Tear Gas Used On Injured Oakland Protester

Submitted by: gildron 5 years ago

You can see the officer pause to line up his shot, these people were clearly not a threat.
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Male 2,737
@cuthere2- You forgot plain old Americans in your list, you Pig lovin` piece of sh*t.
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Male 2,868
@cuthere- Anybody is free to say they support the Occupation movement. Anyone. Your list proves nothing. Tell me this: which one of those groups has been given official support by the General Assembly of a single occupation? And by your last post, you clearly don`t know much about what the occupation movement is about. You just point to poo that random people who have participated have said without actually looking at any of the official statements put out by the GAs of different occupations. There are a lot of random yahoos involved in the Occupation movement who don`t know a lot- but the same thing can be said for the Tea Party. One of the fundamental difference between them is that when it comes to the actual organizational structure, one functions democratically and the other does not. Official statements and actions made by each occupation are voted on, requiring 90% in favor to pass- and anyone can vote who shows up- even if they just happen to show up off the street.
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Male 317
I also find it hilarious (Yet sad) that you OWS ignore all the hypocrisy of the OWS movement. Hate capitalism, but love to have money thrown their way!

They "patrol" their borders now to keep the "freeloaders" out! (hmmm... Sound like illegal immigration arguments to anyone?)

They hate the banks, but take the money they are given, and put it in the banks to earn interest!!! lol

They hate the rich, (Many on video said they should be hanged, or killed) - Yet they go gaga over the multi-millionaire celebs that show up.

They hate corporations, but happily accept donations from massive billion-dollar corporations and organizations...

Hmmmm... They want the government to be honest with the people, yet they have been caught lying through their teeth on video dozens of times now about their "terrible" experiences - Including editing video to frame the police, and editing imges to make rallies look larger - LOL -Wow
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Male 317
Good job ignoring all the points I made. Shows you have nothing but empty rhetoric.

In t he meantime, I`ll leave you with a list of organizations and individuals who publicly support Occupy Wall Street:

Local supporters:

-Communist Party USA

-The American Nazi Party

-Revolutionary Communist Party

-Black Panthers

-Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan

-CAIR

Some big names in the political world have also lent support to the cause:

-President Barack Obama

-Vice President Joe Biden

-Nancy Pelosi

-International Leaders and Governments:

-Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei

-Hugo Chavez

-Revolutionary Guards of Iran

-The Govt of North Korea

-Communist Party of China

-Hezbollah

Great company they keep there! Now, how about you respond to some points for once?
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Male 104
@Cuthere2 Tea Party?! What a sad joke that`s become since the neocons and fat cats usurped the initial movement for their own agendas.

Do you remember what the Tea Party initially protested with the "mail a teabag to a senator" campaign? Fiscal irresponsibility.

Tea Party showed some real promise, but weirded out as it attracted the ultra conservative, Evangelical, nationalistic, and ignorant.

OWS has inspired support protests and Occupy protests in over 50 countries (can you name 50 countries?), and have occurred in close to 100 major US cities and 1000 local communities.

All this since the first protest on Sept 17, about a month and a half.

Do you know what they`re protesting? Fiscal irresponsibility, economic disparity, tax inequality, the generations (in the US) of US taxpayers burdened with the bailout of the unprosecuted financial moguls who wrecked our economy.

Maybe you don`t support a liberal agenda, but I bet you
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Male 317
Sbeelz - I also find it funny how you claim "it`s just a small percentage" that are starting problems... Mind telling me who it was that plowed through the streets chanting "F... The Police" and have embraced that slogan? When letters are being distributed that violence is neccessary, and over 1/3 of protestors are open to it? You call that "a small percentage?"

Funny, the Tea Party has yet to break out into aressts, sexual assaults, theft, etc - Yet the Liberal media kept claiming it was
shameful, violent, and
Scary." All the Libs lined up rank and file to agree. Now we see what`s happening at the OWS - And the Liberal embrace it - Despite the violence, rhetoric, and threat to hurt those who disagree with them. So sad... Lemmings...
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Male 317
LOL - Judging by your comments and thinly veiled excuses, it is quite obvious you are the one who doesn`t know the meaning of "astro-turf." But it appears that since you`ve already shown the glimmer of being a conspiracy theorist against conservative movements, chances are you get all your news from Liberal sources and have ignored the true origins of Occupy Wall Street.

Nope - None of this is a "claim" - The facts and origins of OWS are plain as day for anyone to track. If you argue that it ISN`T Astro-Turf,then you`re just burying your head in the sand.

Anyone else notice the first drug overdose death at an Occupy Wall Street protest last night? Wow! They`ve managed violence, arrests for public masturbation, child endangerment, knife attacks, attacks on police, and now death from drugs? (Suspected, and likely, but waiting for the final info)
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Male 2,868
Astro turf my ass- you obviously don`t know what that means. Not even the Tea Party is "astro turf." And so what if OWS was initially organized by some people from Ad Busters- there is no central decision making authority within the movement. Each general assembly is autonomous, and ANYBODY can put a proposal before a general assembly and influence the direction of the movement. I won`t deny that there have been serious problems within the camps- there have been. But where I live, the group has worked with the authorities, and there have not been efforts to hide the problems that we`ve had with drugs and violence.

