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.)

Comments (116)
  1. James says:

    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.

    1. Will O'Connor says:

      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.

  2. WasabiPeanut says:

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

    1. Phantom II says:

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

  3. Joe says:

    She brought a knife to a cat fight!

    1. Lou Gots says:

      Excellent! Bravo!. Very well done.

    2. george says:

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

    3. Lazybum says:

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

  4. Dan Dare says:

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

    1. ablecynic says:

      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.”

      1. NY9Solyndra says:

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

      2. Joy says:

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

      3. tweetytood says:

        I believe Dan Dare was being SARCASTIC

      4. Johnny says:

        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.

      5. Reality Sandwich says:

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

    2. Massimo Deportado says:

      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.

  5. Bob says:

    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.

    1. Ron Reale says:

      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

    2. Lazybum says:

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

  6. Bob says:

    Joe, brilliant.

    Dan, brilliant.

    Thank you both.

  7. brian says:

    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.

    1. nolie says:

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

  8. Connie says:

    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.

    1. brian says:

      Connie how did you mistake Oakland with Baltimore?

      1. wow says:

        How can you tell the difference??

  9. TimX says:

    We are the 99%

  10. Needneworesident says:

    Just another good Democrat

  11. LaDasha says:

    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.

    1. Liberty76 says:

      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

      1. willie says:

        Liberty, Go visit Europe & then STFU turdlet.

      2. Hammer says:

        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.

      3. DigitalBob says:

        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.

      4. BadPenny says:

        @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.

    2. RichieB says:

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

      1. Randy Darrah says:

        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!

    3. BuddyP says:

      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

  12. Sharon says:

    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.

    1. Silhouette says:

      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?”

      1. willie says:

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

    2. NY9Solyndra says:

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

    3. Keefer Beefer says:

      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.

      1. Meeeeee says:

        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??

    4. Keefer Beefer says:

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

      LOL @ you.

    5. Randy Darrah says:

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

  13. Cinnamon says:

    But is the cat OK?

  14. Lawyer says:

    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!

  15. Occupyadesk says:

    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.

    1. ha ha says:

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

  16. Donna P says:

    ‎”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.”

    1. bugfy says:

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

    2. DigitalBob says:

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

    3. phnx says:

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

    4. Hammer says:

      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.

      1. Abner Hale says:

        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.

    5. For heaven's sake says:

      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.

    6. Randy Darrah says:

      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.

  17. willie says:

    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.

  18. BIZKIT says:

    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.

    1. Ugh says:

      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.

    2. willie says:

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

      1. wow says:

        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.

    3. Massimo Deportado says:

      The punishment for treason is death.

      Which explains ENTIRELY why the left wants it banned.

      1. willie says:

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

      2. ugh says:

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

  19. John Moser says:

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

  20. DigitalBob says:

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

  21. Matt says:

    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.”

  22. Buckwheat Snead says:

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

    1. NY9Solyndra says:

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

  23. defecating_heroes says:

    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.

    1. willie says:

      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.

    2. Dogger says:

      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.

    3. johnny says:

      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.

      1. willie says:

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

    4. bye idiot says:

      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.

  24. Anastasia Rominoff says:

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

  25. Bernie Bouck says:

    naaCOLOREDPEOPLE ! I’m Glad she lives in Baltimore !

  26. uhaveabeam says:

    She took her cat to a protest? And some other earth goddess got all bent about it? So stabbing is necessary?

    Tell me again about how the fat cats are the problem.

  27. EveryoneIsWrongReadABook says:

    Why is it that the vast majority of comment threads for nearly any kind of story only serve to show us all how awful this whole country has become when it comes to communication? Its no wonder very few people say hello or offer some polite words when crossing on the street.

    Pathetic. You’re all very pathetic and the rest of us are just as pathetic for being cast into such a debased social construct with no way to adapt except by forced de-evolution.

    1. Massimo Deportado says:

      Thank a union goon teacher……

      Then thank Gloria Steinem for destroying shivalry.

      1. Hammer says:

        I believe that would be “chivalry”. But your point is well taken.

  28. mahone says:

    I just hope the cat came out of this okay.

  29. LaDasha says:

    Say whatever you want about me I don’t care. I do the best I can and feel the assistance I get I deserve.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 working for all the people not just the rich.

