MARINES SCREAM TO OAKLAND POLICE: ‘You Did This To My Brother’

A protester in Oakland, Scott Olsen, was hit in the head by a police projectile in the confrontation two days ago. Olsen, an Iraq-war veteran, is in critical condition in the hospital and may die of his injuries.

The following video was sent to us by the the aunt of the man who shot the footage, Raleigh Latham. Latham filmed Tuesday’s action throughout the course of the day and stood on the front lines with protesters when they confronted police.

Scott Olsen Moments Before He Was Injured By The Oakland Police

Scott Olsen is seen here on the right, moments before he suffered his head injury and those who rushed to his aid were assaulted by police.

Scott Olsen remains in critical condition. Officials at Highland Hospital in Oakland are refusing comment on Olsen’s condition at this time and the media is being instructed to call back at 8:30 PDT. We will update his condition then.

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.

by Robert Johnson and Linette Lopez – Business Insider

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The following picture is taken from the Reddit thread “How I feel, as a United States Marine, about what occurred in Oakland .”

Please Send Letters of Support for Scott Olsen Here:

Scott Olsen
c/o Highland General Hospital
1411 East 31st Street
Oakland, CA 94602

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13 comments on “MARINES SCREAM TO OAKLAND POLICE: ‘You Did This To My Brother’

  1. You expected them to NOT try to cover it up? That’s what cops do, and if anyone tells you otherwise they are either deluded or uninformed. They will deny everything they can deny. If there was going to be any honor we would already have the guilty cop standing up and issuing a heartfelt apology along the lines of “I didn’t mean to hit that guy in the head.” Since we don’t have that, we can be pretty sure that no one saw exactly which cop sent the projectile, they will hide like the scum they are, and their superiors will let them. That’s how The FOP works, here, there, and everywhere else.

  2. I’m not surprised of the actions of the police trying to pull the videos down, in fact I was half expecting it to happen sooner.

    The sad thing is the 99% are fighting for them, and they are handed orders to hurt those who are trying to bring attention to so many issues that affect them (the police).

    I was sad to have heard the news of one of our brave solders being hurt this way by someone here. I was also angered by the videos that I saw of flash grenades being thrown on top of injured people while others tried to help them, the bloodied faces of other people who got hit with projectiles. Stories of people suffering and all the BS that goes with it.

    The result of what happened will resonate through the 99% and it will only make those out there occupying stand ground more and stay stronger.

    @ Russell It’s not only jobless 20 somethings. There are photos out there of retired WWII Vets, grandmothers and grandfathers, teens, college students and everything in between. There are even some of the 1% who are out there with them supporting them. After this event I’m sure they will have the backbone to keep going, and grow.

  3. This tragedy has shown the complete disregard that various Police and Governmental Officials have for the freedoms and rights that we hold so dear, it is my hope that the Armed Forces will Support and Defend the Peaceful Protesters and Help US win back the Rights and Freedoms we hold so dear. My Heart goes out to all the Brave people around the World who are standing up to the Fascism, Corporatism, Plutocracies and Repression to gain Liberty and Justice for all.

  4. Well, to my understanding, it is against the UCMJ to protest in uniform. That said, those in uniform have all sworn to defend the constitution.

    This means we have also sworn to defend the First Amendment which reads “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.”

    Therefore, I may state that I personally and professionally support the 99 %(and all American’s) in their right to peacefully protest. The Oakland police apparently do not agree.

  5. good luck proving the cops did that to him! I’m still not sure what the so called occupy’s message is? If it’s wall street. then they should direct there anger at the gov. and obama. Or is it still bush’s fault????

  6. This is what they should be protesting about.

    *Congressional Reform Act of 2011*

    1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office
    and receives no pay when they are out of office.

    2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All
    funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security
    system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system,
    and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for
    any other purpose.

    3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans
    do.

    4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay
    will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

    5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the
    same health care system as the American people.

    6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American
    people.

    7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.
    The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen
    made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor,
    not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours
    should serve their term’s), then go home and back to work.

    If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take
    three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is
    time.

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