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41 Responses to Marine Vet Shot With Rubber Bullet At OWS Protest

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    snuffy2009 Male 18-29
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    November 4, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    Link: Marine Vet Shot With Rubber Bullet At OWS Protest - These Occupy Wall Street protests are looking too much like a war zone.
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    junkaroo Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2011 at 11:51 am
    It wasn`t a rubber bullet, it was a fired teargas canister that nailed him in the forehead (allegedly aimed). The real clear BS part is that there`s video of another cop throwing a flashbang grenade rught on top of him while a handful of people were trying to pick him off the ground.

    PS: Welcome to last week...
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2011 at 11:51 am
    Is this not just the same video as the other day?
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    ledgehead Male 40-49
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    November 5, 2011 at 11:57 am
    When are people going to post videos with steady cameras instead of obnoxious jumping video, why bother if its not viewable.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    It`s painful to watch a bunch of ordinary people full of adrenaline in a dangerous situation all trying to take a commanding role. There were so many people screaming "WHAT`S YOUR NAME?" in his face the poor guy didn`t even get a chance to reply.
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    So this was on Wall Street? Not Libya?
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Is this Wall Street?

    Finally, it`s good to see that the cops are cleaning the dirt off the street. If I were the chief of police, I would`ve sent in the fire department for riot control; they`re a little less violent, and they would give the protesters the shower that they desperately need.

    Did you guys see the protester at the very beginning of the video throw the tear gas canister into the crowd of cops? Now, they`re resorting to assaulting police officers--it`s disgusting.
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    Pyrosisflame Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    When are people going to post videos with steady cameras instead of obnoxious jumping video, why bother if its not viewable.


    do you want to take a $1,500 camera with a tripod/wheele`d base into a protest where tear gas and rubber bullets are being used with possible riots happening and the high risk of people being there who only want to benifit themselves by stealing things?
    or would you rather show up support your cause and when poo goes down reach into your pocket and get your phone out to record the havock?
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    now this is a protest.

    Now, step 2, get the rednecks to come with guns :P
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
    662 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    This was Oakland a week ago...this is old news.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    @M_Archer - Tear gas isn`t that bad. One or two minutes of walking around in some fresh air and you`re fine. A lot of cops are ex-military and have had to deal with tear gas before as part of their basic training. Hell, in my division a bunch of us would have gone a second time if they`d have let us.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 5, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    Again, This became a riot because of the protesters vandalism, graffiti, and setting fires, thus they are `Rioters` and were treated as such by the police.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2011 at 1:50 pm
    Crakr shooting rubber bullets at head level is not only trained against but can and will kill someone. Whether or not they were using proper methods (rubber bullets) using them incorrectly is dangerous and unacceptable. In fairness he could have been kneeling or all sorts of other things could happen that would make this an accident. Also, just because some were rioting or vandalizing doesn`t mean they all are so using rubber bullets on subject A who is stationary and compliant just because subject B is throwing rocks ten feet behind him is still a no go. It`s so funny to see you all take it from black (totally innocent man wrongly shot as if intentional hell must be paid) to crakrs white he was a violent fire setting, graffiti artist. You`re the same retarded lot that blindly argue dem and gop poo as if there have never been, aren`t, and never will be any shades of grey.
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    schecter5 Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    @ norris:

    hell yeah. get the razor blades and vaseline. poos about to go down...
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    illios Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    Just a couple weeks ago this same guy was "Hit in the head with a flash grenade" Posting partial videos and incorrect headings is never good.

    Hope they have that medic on there side, with roads blocked off and people "not moveing" for the police, it`ll be fun getting aid there quickly.

    Also a tip, when police break out the rubber bullets, tear gas and flash grenades, it`s time to MOVE, standing there yelling, and throwing it back at them is NOT going to benefit you in a fun or positive way.

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    chrn368 Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    Next step; revolution.
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    Andryko Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    remember,remember the 5th of november...
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    @Brassbull: Tear gas isn`t that bad? You obviously don`t remember the video of tear gas army training posted here a week or so ago.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1614 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    M_Archer - I did see that video, and I went through the same thing in boot camp. It clears out your sinuses and makes your eyes water but thats all.
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    lytle_lytle Male 18-29
    208 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    Being a Marine gives him no special privelages. If he is a Marine and acting a fool like many of the protesters in this video, than the title does not protect him. He deserves the repercussions of his actions like every other protester who takes things out of line.

