This guy, Sgt. Shamar Thomas, is indeed a real marine. I didn't doubt that when I saw the original video, but apparently others did.
He was not dishonorably discharged from service.
He committed no crime, and in fact did the opposite by speaking out about crimes being committed. Crimes that were committed by the police, against
the citizens that they are hired to "protect and serve". Stop pretending like you haven't seen the girls get pepper sprayed or the woman being
dragged INTO the bank to be arrested (huh???) or the many people who have been just punched in the face... all of these videos have been posted here
on ATS and elsewhere across the internet.
Sgt. Thomas said that he first went to the OWS protests on the 5th of October. The video that I saw (from
) was posted to youtube on the 16th. At the start of the video, it seems like when
he first starts talking, it is in response to something someone said. I presume it was a cop because his response was directed at one person, and it
turned into a message directed at a group of cops. Perhaps after being at the protests on at least two different occasions, and seeing the multiple
videos online that show the police assulting people, whatever comment was made was enough for him to "lose his cool" and start yelling at the group
of police. Maybe. I can't say for sure. I'm not him. Just makes sense to me.
And we don't know that "he did nothing when he saw a woman punched in the face". He may have. He may have not. He may have had a thousand or so
people between himself and the woman when it happened. So drop that too.
Now on to the issue of the uniform. Or, excuse me, the way he behaved himself in uniform.
Seems to me like he behaved himself like a human
being, who is rightfully angry about the many injustices we see in the world today. He was not violent, and he got his point across. Those police
heard what he said - and they couldn't do a thing about it. Not just because he's not some 150lb guy, but because they haven't been trained to deal
with a soldier from their own country standing up to them and telling the naked truth about what they've been involved in. They were in shock, and
didn't know what to do.
And don't tell me they weren't involved, or that we "don't know" if they were involved. They're there, in their police uniforms. And until they
arrest the other police who have been caught on video
assulting unarmed citizens, they are involved.
I am a "civilian" and I figure if more military types could think for themselves like Sgt. Shamar Thomas, we'd probably have a better chance at
taking our country, and our world back from the mass murderers in control now. And if they want to wear a uniform in the process, I don't care if
they button their tops or iron their pants or shine their shoes or whatever. It doesn't matter to me.
I figure if a Marine is joining the people to stand up for what's right, and his top isn't buttoned up, there must be more important things on his