Oct 26, 2011

Marine Vet Attacked by Oakland Police Has Parents Living in Wisconsin

Scott Olsen - a Marine who served in Iraq - was attacked by
the Oakland Police after attending an Occupy Oakland event
Scott Olsen, 24, served in the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines before leaving the military last year after a tour in Iraq. He was viciously attacked by the Oakland police last night and is suffering from a skull fracture and swelling of the brain.

Olsen was attending an OccupyOakland event as a member of Veterans for Peace that was peaceful until the police attacked Americans gathering together with tear gas and flash-bang grenades.

Olsen and his girlfriend live near San Francisco, and his parents live in Wisconsin and are flying out to see their son recovering in a San Francisco hospital, reports the journal, Current.

Jay Finneburgh ( jfinneburgh [at] dslextreme.com ) at East Bay reports:

This poor guy [Olsen] was right behind me when he was hit in the head with a police projectile. He went down hard and did not get up. The bright light in the second shot in the video is from a flash-bang grenade that went off a few feet from us. He was eventually taken to Highland hospital.

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