Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 22, 2011, 5:36 p.m. EST by TIOUAISE
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Sergeant Shamar Thomas is the ultimate patriot, the quintessential American hero.
This Marine is a REAL MAN, a DECENT human being honoring the image of God in which he was created. NOT just an unthinking COG in the GREAT AMERICAN KILLING MACHINE.
Well over 2,400,000 people have already seen - and heard! - him on YouTube lambasting the NYPD officers:
"It does NOT make you tough to hurt these people!"
"There's NO HONOR in this shit!"
"Why are you doing this to people? They don't have guns!"
"There's NO HONOR in harming unarmed civilians!"
While many Occupy Wall Street demonstrators had been arrested for merely crossing the street, he exclaimed, "These are U.S. citizens peacefully protesting! These are the people you are supposed to protect!" The NYPD officers he addressed dared not to touch him.
Sergeant Thomas continued denouncing the NYPD's actions shouting, "This isn't a war zone! I've served overseas, that's a war zone! Get rid of your batons and helmets!"
[Orignal full version] 1 Marine vs. 30 Cops (By. J. handy) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmEHcOc0Sys&feature=related
I also recommend some of the interviews that followed:
Sergeant Shamar Thomas on Occupy Wall Street: "It's not a war zone" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Jpn5D73cQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
occupy wall street - USMC Sgt Shamar Thomas on Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yEm87vZ82E&feature=related
IMPORTANT UPDATE : A new group of 20,000 Marine Veterans calling itself "Occupy Marines" announced on October 24 that it has taken a clear and unequivocal stand against perceived police brutality against peaceful assemblers. This is part of what they had to say :
"Beyond this basic intention of protection, the group also hopes to "diminish what we believe to be the 1 percenter's attempt to discredit what OWS was attempting to achieve by expressing, or influencing, public opinion with such excerpts as: The OWS participants are unemployed, hippies, or college kids looking for a handout; They are anarchists; and They are a movement organized by the 1% for control purposes.
"Our initial goal by coming forward was to legitimize the OWS argument that should America continue down the path currently set forth, America will eventually cease to exist. OccupyMARINES wants America to understand her military, though employed at the time by the Federal government, are Americans that have freely elected to defend her, to sacrifice individual life should it be required, and will not stand idly by as the 1% continues to rip out the heart of America."
For more, see : http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-marines-stand-with-occupiers/