    1. disgruntled MDR says:

      Deserve. ha, like this is some kind of handout convention. I deserve nothing, I am lucky to have the family I do. I earn my keep and work at bettering myself for the future of my family(granted I am single with no kids) I have a brother with 4 children and a sister with 4 children raised on a farm in AAco. We never feel that we have a debt owed to us and that is half of what’s wrong with this country and state is this entitlement that leeches like you believe in. Obama said hope, well you can hope in one hand and deficate in the other and I bet I know which one will fill first?I bet that woman felt entitled to stab the vic because she was verbally wronged. Guess we should call a wambulance and order some french cries so she can dip them in her tears.

      1. zoro says:

        Wherever there is something being handed out for free, you will find black pavement apes.

  30. Will O'Connor says:

    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.

  31. Nelson Noir says:

    Try evolution, it worked for caucasians.

    1. Massimo Deportado says:

      Maybe whitey should have left the primitives to themselves.

      1. Big Bear says:

        Or shipped them back. Honest Abe’s idea.

  32. Schlomo says:

    This is Obumbler’s army, people. it will only get worse as the election gets closer. Just imagine, for a second, how bad it will get when their sugar-daddy gets shown the front door of the WH. AbO ’12

  33. seanpatriot says:

    Thank God for the sickle cell

  34. willie says:

    All you birds are thinking way to hard outside the box. Me, I prefer to be in it where it’s warm & hairy.

  35. Diego Roswell says:

    “Occupy” a jail cell biatch.

  36. Voxhalyn Rakkasan says:

    You published a picture of a criminal that was not white. Congratulations to whoever lost their job over this…

  37. Sezmane says:

    oh well another day on the comment secton!!

  38. Jorge jefferzon says:

    Again they show their true color and prove my point, they are a less evolved humanoid. Barely able to climb down the evolutionary tree they have learned how to suckle from the American tax payer teat and live free while the real humans work for a living. We should attempt to domesticate the animal but if those efforts prove unfruitful then we should spay and neuter them for the good of all humans.

  39. tom says:

    Liberals try to tell everybody what to do and then are surprised when the knife comes out. Just keep handing the money over and shut up stupid.

    Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged
    – It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.

    1. awesome says:

      I LOVE THAT QUOTE!!!!!

  40. heatherfeather says:

    A cat? Really? The argument was likely drug-related. Everything about Occupoo is drug-related.

  41. Jerry says:

    The nappiest of the nappy. Good God.

  42. willie says:

    Bye, You must be Chinese, “Dude” cause your outlook is severly slanted.

  43. keith says:

    Can’t wait until these people are running our healthcare….

  44. Alice Polarbear says:

    I feel sorry for the victim. I hope she is okay. I also hope the ill-cared for cat is okay, preferably adopted by the victim. Nicholson has a mean and nasty face. She doesn’t deserve a cat. She doesn’t deserve freedom.

  45. Tony Rome says:

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  46. IGetItAlready says:

    What the story neglects to report is that the involuntary assailant had trapped the spirit of corporate greed within in her cat and along comes this corporate pig “hippy” girl all feigning solidarity with the movement while incessantly feeding the corporate cat thereby exacerbating the problem.

    The corporate pig was stabbed simply in an attempt to bleed out the greed before the rest of the occupiers beat her to death for loving the man/cat.

    As usual, the black woman goes to jail!!! Down with meat!!! Remember the Alamo!!!

    …and I’m back. lol

    1. willie says:

      Iget it already, Hey coon, Black people go to jail because bl;ack people commit the crimes. Try reading or watching the news some times coonie. Oh, I forgot you are an anti intellectual & don’t believe in learning. Only reason blacks go to school is to deal drugs & knock up the young women.

  47. Wiseguy says:

    What a CATastrophe….. ..another POS bloodymoore,MD ……..
    pavement monkey……….. gets locked up !
    It don’t matter anyway…..Marylands”Catch and Release” program will have them back on the pavement creating more havoc while collecting a paycheck from the nanny system.

    Thats what we have become!

  48. Randy Darrah says:

    Number of arrests from every tea party rally…0

    1. Wiseguy says:

      Number of Cats harmed from every tea party rally…0

      1. willie joe says:

        Wiseguy, Is that Fat Cat’s which there are plenty of in the Tea Party & Rpugs party.

  49. curiosity killed the...DOH! says:

    which came first, the evil or the eyebrows?

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