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80 Responses to 1 Marine Vs 30 Cops

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    October 17, 2011 at 9:43 am
    Link: 1 Marine Vs 30 Cops - Sgt. Thomas voices his opinions of the NYPD police brutality that has been plaguing the OWS movement...LIKE A BOSS!!
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:12 am
    isnt it cute. Poor uneducated marine thinks he knows better that trained police officers who are doing their jobs. Guess what bud, youre yelling at the wrong people.
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    srximus Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:12 am
    When I listen to Sgt. Thomas my heart rate goes up, my palms are sweaty, I just want to be there and support this brave man. Who can answer his questions? Who?
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:13 am
    true hero...
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:15 am
    tedgp,

    you sound like exactly the type of person that would live happily under a dictator. You are the type that needs to be told what to do, when and how and I might suggest you do some research about which countries have a system of gov like that so you can go and live there because you do not deserve to call yourself an American.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:16 am
    i think i got the just of it after 2 mins
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:16 am
    Quite. They should walk away. There`s no upside here for the cops. They either mace the marine and figuratively become an enemy of America, or walk away and let him have his say.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:18 am
    they want to beat the poo out of him so bad...
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:19 am
    tedgp: hows the trolling coming along? i see you`ve already hooked one :)
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:22 am
    I sound like the kind of person who`d live under a dictator? Yep. Im sure i didnt go to the london protests this year, even though they were 300 miles from where i live. As for being an american. hahah. read under my avatar. You are a product of the american education system at its best. irony. Gotta love it.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:22 am
    @collegebound, some of its trolling yea, but he definitley is shouting at the wrong guys. Theyre doing their job just as theyre trained to do.
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    mastrmind Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:25 am
    He`s not a marine.. well anymore at least.
    Supporting protests like this, is in direct conflict of the UCMJ.

    Also, an e5 in the marines would have more sense than to be walking around in such bad form, without a hat no less.

    His credibility as a Marine is about as good as
    Santa Claus Vs 30 cops.

    And there wasn`t a versus.. He just shouted rhetoric, expecting no response, except a said violent one to enforce his own ideas.

    He was basically asking them to do it, just so he could further the cause.
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    scoomanchoo Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:27 am
    This is not a way to appear sane, it`s a good point but what proof does he have that these are bad cops? He`s kind of a crazy non-nice individual from what I can tell in the video.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:28 am
    "they want to beat the poo out of him so bad... "

    No they don`t. dumbass marine is a dumbass. Cops did great just keeping their cool.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:28 am
    "He`s not a marine.. well anymore at least.
    Supporting protests like this, is in direct conflict of the UCMJ.

    Also, an e5 in the marines would have more sense than to be walking around in such bad form, without a hat no less."

    hes risked his life for his country...his whole family has...he can do whatever the drat he wants as far as i am concerned.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:31 am
    TKD Master: oh another troll :D you wont get me though

    scoomanchoo: he already made it clear that he realizes that they in specific dont deserve all of the blame if any...the point that he was trying to get across was that he didnt fight for blood and country to come back and find it at war with itself.

    why is it harder for actual americans to understand simple english that it is for other nationalities?
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    demonveteran Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:32 am
    It`s funny because those cops have probably done service in the military, if not reservist already. Also that marine is way out of regs and you don`t put dress ribbons on your military fatigues.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:34 am
    why is it also so hard to also understand that he isnt in the marines anymore? hes not showing up for roll call and he isnt even on base...hes just showing off simple marine wear and his ribbons...hes allowed to do that.

    if you`ve never actually served and you dont know wtf you are talking about then stfu about his uniform...
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:36 am
    Ha. Cops didn`t freakin` dare mace or tase his ass!

