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OCCUPY OAKLAND - Scott Olsen Was Shot In The Head Intentionally From Less Than 10 Feet By The Same Officer Who Threw The Flash Grenade (Video)


Source - Washington's Blog

This video shows what happened.

Here is a photo of the ammunition or projectiles which police shot at the Oakland protesters:

Karl Denninger argues that the police intended to hit Olsen in the head:

One ex-Marine — a combat veteran — took a rubber round in the head. He is in critical condition and may die. That was not a mistake; that was aimed fire and an intentional assassination. Sorry folks, that’s facts – from 50′ you don’t “miss” and hit someone in the head with these things if you’re shooting for the legs or other non-vital parts. He was shot in the head by someone who aimed for the head. Those projectiles arenot “non-lethal” and the bomb thrown by a cop at the people trying to come to his assistance after he fell wasn’t tossed accidentally either.

A marine says that Oakland used crowd control methods that are prohibited in war zones, and that the shot must have been intentional:

Before gas goes into a crowd shield bearers have to be making no progress moving a crowd or crowd must be assaulting the line. Not with sticks and stones but a no bullshit assault. 3 warnings must be given to the crowd in a manner they can hear that force is about to be used. Shield bearers take a knee and CS gas is released in grenade form first to fog out your lines because you have gas masks. You then kick the canisters along in front of your lines. Projectile gas is not used except for longer ranged engagement or trying to steer the crowd ( by steering a crowd I mean firing gas to block a street off ). You also have shotguns with beanbags and various less than lethal rounds for your launchers. These are the rules for a WARZONE!!

How did a cop who is supposed to have training on his weapon system accidentally SHOOT someone in the head with a 40mm gas canister? Simple. He was aiming at him.

I’ll be the first to admit a 40mm round is tricky to aim if you are inexperienced but anyone can tell the difference between aiming at head level and going for range.

The person that pulled that trigger has no business being a cop. He sent that round out with the intention of doing some serious damage to the protestors. I don’t care what the protestors were doing. I never broke my rules of engagement in Iraq or Afghanistan. So I can’t imagine what a protester in the states did to deserve a headshot with a 40mm. He’s damn lucky to be alive and that cop knows he was using lethal force against a protester he is supposed to be protecting.

A poster at Occupy Marines Facebook makes the following comment:

You can see Scott Olsen standing, with his BACK TOWARDS THE COPS moments before being shot.  Watch closely - the guy who shot him can be seen backing away from the fence and lowering his shotgun (he must have been less than 5 feet from Scott when he shot him in the head).  He then goes behind two other cops and THROWS THE FLASH BANG himself at the people trying to save them.  The other two cops don’t move, but this guy steps back and then forward just as the flash bang is tossed.  The same guy shot him and then tossed the grenade at the people trying to save him.


What's especially tragic here is that the Oakland ordinance that had the cops all riled up is most likely unconstitutional on its face.  Occupy Cleveland went to federal court and got an injunction striking down the curfew.

Last Friday night, members of the group Occupy Cleveland, which have been demonstrating on Public Square in downtown Cleveland since early October, were told that they must vacate the premises as the permit they had been granted by the city expired at 10pm. Without a permit, city law prohibits camping out between the hours of 10pm and 5am. Several arrests were made, all while the demonstrators peacefully explained that they were expressing their 1st amendment rights to free speech and peaceful assembly. On Wednesday, the group scored huge victory when a federal judge issued an injunction that would allow them to occupy the Tom Johnson quadrant of Public Square at all hours of the day for an indefinite period of time.

The success of the Occupy Cleveland participants in establishing their right to freely assemble and speak may serve as an example for groups facing similar situations in cities across the United States that are also participating in the global Occupy Wall Street movement. Oakland, Cincinnati, and Atlanta, to name a few, may be especially interested in this lawsuit and the subsequent agreement as their "occupations" of public areas were also raided and broken up by police, essentially halting their freedom of speech and assembly.



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(CBS/AP) OAKLAND, Calif. -- At least 1,000 people gathered in Oakland in honor of the Iraq war veteran who was seriously injured in a confrontation between police and anti-Wall Street demonstrators. Many in the crowd held candles during last night's vigil for 24-year-old Scott Olsen, who's in the hospital with a fractured skull. His condition has been upgraded to fair.

