Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
On Tuesday night Scott Olsen was attacked by Oakland police. A projectile hit the head of the Marine causing a skull fracture and swelling of the brain. He was taken to the hospital and was in the ICU unit, but is now in stable condition. A photo of Jay Gentile, a fellow Marine, has been creating a lot of buzz on the Internet. Gentile is holding a picture of the wounded Olsen and a sign that says "You did this to my brother." Gentile speaks out about the attack on his fellow Marine.
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
MARINES TO OAKLAND POLICE: 'You Did This To My Brother'
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Marines around the world are outraged by the injuries inflicted by police on Scott Olsen at Tuesday's Occupy Oakland protests. Olsen is in a medically-induced coma after getting hit in the head by a police projectile.
The following picture is taken from the Reddit thread "How I feel, as a United States Marine, about what occurred in Oakland."
This man is not alone. In the five hours since the thread went up there have been over 600 comments.
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Originally posted by purplemer
i could not get your links 2 load I have DL a couple of pictures here...
Honor: Honor requires each Marine to exemplify the ultimate standard in ethical and moral conduct. Honor is many things; honor requires many things. A U.S. Marine must never lie, never cheat, never steal, but that is not enough. Much more is required. Each Marine must cling to an uncompromising code of personal integrity, accountable for his actions and holding others accountable for theirs. And, above all, honor mandates that a Marine never sully the reputation of his Corps.
Courage: Simply stated, courage is honor in action -- and more. Courage is moral strength, the will to heed the inner voice of conscience, the will to do what is right regardless of the conduct of others. It is mental discipline, an adherence to a higher standard. Courage means willingness to take a stand for what is right in spite of adverse consequences. This courage, throughout the history of the Corps, has sustained Marines during the chaos, perils, and hardships of combat. And each day, it enables each Marine to look in the mirror -- and smile.
Commitment: Total dedication to Corps and Country. Gung-ho Marine teamwork. All for one, one for all. By whatever name or cliche, commitment is a combination of (1) selfless determination and (2) a relentless dedication to excellence. Marines never give up, never give in, never willingly accept second best. Excellence is always the goal. And, when their active duty days are over, Marines remain reserve Marines, retired Marines, or Marine veterans. There is no such thing as an ex-Marine or former-Marine. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Commitment never dies.
The police are not the enemy here!!
Originally posted by Fromabove
Marines, just note that if you take the side of these OWS (word intended here) people, you'll just end up getting what the Vietnam vets got when they got home, only this time it will be deserving. You're supposed to honor your nation that you serve not disgrace it by associating with the OWS kind. Don't light this flame.
Originally posted by AnonymousFem
I need to ask this, was there anyone killed or injured as well as this War Veteran?
I just watched footage on you tube I want you all to watch this.
Originally posted by buddha
This is the Video of what hapend after he is shot?
Do the police shoot medics to?