Scott Olsen is the Marine Corps veteran critically injured at Occupy Oakland Tuesday night, during a confrontation between the protesters and the police. The latest news is good: his condition has been upgraded from critical to fair and he is apparently conscious and able to respond to doctors and family members. I sincerely wish him a full recovery, and I also hope that a proper investigation is conducted to determine whether police misconduct is responsible for his injuries.h/t @JammieWF
But I ran across something this evening that may add a new dimension to this story. It has been widely reported that Olsen is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. But apparently his opposition to the U.S. military and the Marine Corps in which he served runs a little deeper.
The site is no longer live, but Olsen was the founder of IHateTheMarineCorps.com, a private user forum apparently dedicated to bashing the Marine Corps. (click to enlarge)[More]
Also, Pat Dollard has a video of the incident including another vid from MSNBC Analyst Donnie Deutsch saying "Occupy Wall Street needs a Kent State moment". His wish almost came true. The Tea Party repulses him too, but you already are aware of that I suppose.
This ain't Hell has more on the #OccupyOakland protesters
So just like in Indianapolis OWS planners in Oakland reviled why the Police has been involved in there protest. Why that this has nothing to do with peaceful decent. It is about shutting down all operations in the cities regardless who it affects.[Cross Post]