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Iraq War Veteran Hurt in Protests Leaves Hospital

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: occupy oakland, scott olsen, police violence, government, freedoms )

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Friends say that Scott Olsen, the Iraq War veteran who suffered a serious head injury during a police raid on the Occupy Oakland encampment, has been released from the hospital.


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Sue H (7)
Sunday November 13, 2011, 10:20 pm
Good news. Be well Scott.

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 13, 2011, 11:25 pm
Scott, may healing flow throughout your body, your emotions, your mind and your soul.

Be blessed.

Agnes N (703)
Monday November 14, 2011, 12:13 am
thanks William for the posted

Susan L (150)
Monday November 14, 2011, 1:12 am
I hope Scott recovers completely and will realize the impact he has had in strengthening the OWS movement. He will be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice in this historical American Event. I wish him all the best.

Joe R (190)
Monday November 14, 2011, 4:32 am
Great news.

P A (117)
Monday November 14, 2011, 4:40 am
Thanks for the good news, William - I hope Scott continues to improve.

Cynthia Morrison (0)
Monday November 14, 2011, 5:38 am
Good news, I continue to pray for him and wish him well

Richard Smith (81)
Monday November 14, 2011, 6:50 am
where is a Gandhi leader when you need one?
People united, remaining calm focused steady and peaceful without aggression is going to be the biggest challenge when those around you are being beat up. It doesn't take but ONE unruly (or one planted CIA agent)
to cause an eruption that can infect a whole group that are already inwardly furious.

Kristen H (25)
Monday November 14, 2011, 7:11 am
Thanks for the update.

patricia lasek (317)
Monday November 14, 2011, 11:49 am
He still has trouble speaking. I hope he sues the pants off the cop who did this to him.

Jane H (139)
Monday November 14, 2011, 12:49 pm
Thanks for this news---what a good man he is....godspeed, Scott. I am praying that you will fully recover.

. (0)
Monday November 14, 2011, 5:36 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday November 14, 2011, 5:57 pm
Will he speak again? This is outrageous to hear NOTHING on the person accountable for having disabled this man! Why is he not being arrested?

Eric Straatsma (3802)
Monday November 14, 2011, 6:00 pm
This illustrates the problem with sending in riot police from other cities, instead of just regular police officers who are local.

It is kind of like hiring mercenaries to go to war in a foreign country.. They care much less about the citizens there, because it is not their 'home'.

Judy C (91)
Monday November 14, 2011, 8:25 pm
Scott is doing very well, considering how bad his injury was at first. I was glad to hear that he can write. At least he can communicate that way.

Sheryl G (360)
Monday November 14, 2011, 9:18 pm
Good news and I hope he gains a full and complete recovery. Why are not our Leaders standing up to say our Veterans and the average citizen are NOT the enemy here? Unless of course they feel we are. We can not back down, we can not allow this young man and the many others who served in uniform to be beaten and placed in hospital by the State.

Why are not the Police helping the citizens? Why are they in riot gear? We are NOT the enemy. Remember that people you are NOT the enemy.

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday November 14, 2011, 10:18 pm
I am very glad that he is doing better, and I have every faith that with time and perhaps therapy, he will fully recover. Should there be action taken against the police --- absolutely --- the officer involved, the command, and the city.

Susan L (150)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 12:56 am
I agree.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 10:15 am
American servicemen at home and overseas need to be informed that their country is being stolen out from under them even as they fight on its behalf overseas. We need the military to go on strike, stop the war, come home and demand justice for all the American people. Kindly, peacefully, non-violently, but with the firm resolve of conviction that economic and social justice are prerequisites to maintaining our nation.

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