Sunday, October 30, 2011

Occupy Police?

The US Occupy movement is getting interesting. It has attracted a high profile presence of US military, particularly Marines, including the now viral tirade launched at the NYPD by Shamar Thomas. More so perhaps, the symbolism of an Iraq veteran finding himself in an induced coma due to a fractured skull from a police baton round is profound and utterly shreds an remaining narratives about who this movement resonates with.

Now, amid reports about Denver police turning in their badges over the police response, and Albany officers refusing to arrest Occupiers, there is now an Occupy Police group forming for like-minded officers.

We're all part of The 99% and if there's fractures in the security forces, few and hairline though they are at this point...

Keep an eye on this. 

1 comment:

kootcoot said...

It is good to hear that some police are realizing that they, too, are part of the 99% and are thinking twice about serving the 1%.

The vet injured in Oakland, Scott Olsen, was hit in the head by a tear gas canister fired from a mortar like gadget, as far as I have heard/read.