But blaming the drugs and violence on the occupation is ridiculous. The camps are in public areas, and have attracted many people who were living outdoors in the city before the occupations started. Each occupation has inherited the problems that their respective cities have failed to solve.
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Male 317
Ah I see... You`re a conspiracy theorist against the Tea Party, whilst you ignore the proven atro-turf origins of the Occupy Wall Street... Gotcha, nuff said!

Amazing how you attempt to down-play all the violence, destruction, and actions of the Occupy Wall Street movement, whilst trying to demonize Tea Party. Tea Party has done none of what you down-play as "a minor" portion of OWS... And they`ve been around nearly 4 years now.

You also glossed right over the fact that OWS has been trying to hide all the sexual assaults and thefts from the police and media. Explain that one? How is that a "minor" group? Caring more about the groups image than the women who are now going to be raped and assaulted because they want to hide this sort of thing? Sorry bud, your bias and double standards are shining through!

Look no further than the OWS protestors caught on tape using children as human shields the other day to see how low this group is willi
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Male 2,868
@penguinazul- The issue is complicated, but it`s not just people angry because other people are richer than them. It`s about the fact that those who have gargantuan amounts of money have been manipulating laws and regulations for decades in order to enrich themselves and screw over everybody else. Corporate lobbyists literally write laws and hand them to congress to pass. The campaign finance system is nothing more than a legal system of bribery. The first US occupation was on Wall St beacause TARP was such a glaring example of cronyism in government. The guys who run the financial industry basically went to the federal government, asked for a bailout with virtually no strings attached and got it.

But for me, it goes beyond the banks. It`s about bringing law and order back to the business world by getting money out of politics. So far, occupations have achieved little more than bringing people together who share common goals- but that`s how every movement starts.
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Female 470
sbeelz, I wasn`t talking about the video specifically, moreso why everyone is so pissed off? Are the less wealthy people just trying to make more money by raging all over the place? Is it really accomplishing anything? I really just want to know why all this is going on.
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Male 7,364
tleking536-"The government needs to do something. "

What the hell are you talking about? It`s the government (at least the current administration and the demcoratic side of congress) that`s fostering it!
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Male 2,868
@cuthere2 - all of those criticisms apply only to a minority of those involved in the Occupy movement. A small minority- which is why none of their ideas ever gain any traction in the General Assemblies. The movement is occupying public parks- it`s not like they can build a fence and keep people out who do stupid poo. And the Tea Party? What a joke- the whole thing is sponsored by the very people they should be protesting. The Koch brothers have got a bunch of working-class people focusing their anger on other working-class people. Classic divide-and-conquer politics in action.
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Male 2,868
@Viking- they were putting a camera in his face and asking his name to make sure they had it in case he lost consciousness. You know, so they could get in touch with his loved ones if need be. To make sure he didn`t end up some anonymous comatose patient in the hospital. And nobody was applying pressure to the wound most likely because nobody there was trained in first aid- hence the yelling of the word "medic."

@penguinazul- This footage was taken during the police raid of Occupy Oakland. The description is a bit off. The grenade that got tossed was not a tear gas canister- it was a flash bang. The officer was using it to disperse a crowd that was trying to get an injured Iraq War veteran whose skull had just been fractured after a direct hit from a tear gas canister out of harms way.
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Male 181
He "Lined up his shot"? Looks like the guy underhand tossed it, that or he needs his gun serviced because that was a really weak "shot".
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Male 3,745
smart...
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Female 470
Will someone please explain to me what this is all about? I`ve tried googling it and nothing really explains anything.
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Male 63
okay the light toss of that was awesome.
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Male 1,444
...and the stupid shall be punished. I love how they are so concerned fo the guys safety that they are shoving a camera in his face asking his name instead of applying pressure to stop the bleading. Welcome to the self centered "Me Generation"
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Male 157
LOOK OUT IT`S PEOPLE THEY MUST DIE
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Male 317
- Threatening to stab journalists in the throat?

- Racist, anti-semitic rants and signs?

- Knife attack?

- Rampant theft?

- Drug use?

- Drunken brawls?

- Kicking out homeless?

- Pooping on police cars?

- Attacking cops with glass bottles and rocks?

- Deliberately editing videos - then getting caught in lies?

- Destroying public property, fire-bombing, busting windows?

- Stealing from local store-fronts?

- Rampant drug use - Even with toddlers inthe same tent?

- Shutguns and weapons found in the hands of convicted felons?

- Well over 1,200 arrests?

- Over a dozen of their video claims being discovered to be outright lies?

