Angry marine

Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, October 19th, 2011 - 14 comments
Categories: activism, police, us politics - Tags: ,

Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas speaks his mind to some New York police. A bit repetitive, but he gets his point across!

14 comments on “Angry marine”

  1. billy fish 1

    Serious dilemma for the NYPD – they can’t be filmed assaulting a war veteran – not a good look. Protestors are fine as far as thier rules go.

    Interesting seeing the unease in some of the cops eyes being confronted with the truth from a source they have been taught to respect.

  2. Colonial Viper 2

    Yep saw this and it was awesome. Here is a small problem the US has. A disproportionately high number of people in the US Armed forces come from poor, black backgrounds.

    Many of these highly trained soldiers have finished their tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and are now back home, having left the military. Except they have found that there are no jobs for them waiting at home, their families are under economic distress and homes around their neighbourhood are being foreclosed on.

    What’s a trained fighting man to do except stand up for his communities and for “US citizens”?

    • freedom 2.1

      Don’t forget the denial of basic medical benefits, especially for those who lost limbs or suffered from the handling and use of depleted uranium shells, which is not covered by any of their health plans. There is also the removal of many Veteran services including Housing and University Tuition and as always the constant threat of being ordered to engage in a third, fourth or fifth tour of duty.

  3. Yep there have been incidents of violence at this occupy wall street thing, it may be a bit harsh to say those officers shown in the video have been violent, because i havent seen any evidence of them getting violent.

    Still the marine was right to stand up for what he believe in.

    • Colonial Viper 3.1

      check youtube for the footage of where a docile group of young women Occupy protestors fenced off on a small piece of footpath was maced by a passing police officer, who simply then walked away without acknowledging what he had done. New York City that was.

        • joe90

          Punished, perhaps.

          An internal New York Police Department review has found an official violated department guidelines when he used pepper spray on Occupy Wall Street protesters last month, a person with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.

          Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna faces discipline of a loss of 10 vacation days after the Sept. 24 incident near Union Square, shortly after the now-global protests began in a tiny private plaza in lower Manhattan, the person said. The person had direct knowledge of the review but was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

          • Luxated

            Pretty soft punishment considering he committed assault, he should have been sacked.

      • Brett Dale 3.1.2

        I saw that video and that was bad, I hope the police officer lost his job over that, I havent seen a video of the officers in the Marine video doing anything bad.

        • Colonial Viper

          The NYC police force has a reputation for brutality mate. And its been caught on film many a time.

    • freedom 3.2

      “Yep there have been incidents of violence at this occupy wall street thing,” proof please Brett

      If you watch the video it clearly explains itself Brett. The marine is responding to a previous incident.

      if you really want to believe the OWS are committing violence then go right ahead. When the agent provocateurs are already admitting their involvement it must terrify you to think that people who commit to NON VIOLENT PROTEST are actually capable of doing just that.

      All violence at official OWS activities has been expressed only from the POLICE

      The media is loving the repeated screenings of the Rome events. They had flames and bashed windows. If you bothered to use your eyes and that lumpy grey squishy thing in your skull you would recognise the prescence of Anarchist groups as the persons responsible for these acts of destruction and violence.

      These groups are not part of OWS and only ever join actions to provoke Police response. They always do so clad in black and masked to avoid identity checks. What other well documented group employ this tactic? Oh yeah Agent Provacateurs.

      Believe in the millions of people around the globe who have, over the last month, peacefully and safely exchanged their views and demands for a fairer system, or swallow the toxic junk suddenly spewing from the MSM that is hell bent on fanning any flame that keeps the advertisers warm in their slumber.

      You are so predictable in your defense of the elite. I am not sure which is worse, the fact that they do not care what happens to you and your family. Or the fact that you do not know that.

      • Brett Dale 3.2.1


        Find it strange that people here are supporting a USA Marine.

        Secondly, yes I beleive he was doing good, I just havent a video of the police in that video doing anything bad.

        • ron

          Why would you find it strange that people here would support a Marine?
          Oh – you think the people here can’t discriminate between the guy who joined the force to do his duty for his country and the Leaders of the country who made an immoral decision to send him into battle?

  4. Uturn 4

    That guy will have a breakdown over his own questions. He went overseas to police the will of his nation against another nation; now the will of his nation’s elite is policed against US citizens. It’s not about honor, or patriotism or who is armed. It might not even be about right and wrong.

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