In yet another illustration of how similar the Occupy movement is to the Tea Party, the Secret Service went looking for the man believed to have fired an AK-47 at the White House in the Occupy D.C. encampment:
The Secret Service searched Occupy D.C. on Monday for a man suspected of firing bullets at the White House on Friday, one of which was stopped by the building’s ballistic glass.
Protestor Ralph Wittenberg told TPM on Tuesday evening that authorities came through “searching for a so-called terrorist who shot at the White House, with no warrant, they went into everybody’s tents.”
A person handling media requests for Occupy DC confirmed the searches and said they were led by the Secret Service. …
Police have been trying to locate 21-year-old Oscar Ortega Hernandez, a mentally ill man from Idaho who authorities say is connected to the incident, which apparently took place on Friday.
It makes sense that if you are mentally ill and are trying to hide, you will go to a place where you can easily blend in.