Oct 28, 2011 at 3:19 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
'We Are All Scott Olsen' - Occupy movement's new battlecry

Oct 28, 2011 at 3:35 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
If you like how our country is, thank the military.
Oct 28, 2011 at 4:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterNONE
Oct 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterTheEnd
Where are all this guy's Marine "brothers?"

There are tens of thousands ex-Marines in the Bay Area alone. Where are they? Posting to Reddit? Give me a fucking break.

Semper Fi my ass. Semper Fi to their pensions is more like it. "Defending my country" - but only as long as it doesn't get them in trouble. Teen age girls have more balls than these strutting phonies.

The Oakland Police HQ should be surrounded until the piece of shit who shot this man point blank in the head is named and indicted.

Another ex-Marine was shot to death a few months ago in his own home by a SWAT team that didn't identify themselves when they burst into his house and scared his wife half to death.

How did Marines answer? ZERO.
Oct 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterSemper Fi
Anybody have a name of the cop that shot the Marine?
Oct 28, 2011 at 7:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterArminius
Obviously the police have lost all sense of duty and are suckling at the teats of those looting America and covering for the perps of 9-11-2001, etc.. This is treason and aiding and abetting after the fact in the Wall Street looting and domestic crimes committed during 9-11-2001. Now, with Scott Olsen seriously injured by a close range shot to the head, attempted murder can be added. The police chief and mayor of NYC should be fried in used cooking oil. They know much of both. Freemasons are loyal to England and seek the destruction of the U.S.. This is their raison d'etre. Ask them.
Oct 28, 2011 at 9:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterHoward T. Lewis III
I co-sign Arminius, I can't wait till this bloody bastard gets outed. Someone should be keeping track of chicken shit mercenaries who abuse authority while hiding behind riot gear. Perhaps it will make others think twice before acting out their sadistic, paramilitary circle jerk fantasies.
Oct 28, 2011 at 11:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterN. Kahootz
remember Palestine? Palestinians face this kind if shit on daily basis by the jews. Americans supported the Jews. Now it comes around and americans gets the taste of it. you deserve it. btw its only the beginning.
Oct 29, 2011 at 1:54 AM | Unregistered Commenteraen rabion
"chicken shit mercenaries who abuse authority while hiding behind riot gear"

any comments by N. Kahootz are self invented excuses and have no relation to reality in any way
Oct 29, 2011 at 5:48 AM | Unregistered Commenterwffnss
Ok. Here are some names.

Check this out folks. I said it should be possible to get an id on the policeman who on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 in Oakland shot the protesting veteran Scot Olson in the face with a tear gas grenade. He is Ohai ESU Officer Bergstresser. This is straight from anonymous. http://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahs28/pictureof-the-oakland-officer-that-shot-scott-olse-1yzj

Ok. Scott Bergstresser's ranks is 8304, his facility CJ#4, and star number 1342. The codes are 8304, TNRG, and 1335 for Aparicio. For Yambao, who appears to be more of a witness, they are 8304, CJ#1, and 1854.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/36584157/sheriff-s-department-personnel-roster ... The source for this is http://www.scribd.com/doc/36584157/sheriff-s-department-personnel-roster/
Oct 29, 2011 at 5:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterGeoffrey harris
Geoffrey harris: what would a San Francisco sheriff (deputy I would imagine) be doing in Oakland handling crowd control?

Your link shows a person named Bergstresser...and a San Francisco Sheriff patch.

Before we get too upset and direct our anger at the cretin that shot Olsen...I want to be damn sure we have the correct perp.

This perp needs to be arrested, booked and jailed asap. If not, then the appropriate actions must follow....if this country wants to call itself "The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave."

This person must be imprisoned. Whatever it takes.
Oct 29, 2011 at 7:33 AM | Unregistered Commenterfarang
Do american police operate anonymously now. Are they wearing masks?
Why have you not published this deputy's name?
What are you afraid of?
Either he shot the cannister or he didn't.
Why the hand wringing?
Oct 29, 2011 at 9:58 AM | Unregistered Commenterprofnasty
That cop had to know he targeted an American soldier and shot him in the head and then he threw a flash grenade at him and the people who were trying to help him. Why would you target an American soldier? I thought most cops were ex military? This whole incident by this officer looks like a targeted hit rather than crowd control.
Oct 29, 2011 at 10:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterNevervotesrepublican
Scott was in fatigues. Clearly the only Marine veteran around. Standing still with his back to the police. Shot from that range in the exact spot the cop was aiming at... his head. Contrary to popular belief a trained officer knows how to shoot his weapon. When people came to help his fallen target the cop tosses a flashbang at his downed target. this is the INTENTIONAL PREMEDITATED ATTEMPTED MURDER OF A USMC VETERAN. HE TOSSED THE FLASHBANG TO FINISH OFF HIS TARGET. Did you see any cops rushing to his aid?
TARGET THE LEADERS OF ALL PERSONS ENGAGING IN HOSTILITIES AGAINST THE PEOPLE NOW. RIGHT NOW. GET THE &*%^* UP NOW. Your country is calling again... do you hear the phone? This time it is personal....


