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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:50 PM
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Warnings... Graphic... Dial-Up... Pissed-Off... Do You Have Words, I Don't ???
Caught on camera: The moment police officer fired gas canister into protesters trying to help Iraq veteran seriously injured in Occupy Oakland march
*Ex-Marine Scott Olsen, 24, suffered fractured skull after he was hit in California protests
*Anger over Oakland police brutality fans across America as protesters march in solidarity with Olsen
*Protesters in New York stage impromptu march through Manhattan
*Conditions in the Oakland camp were thought to have become unsavoury as tented town became semi-permanent
By MARK DUELL and HANNAH ROBERTS - DailyMailUK
Last updated at 8:20 PM on 27th October 2011


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2054144/Occupy-...



Soldier: Scott Olsen is pictured on the right just before he was injured by police officers, above, and also as a Marine when he was serving in Iraq.


War hero: Two tour Iraq veteran Scott Olsen was left critically injured after being hit in the face by a police tear gas canister during a March through Oakland, California on Tuesday night.


Shocking: Mr Olsen has a scarf pressed to his bleeding wound by fellow protesters as he lies on the ground.


Solidarity: A picture of Scott Olsen, 24, the former Marine who was shot in the head by a police projectile during a protest on Tuesday night, is surrounded by candles during a demonstration on Wednesday in Oakland, California

More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2054144/Occupy-...

:mad:

:kick:
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:54 PM
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1. I don't cry easily, I really don't But this? Too much, too damned much...n/t
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:00 PM
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2. he's a baby. That sailor is holding the Constitution. I love them all
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 05:00 PM by roguevalley
so damned much. :cry:
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:05 PM
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4. " he's a baby." i was thinking the same
exactly
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:19 PM
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10. No, he's a man, a brave man.
Babies can't do what he did.
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Remember Me Donating Member (730 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:15 PM
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20. A fine and true Warrior --
worthy of the name
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:27 AM
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39. He's a MARINE. Note to OP: there's no such thing as an 'ex-Marine'.
Edited on Fri Oct-28-11 11:28 AM by MH1
On edit: I guess that should be a note to the Daily Mail, not the OP. (That's a sensationalist fish wrap anyway.)
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FedUp_Queer Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 03:46 PM
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56. And it's "clear" from the photo
that he was a threat to the police. My God, will you look at this vicious man!!!

:sarcasm:
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:04 PM
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3. It's honestly hard to believe no politicians have said anything about this...
have I missed something?

Those so-called law-enforcement officers stood by while one of their own shot a tear gas canister directly into a crowd of people attempting to help an injured person.

WTF does it take FFS?!

Politicians and pundits alike were falling all over themselves condemning the brutality against protestors during the Arab Spring, but this is apparently OK?

Sickening. Fucking sickening.
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girl_interrupted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:05 PM
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5. K&R!
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:08 PM
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6. There's a general Occupy Vigil for him tonight
http://www.occupytogether.org /

This morning Occupy Oakland and Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) put out a call for occupations across America and around the world to hold solidarity vigils for Scott Olsen, a former Marine and two time Iraq War veteran. Olsen sustained a skull fracture after being shot in the head on October 25 with a police projectile while peacefully participating in an Occupy Oakland march.

Occupy Oakland and IVAW an organization that Scott Olsen is a member of are organizing the Oakland vigil. It will be held today, Thursday, October 27, 7:00pm PST, during the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland at 14th St. and Broadway.

They are also calling on other occupations that are part of the 99% movement to take time to vigil for Scott this evening. Some occupations will take a few moments during their General Assembly to hold Scott in their thoughts, to honor his commitment to social justice, and to hope for his strong recovery.

More at the link...
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:10 PM
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7. Thank You For That !!!
:hi:
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:21 PM
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11. Thank you.
:patriot:
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:02 PM
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18. Many thanks for staying on top of the latest developments
and letting us know, wherever we are.