    Bet that burned their asses. I`m sure they took it out on some rail-thin Goth chicks later that night after they `resisted.`
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    Arcval Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:39 am
    Good point collegebound. He`s hardly acting in a military manner.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:41 am
    Arcval: the guys who are serving NOW hardly act in military manner :|

    just because you put on that uniform and someone sticks a gun in your face doesn`t mean you throw away the last of your humanity.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:42 am
    *****TROLL ALERT*****

    if he had been WHITE nobody would go against him...
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:54 am
    dont get all quiet and awkward on me now :|
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    October 17, 2011 at 11:57 am
    like a boss? screaming the same thing over and over is like a boss?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Why was he shouting? Why was he shouting? Why was he shouting?
    The cops were just stanind there. Just standing there. Just standing there.
    I don`t get it. It don`t get it. I don`t get it.

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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    OOH-RAH!
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    @Arcval He`s doing what he went to Iraq to do..fighting for his people. I think he`s acting perfectly.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    Peaceful protest. Whatever. I`m on the fence.

    Cops may have done wrong, sure, it seems to happen all the time over there. But boasting your military career? No. That doesn`t raise your credibility at all in my books.

    He`s got balls, but he`s freaking huge.
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    Klamz Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    He should be ashamed of himself the way he`s acting.
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    Ffoulkes Male 40-49
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    Some of `these people` are breaking laws and refuse to stop. Then they resist arrest, thus the get themselves hurt. They are idiots.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    Klamz: how? why? his words werent put together in the best way but he isn`t doing anything but protesting.

    hes done nothing wrong.
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    mastrmind Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    College

    By dressing as a member of the military, and speaking on their behalf, he is in fact doing wrong AND could be cited for breaking laws such as one would get for impersonation of a police officer.

    If he were to go remove the US Marine insignia and the US Marine patch above it. He could speak as a vet..



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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    >>like a boss? screaming the same thing over and over is like a boss?

    What else did he need to say?
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    mastrmind: impersonating an officer and impersonating a military member are two different crimes and the later is punished more serverely.

    the fact of the matter is that he IS an ex marine. why would he give his name and rank if he want otherwise?

    he isnt impersonating anyone.
    he IS a veteran.
    he isnt doing anything wrong.

    in the case that you are just trolling ill spray some anti-troll spray and call it a day.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    Ragey black dude: Why are you hurting these people?!

    Me: BECAUSE THEY ARE BREAKING THE LAW!

    When they are peacefully protesting, they don`t get the poo kicked out of `em.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    AJ: i like your thundercats picture :D
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    "If he were to go remove the US Marine insignia and the US Marine patch above it. He could speak as a vet.."

    i was trying to find a way to insult you for using this statement.

    it didnt work...do realize on your own how stupid that is...
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    mastrmind Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    10 USC, subtitle A, part 2, chapter 45,sections 771 and 772.

    Give you something to read whilst you come up with better comebacks. Trolls must get sleepy.

    Now, since we don`t know if A) He was ever on active duty, or B) was, and is no longer on, or C) is a moron. We will assume he was, and no longer is.

    So, scroll to Sec 772 When wearing by persons not on active duty authorized

    (e) A person not on active duty who served honorably in time of
    war in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps may bear the
    title, and, when authorized by regulations prescribed by the
    President, wear the uniform, of the highest grade held by him
    during that war.


    Fighting with police during a protest isn`t in the regs anywhere.

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    drgnstr Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    His shouting made it a bit hard to understand *all* of what he said but I can agree with his frustration for the situation. And if he was on leave between tours(explaining the half civies dress), which could be likely because he said he was overseas for 14 months which is the average length of one tour(contracts these days last for 3-5 tours), if the cops had touched/hurt him it could have been considered damage to government property (i.e. the marine himself).
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    mastrmind: you almost turned me stupid there for a minute...i had this whole paragraph typed out as to how that doesn`t restrain him from speaking as a veteran. then i realized that what you just typed has poo to do with what we are actually arguing about. like you said "Fighting with police during a protest isn`t in the regs anywhere."

    you would arrest a WW2 or Veitnam veteran for talking about old war stories while not in uniform?

    i weep for any children you have/will have at any given point in your life...
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    mastrmind Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm
    You just got yourself.

