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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:06 PM
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Keep this kicked: list of elected Democrats denouncing Olsen shooting
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 08:06 PM by MannyGoldstein
We should have the backs of those elected Democrats who have spoken out against the brutal shooting of Scott Olsen. Olsen was shot in the head at close distance for exercising his Constitutional rights to free speech and free assembly, the very rights he fought to protect for us during his service in Iraq.

Here's the complete list of Democratic leaders who have denounced the shooting, as far as I know:

<this space intentionally left blank>

Please add to the list if you know others that I've missed, and keep this kicked so we can all know who's on our side.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:07 PM
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1. Kick.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:08 PM
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2. K&R for our brave Democratic politicians..
They are always ready to stand up for the 99%.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 09:10 AM
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18. The 99% of the 1%. nt
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:08 PM
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3. K&R
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:08 PM
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4. Well, there's...
and uh... :eyes:
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flpab Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 08:43 AM
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17. thank you
I won't hold my breath. I love faith in most of Florida's Democrats years ago.
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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:58 PM
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27. We haven't had a good pol from Fl since Graham & Grayson left.
All the others are soooooo corporate DLC.
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:08 PM
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5. Damn Manny you had my heart racing
for a second there. I thought someone had actually stepped up to the plate.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:09 PM
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6. I cannot express how blown away I am by this situation.
It's so black and white. So awful.
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:14 PM
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9. This is such a heart breaking time.
I'm crushed that the people I have supported all of my life are silent in the face of these outrages. It sure does remove the veil of illusion.
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AmBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:18 PM
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14. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil..."
"...is that good men do nothing." --Edmund Burke
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 10:38 AM
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21. I'll see your Burke and raise you Mario Savio:
"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odiousmakes you so sick at heartthat you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all."
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:28 PM
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25. This 'outrageous' behavior does not occur in a vacuum
Consider the too numerous other cases - perhaps a good start was the validation of the 2000 election and it's been one example after another...let me count the numerous, numerous times.
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:34 PM
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26. Classic Example
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 08:36 AM
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16. Yet these same gutless cowards NEVER fail to tell us how our troops are
defending our rights when fighting their trumped up wars of aggression/resource stealing. :grr:

A twice Iraq vet exercises these rights and gets shot in the head and none of these cowards come out to denounce.


Not one!


These cowards are Never allowed to use that BS 'defending our rights' crap EVER AGAIN!


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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 10:59 AM
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23. +1000
:thumbsup:
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 08:26 AM
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15. It's infuriating
I am so fed up with ALL of Washington at this point.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:52 AM
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24.  I am so fed up with ALL of Washington at this point.
DC is on another planet... and therefore it take lightyears for information to reach its remote sector.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 10:36 AM
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19. I also fell for it. Very clever OP. I will check in for updates.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:09 PM
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7. kicing for the loud silence. . . . n/t
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:12 PM
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8. Real profiles in courage, they would be.
I do know a few Democrats who've worn the uniform of the United States to Iraq and Afghanistan who should be in office.
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:20 PM
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10. Barbara Lee put out a statement but it was very weak
Here is her statement in its entirity:

"I shared my outrage and grave concern about the police brutality in Oakland directly with the Mayor. My thoughts go out to the injured and especially Scott Olsen . I strongly support the occupy movement and continue to stand with the peaceful protesters in this struggle for economic justice and equality."

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/27/1030603/-Comme...

I have a lot of respect for Barbara Lee, in fact she is probably my favorite member of Congress, but her statement is extremely weak. While I certainly agree with what she says, I am very frustrated by what she did not say. Nowhere in her statement did she call for any sort of accountability whatsoever, I don't care if she is outraged I want her to do something about it. She is the representative for Oakland and she needs to show leadership, putting out a weak three sentance statement is not leadership. If she does more later I will withdraw my criticism, but I will be very disappointed if this is all she is going to do about this.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:31 PM
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12. It puts her in the top 0.00001% of elected Democrats on this matter.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 08:32 PM by MannyGoldstein
Thanks for sharing this info!
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:38 PM
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13. True, but I am still very disappointed with her statement
I am even more disappointed with the other 534 members of Congress who are completely silent of course, but if Lee's statement is the best we can get then we need to stop pretending there is anyone in Congress who stands with the 99%.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 10:38 AM
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20. I would count that as #1. I take bach my statement. She only said that on
Edited on Fri Oct-28-11 10:40 AM by peacetalksforall
Twitter?
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 10:40 AM
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22. Thanks for that. At least there's still one Dem in whom I believe. Agree
with you about its weakness, though.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 03:06 PM
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28. Her statement was very weak, and it took far too long. (nt)
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catrose Donating Member (591 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 04:09 PM
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29. when she stood up to the warmongers and voted no
I called her office and to say thank you. The phone answerer was shocked, shocked I tell you. Apparently "thanks" wasn't what he'd been hearing.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:58 PM
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30. Rep. Barbara Lee was on Thom Hartmann today -- by telephone --
If I recall correctly -- she was saying that there has to be an investigation into

the behavior of the police -- the apology by Mayor is nice -- but has to be an investigation!

Wasn't totally concentrated on what she was saying as I was driving -- but think she'll be

pushing for it.

Manwhile, don't know if you read the OP by "Tavener" about his own father who was a police

officer and the police brutality many practiced in the 60's that he was aware of. But I think

it shocked even those of us who have all along suspected it.

Sad --
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 06:04 PM
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31. At least she uttered the words 'police brutality' which apparently
takes incredible courage for a Representative of the people to do.

I just did a google search and found, nothing.
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LooseWilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:31 AM
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32. Lee is pretty tied into the power structure in Oakland... she won't need to argue this in the press
If she really wants an investigation she'll be able to push the power structure (the city council or the mayor or simply all the donors that allow any of them to continue to hold those positions) to have an investigation.

The real worry, of course, for Lee... would be doing something to embarrass/alienate too much of her own base in the district so that the little slivers of Republicans in Alameda, the hills, and whatnot, might actually be able to show up in larger numbers than said base.

Unfortunately, the fear card is so strong in Oakland that the cops are often near untouchable ("they're the thin blue line blah blah blah")

All told though, I'd be surprised if she didn't manage to push an investigation... how long it might take, on the other hand, I'd not want to hazard a guess on. ;)
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:22 PM
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11. K&R!
Anyone jumping on the anti-Oakland bandwagon will cause a rift in modern politics. #Occupy will have polarized those who wish to remain untouchable. It will turn us further against such heartlessness. But if they speak up, then #Occupy will have entered the White House and all will have to respond. This is a lose-lose for the embedded politician. Hooray!
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