Big (((((((hug))))))
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:14 PM
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8. Support the Constitution
Order the police to obey the law, and to act with honor...
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:18 PM
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9. Unacceptable! All those kkkops need to be in prison. n/t
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:30 PM
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12. This is totally unacceptable.
Even if he had been a civilian, this would be unacceptable, but to have survived Iraq twice and then come back to this almost leaves me speechless.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:30 PM
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13. Don't forget THIS video on the cops then throwing a flash bang at Olson as he lay on the ground
when people rushed to his rescue.
the video is slowed down and magnified. Can anyone make out which cops are involved?????
Save this video, guys, it might "disappear".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqNOPZLw03Q&feature=play...
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:00 PM
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14. you can see the item thrown from where several cops are standing
It's clearly lobbed in the air. Shouldn't be too hard for someone to get a closeup of the faces of those officers.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:01 PM
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17. Saving it, thanks for the link. (n/t)
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:31 PM
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19. Oh, but the fine OPD has insisted that was an M-80 lit by protestors.
I hear they're also selling a lovely bridge during the next police raffle.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 04:48 AM
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28. Let's see those lying bastards pass that story in court with that video around. nt
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 09:08 AM
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33. This might be the turning point.
I hope everyone is forwarding this video to everyone they know.
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NM Independent Donating Member (794 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:06 PM
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41. This video needs it's own OP with a few hundred recs. n/t
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 02:22 PM
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53. OMG!
:mad:
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:06 PM
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15. K&R. eom
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sandyj999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:52 PM
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16. This breaks my heart. This is not my America.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:53 PM
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21. K&R
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Huey P. Long Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:07 PM
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22. Salute for how a real hero behaves, and many of us who appreciate him. -eom
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:10 PM
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23. K & R
The Whole World is Watching (and Weeping).

$hame on the OPD, mayor, and the 1%.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:14 PM
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24. So wrong...so fucking wrong
:mad:
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SalviaBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:04 PM
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25. K&R
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micraphone Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 03:15 AM
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26. Jeebus.. I am in New Zealand..
This video could be from the Middle East! An effing war zone with flashbangs, gas, shotguns? WTF??? ! FFS what threat are these people?

Man this just WOULD NOT HAPPEN here...

I am blown away.. and lucky I guess.

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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:55 PM
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48. Can I come live there
I can hardly stand to live here anymore, it makes me sick the inhumanity that's tolerated in this country if you don't play the good little serf and let the 1% take away everything we've - the 1% - accomplished in the last few hundred years. America has been hijacked by robber barons.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 04:42 AM
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27. Too sad
Lock up the criminal cop
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 06:33 AM
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29. Jesus. n/t
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 06:49 AM
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30. The 1% is grinning from atop the 35th floor.
Their servants are doing exactly as they're being told to do.

We're apparently a nation of laws. They with all the gold are a law unto themselves.

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Firebrand Gary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:34 AM
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31. I really love this guy! I really do.
That's all.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 08:29 AM
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32. Disgusting fuckers that did this! I want them locked up!
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 09:29 AM
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34. K&R
:(
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 10:20 AM
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35. The stunned look on his face...damn I hate this!
And OPD fired tear gas on those who came to his aid? And this article was in The UK Daily Mail??

Damn again--words fail me except to say, be well, brave Marine. This grandmother sends you blessings and all good thoughts and wishes.

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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:15 AM
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36. K&R#182
RECALL SCOTT WALKER!
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:18 AM
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37. I bet he never thought he would leave Iraq to return home
and find out what fascist fucks we have become. I hope the pig that shot him is real fucking proud of himself right now! What was the point of war with Iraq again, I forgot. To keep our military busy while we became some sort of fucked up plutocracy?

FUCK THAT.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:19 AM
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38. .
:cry:
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:30 AM
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40. All I can say is "oh my God." That was so hard to look at but I felt I had to.
And to think that it could have been you and I there instead of the brave marine Scott Olsen. And now their slimy mayor is trying to talk nice and worm herself out of this.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:08 PM
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42. K and R #199
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:39 PM
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43. It makes me shudder to think this can happen to
any protester at any Occupy protest! It damn well not happen again or there will be a violent price to pay. Warning to all cops!!!!! :scared:
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:56 PM
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44. What has America become, and how in the hell did we get here?
This is disgusting on so many levels.
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pasto76 Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:17 PM
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45. I have some words: Where the fuck have all of you been the last decade?
been PLENTY of young troops getting killed and wounded. But little outrage! I read DU every day, just like eveyrone else, news about troops plight has dminished over the years. Albeit less than MSM, but I do notice it.

But now, a young marine - who happens to be useful for your political purposes - is laying in the hospital, and everyone talks about him as if he is a piece of meat. Stop riding our fucking coat tails. Its bad enough the republicans have been doing it for a decade.

It's an insult. The veteran community is not stupid, we know that we are basically cast offs from society anyway. When ANY group - except the real advocates ie Fischer House, IAVA, Intrepid Fallen Heroes - suddenly wraps its arms around us, we know it's bullshit.

