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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:27 PM
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Oakland Mayor Quan Prosecute This Cop or Resign: Photo Evidence, Scott Olsen Shooting
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 07:34 PM by kpete

The attempted murder of one of my Marine Corps brothers needs to be prosecuted. I have seen the films and the case is clear cut. We asked you to stop the fascist tactics BEFORE this happened. You need to resign in disgrace.


Dr. Donald C. Mikulecky, honorably discharged USMC regular officer.




Oakland Mayor Quan Prosecute This Cop or Resign:
Photo Evidence, Scott Olsen Shooting


byRalph LopezFollow

New film has emerged from Occupy Oakland repression in which two tour Iraq vet Scott Olsen suffered a fractured skull from being shot with a tear gas canister from 5 to 10 feet away. In the film the highlighted officer can be seen backing away from the barricade and lowering his weapon.

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VIDEO:
http://vimeo.com/31187119

A poster at Occupy Marines Facebook makes the following comment:

you can see Scott Olsen standing, with his BACK TOWARDS THE COPS moments before being shot
Watch close- the guy who shot him can be seen backing away from the fence and lowering his shotgun (he musta been less then 5 feet from Scott when he shot him in the head....) he then goes behind two other cops and THROWS THE FLASH BANG himself at the people trying to save them. (the other two cops don't move, but this guys steps back and then forward just as the flash bang is tossed - other two cops in that section don't even twitch as the flashbang is tossed)

Same Guy shot him and then tossed the FlashBang at the people trying to save him.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/OccupyMARINES/24631043208...



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/27/1030750/-Oakla...

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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:29 PM
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1. The mayor is not in charge of prosecutions..
That would be the DA...
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SomethingFishy Donating Member (552 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:06 PM
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34. The Mayor could pressure the DA.. and so could the Governor.
And there is no reason not to. Standing up for a veteran? Political goldmine if you think like they do.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:31 PM
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2. I wonder if it was this guy?
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:53 PM
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11. self-delete. Wrong place
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 07:54 PM by lunatica
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:59 PM
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15. Those are rubber bullet rounds he is carrying
Looks like he is enjoying his work too. He's also an OPD Officer. So much for the "we didn't use rubber bullet rounds".
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:15 PM
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16. that was from earlier in the day .....
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 08:19 PM by Botany
.... Scott Olson was hit by ???? after it was dark.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:33 PM
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3. Is there a way to enlarge this to the point that the badge number
can be seen? With all of the riot gear, I don't know how his face can be clearly seen.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:35 PM
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5. No, not unless other video/images surface. However, he was issued a weapon and grenades and...
...at the end of that night he should have had to account for any missing inventory. If they are getting so sloppy that they're not even accounting for expenditures like that, I don't know what to say.

PB
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:44 PM
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21. There's a guy standing with a shield that says "sheriff"
maybe he was a deputy of Alameda County and not OPD.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:54 PM
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12. Well Officer H. Castro is the cop on the left so maybe he knows who he is
That's a big clue and a good place to start.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:49 PM
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23. Anonymous is offering a reward.
This guy is toast.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:34 PM
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4. "Same Guy shot him and then tossed the FlashBang at the people trying to save him."
Um, isn't this exactly what TERRORISTS do?? Cause initial damage/injury, then wait until help arrives and bomb/shoot again to multiply the carnage???
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:36 PM
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7. Absolutely. And it's what domestic terrorist Eric Rudolph did when he bombed an abortion...
...clinic back in the 90's.

PB
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cvoogt Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:09 PM
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36. reminds me of video from Iraq
when that US helicopter gunner was playing target practice with a father trying to save his two daughters in a mini-van.
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W T F Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 02:22 PM
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37. BINGO!!!
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W T F Donating Member (400 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 03:13 PM
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38. BINGO!!!!
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:35 PM
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6. Same pattern with the infamous tear-gas cop in NYC: shoot it off at close range,
range, then fade back into the crowd.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:46 PM
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8. Yep, I noticed that too. nt
PB
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:49 PM
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9. Oakland Mayor to speak to Occupy Oakland 7 pm Pac time tonight.
Just announced on Keith.
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:46 AM
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29. Is she going to tell them what a great job the cops did again? n/t
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:50 PM
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10. They're Sheriffs. No one should be surprised at all.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:56 PM
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13. Are they sheriffs? So they're not city cops in that photo?
Are you sure? Link- if you got one?

