Thursday, March 15, 2012

Updates 3/15/12 (Short)

Hello everyone.

I don't have much time today, so I am reporting the one big piece of news that I have seen. This is directly copied from Here you go.

The Associated Press
Posted: 03/15/2012 04:58:55 AM PDT

OAKLAND, Calif.—A Marine Corps veteran whose skull was fractured during an Occupy Oakland protest was struck by a police beanbag round, not a tear gas canister.
Scott Olsen's lawyer told the San Francisco Chronicle ( on Wednesday that the Oakland Police Department confirmed Olsen was struck by a bean bag round fired less than 30 feet away during the October clash outside Oakland City Hall.
Attorney Mark Martel, who is preparing to file a claim against the Police Department, says bean bag rounds are meant to hit people, indicating the officer intentionally aimed at Olsen's head.
Police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson has refused to identify the officer.
The Police Department and the private Frazier Group are investigating the response to the anti-Wall Street protests.

Sorry, that's all I have time for.


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1 comment:

  1. When will we start holding officers accountable for their brutality and excessive use of force? Evicting protesters is Unconstitutional and endangers the basic rights of EVERY last American. Is this the country we were raised in, were men and women are beaten, gassed, pepper-sprayed and arrested for their disapproval of the government? We have to be careful to protect our Constitutional Rights! Raise awareness and do your part with these free posters I designed for the movement on my artist’s blog at