Oakland Police shot Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen in face with non-lethal round causing severe injuries. Those who tried to help this severely injured vet were hit with stun grenades.
This video shows a person filming the Oakland Police during a peaceful time of the protest in Oakland. A cop shoots the guy filming them with a rubber bullet. What a disgrace! The guy was sent to a local hospital from the injuries.
Occupy Wall Street protesters are not only sick and tired of this country being politically and economically controlled by the uber-rich, but also the Oakland Police who have acted more like thugs than say “to serve and protect.” Many people from other countries are watching the happenings in Oakland and have expressed outrage of the treatment of our citizens who are expressing their displeasure of our system and police.
Violence begets Violence and it’s becoming clear that if the police continue using excessive force on the overwhelmingly peaceful protesters [yes there’s a few trouble makers and the police should concentrate their rage on them only] we could see riots that we have not seen since the 1960s.
When police start acting like thugs [Oakland Police have a nice history of using violence against minorities] they lose the respect of law-abiding citizens. The Oakland Police have shot people with rubber bullets and yes even with tear gas canisters and causing severe injuries. The police have been caught on video throwing stun grenades at people trying to help severely injured people.
These Americans who are being beaten, shot at and gassed are scenes that we see in countries with Dictatorships.
Richard uses the same tactics of the rightwing zealots everywhere….you try to dehumanize these people sort of like the Nazis did to Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Homosexuals and others. It makes it easier and in some ways justifiable to take away these sub-humans rights away from them and to beat them like dogs.