Woman Charged With Stabbing At Occupy Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a woman has been charged with assault in a stabbing at the Occupy Baltimore site.

Officers say Desiree Nicholson, 23, of Halethorpe has been charged with assault in the incident early Sunday at the encampment at the Inner Harbor. She is being held on $75,000 bond.

According to a police report, the unidentified victim says she and Nicholson had gotten into an argument “because [Nicholson] was not taking care of her cat.”

The police report says Nicholson kicked the woman in the stomach, then stabbed her in the arm and thigh with a knife.

The victim is reportedly in stable condition.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • James

    Let’s try again….Violence and more violence when will it end. This person settles a dispute with a knife, come on. Don’t make excuses for this animal, she should be locked up for a very long time.

    • Will O'Connor

      I went to North American Trade School with Desiree. She was a classmate of mine in the Building Trades Department. Really a shame, but I can’t say I’m suprised. She was an odd-ball in class and talked about weird things. Hope the victim is OK.

  • WasabiPeanut

    So why a picture of some random guy why not a picture of the woman… oh wait… oh my god, nevermind.

    • Phantom II

      OMG. Now THAT was funny!! Way to go Wasabi.

  • Joe

    She brought a knife to a cat fight!

    • Lou Gots

      Excellent! Bravo!. Very well done.

    • Lazybum

      No, apparently the other person brought a cat to a knife fight.

    • george

      Obama, in one of his speeches urging civil discourse: “If they bring a cat, we bring a knife.”

  • Dan Dare

    Yep…Just like the Tea Party…except for the assault and stabbing part.

    • Massimo Deportado

      Pretty weak attempt at sarcasm.

      You can tell it’s weak by not everyone “getting it”.

      Sorry Dan, Warbomba has everyone riled up, er, sorry, wee-wee’ed up.

    • ablecynic

      Are you sane? Has anyone done a mental health screen on you lately? How can you relate this degenerate behavior to the Tea Party? Oh! Wait! I know, you are a paid liberal troll and your only job is to turn the conversation away from the animal and criminal behavior of minority persons because they are “the President’s base.”

      • http://ny9solyndra.wordpress.com NY9Solyndra

        Genius, can’t you recognize sarcasm? Dan Dare was MOCKING those who say that the Tea Party and OWS are similar.

      • Joy

        I think they were being sarcastic….At least that’s how I read it.

      • tweetytood

        I believe Dan Dare was being SARCASTIC

      • Johnny

        I think AbleCynic was being sarcastic, imitating one of those kneejerk racist Tea Party internet trolls. Admit it, it was a pitch-perfect hilarious impression.

      • Reality Sandwich

        Nice party line, johnny, relating racist to the Tea Party. By injecting race into the conversation, you have labeled yourself as a racist.

  • Bob

    WasabiPeanut. Thank you. I was beginning to think it was just me.

    Antoinette, you are a disgrace to humanity, a judgemental troll, and a racist bigot. And, I’m not being judgmental but critical because everything I said is supported by your words in your comment. .

    James, I agree with your sentiment, but I think a few weeks in the stocks would do more good for that “woman” than a prison sentence. Unfortunately the public shaming the people who act like that really need is not going to come and they will just get more violent until they commit murder..It’s a shame becasue losing any young person to evil and self-indulgence at such a young age is a shame and a loss we don’t need.

    • Lazybum

      Bob- OWS people are protesting Wall street. They are against the use of stocks….

    • Ron Reale

      Bob, you said, “but I think a few weeks in the stocks would do more good for that “woman” than a prison sentence.”
      Funny, I think executing her for attempted murder would do more good for society, I don’t give a damn about her.
      I guess it’s a question of pfiorities, and mine are not what is good for violent extortionists.
      That’s just me.
      Ron Reale
      realetybytes dot com

  • Bob

    Joe, brilliant.

    Dan, brilliant.

    Thank you both.

  • brian

    so this “girl” was probably collecting her unemployment money and government welfare and food stamps money and camping out trying to find her next drug fix and decides that her future is about as bright as stabbing someone over an animal! get real! people like this make the occupy movements look like a bunch of lowlifes.

    • nolie

      The occupy movement folks look like a bunch of lowlifes because they are a bunch of lowlifes. This criminal probably fit right in.

