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    Scott Olsen, a former Marine and veteran of Iraq was injured during an Occupy Oakland protest. Witnesses say he was struck in the head by a "police projectile".

    Other protesters rushed to assist Olsen when they saw him laying motionless and bleeding on the ground, but as they gathered around him, the police threw a flash grenade into the group, scattering them.

    He has suffered a fractured skull and his brain is swelling, and is in critical condition.

    Scott Olsen survived two tours of Iraq, but his life could be over after being critically injured by a police projectile at Occupy Oakland, The Guardian reports. He's 24 years old.
    According to Keith Shannon, a friend who served with Olsen during his time in Iraq, Olsen was hit in the head with a tear gas or smoke canister, and he has the scar on his head to prove it.

    Meanwhile, Oakland police admit that they used tear gas and baton rounds, but have denied the use of flash bang grenades. Protesters, however, say they saw police use them, and the more video that comes out, the harder it is to believe the police.
    "I'm just absolutely devastated that someone who did two tours of Iraq and came home safely is now lying in a US hospital because of the domestic police force," Carpenter said.
    Guy said also it wasn't immediately clear whether Olsen, a network administrator in Daly City, would need surgery.

    "It's still too early to tell," Guy said. "We're hoping for the best."

    Curt Olsen, a spokesman for Highland Hospital in Oakland, confirmed that the veteran was in critical condition but could not release any more information.
    Olsen, who completed his service last year, participated in the protest in Oakland because he felt corporations and banks have too much influence on the government, Guy said.

    A vigil for him is scheduled to be held Wednesday evening near the Oakland City Hall, she said.

    "It's terrible to go over to Iraq twice and come back injured, and then get injured by the police that are supposed to be protecting us," he said.

    Shannon said Olsen was hit in the head by a tear gas canister or smoke canister shot by a police officer. He said Olsen had a curved scar on his forehead consistent with a canister
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    Why not find a video that shows the police offering repeated warnings for a long time before they fire the gas cans.

    Oh... cause if you did then it wouldn't like like brutal police cracking down on peaceful fleeing protestors.
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    Let me counter.

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    "Peaceful Protesters" throwing objects at the police.

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    Where officers were surrounded and attacked.

    At a late-night news conference, the city’s acting police chief, Howard Jordan, said officers needed to use tear gas after protesters threw rocks and bottles at them…


    …The police denied firing flash grenades or rubber bullets at protesters. “The loud noises that were heard originated from M-80 explosives thrown at Police by protesters,” the police said in a statement. “In addition, Police fired approximately four bean bag rounds at protesters to stop them from throwing dangerous objects at the officers.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
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    A counter to what? This guy is seriously injured, and it is sad. I don't now if he personally was doing anything violent, or if he was merely exercising his right to assembly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    A counter to what? This guy is seriously injured, and it is sad. I don't now if he personally was doing anything violent, or if he was merely exercising his right to assembly.
    Right to assembly is one thing....provoking the police by throwing objects at them and refusing to obey lawful commands from law enforcement is another. Too bad you're so fucked in the head you can't understand this simple fact.
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    This guy who acted more Like Cindy Sheehan then her brave son who died.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    A counter to what? This guy is seriously injured, and it is sad. I don't now if he personally was doing anything violent, or if he was merely exercising his right to assembly.
    No, he was not exercising his right to assembly. He was taking part in what was borderline a riot. If he had been taking part in his legal right to assemble, he would not have been there disobeying lawful orders disperse from an illegal assembly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    A counter to what? This guy is seriously injured, and it is sad. I don't now if he personally was doing anything violent, or if he was merely exercising his right to assembly.
    He was participating in a riot. What's sad is that you have finally found two Marines that you can feel something for, and they are both turncoats.
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    Does his having opinions you disagree with take away from his service in Iraq? Does someone's service not count if they come out of it disagreeing with their mission or their organization?

    Different people will have different opinions about these questions.
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    I love this....

    People trying to justify their position against law enforcement by invoking a U.S. marine who was engaged in a riot against the police.

    I don't care what branch of the military you serve in, what wars you were deployed to or what rank you achieved. Your status as a "Veteran" does not give you license to break the law or take part in any organized demonstration that incites violence against this nations law enforcement officers.

    Using his status as an "Iraq War Veteran" as some sort of ploy to justify his association with acts of violence against law enforcement; while demonizing the Oakland P.D. is nothing less than a blatant act of disrespect for the Military and all-too typical of the leftist agenda.
    There was a sign carried at one of the anti-war protests a few years back that summed up the left's take on the troops:


    Wei only has good things to say about us when one of us does something like this Quisling did. Otherwise, he's happy to accuse us of all manner of imaginary atrocities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    A counter to what? This guy is seriously injured, and it is sad. I don't now if he personally was doing anything violent, or if he was merely exercising his right to assembly.
    That's peaceably assemble you idiot. Funny how you leftists pick and choose what to read in the Constitution. That said, just because someone served in the military doesn't make one a saint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    That's peaceably assemble you idiot. Funny how you leftists pick and choose what to read in the Constitution. That said, just because someone served in the military doesn't make one a saint.
    Oh, c'mon now. How can you have a violent, bloody revolution if you can only peaceably assemble?
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