SCOTT OLSEN. You need to know and remember that name.
If you haven’t seen the videos yet, you need to. The police in Oakland California engaged in a violent attack on peaceful protestors.
They threw live explosives into a crowd of unarmed citizens.
Why is it that you will not find this footage on United States Network Television?
And now learn that Scott Olsen, a United States Marine was critically wounded when he was fired upon by Oakland Police.
Do you hear that Marines? Do you hear what they did to your own?
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) “” The clash between Oakland police and Occupy Wall Street protesters left a Marine veteran who completed two Iraq tours in critical condition Wednesday after he was struck by a police projectile, a veterans’ group said.
Scott Olsen, 24, suffered a fractured skull Tuesday as he marched with other protesters toward City Hall, said Dottie Guy, of the Iraq Veterans Against the War. The demonstrators had been making an attempt to re-establish a presence in the area of a disbanded protesters’ camp when they were met by police officers in riot gear.
Several small skirmishes broke out and officers cleared the area by firing tear gas.
It’s not known exactly what type of object struck Olsen, currently a systems network administrator in Daly City, or whether he’ll need surgery, Guy said.
“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.