  • Connie

    This sounds like the typical Oakland resident. Been there once. Never wasted my time going there again. It was a trash pile back in the early 90s when I visited. I’m sure it’s just a glowing beacon of loveliness on a hill by now. I’m sure the encampment there is just a thrill a minute.

    • brian

      Connie how did you mistake Oakland with Baltimore?

      • wow

        How can you tell the difference??

  • TimX

    We are the 99%

  • Needneworesident

    Just another good Democrat

  • LaDasha

    She has been charged, not convicted. So let’s wait until after the trial before the comments start. She probably had a very good reason say…self defence? We don’t know if she is on welfare, etc. so be kind until the trial.
    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 continue this country going forward.

    • BuddyP

      Bawawawawawawawawaw..Not guilty..C’mon man..It’s Baltimore…YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME! There is a better chance that a space alien came down from space and stabbed the girl than that this POS is not guilty

    • Liberty76

      You my dear have lost touch with reality. The socialist regime in place is going downwrd. They are wrecking the economy with obamacare and scaring aware investors due to their class warfare. They scare away achievement with their socialist mantra. Supporting them is supporint a rise of totalaitarian governemnt with loss of freedom as happens in all socialist governments so next time you repeat emptyheaded mantra of “going forward” maybe you should examine the facts and the history of nationalization/socialism. Go study the fall of myanmar and you may see the truth

      • willie

        Liberty, Go visit Europe & then STFU turdlet.

      • Hammer

        I’m assuming your referring to the Europe that is in the throes of spontaneous riots, where the understructure of the entire continental economy is on the verge of collapse, where their racism prevents minorities from obtaining civil government positions while we chose a black man to lead our country? Oh, THAT Europe.

        I spend a great deal of time in THAT Europe, as well as the Middle East and Far East. Don’t preach to me about the superiority of decaying Europe. Hard place to do business. Hard place to receive medical treatment. Hard place to rise through the myriad glass ceilings they have in place for minorities, women, and displaced extra-continentals. You don’t know their red-tape as I do. Each trip I can’t wait to return to the U.S. And for security? Write it off…it’s as effective as their rule-of-law.

        Do some serious traveling, or take your own advice.

      • DigitalBob

        Europe is a mess to in case you haven’t noticed. The Euro is on the verge of collapse. And Europe doesn’t have a 20% minority population who is growing larger by the day to PAYING people who can’t support themselves to breed and who are almost entirely dependent on the government borrowing money to support them. Liberals are big on sustainability but this model is not sustainable.

      • BadPenny

        @willie – I’ve been to EU, all over EU and every time I thank god I am an American! EU is a sheethole, full of graffiti, smells like a sewer, trash everywhere, people are rude, they live in tiny disgusting ghetto flats, oh yeah, EU is a gem. LOL -NOT! Country side is nice but I guess that is the same for this country, big liberal cities are just like EU, conservative countrysides are nice.

    • RichieB

      BUt I would imagine that you would bet a million dollars to a dozen donuts that she is on welfare etc..right?

      • Randy Darrah

        Of course she’s on welfare. Her cat is on welfare too. If she’s got time to protest, she’s got time to find a job!

  • Sharon

    You racist peope are really disturbed. Someone has been seriously injured and it has nothing to do with race. People of all races have assaulted other people. Its been happening since the beginning of time. You always have to pull the race card. We’re all Americans regardless of the color of our skin.

    • Keefer Beefer

      You really ought to study the crime statistics by race available at the FBI’s web site so that you don’t again post such ignorant remarks such as “it has nothing to do with race” since one race commits 800%+ more crimes then other races.

      • Meeeeee

        This should be rich. send a link so I can dissect it. I love untangling statistical manipulation and cross sections. It’s funny. Anyone can do a survey and don’t forget of all the unreported crimes and ones that went unsolved on top of the fact that some crimes have been changed… for instance, if you get jumped/mugged in Balimer, if the assailants are not there then the crime will go unreported since that takes time from the excons that are the police there. Hence the fact that if the crime goes unreported your precious statistics are a farce and not worth the tp I wipe my a$$ with. And as we all know I’m sure our commander in cheif just like O’Salley can manipulate the crime statistice to sound better for his prime demographic. Or did I miss something??

    • Keefer Beefer

      Oh, and do real statistics make one a racist? Only a racist hides from the facts.

      LOL @ you.

    • Randy Darrah

      Nobody is pulling the race card. The article didn’t mention what color the cat is.

