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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:47 PM
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Now out of the hospital after a painful injury dealt by the business end of an Oakland police projectile, Marine veteran Scott Olsen, 24, has begun his road to recovery but hes still waiting to hear if justice is served to the officer who cracked his skull.

After his injury on Oct. 25 during a raid on Occupy Oakland, Olsen was reportedly rendered unable to speak due to minor brain damage. Friends and supporters will be glad to know thats not the case anymore, although he still appears to suffer from some minor speech impediments.

It was a very frustrating process, he explained in his first on-camera since the injury, speaking to a cameraman with East Bay Indymedia. Initially, I couldnt form any words. I couldnt make any words. Initially, my brain was all pretty much there, Id have brain farts more often than everyone does. Mentally I was there, I just couldnt spit these things out of my mouth. They worked hard with me to get me better. I am doing much better than when I look at myself a month ago, two days after the attack, I was not doing good. Im doing a lot better from them.

Though he still wears a neck brace, Olsen said he expects to fully recover in the coming months. As for the officer who so severely injured him, he or she has not been identified and an investigation is ongoing.

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