing her with pepper spray. A viral video shows her reeling from the pepper spray, but not being struck.

Which is peculiar in itself, given that these are really just media events. Some camera should have recorded the alleged brutality.’

Fox has declined to provide medical records supporting her claim that she had a miscarriage five days after being hit, and her family has cast doubt on the claim.

But Seattle police have launched an internal investigation because of the "seriousness of her allegations," spokesman Mark Jamieson said. "Their goal is to find any — any — info that supports her claims," he said. "You have to take her word."

Which shows you how screwed up the Seattle police are. And why they have the riots they do.

In an interview Tuesday at the Occupy Seattle encampment on Capitol Hill, Fox said she had three ultrasound pictures of her fetus in her tent, but declined to show them to reporters.

She also said she did not plan to pick up medical records at Harborview Medical Center that could document the miscarriage until after a planned memorial service Saturday, and she declined to sign a waiver allowing reporters to obtain the documents independently. She said the baby was a girl, to be named Miracle [sic].

"I have some stuff to do today," said Fox, who described herself as a homeless former foster child. "I have to get some stuff done."

Fox’s former foster mother, Lark Stebbins, said Fox called her from Harborview after one recent protest but did not mention she was pregnant.

Stebbins said Fox, whom she parented for 10 years, has a pattern of exaggeration. "My daughter is a compulsive liar," Stebbins said. "She’s a wannabe drama queen."

Stebbins’ older daughter echoed the statements in a separate interview.

"I seriously doubt, that if she is claiming she had a miscarriage, that she was even pregnant," said Nicole Botes, who has known Fox for a decade. "I’d like to see actual medical reports."

Fox’s allegations, first reported by The Stranger, were widely disseminated by media, including The Washington Post, as part of a growing concern about an overly aggressive police response to Occupy protests, including those in Seattle last week.

‘The Stranger‘ is an ‘alternative’ newspaper — meaning it is free and run by leftist hippies. It was begun by one of the guys who founded ‘The Onion.’

Notice too that this article will never get beyond the local Seattle press. Meanwhile, Ms. Fox’s claims of police brutality were trumpeted by the mainstream media:

Those protests were marred by the use of pepper spray against 84-year-old Dorli Rainey. An image of Rainey’s face became an Internet phenomenon, and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn apologized to her.

As we have noted, Ms. Rainey is a long time self-styled radical who was delighted by all the attention.

Fox has conducted several interviews with local and national media, and said she plans to consult an attorney.

She said she learned the sex of her fetus about 10 weeks into her pregnancy via an ultrasound test, although gender typically is not detected via ultrasound until the 16th week of pregnancy, according to a medical journal. Fox said the baby’s father is in jail.

In September, Fox told police she was three months pregnant when officers confronted her and five others on a criminal-trespass complaint at a Seattle City Light facility, according to a police report obtained by KIRO-FM.

In other words, back in September Ms. Fox had broken in to Seattle’s public power utility. It is a wonder she wasn’t charged as a ‘domestic terrorist.’ Which she probably is.

She is also not very good at math.

The report described Fox as crying and clutching her stomach at the scene before being transported to Harborview. When confronted by a KIRO reporter on Tuesday, Fox said police must have misheard her saying she was one month pregnant.

In an interview with The Seattle Times, Fox said Harborview medical staff, whom she could not name, described the fetus as healthy during treatment after the Nov. 15 protest.

Fox said she began cramping late Saturday and was taken by ambulance to Harborview on Sunday, when medical staff said no fetal heartbeat was detected.

"They said [pepper spray] caused a little bit of damage for the heart, but the kick and bike caused damage to the body," Fox said.

"I cried a lot. I wanted to have a kid," she added. "But things happen for a reason. Yeah, I lost a kid, but this makes me stronger."

Ms. Fox is a perfect representative of the Occupy Movement. Like them, she is willing to say anything or do anything (except work) to get something for free. In this case attention – and, of course, money.

In fact, the only really shocking thing here is that these doubts have been reported at all. But this news will never make it out of the local media.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, November 28th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Occupy Protester’s Miscarriage Questioned”

  1. Astravogel says:

    Poor thing! Knocked up, then knocked down.

  2. David says:

    “I want this baby so bad that I will go to a dangerous riot and place myself right in the middle of the violence.” This woman would not have kept her child long if family services is doing its job.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “Fox said she had three ultrasound pictures of her fetus in her tent, but declined to show them to reporters.”

    “I shot an elephant in my pajamas. What he was doing in my pajamas I’ll never know.” (Groucho Marx)

    The one they use in high school English classes to teach how to correctly state things:

    “I saw a rabbit driving to work this morning”.

    Evidently, This fetus, living in her tent, was probably just chillaxin’ and rolling doobies while Fox took photos of it.

    Sentence structure, people….sentence structure.

    • jobeth says:

      Funny lol

    • River0 says:

      Perhaps the LameStream Media is also getting sick of this story that goes nowhere but down, and will drag the Demonic Party with it. They’ve been lured into a trap, and can see the parameters now.

      Plus, Chris Christie is now loudly saying about Obummer, “What are we paying him for?!”

  4. Papa Louie says:

    “Fox said she had three ultrasound pictures of her fetus in her tent”

    Like mother, like daughter. Maybe it was the fetus’s tent that triggered the miscarriage. On a related note:

    Ms Magazine has made it clear that it supports the Occupy movement’s right to occupy. Shouldn’t that also include the right of unborn children to occupy their mother’s womb? The hypocrisy becomes even more apparent when you consider that the vast majority of children “evicted” by abortion were not trespassers but were invited in by their mother.

  5. jobeth says:

    ” She said the baby was a girl, to be named Miracle [sic].”

    Could that be because she wasn’t really prego or that she even found some other deadbeat unwashed sex partner to have sex with her?

    And just how does one know the sex of a fetus after one month, oh…I mean 10wks…uh…I mean 3months? Not to mention having had 3 ultra sounds in that time. That poor tyke nust have more camera time than Gloria Allread!

    Sounds like she got her normal visit from Aunt Tilly and thought of all the money she could find in the “deep” pockets of the RICH government she hates so much.

    • JohnMG says:

      Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, word that an irresponsible turkey baster is roaming the countryside.

      Mothers, keep your daughters off the streets!

  6. untrainable says:

    Jennifer M. Fox, 19, has accused police of kicking her and hitting her in the stomach with a bicycle…
    When did the police start using bicycles as weapons?
    Don’t they have billy clubs for that kind of thing?
    So, she took a kick-down and a beat-down with a bicycle, and they still needed to pepper spray her?

    Suddenly the familiar refrain “Fox Lies” takes on a new meaning.

  7. finebammer59 says:

    Hi, is that a fetus in your tent or are you just happy to see me!

  8. wirenut says:

    Good Heavens!!!!! For some strange reason, I feel more sympathy for the “bike”. The wreck here, is what “she’s” peddling. Oh My!


    I Want My Bike!

  9. mr_bill says:

    As I’m looking at her picture, I figured it out: She just made up the whole story because she was tired of people asking her “Why the long face?”

    Seriously, she’s hideous. I don’t believe anybody slept with her….ever, not even an affection-starved ex-inmate who knew he was going back for a long time.

  10. Kytross says:

    “They said [pepper spray] caused a little bit of damage for the heart, but the kick and bike caused damage to the body,” Fox said.

    Ummm, What? Pepper spray caused damage to the heart of the fetus in her uteris? How would that even be possible?

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