    • Silhouette

      While I totally agree with you that such obviously racist statements are totally out of place here…please do some research and answer this question: “Why is it that lesss than 15% of the population commits over 50% of all violent crime in America?”

      • willie

        Silouette, You’re being to stingy with your numbers. Here in Blood-more, it’s more like 90%.

    • http://ny9solyndra.wordpress.com NY9Solyndra

      Liberals pose as conservatives and post racist comments in order to discredit those who don’t go along with their communist agenda.

  • Cinnamon

    But is the cat OK?

    • http://ny9solyndra.wordpress.com NY9Solyndra

      It’s feline fine!

  • Lawyer

    I’m sure this intelligent looking person of color had a good reason for stabbing her assailant. It was obviously done in self defense against a rabid cat lady. Something should be done about these people from the Cat Empire who are infiltrating our country!

  • Occupyadesk

    Let’s not give her too hard of a time! We dont know the whole story. I’m SURE she is an upstanding citizen who came home from a long, hard days work to find her friend, who was SUPPOSED to be watching her cat, had abandoned the little furball to go to the Occupy protest. That would have upset ANYONE! I mean, just look at the girl! She looks so smart and innocent. She just loved her cat…thats all.

    • ha ha

      I didn’t even read your comment, but your moniker is hysterical!!!!

  • Donna P

    ‎”Those associated with Occupy Baltimore say that the Perpetrator who did the stabbing was one of the homeless that USE the Protest Movement for a place to stay. The Cat was left alone locked in a tent for a week. Thought of as abandonment, the cat was rescued from the tent and was being taken care of when the Perpetrator attacked.”
    “There are a lot of people on-site with emotional and psychological issues. We’ve got drug addicts and homeless people because this city refuses to invest in proper infrastructure for them. We are inclusive to all people but as soon as someone acts violently or uses drugs they no longer represent Occupy Baltimore. We have a zero tolerance policy to violence and drug/alcohol use. Occupy Baltimore helped the victim get proper medical attention and supported the police with their investigation into what occurred leading to the arrest.”

    • For heaven's sake

      wait wait wait….by definition, aren’t all of you homeless? I mean you’re all living the same way, so…… go home. Please. Just go home and get cleaned up. Then get back on your computer (built by a wealthy corporation and purchased from a wealthy corporation) and get online (it isn’t free, is it?) and start using the time you would otherwise spend sitting in the wet cold night with “homeless” people posting useless information on a comment forum, to ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING. You know, circulate petitions with clearly defined, attainable goals, have them signed and authenticated and give them to someone SPECIFIC. DO SOMETHING, please.

    • Randy Darrah

      Donna, since when is it the City’s responsibility to invest in proper infrastructure for them? If someone is a drug addict or is homeless, it’s their own fault. They made the choice to do it. Yes, we should help them somehow, but they should take some responsibility as well.

    • Hammer

      Donna P, please tell us:

      1. Who you are that you speak for the occupy baltimore movement;
      2. How a supposed “spontaneous” movement without official structure or leadership can even have a “policy”;
      3. HOW do you enforce such a policy;
      4. WHO enforces such a policy;
      5. How do you monitor the movement to know when your “policy” is being disobeyed;
      6. Why the news reports of these occupy incidents are myriad.

      Your statements are ludicrous.

      • Abner Hale

        1. Who you are that you speak for the occupy baltimore movement;


        2. How a supposed “spontaneous” movement without official structure or leadership can even have a “policy”;

        They can’t. Donna is just taking a dump.

        3. HOW do you enforce such a policy;

        They can’t.

        4. WHO enforces such a policy;


        5. How do you monitor the movement to know when your “policy” is being disobeyed;

        They don’t. These clueless passivists have no plan, no goals, no nothing.

        6. Why the news reports of these occupy incidents are myriad.

        Because they’re honest. The OWS malcontents are filth.

    • bugfy

      After reading this, all I can say is, about time Occupy Baltimore did something useful. Cats everywhere can rest easier now.

    • DigitalBob

      Zero-tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol? Does that mean they get high really easy?

    • phnx

      There are a lot of people on-site with emotional and psychological issues without including the drug addicts and homeless people.

  • willie

    The poor & homeless will always be with us & we as a society should have programs in place but in these difficult times, it impossible to provide & allow these people to squat & there are sickos & drug criminal elements among them. What did they all do before OWS? Can’t tell me they all lost their jobs. Get real, take responsibility & if you must protest, organize & camp out where ir matters, in Washington D.C.