Kinda like when everyone was wrapping their arms around us during the invasion of Iraq, and then a year later I come home and everyone is embroiled in gay marriage, and nary a thing about my plight. It feels like bullshit.

There were protestors throwing bottles at PD. They have young Olsen's blood on their hands as well. The right thing to do by Olsen, and the rest of us - and to save the OWS cause - is to find those people and turn them over to PD.


Now everyone get mad at me for being an asshole. Ive sat in this country for the past decade while everyone passes us by, denigrates us, specifically on this forum, as blood thirsty killer sociopathic weirdos. And thats alright. Everyone else not in the service thinks they know what its like anyway. It is sickening to see everyone jump on this bandwagon. This kid is going to have giant bills. Maybe instead of reposting the same bullshit "anger", you all should be posting about how to organize a fund for him. I wont hold my breath for that one.
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:44 PM
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46. I believe that your anger and frustration is justified. Now I can only speak for myself
Edited on Fri Oct-28-11 01:52 PM by totodeinhere
but my opposition to the wars has not translated into opposition or contempt for our troops. Quite the contrary, I respect our troops and have nothing for best wishes for them. And I think it's a travesty that the GOP wants to cut veterans' benefits. And I don't look at anyone as a "piece of meat." I genuinely feel anger at the way that he was beaten up by the police. If there were bottles thrown at the police that is wrong, but even in that case the police need to remain professional and do all they can to avoid violence. And that in no way takes away for my longstanding support from our troops.

If you can find any comments at DU that disparage our troops rather than the war mongering policy that put them in harms way, please point it out.
I would like to know about it so I can give that poster a piece of my mind. I haven't seen anything like that but on a Net message board open to everyone anything is possible and the moderators can only do their best but they might have missed it.
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savannah43 Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:54 PM
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47. What he needs is a good lawyer.
I have never felt anything but respect for soldiers, as I come from a military family. I understand why you're angry, but it isn't good for you to keep it going. I have learned to forgive, but I never forget and that works for me. I think what you're seeing now is the culmination of all the anger and distress people have been feeling for many years. People would say that you wore a tinfoil hat to insult you if you pointed out what seemed to be the obvious corruption taking place. Now, it cannot be denied. The government is corrupt. Has been for quite a while. I think we're making a big deal out of this because we respect those who had the courage to defend us in a war. That includes him and you. Even if we thought the wars were based on lies and greed, we still appreciate your service and admire your courage. This should never have happened to him or anyone. It is sickeningly ironic that a soldier got injured by an out-of-control cop while other officers just did nothing. The police are supposed to be above provocation.
Please feel better.
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mckara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 02:04 PM
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49. We're in a War
I was surprised that this hasn't happened more often.
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Imajika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 02:11 PM
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50. Right wingers & the media will find a way to dismiss him..
I already got an email from my wingnut brother claiming Scott Olsen ran a website called ihatethemarinecorps.com a few years ago.

It won't matter if it is true or not, Olsen is about to receive the full demonization treatment because the right knows he could be a powerful image for OWS.

Anything Olsen ever said or did that can be used against him is most likely about to be all over the news. I hope he's ready for spotlight, because he is going to be in it now whether he wants it or not.
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era veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 02:13 PM
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51. Never changes
Police Riot / The Whole World is Watching

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_9OJnRnZjU&feature=rela...
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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 02:16 PM
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52. Sometimes, there are no words.
:cry: :grr:
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 02:36 PM
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54. He's so young!!!
I hope that he makes a full recovery. What's the matter with the cops????

:(
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 03:41 PM
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55. We need an Alan Grayson to stand up on the House Floor
and SHOW every motherfucker there these photos. Make them all see.

I wonder if Bernie would/could do that? I know these are "States" activities, but the protest is a result of the legislation THEY passed.

Can we make them see what they've done?

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NICO9000 Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 03:46 PM
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57. I am very proud of all the young people in the Occupy movement
It's really about time. They realize that they have no future unless things start changing NOW and all power to the people! What happened in Oakland is just inexcusable, but at least the pigs (corporate and "law" enforcement) are obviously a bit worried at the peasants with pitchforks and torches coming after them.
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MindandSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 04:10 PM
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58. This needs to go viral. All of us who post in several forums must spread this outrage!
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girl_interrupted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 04:46 PM
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59. K&R!
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 04:47 PM
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60. Goddamn fucking bastards.
Somebody's gonna pay for this shit.
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