Yep - All this is and more has already occurred within the first 5 weeks of these protests. Amazing how much more peaceful the Tea Party has been with millions in attendance, and almost 4 years under its belt when compar
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Male 317
Human decency? How about the factr these protestors have now have a huge amount of sexual assaults and rapes - HUGE amount, but few get reported because they encourage the women to keep their mouth shut to the police and press, because they`re more worried about their image... Image that, all these sexual predators going loose to rape and assault more women (Guess they don`t care as long as it`s not happening in their group where it can give them a bad name) and do more damage... Shows their true colors... Politics over protecting women from rape and sexual assault. How nice!
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Male 3,909
@I-IS-BORED Yeah I know there are gas rounds made for M203`s & M-32`s, they`re 40mm rounds, and they can ruin your day if you`re hit by one at close range. The rounds made for riot control are larger & made of softer, lightweight material compared to an HE round and are fired at lower velocities to minimize damage if they hit someone. Like I said, you can`t see what hit him in that video, he`s just on the deck. Think about it this way, they aren`t actually aiming at anyone in particular but since tear gas is used to disperse crowds don`t you think it would work a hell of a lot better when launched into the middle of the crowd?! That`s the point, people see it coming, gas canister pops, people run away from it. It wouldn`t do any good if it pops a few yards away from them. So there`s a good chance of someone getting hit, you really can`t avoid that.
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Male 171
"This protest was not peaceful. Misleading video is misleading."
So if the protest isnt peaceful, then its perfectly ok to shoot at ppl attempting to rescue a wounded man?

Even in the earliest, most brutal wars of mankind, they still didnt attack each other while retrieving their dead and wounded.
Even nazis avoided bombing hospitals.
Its basic decency to let ppl help someone thats wounded. Well, it is in times of war at least. But apparently it isnt when its armed forces facing the ppl they are supposed to defend.
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Male 10,339
I will have that shirt.
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Male 37,914

@ cobrakiller [quote]"When did we stop living in the United States of America" [/quote]
When Bush passed the Patriot Act. It was confirmed when Obama extended/expanded it.
The "America" I grew up in is dead. What comes next is yet to be seen.

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Male 10,339
October 25. This is the day the protesters destroyed several businesses, and threw feces and urine at police.

This protest was not peaceful. Misleading video is misleading.
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Male 14,775
I thought the second amendment was supposed to prevent this sort of abuse. It`s a good thing there are no gang gangers in the `99%`.
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Male 845
@botfly. you just gave me a minor stroke
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Male 616
@cobrakiller When Obama was elected.
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Male 260
It`s interesting to see how popular culture affects our reactions.

Making fun of people who shout medic = funny
Making fun of people who need a medic = not funny

Oh wait... yeah... Internet. Carry on.
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Male 7,586
When did we stop living in the United States of America?
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Male 2,419
@whodat6484
so just like the police chose to fire metal canisters at them (these are fired from grenade launchers), you would shoot directly at unarmed civilians as a warning?
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Male 3,909
@NNoamfer Yeah, I know they guy got drated up and that sucks but a hand held gas canister ain`t gonna crack your skull like what happened to him unless it was thrown like a 99mph fastball. Can`t see what actually hit him so who the drat knows what happened.

Not to sound like a dick or anything but he`s a Marine Vet, and so am I, and he of all people should know better. If cops start throwing tear gas and flash bangs it`s not a good idea to stick around and see what`s gonna happen. Inevitably some poor bastard will be in the wrong place at the wrong time and get hurt or killed.
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Male 1,442
They are on their way!
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Male 616
Would you rather have them throw daisies at them?
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Male 92
All you whiners should take a look at proper riots, like the ones taking place in Greece everyday... 100 times worse stuff happens there on a daily basis as protestors fight off the cops and the IMF and EU-placed government
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Female 143
People in California can`t do any kind of protest without rioting. It`s the norm. Like wildfires and earthquakes.
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Female 143
I`m so tired of seeing these dirty cops on power trips hurting the people they`re supposed to be protecting. F ucking travesty. This whole f ucking country is backwards. So angry.
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Male 17,512
For those of you that still think OccupyOakland didn`t turn into a riot. Pics & Video
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Male 1,178
pretty messed up. But lol at the people thinking they`re playing some online game MEDIC!!!!
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Male 69
The government needs to do something. They just sit back and don`t give a crap. Stand tall and to the end.
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Male 1,216
@whodat6484ת The guy is in critical condition. He wasn`t responding to their questions because he had a goddamn brain swelling.

They had all the reason to scream medic, because he might as well have died.
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Male 2,988
thats messed up
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Male 4,594
Dude is lucky he didn`t stop the tear gas canister with his nuts.
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Male 4,902

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Male 37,914

Surpised? Oakland police do have a long and violent repuptation. Remember the race riots in the late 60`s? I`m surprised at the restraint they have shown so far.

That and they have to contend with Raiders fans so they`re used to HAVING to be heavy handed.
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Male 3,909
MEDIC!!! Hahaha, sounded like they were in the middle of firefight with the Taliban
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Male 3,915
MEDIC!
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Male 341
now thats drated up
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Male 6,737
No shocks here. Typical nazi-like police.
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Male 52
Link: Tear Gas Used On Injured Oakland Protester [Rate Link] - You can see the officer pause to line up his shot, these people were clearly not a threat.
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