    The main problem is with the jail system, why dont people have chain gangs and dig ditches with all these inmates. I am serious we could rehabilitate these fools with lots of hard labor. I give a rats as* what these non-profit groups think, bring back the death penalty, and serious pain for transgresion in law, first enact it on all our law makers who have been taking from the cookie jar with insider trading. Nancy pelosi, you first.

    • Massimo Deportado

      The punishment for treason is death.

      Which explains ENTIRELY why the left wants it banned.

      • ugh

        i hate to agree with old willie, but let’s face it…here we are… the future.

      • willie

        WOW, Sir, and we all know how the wild west & the use of guns turned out eh?

    • Ugh

      So, if we did start laying down the law in this way, what do you think would happen to the court systems as a result? How many cases of discrimination and profiling would be dragged out indefinitely? I’m all for a stricter enforcement of the law when it comes to violent crime, but I’m a realist. It could get really ugly and really expensive.

    • willie

      Bizkit, You’re asking to open a real can of worms with results nobody would like.

      • wow

        Speak for yourself. That can of worms has to open to regain any normalcy in this country. Do you know how the wild west was won…I’ll give you a hint… it wasn’t through litigation, mitigation, deliberation or Master******. It was done with cold steel. Some of these bad people will only taint the future more and account for all hope lost. I’m sur they didn’t slap billy the kid on the wrist and say stop robbing those people and definitly didn’t lock him up only to release him shortly after on probation. No it was if you chose that path then death will come knocking sooner or later. Product of our own environment.

  • John Moser

    Wow, they’ve finally found a black person, who isn’t a millionaire, at an Occupy cesspool? I’ve seen everything now.

  • DigitalBob

    The victim is stable. Not so sure about the perpetrator.

  • Matt

    I guess instead of bringing a gun to a knife fight, she brought a knife fight to a protest. I don’t want to play guess that race (I prefer to keep that to the 10 o’clock news), so let’s play, Guess that Political Affiliation. “Authorities say a woman stabbed another at the Baltimore Occupy, it is assumed she is a Christian Right-Wing Returning Veteran Domestic Terrorist Tea Partier angry at those protesting for Corporate Responsibility. In other news, is the crazy man who shot at the White House a Conspiracy Theorist? Well, even though he isn’t, you now associate crazy people with conspiracy ‘theories’. There is no government/corporate media collusion. More at 10.”

  • http://scrollpost.com/blog/2011/12/06/occupybaltimore-protester-stabs-an #OccupyBaltimore Protester Stabs Another Over Cat - ScrollPost.com

    […] and Nicholson had gotten into an argument “because [Nicholson] was not taking care of her cat.” (Source)Apparently, the cat was occupying a prime spot at #Occupy Baltimore. It was an area relatively free […]

  • Buckwheat Snead

    Why is it that less han 15% of the population commits over 50% of all violent crime in America?

    • http://ny9solyndra.wordpress.com NY9Solyndra

      We need a federal law against statistics because they so often turn out to be racist!

  • defecating_heroes

    Liberal, Neo-conservative useful idiots and critics of Assembly, and frankly haters of truth and freedom, exist by feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle class.
    Which explains why the nation’s respect and admiration are with Occupy and with the Anonymous, Wikileaks and Ruckus brigades. Thanx for all of your service.
    For they know, proletariat’s bad children and parasites, sic Zionist apparachiks of the Fed, IMF and World Bank, 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, lest the streets flow with blood.

    • willie

      defecating_heroes, What is your problem sonny boy pimples, flunk international affairs course, did a bully take all your marbles or did you lose them, pun intended.

    • Dogger

      You need to adjust those free meds you are taking. Either that or do everyone a favor and triple the dosage and say good bye.

    • johnny

      I’ll bet in the absence of human friends you talk to yourself a lot, don’t you? Take Dogger’s advice below, we’re all pretty much in agreement against you on this one.

      • willie

        Fuc all of you goons & row or swim back over the Patapsco into Cherry Hill.

    • bye idiot

      You’re a national punchline, dude. And apparently suffering from delusions of grandeur. No one likes an arrogant parasite. You’re just going to have to try to make it through life without picking my pocket Sucks to be you.

  • Anastasia Rominoff

    So what do you expect from a “pee” party ( OWS ) demonstrator. These people are mentally challenged Marxists.

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