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Hippany, do not shoot each other!

June 6 2006

Counterculture hippies again got into the epicenter of attention of the American press. 43-year-old Rebecca Johnson on killing Jeff Gross (one of the founders of the housing cooperative Ganas). Rebecca was excluded from the commune 10 years ago because of his mental instability. Initially, it attracted the ideals of peace, who preach a hippie. After retiring she repeatedly sue because, she said, in a commune of women forced to have sex with a dwarf, and its infected with venereal diseases, and bowed to the lesbian orgies.

Two years ago, Rebecca moved to a new home next to the Ganas and the beginning of a real hunt for Jeff Gross. She is putting up posters, the text of which contained insults against Gross.

Last Monday, Rebecca waylaid returning from a trip to Manhattan Gross, armed with a pistol-caliber 380. Jeffrey Gross begged for mercy, but it has not worked. Now Gross is in hospital with gunshot wounds, and a criminal escaped and is still not caught.

Throughout this history of New Yorkers were surprised not shooting, to which they, in general, are accustomed to, and what the hippie movement was still alive. For themselves hippies, this case was another stone in the garden - because they could not be justified, after Jim Jones mass suicide organized by members of his commune in Guyana in 1978.

Ganas was founded in 1979 as an experiment in open dialogue, "according to the official website. Development commune contributed money manager on Wall Street, which helped purchase 10 homes in the suburbs. This commune is described as a great place with berry bushes, a small swimming pool, gym, laundry facilities, and good speakers. Simultaneously, it is home to about 100 people. They have the common property, but not rare, and sexual partners. In this commune, there are 4 main rules, the first of which - do not use violence to people or objects. Also prohibits any illegal activity. The offender will be asked to immediately leave the commune.

Contemporary American commune - a pale copy of the commune 60-ies, the time when the hippie movement flourished. History of the shooting is unlikely to attract new members.

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Photos - Official Site Ganas

Васильева Камилла

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