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Thursday, October 27, 2011

If an Iraq war veteran can be shot in the head by police with a tear gas canister, what do you think can happen to YOU?
Posted by Jill | 5:57 AM

There's only one group being violent here, and it isn't the Occupy protesters in Oakland, California.

It's sad that Occupy protesters have been pointing out that police whose union is under siege by Tea Party governors are serving their corporate masters instead of acting in solidarity with those who are out there in the streets calling attention to the plight of police officers and fire fighters and teachers, as much as they are calling attention to the massive tossing in the garbage of the American middle class.

What does it say when a young man inspired to serve his country survives two tours of enemy fire and then comes home to be gravely injured by law enforcement in his own country?

Teabaggers are always talking about how they revere the Constitution. They talk all the time about the Second Amendment. But in their loathing for the Occupy movement, they forget the first one:
Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Scott Olsen thought he was going to Iraq to defend the U.S. and its Constitution. How wrong he was.

Olsen's roommate spoke with Keith Olbermann last night:

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Anonymous BNJ said...
California is, for all intents and purposes, no longer a free state.

Blogger Ahab said...
Heartbreaking and appalling.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Well, maybe it comes down to this:

We don't really have a police force to "serve and protect" the people anymore, but an army of occupation for the 1%.