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MARINES TO OAKLAND POLICE: 'You Did This To My Brother'
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MARINES TO OAKLAND POLICE: 'You Did This To My Brother'
Robert Johnson and Linette Lopez | Oct. 27, 2011, 4:55 AM | 171,733 | 238

Marines around the world are outraged by the injuries inflicted by police on Scott Olsen at Tuesday's Occupy Oakland protests. Olsen is in a medically-induced coma after getting hit in the head by a police projectile.

Taken from the Reddit thread "How I feel, as a United States Marine, about what occurred in Oakland." http://www.reddit.com/r/occupywallstreet/comments/lqjx2... /

"Fellow veteran here as well. That's OUR fucking brother. I didn't stomp around in the shit to come home and watch my brothers spit on like this."


This man is not alone. In the five hours since the thread went up there have been over 600 comments.


Dear Mr. Johnson,

My name is Jay C Gentile, and I'm the man in the picture on BI's front page. I'm sure you're a busy man so I'll try to keep my words to a minimum. I was wondering if you, as a journalist, and with the resources at your disposal, could tell me a reliable place where I can find updates about Scott Olsen's condition. "Occupy Wallstreet" movement aside, Marines share a bond that escapes the boundaries of the English language. I'd like to be able to "check up" on this young man, my brother, and keep up with his condition.

Thank you very much,

Semper Fidelis
-Jay C. Gentile


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