United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY went toe to toe with the New York Police Department. An activist in the Occupy Wall Street movement, Thomas voiced his opinions of the NYPD police brutality that had and has been plaguing the #OWS movement.
Thomas is a 24-year-old Marine Veteran (2 tours in Iraq), he currently plays amateur football and is in college.
Thomas comes from a long line of people who sacrifice for their country: Mother, Army Veteran (Iraq), Step father, Army, active duty (Afghanistan), Grand father, Air Force veteran (Vietnam), Great Grand Father Navy veteran (World War II).
For any American city to permit a violent response to nonviolent protests is the height of idiocy. Whosoever counsels such action is untterly incompetent. Most Americans support the OWS (>75%), understand its goals, support reform of the financial industry, and think the protestors should remain unmolested. Even most Republicans.
NYPD Officer Anthony Bologna is a mentally ill man wearing a uniform. This kind of public servant spells doom to the social fabric he is paid to serve. Pepper-spraying intelligent and non-violent young women is, I believe, a clear indication of Civic Fail.
I bought them a couple of pizzas, but I really, really want to go.