Injured vet spent day at work, nights at protest
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Iraq War veteran injured during a clash between police and anti-Wall Street protesters this week wasn’t taking part in the demonstrations out of economic need.
The 24-year-old Scott Olsen makes a good living as a network engineer and has a nice apartment overlooking San Francisco Bay. And yet, his friends say, he felt so strongly about economic inequality in the United States that he fought for overseas that he slept at a protest camp after work.
“He felt you shouldn’t wait until something is affecting you to get out and do something about it,” said friend and roommate Keith Shannon, who served with Olsen in Iraq.
It was that feeling that drew him to Oakland on Tuesday night, when the clashes broke out and Olsen’s skull was fractured. Fellow veterans said Olsen was struck in the head by a projectile fired by police, although the exact object and who might have been responsible for the injury have not been definitively established.
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Injured vet spent day at work, nights at protest
Oh MY! Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans For Peace are all up in the air over poor Scott Olsen getting his bell rung while marching with the Occupy Oakland smelly-assed dope head hippies, Socialists, Commies, anarchists and all around morons.
It seems that poor Scott was actually one of those vile Capitalists, but, in MY opinion, was a product of a *victim mentality* of some sort, economic inequality or something.
So, poor Scott works his day job as a network engineer, and instead of going home to his nice apartment overlooking San Francisco Bay with his
boyfriend room-mate and having a nice dinner, a glass or 2 of wine and a night of TV and whatever, he goes to a protest march and gets whacked in the head when the anarchists ignore LEGAL ORDERS to remove themselves from the area and begin throwing bottles of urine, paint and who knows what else at the Oakland Police officers.
Here’s a funny thing, in MY opinion, Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans For Peace are calling for members to make donations to help poor Scott pay for his medical bills. I would think that if poor Scott makes such a good living that he would have a few benefits…health and dental?
I wonder? Some insurance coverage is null and void if you are engaged in an act of WAR or a crime and sustain injury. Is poor Scott going to be canceled? The irony… Poor Scott…
Frankly, I don’t give a DAMN what happens to Scott Olsen, what does bother me is this;
In Las Vegas, a few dozen protesters held a vigil for him. A handful of police officers attended, and protesters invited them back for a potluck dinner Thursday night.
What bothers me is not the part about the *vigil*, that’s what bleeding hearts do, the part that I take issue with is the police officers that attended in sympathy. It’s Vegas, it’s a Dem controlled area and unemployment is through the roof, Unions run the place and I guess it’s to be expected that a few Vegas Cops would be bleeding heart liberals, but damn…
The group Iraq Veterans Against the War blamed police for Olsen’s injury. Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said officials will investigate whether officers used excessive force. He did not return calls seeking comment Thursday.
Police have said they responded with tear gas and bean bag rounds only when protesters began throwing bottles and other items at them.
If some recent actions regarding supposed use of *excessive force* are any indication, I am afraid that the Police on scene may well be found at fault, it seems to be the way things are done now, the anarchists and criminals have ALL the rights, but the idea of Police Officers taking the side of these anarchists against their Brother Officers is just incredible.
Many have discussed Oath Keepers and the idea of an event of *civil insurrection*, there would be a small percentage of police AND military that would either side with the LEFT and the anarchists or would blindly follow ILLEGAL orders from a Socialist in the White House. I am guessing that the officers attending the vigil are testament to that.
I don’t believe Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans For Peace have any concept of Oath Keepers or standing by the oath they took to defend this nation from ALL enemies, foreign and domestic, and by their actions, the aforementioned groups have, in their support of the Occupy movement, Code Pink and other actions, have now become the enemy within.
Here is even more from the Occupy Wall Street morons:
General Strike Called In Oakland – Calls For US & Global General Strike Nov. 2 (Global)
Below is the proposal passed by the Occupy Oakland General Assembly on Wednesday October 26, 2011 in reclaimed Oscar Grant Plaza. 1607 people voted. 1484 voted in favor of the resolution, 77 abstained and 46 voted against it, passing the proposal at 96.9%. The General Assembly operates on a modified consensus process that passes proposals with 90% in favor and with abstaining votes removed from the final count.
Full idiotic platform here:
General Strike Called In Oakland
I don’t believe the town I live in would be directly affected, we’re too small, but we, as with everyone else, would be affected indirectly by these *strikes*.
I would be very interested in knowing how MY local officials look upon these strikes and protests, and would love to hear their *take* on them and what our projected reaction would be if such BS did happen in Smalltown USA… Several of my local officials are on the blog and have made comments in the past, their response would be appreciated!
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