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United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY went toe to toe with the New York Police Department. An activist in the Occupy Wall Street movement, Thomas voiced his opinions of the NYPD police brutality that had and has been plaguing the #OWS movement.
Thomas is a 24-year-old Marine Veteran (2 tours in Iraq), he currently plays amateur football and is in college.
Thomas comes from a long line of people who sacrifice for their country: Mother, Army Veteran (Iraq), Step father, Army, active duty (Afghanistan), Grand father, Air Force veteran (Vietnam), Great Grand Fathe
In Polynesian culture, mana is a spiritual quality considered to have supernatural origin—a sacred impersonal force existing in the universe. Therefore to have mana is to have influence and authority, and efficacy—the power to perform in a given situation. This essential quality of mana is not limited to persons—peoples, governments, places and inanimate objects can possess mana. There are two ways to obtain mana: through birth and through warfare. People or objects that possess mana are accorded respect because their possession of mana gives them authority, power, and prestige. The word’s meaning is complex because mana is a basic foundation of the Polynesian worldview.
Im suprised the cops didnt attack him for doing that.
Originally posted by blupblup
That guy was amazing man... good on him.
He said mostly good and decent things and the stupid, ignorant things he said I'll put down to emotion.
Either way, if they had 50-100 guys like that surrounding/protecting the core of the protesters or going round checking for police brutality, there would be a lot less trouble.
Originally posted by srsen
Yeah i agree man, i dont think he meant it is OK to go to Afghanistan and kill people, more showing the cops how their unneccesary use of force was misplaced and how soft the are