“how tough are you?”

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This weekend, United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY faced down over a dozen NYPD officers and gave them hell about their brutality that has been plaguing the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement.

The 24-year-old Marine veteran (2 tours in Iraq) confronted the officers and lectured them about the tactics they have been using against the peaceful protesters. Thomas comes from a long line of people who sacrifice for their country, mother, Army Veteran (Iraq), stepfather, Army, active duty (Afghanistan), grandfather, Air Force veteran (Vietnam), great grandfather Navy veteran (World War II). (Source)

In part: ” “Why are you acting like this?! Nobody has guns! These people don’t have guns! Nobody’s trying to hurt you guys! There are no bullets flying. How tough are you? Why are you hurting U.S. citizens? I fought to protect U.S. citizens and I come back here and you are hurting them! There’s no honor in this!”

I’m working on getting more of what he says.

What galls me so much is that parts of the NYPD police appear to be on the payroll of Wall Street, not taxpayer money. For more on that, see Who Really Owns The NYPD? Turns Out It’s Not Such A Rhetorical Question.

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