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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.
I agree. It's just harder for him to be painted as a leftist loon and be dismissed as 'deserving' it. Your country has created an internal image of vets fighting for freedom and being heroes, when one of them is shot for exercising the very freedoms he fought for, it should catch peoples attention and scare the # out of them.
This will get buried, I'm sure, but I have to say this. I am a cop. I believe in order and peace and respect. What I saw on this video made me cry. I have thus far avoided watching any footage of the protests because I know people hate police and I didn't believe it. Now I do. I see no reason for this, no logic behind this. This is not what I stand for, not what America stands for. This is wrong, and I feel like as a police officer I should apologize to all of you. There are no protests going on where I work, I have not been involved in any of this, but I'm so sorry.
In Response To The Oakland Shooting Of Scott Olsen OccupyMARINES Request The Following:
The GOP Cowards Responsible For Influencing This Event Be Brought To Justice. Track Names And Photos Of Each And Email Them To Us
Identify The 300 OPD Riot Officers By Name, Photo, And Badge Number With Boots On The Ground Engaging In Illegal Excessive Force Acts Against Peaceful Americans For Prosecution.
Identify The Officer Responsible For Harming Scott Olsen By Name And Photo For Prosecution.
The Honorable Resignation Of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan And Acting Police Chief Howard Jordan.
A Public Apology From California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. For The Unlawful Injury Of Our Brother Scott Olsen.
We Fully Intend To Make An Example, Leaglly And Peacefully, Of The Corwards Associated With Harming An American Veteran. We Will Not Stop Until Our Aforementioned Demands Are Met In Their Entirity.
Originally posted by My.mind.is.mine
reply to post by LeTan
what's even MORE MORE MOOOOREE messed up is that if someone were to drag that cop over the fence and beat him to a pulp, that someone would be looked at like a criminal.
edit on 27-10-2011 by My.mind.is.mine because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by FlawlessLegend
do you think the marines are closer during their tour, or closer when they get back? Closer as in seeing each other as family.
A group of up to 10 protesters gather around him, but a police officer can be seen throwing a device close to the group which then explodes with a bright flash and loud bang, scattering the protesters.