Flashback: Marine annihilates NYPD for Occupy Wall Street brutality - Oct. 17, 2011.
This is a must see.
"How do you sleep at night. There is no honor in this. It does not make you tough to hurt these people."
United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY went toe to toe with the NYPD. An activist in the Occupy Wall Street movement, Thomas voiced his opinions of the NY police brutality that had and has been plaguing the #OWS movement.
Thomas is a 24-year-old Marine Vet (2 tours in Iraq); he currently plays amateur football and is in college. He comes from a long line of Veterans: Mother, Army Veteran (Iraq), Stepfather, Army, active duty (Afghanistan), Grandfather, Air Force veteran (Vietnam), Great Grandfather Navy veteran (World War II).
Here's more from Gawker:
Here's a veteran, identified as U.S. Marine Sergeant Shamar Thomas, confronting New York Police Department officers during Saturday night's protests to ask them why they've been arresting Occupy Wall Streeters instead of defending the right to protest. A valid question! "How do you sleep at night?" he asks them. "There is no honor in this."
An alternate video of Thomas appears on the Facebook page of Occupy Marines, who say they'll "support demonstrators with organization, direction, supply and logistics, and leadership." Wonder how right-wing pundits will shoehorn military vets into their "OWS protesters are anti-American communist hippies who stink and poop on cop cars" mantra. Can't wait to see what they come up with.