Oct 29, 2011 at 1:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterSoldier Blue
Anyone who would intentionally fire a projectile weapon
at the head of a United States Marine -- or ANYONE ELSE --
while that Marine is standing quietly and peacefully and
causing no disturbance or threat of any kind . . .

is a rotten apple in the barrel of humanity.

These rotten apples poison our lives, our societies, our nations,
and our planet.

We need to find an effective way to protect ourselves from them.
Oct 29, 2011 at 6:07 PM | Unregistered Commenterrotten.apples.poison.us
Head of the octopus, ladies and gentlemen. Then prepare the tentacles to taste. The cop that shot Olsen was a pig who does not understand beyond compulsions to satisfy his own basic animal urges. A certain cabal has been let run amok by our mewling coward congress. Every day I visualize most congressmen being bitch-slapped to the floor every three minutes by another one of their victims. It is THEIR DUTY TO UPHOLD the quality of the government and to pass responsible legislation. The U.S. Marshalls are curiously missing as well.
Oct 29, 2011 at 9:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterHoward T. Lewis III
Can you all try to get the information which cop exactly shot Olson in the Head and post it online on a wall of shame listing any police officers that use violence on citizens??
POST All his information online
Oct 30, 2011 at 3:15 AM | Unregistered CommenterV
Why does the video appear "edited" at 43 seconds when the clash began? I am left wondering what happened in between and I also question why the "canister" that is being fired at that point is going toward the police and appears to be coming from the protesters.
Oct 30, 2011 at 12:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterJim
cop who shot scott olsen address

scott Bergstresser
1579 Sycamore Dr
Oakley, Ca
Oct 31, 2011 at 1:12 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Well., i'm no expert but it looks like the officer who threw the canister, and if he was the same who shot the marine, had a different color patch on his arm (looks white in color). while everyone else standing and not moving had yellow patches. Obviously, the officer who did the deed was not from the same department as the ones standing still. So those who singled out the deputy from San Francisco is wrong to blame that man and to post his address. Sounds like a witch hunt to me.
Nov 1, 2011 at 2:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterCurious
Uh, i don't see in the video anyone shooting anyone? Can someone post the video of that please? WTF?

Does it make sense that Scott is standing with his back to the cops, but is "shot" in the face? WTF?

Uh, flash bang to "finish him off"? Really? WTF?

I smoke a lot of shit, but give me some of the shit you smoke, so I can see even more shit! I mean WTF?!?!
Nov 1, 2011 at 5:15 AM | Unregistered CommenterWTF?
This is a tactic not only taught by the Israeli trainers but it is ingrained into millions of Amerikan youth. In the video game series called "Call of Duty", when an opponent is injured, its called "last chance", to finish off the wounded, you toss a flash bang grenade. In one game called "Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2", the player is forced to participate in a Columbine style mass murder in an airport. You are forced to murder mass quantities of innocent civiilans.We have an entire generation now trained to kill without any type of mercy at all. If you look at the credits of these games the Pentagon and military intelligence are heavily involved in the storyline.

I've often wondered why these games are not only allowed but sponsored by our our military. I'll bet this cop and most others are simply "gamers" who have been trained to kill without´╗┐ compunction or mercy via video games.

Nov 1, 2011 at 6:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterMiguel Grande
I dont appreciate all this hatred on the military. i mean how low do you have to be to make fun of a marine who everyday risk their lives just to save yours. Next time you post stuff like this remember whos fighting to save your country from terrorist. its not you its the military. If this is how we are going to be treated i dont even know what we are fighting to save anymore
May 7, 2012 at 8:57 AM | Unregistered CommenterAndrew DeJesus
Scott Olsen is trying to raise funds for a lawsuit.
Here's his website:

Jul 6, 2013 at 6:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterVeronica

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