    WHILE NOT IN UNIFORM.

    As I stated before, because he is in uniform, he is speaking for the entirety of the US Marine Corp.


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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    Raging... yelling is not an act of "boss-like" its not how you do it.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    if you think he is speaking for the whole marine corps then i fail to see any reason for your existence.

    wish you could have seen my original words i was going to post but i dont want to be banned just yet...
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    mastrmind Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    I`d love to see that wonderful work of trolling you wrote. I`m sure everyone else would too.
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    angelo0317 Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    @2:20, I thought he was going to turn into a Super Saiyan, lmao
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    Mastr is right college. Every boot camp kiddie knows once you`re done with your service, you`re more than welcome to continue wearing your uniform in your public life PROVIDED you`ve removed any patches indicating your branch of the military or what country you represent. You CAN`T wear US flags on a military uniform when you`re not in the military. No matter how many mobilizations you had, you are no longer a representative of US policy or Marine/Navy/Army/AF policy. You MAY wear the uniform with all the above patches if you get prior consent.

    I still wear my coveralls, cammies, and dress blues on occasion due to comfort, or posture. Anyone in the military who sees me in these uniforms knows immediately I`m no longer an active member because I`ve removed the patches as expected.
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    grapehead Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    they are leaving them alone lol
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    October 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    He should have told some of his fellow Marines that it doesn`t make you tough to hurt un-armed people. Would have saved a few lives over there when the very few idiot who thought they were tough murdered innocent civilians for fun.

    (I stand behind our troops, but we`ve seen postings on here before about the very few idiot Marines who murder civilians for fun. Just remember, it`s very few, and 99.99% of the people over there are not involved.)
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    beardtats Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    when a large dangerous looking man with tactical training in combat techniques becomes irritated and begins screaming in a manner such as this, any rational human, police or not, is going to become concerned about the potential for him to turn violent and act irrationally. as a police officer it is their duty to ensure that is not his intention, and prolonged actions of this sort often wind up in the subject simply being detained and possibly tasered so that no other innocent member of society or police service is harmed.....which is exactly what should have happened, military service record or not.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    Uhhh....looks like they are doing their job by following orders to stand there and keep the peace. Why is this so hard a concept to understand, they have no choice, it`s quit your job or do as your told.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    October 17, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    i wanted to see 1 marine fight 30 cops...that`d be sweet...i`d have to give the marine a weapon to make it a bit more fair though...
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    Crabcakes Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    Why is this so hard a concept to understand, they have no choice, it`s quit your job or do as your told.
    There comes a point when morals have to take precedence over employment. If all you ever look out for is yourself, working as a cop, a PUBLIC SERVANT, is not the profession for you.
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    QualityJay Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    Wait... the cops are beating up the protesters???
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    number1man Male 13-17
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    October 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    -_- i came here expecting to see a guy fight 30 people
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    johnkelley Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    How about the fact that these aren`t peaceful protests? These people are illegally protesting and committing crimes. The cops didn`t look like they were hurting this guy, either.
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    xtkm1x Male 13-17
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    October 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    Beardtats, how about you listen to his message first? Maybe I`m wrong, but it seems like he`s kind of irritated over the way that the police officers are handling the crowds. He would not have been irate at ALL if the cops weren`t hurting innocent civilians. And it`s in the best intentions of police to make sure that violence, as well as other crimes don`t happen. "Why are you hurting innocent people?" Does it sound like the cops have their priorities straight? NOPE. sounds like there`s already a problem.
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    Mitico Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    johnkelley, i`d like to see them try and hurt him. Also, i`d like you to tell how people should get legal permits for protests of such kind? Think about who gives them the permits and who finances the givers.
    I don`t condone destruction of property, but as long as the protests are peaceful - the people shouldn`t be harmed.
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    foolsowl Male 40-49
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    October 17, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    Also like to point out that some guys you might have heard of before threw a protest without permits. George Washington, Tom Jefferson,.... I think u can guess the rest of the crowd. Overbearing Governments will never really give you freedom of speech when they don`t want to hear what you are saying.
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
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    October 17, 2011 at 6:32 pm
    @number1man At least it is a verbal one.
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    Pindragon Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 7:23 pm
    I am dreadfully curious how one can illegally protest...

