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Marine Sergeant Stands Up to NYPD to Protect Wall Street Protesters

Posted By admin On October 17, 2011 @ 3:24 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Washington’s Blog [1]
October 17, 2011

Marine Sergeant Schools the NYPD on Wall Street Protests

Demotix reports [2]:

Last night at Occupy Wall Street in Times Square, Marine Sergeant Shamar Thomas boldly defended the occupiers. Sergeant Thomas calmly asked the NYPD why they aren’t protecting the peaceful protestors. The NYPD ignored his questions and continued telling protestors to leave the sidewalk otherwise “they’d get hurt.”

Then, in an epic scene, Thomas approached the line of NYPD officers who held their batons.

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 10-15 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!”

After five minutes of severely and loudly criticizing the NYPD, the Sergeant walked away leaving the scorned officers behind. The few people who were there applauded and cheered.

The Reformed Broker writes [3]:

Marine Sergeant Shamar Thomas delivered a scathing sermon to the NYPD, backing them off and furiously reminding them that the police should be there to protect the people (see photo via Joshua Paul [4] below):

Marine Sergeant Stands Up to NYPD to Protect Wall Street Protesters shamar thomas [5]

Sgt Shamar Thomas represents a major problem for those who would love nothing more than to conveniently dismiss the protesters as “stoners, losers and fringe elements.”

Here’s a video:

Many In the Military Support the Protests

In fact, many in the military support the protests [6].

And see this:

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URLs in this post:

[1] Washington’s Blog: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/10/veterans-support-wall-street-protests.html

[2] reports: http://www.demotix.com/news/881527/us-marine-sergeant-defends-occupy-wall-street-protestors

[3] writes: http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2011/10/16/suzanne/

[4] Joshua Paul: http://twitpic.com/70xxv2

[5] Image: http://www.thereformedbroker.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/shamar-thomas.jpg

[6] many in the military support the protests: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/10/wwii-vet-to-wall-street-protesters-i-am-so-proud-of-all-you-people.html

[7] JP Morgan Funded NYPD Mass Arrests Over 700 Peaceful Occupy Wall Street Protesters: http://www.prisonplanet.com/jp-morgan-funded-nypd-mass-arrests-over-700-peaceful-occupy-wall-street-protesters.html

[8] A Marine: “I want to send the following message to Wall St and Congress: I didn’t fight for Wall St”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-marine-i-want-to-send-the-following-message-to-wall-st-and-congress-i-didnt-fight-for-wall-st-i-fought-for-america.html

[9] Meet the Guy Who Snitched on Occupy Wall Street to the FBI and NYPD: http://www.prisonplanet.com/meet-the-guy-who-snitched-on-occupy-wall-street-to-the-fbi-and-nypd.html

[10] Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis Joins Occupy Wall Street, Calls NYPD Conduct “Disgusting,” “Totally Uncalled For”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/philadelphia-police-captain-ray-lewis-joins-occupy-wall-street-calls-nypd-conduct-%e2%80%9cdisgusting%e2%80%9d-%e2%80%9ctotally-uncalled-for%e2%80%9d.html

[11] Mockupy Wall Street: ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Filming At Foley Square Draws Occupy Wall Street Protest: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mockupy-wall-street-law-order-svu-filming-at-foley-square-draws-occupy-wall-street-protest.html

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