    By out of line, I do mean those deficating on police cars, destroying private property, etc... Not just the people sitting there stating their case.
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    EricWRN Male 30-39
    590 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    This guy was actually kicked out of the marines for drug use and other misconduct. It only takes a little bit of reading about him to find out that he wasn`t exactly an american hero.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm
    @M_Archer

    Tear gas isn`t that bad. In a small room where it`s been cooking for awhile and collecting, and recruits are made to inhale it for extended periods of time, it burns the skin and eyes and causes asphyxiation, but it`s tolerable. Out in the streets in the open air from a fresh canister is not going to do much at all- Mild irritation perhaps, but nothing serious.
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    November 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm
    someone needs to take an ak to these cops already
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    November 6, 2011 at 1:16 am
    It were a real revolution, the police would be in dire trouble.
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    mitch2d2 Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2011 at 3:42 am
    @Thetas Then why would you use it to control a crowd? What the hell would `mildly irritating` people do to get a situation under control? Of course tear gas is bad. It would have to be for it to work, dumbass.
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    chance13 Male 40-49
    219 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 5:34 am
    Good lord, could we please get some accounting of these situations that isn`t slanted to the one side so far...Bias isn`t good journalism, it`s a show of stupidity...in both the reporter and those that tout it as gospel.
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    angelo0317 Male 18-29
    331 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 6:53 am
    I enjoy watching video of `OWS`. I see it getting worse as the weeks go by and I question myself and peers, do you think it`s going going to escalate any further. We all reply with, "No, they are going to just to gradually stop protesting and go home."

    If this keep going the way it is, I am expecting to see full blown gun wars by Christmas. What a treat. SMH
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 6:59 am
    Lame, for starters, who started it, I`m betting it wasn`t the cops. If they are shooting at you, GTFO of the way.

    He looked dazed, which is what one would suspect, but I doubt he even has a mild concussion. Now if he were out cold, than he`d may have one, but otherwise, not much different than a punch to the face.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 7:01 am
    @ Draculya

    If it were a real revolution, I`m pretty sure they would break out the army to put an end to it.
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    illios Male 18-29
    181 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 8:58 am
    @skullgrin - Oh please do, and once ONE person fires a shot against the police I won`t ever have to see another OWS video because they would all be shut down.

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    snuffy2009 Male 18-29
    241 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 9:44 am
    for all you haters, this was posted a week ago and do you really think that he was a drug user etc. use you head and understand, that is what "they" want you to think....as for gas canister vs rubber bullet, who cares? either way it`s stuffed up.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    BWahaha!! As a Marine and a vet myself I can only laugh at the melodramatic BS in this vid. These people act like they are victims in a warzone. Nevermind its a fact that they created the warzone and they victimized themselves.

    LOL, "WHAT`S YOUR NAME!!"
    "HE WAS SHOT!!"

    Yeah, by a rubber bullet, that probably was indirect supression fire and his dumb head got in the way. Dummy, that`s what happens when you become a criminal vagrant and start riots.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    Criminal vagrants deserve to be shot,huh? Big crime.What happened to the right to peacefully assemble? @spluryburbl-Your an ex-Marine,Vet AND Anti-American?WTF?
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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    with you splurby.
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    illios Male 18-29
    181 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    @robosnitz - Yep, because that sure looked peacful to me -.-

    Theres a mighty big list of things they were not supposed to be doing, most of them were hardly "peaceful" on a side note, a majority of all the OWS related videos on this site hardly resemble anything peacful in nature, most depect yelling, arguing, disorder of various kinds, fighting etc...

    Most videos like this are from whiners trying to create sympathy for the cause "look how they`re treating us" "the police are reacting violently and we aren`t doing anything wrong". Sorry, I call BS, You don`t want to be gased? Shot at? maced? Here`s a thought when a bunch of men dressed in riot gear and are also armed start to walk you`re way...MOVE, you can be defiant all you want, but don`t expect me to feel bad for you when you`re plan back fires.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    in lybia they are heros for changing an opressive government, in america we get shot at
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    November 6, 2011 at 8:56 pm
    @robosnitz- nail on the head.
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    HI-haole Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2011 at 1:07 am
    I about died laughing when the guy yelled out "MEDIC!!.. MEDIC!!!"

    Where does he think he is?..
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    "Criminal vagrants deserve to be shot,huh? Big crime.What happened to the right to peacefully assemble? @spluryburbl-Your an ex-Marine,Vet AND Anti-American?WTF?"

    This is what I expected when I made my post. That a moron would read it, but only take from it what they wish to take from it. Who exactly said they were being peaceful? Where is their agreement with the city to "peacefully assemble"? (There are rules to that you know) When did I say criminal vagrants "deserve to be shot"?

    What I did say was that they were likely being violent and criminal and he was in the line of indirect fire. How you got anything different is beyond me, but alas... expected.

    Furthermore; I am not an ex-Marine... I am a current Marine of 15+ years, a Veteran of 3 wars/conflicts (whatever) and I defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. WTF do you do?
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    "in lybia they are heros for changing an opressive government, in america we get shot at"

    They get shot at there too, with real bullets. By the hundreds and it is not pretty. Been there lately?

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