Keith Olbermann Takes a Page from American Everyman – Calls on Mayor Quan to Resign

by Scott Creighton

Scott Olsen is doing better. His condition has been upgraded to fair and he has been moved to the intensive care unit at the hospital. Apparently he is still unable to speak, but according to reports he is doing some math problems and so they are optimistic about his higher level functioning.

Mayor Quan stopped by and paid Scott a visit in his hospital room. The photo-op was necessary after she and her police chief held a joint press conference in which she stated that the police had handled the demonstration well.

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Occupy Oakland Police Assault Follow-up; Unbelievable Spin from MSNBC and New Videos Surface

by Scott Creighton

NEW VIDEO SHOWS SCOTT OLSEN STANDING DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF OAKLAND POLICE LINE WHEN HE IS SHOT IN THE FACE. HE IS STANDING AT ATTENTION, BETWEEN THE POLICE LINE AND THE PROTESTERS AS THE MAYHEM BREAKS OUT… HE DOES NOT RUN, HE DOES NOT MOVE, HE STANDS HIS GROUND… AND HE IS SHOT IN THE FACE BY THE OAKLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT AT POINT BLANK RANGE.

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OWS Oakland Protesters Shot in the Face with Rubber Bullets and Attacked with Flashbangs

by Scott Creighton

(videos and photos after the break)

A US Marine veteran Scott Olsen was shot in the face with a rubber bullet by either Oakland or San Francisco police officers yesterday while peacefully attending the Oakland Occupy Wall Street protest. Scott was a member of Veterans for Peace.  Those same police officers (officers of the peace?) used tear gas and flash-bang grenades on the mostly young, college age protesters.  At one point one officer is seen throwing a flash-bang directly in the middle of a group of young kids who were simply trying to help a fallen protester. The following is what I found on the M84 Stun grenade… in the video below, notice how close the grenade is to that young girl’s leg when it goes off.

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