    Makes about as much sense as legally breaking laws and a fictional work of nonfiction.

    This gentleman simply did what everyone else on wallstreet is trying to do:

    Make a point.

    Things are not as they should be and he is simply relaying the message.

    I fear the day one has to get a permit to protest. Next, we`ll have to register to speak and pay a tax to breath.

    Shame.
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    kru2wuero Male 13-17
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    October 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    our strongest weapon is our voice
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    Pindragon Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    @kru2wuero: Truer words were never spoken.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    he seemed to be the one out of control, not the police. there is no honor in blinding shouting at officers who seem to be standing idle. wheres the video of the "random beatings" he was shouting about?
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm
    why are all cops either short fat pigs or baby faced D-bags?
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm
    That is one gigantic angry black man.
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    shappy Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm
    and when he left they beat up some random passers by to feel big.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm
    TAKE THAT PIGGIES!!!
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    isthiswherei Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    "he seemed to be the one out of control, not the police. there is no honor in blinding shouting at officers who seem to be standing idle. wheres the video of the "random beatings" he was shouting about?"

    The dude is probably just kind of angry because of certain experiences he`s had in the past and what he has seen in connection with the police and the OWS. And guess what, he probably does have some kind of PTSD, which has been set off by the warzone like mentality of the police and what he has experienced in Iraq or Afghanistan. And the reason why the cops are being still and not doing anything is because what he was saying has weight, especially when a person like him, someone who has seen warzones, says it. Like a smaller version of the vietnam veterans that joined up with the anti-war movement.
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    wasteweb Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 1:07 am
    "These people don`t have guns!"
    Yes they do. How many gun related deaths are there in New York each year? A lot, I bet.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2011 at 3:51 am
    Amen Sargent. God bless, And thank you.
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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 4:16 am
    stop crying and go get a job
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    Mr_G85 Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 4:55 am
    @isthiswherei They`re not saying anything because they don`t want to aggravate the situation. It had the potential to get out of control with the slightest. Cops had to calm the situation by acting neutral but still in control, let him blow off steam and he`ll hopefully leave in peace. No need to excite him even more and get everyone else to see him as a martyr if he got arrested. You must admit he does look like he`s trying to lure the cops in to action or get the crowd going. What he says may even be correct, but the police are only interested, or should be, in keeping the peace in a situation like that.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2011 at 6:53 am
    a UFC billboard in New York. Oh the irony.
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    DrCat Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2011 at 9:41 am
    They have been told by a professional now.
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2011 at 10:18 am
    Oorah Devil Dog!

    Honor, courage, and commitment...all three on display there.

    Speaking up about what is plainly wrong is the ultimate act of a true patriot.

    That Marine is welcome in my household any time.
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    hagane Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2011 at 11:11 am
    The man is pissed off, and for good reason.
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    LoveToSpooge Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    Mr. G85 sounds as exactly out of the loop due to his distance from where this is happening as he actually is. People are being beaten, maced, and arrested for NO REASON. The NYPD, along with SEVERAL other police depts around the country are TERRORISTS. IMHO, people who are too deluded to see and combat the evils law enforcement are putting on the groups who aren`t too scared to dissent don`t deserve to have a voiced opinion about terrors being committed abroad
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    October 19, 2011 at 1:39 am
    A couple of things...

    Part of me wants to say, "F*ck Yeah!".

    But another part says that he made his point, and that was overkill.

    And then there`s the point that maybe some of them did in fact have guns. This is America...
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    October 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    Uhn...this guy just seemed crazy to me. I can understand these sentiments if some sort of brutality was occuring but um, the police were just calmly moving people along... Was just silly.
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    lolcatman Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    lol wow, oh wow, if that dude was to charge all those copes would puss out and run man, oh man lulz to be had here today.

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