PB
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:42 PM
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19. Are they city cops to whom the Sheriffs loaned their gear displaying the word "Sheriff"?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:48 PM
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22. Alameda Co. Sheriff's deputies were on the scene
along with about five other agencies. Fremont, Hayward, Mill Valley, SFPD and I forget who else.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:47 AM
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28. Emeryville, San Leandro and Union City from I know
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:12 PM
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30. 12 agencies per the Merc. May be easier to find out who wasn't there.
That's one of the most distressing parts, to my mind. We need a regional Occupation strategy to deal with that.

Btw, OccupyMarines seems to have Identified the shooter as Alameda Co. Sheriff badge and weapons. This guy will be dox'd shortly.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:58 PM
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14. This guy needs to be identified. Someone knows who this guy is and is covering it up.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 07:59 PM by stevedeshazer
This cop committed a serious crime on camera.

Those other cops surely know who he is. If they don't step up and speak out, they are just as guilty.

I'd like to think most cops are honest. If so, they would do themselves a great service by identifying the one who betrayed their mission, to protect and serve. Failure to do so will result in a lack of public trust.

They're after all, part of the 99%, too.

I hope one or more of them does the right thing and point out the bad apple so the whole barrel isn't spoiled.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:35 PM
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17. Kicking


We must find out this thug's identity ASAP.

I hope he finally understands what a scumbag he is and just turns himself in.


K & R


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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:41 PM
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18. This is outrageous!!
Whenever smoke grenades or tear gas is used, the weapon is supposed to be tilted at 45, never parallel to the ground or toward people!!
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MzNov Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:43 PM
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20. She's horrible, awful! Needs to go. Along with nazi cops.

:grr: :grr:
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:32 PM
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24. I hope they can figure out who that cop is. Even if they don't prosecute him his life
will be miserable until the day he dies.

REC.

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earcandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:07 PM
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25. Yes, bring our troops home. We need them here.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:34 PM
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26. Send her an email at:
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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:34 AM
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27. I have trouble seeing it. Where's Scott Olson in the picture?

That would help. Is he standing in front of the woman? Is he next to the sailor in uniform?

I can see the cop is holding something. I can't tell that it's a shot gun. I can see that he backs up, that the other cops don't move, but I can't see him flinging anything.

I do notice the smoke or tear gas billowing behind the police. I remember from another vid, somebody threw one of the teargas canisters back into the police, or threw a smoke bomb. The "smoke" gets denser here as the time progresses. So, this has to have been immediately after that. Could it have been Olson who threw it back? If it was, you have proof of motive the cop had, and why he fired especially at him, using his "non-lethal" weapon in a lethal way, and why he then maliciously threw tear gas around him to keep anyone from helping.

This guy is a criminal and a tremendous asshole. He belongs in prison.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:22 PM
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31. Click on the video link, it identifies Scott Olsen by name
It appears that somebody threw some tear gas back at police. But Scott is seen just standing there. When people rush in to help, that's when one of the cops throws a flash bang grenade at both them and the wounded Olsen.
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DemOhio Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:12 PM
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35. Beside the Navy guy
See the guy in the Navy uniform (sorry, dont know the exact name for that uniform) holding the flag....Olson is next to him. On the Navy guys left. This is clear from some other pictures that have come to light.
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libertypirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 03:22 PM
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32. During last nights General Assembly
Edited on Fri Oct-28-11 03:23 PM by libertypirate
people in the crowd knew the name of the deputy they said it repeatedly.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:03 PM
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33. K&R n/t
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