Scott Olsen is a 24 year old marine veteran. Scott Olsen risked his life, like many other marines, pulling two tours of duty in Iraq. Scott Olsen came home to a country with massive inequality, and wanted to continue to serve his country by protesting this inequality with Occupy Oakland, another offshoot of Occupy Wall Street. This right to protest is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the constitution of the United State of America, the country he served so bravely. Scott Olsen is clearly a patriot.
Scott Olsen was shot in the head, probably with a tear gas canister, which fractured the left side of his skull. Scott Olsen was fired on by a giant pile of chickenshit stuffed inside a uniform and working for the Oakland police department as an “officer of the law”.
Scott Olsen is in critical condition, and his brain may be swelling. Did he survive Iraq, only to be murdered by his government?
The Oakland police department is really, really sorry that they may have slaughtered a veteran that it got caught doing something so heinous. They have taken immediate action to punish the asshat who did this to blame the protesters and minimize their own culpability. So far, the Oakland police “admit that they used tear gas and baton rounds, but have denied the use of flash bang grenades.” Too bad there is LOTS of video that proves they are a bunch of lying goat fuckers.
The attack that injured Scott Olsen, unsurprisingly, did not make the Occupy protesters go away. In fact it has pissed a hell of a lot of people off, and made the 99% way more determined to be heard.
Please take some time and send a get well card to Scott Olsen:
He should know there are many of us who recognize his continued bravery and sacrifice for his country.
Edit: Good news! His condition has been upgraded to fair!