Iraq Veteran In Critical Condition After Being Shot By Police At Occupy Oakland

olsenfbOn Tuesday night, the Oakland police staged a brutal attack on peaceful protesters gathered outside of City Hall. Among the worst injured was Scott Olsen, a 24-year-old ex-Marine who served two tours in Iraq and now works as an IT systems analyst and volunteers in anti-war groups. He is in critical condition with a fractured skull and brain swelling after being shot in the face by an officer with a teargas canister, the Guardian reports. Someone managed to capture this shocking video of police maliciously using a explosive device against a group of people as they attempt to move the gravely wounded Olsen to safety:

31 Comments on "Iraq Veteran In Critical Condition After Being Shot By Police At Occupy Oakland"

  1. Drinky McGee | Oct 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm |

    Repulsive. I wonder if this will get more people into the streets or scare them away?

  2. Drinky McGee | Oct 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm |

    Repulsive. I wonder if this will get more people into the streets or scare them away?

  3. Richieb001 | Oct 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm |

    Anyone who is related to the police in Oakland should be deeply embarrased.

  4. Richieb001 | Oct 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm |

    Anyone who is related to the police in Oakland should be deeply embarrased.

    • BuzzCoastin | Oct 27, 2011 at 9:40 pm |

      The military and the police have no personal sense of responsibility
      nor do their relatives.
      They are trained to avoid thinking about and questioning orders
      and they are trained to follow orders unquestioningly.
      If they had a personal conscious
      they would not be cops.

  5. st Lorraine | Oct 27, 2011 at 5:23 pm |

    Americans need martyrs too

  6. Mr Willow | Oct 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm |

    I wonder how long before demonstraters decide to repay the Oakland PD for all the ‘good work’ they’re doing? 

  7. Mr Willow | Oct 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm |

    I wonder how long before demonstraters decide to repay the Oakland PD for all the ‘good work’ they’re doing? 

    • Anarchy Pony | Oct 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm |

      I dunno, but someone needs to.

      • Mr Willow | Oct 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm |

        If the police continue their current behaviour—and really, there is no reason for them to alter it—it is only inevitable.

  8. Anti-Citizen1 | Oct 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm |

    I dunno, but someone needs to.

  9. Anonymous | Oct 27, 2011 at 7:36 pm |

    it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.

  10. it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.

  11. Deaddreamer | Oct 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm |

    Two words: Rubén Salazar.  History repeating itself.

  12. Deaddreamer | Oct 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm |

    Two words: Rubén Salazar.  History repeating itself.

  13. Mr Willow | Oct 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm |

    If the police continue their current behaviour—and really, there is no reason for them to alter it—it is only inevitable.

  14. DeepCough | Oct 28, 2011 at 1:19 am |

    I’m afraid those crazy gun nuts are making more and more sense every day.

  15. The Chariot | Oct 28, 2011 at 1:20 am |

    anyone who works as a cop is a brainless animal. Its all for money justice left a long time ago. Demonstrators need to have  
    strategies
     to defends themselves as well being a martyr is not as effective these days when people can easily tune out brutality with entertainment. What works is money, protest wait till the police get there leave and come back the next day. It cost the police and private security forces way more to come and secure an area then it takes protester to take buses and ride bikes. Oakland is known for violence tho police there are used to responding to sports riots not peaceful protest.

  16. The Chariot | Oct 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm |

    anyone who works as a cop is a brainless animal. Its all for money justice left a long time ago. Demonstrators need to have  
    strategies
     to defends themselves as well being a martyr is not as effective these days when people can easily tune out brutality with entertainment. What works is money, protest wait till the police get there leave and come back the next day. It cost the police and private security forces way more to come and secure an area then it takes protester to take buses and ride bikes. Oakland is known for violence tho police there are used to responding to sports riots not peaceful protest.

  17. The military and the police have no personal sense of responsibility
    nor do their relatives.
    They are trained to avoid thinking and questioning orders
    and they are trained to follow orders unquestioningly.
    If they had a personal conscious
    they would not be cops.

  18. Anti-Crowley | Oct 30, 2011 at 9:25 am |

    They keep this up and there will be violence in return from the vets and even active duty military (who I honestly believe are on the side of the populace.)  That is the last thing we need, this thing going to the next level in terms of violence.  The proper response would be an increase in PEACEFUL protesters.  Who knows, maybe a little Ron Paul is the cure!?

  19. Anti-Crowley | Oct 30, 2011 at 5:25 am |

    They keep this up and there will be violence in return from the vets and even active duty military (who I honestly believe are on the side of the populace.)  That is the last thing we need, this thing going to the next level in terms of violence.  The proper response would be an increase in PEACEFUL protesters.  Who knows, maybe a little Ron Paul is the cure!?

  20. odjrsmitty | Nov 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm |

    Yes, I hate to say it. But the govt. is going to far

  21. odjrsmitty | Nov 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm |

    Yes, I hate to say it. But the govt. is going to far

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