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Rep. Danielle “Karen” Otten is a radical Mariner East opponent and has, once again, stepped in it by trespassing on private property.
Wikipedia is hardly a reliable source but does provide insights into the thinking or lack thereof behind trendy language; modern slang such as “Karen,” for example. A “Karen,” it tells us is “a pejorative term used in the United States and other English-speaking countries for a woman perceived as entitled or demanding beyond the scope of what is appropriate or necessary…who uses her privilege to demand her own way at the expense of others.” That certainly applies to Rep. Danielle Friel Otten who, accordingly, shall be forever known here as Rep. Danielle “Karen” Otten. Why? Well, a video sent to us explains:
Notice the narrator attaches the title “Karen” to Otten, not me, but I certainly agree. The notion that an individual elected to be your State Representative gains the power to inspect your property and walk all over it without permission ought to send shivers up every spine. Rep. Danielle Friel Otten was elected to the legislature, not the court and not the DEP. The narrator also captures the essence of the situation:
Narrator: My boss doesn’t know you’re here.
Rep. Danielle “Karen” Otten: Okay, well I serve on the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee of the State House of Representative and their water containment structure is failing and I’m recording that.
Narrator: I know we had a bad storm and there was mud flowing down the road but if you’re going to harass these men on private property…yes you are…you shouldn’t even be talking to them… i live here, you don’t. See, you’re a “Karen.” You think you live here…
It’s hard to improve on that putdown, but here is the relevant part of the law relating to defiant trespassers:
(1) A person commits an offense if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in any place as to which notice against trespass is given by:
(i) actual communication to the actor;
(ii) posting in a manner prescribed by law or reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders;
(iii) fencing or other enclosure manifestly designed to exclude intruders;
As the video shows, Rep. Danielle “Karen” Otten was given notice but attempted to use her privilege to avoid it. Also, notice the fencing. And, finally, are we to believe the Representative didn’t realize she was trespassing? Of course she did and she did it anyway because she’s a “Karen.”