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Originally posted by bluestar.ranch
".....October 1, 2011 - TAMPA, FL - The Occupy Wall Street movement may have just received an unexpected surprise – United States Army and Marine troops are reportedly on their way to various protest locations to support the movement and to protect the protesters.
Army serviceman Ward Reilly posted the following on Facebook, “I'm heading up there tonight in my dress blues. So far, 15 of my fellow marine buddies are meeting me there, also in Uniform.
I want to send the following message to Wall St and Congress:
I didn't fight for Wall St. I fought for America. Now it's Congress' turn.
Occupy Wall Street BREAKING NEWS
LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW.. CAN YOU IMAGINE NEXT WEEKS HEADLINES...edit on Sat Oct 1 2011 by DontTreadOnMe because: IMPORTANT: Using Content From Other Websites on ATS /// MOD NOTE: Posting work written by others
Originally posted by AnonymousFem
reply to post by edog11
Yes most have seen it there was a big debate over him too.
But since his Interview, seems those who questioned the validity of him being a marine have went silent!
The New York Police Department has come down on the NYPD officer caught on camera for infamously pepper-spraying peaceful female protesters during the early days of the Occupy Wall Street movement. For the act, Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna is being docked ten days vacation time.
The department veteran of nearly three decades will lose ten days of vacation or the equivalent amount of pay, police sources tells the New York Daily News today. If one of the victims has her way, however, it won’t end just there.
Originally posted by whywhynot
reply to post by bluestar.ranch
Without comment either pro or con on the nature of the protest I simply comment that if servicemen do indeed appear in uniform they open themselves up to some pretty big problems with the service. The US Army (and all other services) highly regulate the wearing of the uniform. In the case of the US Army AR 670-1 governs this and states in part:
j. Wearing Army uniforms is prohibited in the following situations:
(1) In connection with the furtherance of any political or commercial interests, or when engaged in off-duty civilian employment.
(2) When participating in public speeches, interviews, picket lines, marches, rallies, or public demonstrations, except as authorized by competent authority.
(3) When attending any meeting or event that is a function of, or is sponsored by, an extremist organization. (4) When wearing the uniform would bring discredit upon the Army. (5) When specifically prohibited by Army regulations.
My experience is that this would be handled quickly by military police particularly with the advance warning that has now been given.edit on Sat Oct 1 2011 by DontTreadOnMe because: IMPORTANT: Using Content From Other Websites on ATS /// MOD NOTE: Posting work written by others