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bijou
11-03-2011, 03:30 PM
Three San Francisco sheriff’s deputies are being named on websites by activists for allegedly injuring an Iraq War veteran during the violent shutdown of the Occupy Oakland camp last week.

Scroll down to see videos of the incident.

Former Marine Scott Olsen suffered a skull fracture in the shutdown of the camp after it turned violent the night of Oct. 25 in downtown Oakland. More than 15 local public safety agencies were called in to assist the Oakland Police Department, including the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.

Occupy activists and supporters claim to have identified at least three San Francisco deputies in video shot before and during the raid.

In the videos, which have been made available on YouTube, Olsen is shown standing stationary in military garb. After “flash-bang” grenades are fired from the police line, Olsen is shown lying immobile on the ground. He was thought to have been shot in the head by a projectile canister fired from a gun, although the video does not make that clear.

When other protesters rush to Olsen’s aid, another grenade is lobbed into the panicked gathering, presumably worsening his injuries. When he is carried away from the scene, Olsen appears critically injured but conscious. He was later put under sedation at a hospital, according to his roommate, Keith Shannon.

Protesters identified the three deputies based on preraid video that showed them from a closer and less chaotic standpoint — near enough to make their nametags visible.

The head of the union that represents sheriff’s deputies said activists circulated one deputy’s home address online. The union has requested it be removed.

The Sheriff’s Department said an internal investigation unit is reviewing the incident, but it’s unlikely the identified deputies caused Olsen’s injury. Spokeswoman Eileen Hirst said 35 of the 37 Sheriff’s Department personnel on site for the raid were not carrying projectiles, and the two who were equipped with them did not fire.

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/bay-area/2011/10/vet-s-injuries-occupy-oakland-raid-not-caused-deputies-sf-sheriff-says#ixzz1cfkZqrZN

Rockntractor
11-03-2011, 03:45 PM
Wei will be apologizing any moment now!

Bailey
11-03-2011, 04:27 PM
Please dont hold your breath rock ;)

Rockntractor
11-03-2011, 04:40 PM
Please dont hold your breath rock ;)

Lanie will be here too, maybe they could make a joint statement.

marv
11-03-2011, 05:44 PM
Wee Wee? Lanie? I'm gonna hold my breath........


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FAIL

Rockntractor
11-03-2011, 07:01 PM
...............and Wei Wei............................any moment now!

djones520
11-03-2011, 07:17 PM
Just before people jump to much further into this... their not saying that the police were not responsible. Their saying that the three deputies that the movement has decided to crucify for this, are not responsible. A big differance there.

fettpett
11-03-2011, 07:57 PM
true, but just remember that if the OWS hadn't been there causing problems, the cops wouldn't have had to come in and tear gas them.

djones520
11-03-2011, 08:09 PM
true, but just remember that if the OWS hadn't been there causing problems, the cops wouldn't have had to come in and tear gas them.

Which is totally correct.

Rockntractor
11-03-2011, 08:21 PM
Which is totally correct.

Like totally dude!

DumbAss Tanker
11-04-2011, 11:57 AM
A head injury can be caused by a fall as easily as by an impact, I wouldn't rush to judgment on the cause of Marine-reject's injuries one way or the other. And if you don't want to get injured by the police in a riot, leave when the police tell you to do that. Regardless of the ultimate causative agent, the reason he's injured is all on him.

NJCardFan
11-04-2011, 12:30 PM
This statement is very frightening:

The head of the union that represents sheriff’s deputies said activists circulated one deputy’s home address online.

So these idiots advocate the death of a police officer. Nice.