Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oakland Update

United States Marine Vet and member of Veterans for Peace, Scott Olsen was shot in the face, pointblank, last night by the Oakland Police.  Olsen is clearly unconscious and injured. As he is being carried away, the police keep firing at the rescuers in their brutal mission to suppress the protest. The pathetic excuse by Oakland Police Chief was, “We felt that the deployment of gas was necessary in order to protect our officers and protect property around the area.”
The latest statement from Veterans for Peace:

Veteran For Peace member Scott Olsen, a Marine Corps veteran twice deployed to Iraq, is in hospital now in stable but serious condition with a fractured skull, struck by a police projectile fired into a crowd in downtown Oakland, California in the early morning hours of today.
It's important to note that police from many districts throughout the Bay Area and Northern California were involved, not just Oakland PD. But thanks, police at Occupy Oakland—whoever you are!—for finding a unique way to thank American combat veterans for their service to our country.

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