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Marine Takes on 30 New York Cops at Occupy Wall Street and Backs them DownTim King Salem-News.com
Thomas is a 24-year-old Marine Veteran who served 2 tours in Iraq. Fiery, loud and determined, he currently plays amateur football and is in college.
(NEW YORK CITY) - "How tough are you?"
"There's no honor in hurting unarmed civilians."
The Marine screamed at New York Police who are accused of injuring protesters in increasing, needless acts of violence.
United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, N.Y. said, "I saw them beating people, people who had nothing to do with anything, just grabbing people out of the crowds, there's no honor in that."
As we learn in this YouTube video, he went toe to toe with the New York Police Department at the Occupy Wall Street protest this week, wearing his uniform jacket with the medals he earned in service of his country, his act was a hard one for the cops to attest, especially with so many video cameras rolling.
The 24-year-old Marine Veteran served 2 tours in Iraq. Fiery, loud and determined, he currently plays amateur football and is in college.
Marines on Wall Street
We recently carried a story about U.S. Marines heading to the Occupy Wall Street protest that gained a great deal of attention.
This was not an official deployment of Marine forces, but the response of a number of active and former Marines who believe that their presence is warranted and even essential to protest U.S. demonstrators from police in New York. Believe me, this is sufficient as we learn in this video.
Media pundits like Bill O'Reilly call the protesting American activists derogatory names and suggest that they are hippies like the war protesters of the Vietnam War.
But we learn in this story that some people in this movement are anything but hippies.
Their complaints are against a police agency whose reputation is falling by the day as the NYPD interferes with demonstrators, while financed by a recent sizable financial give from J.P. Morgan Chase.
An activist in the movement, Thomas voiced his opinions of the NYPD police brutality that continues to plague the OWS movement. He asked why they were armed and in some cases, assembled in riot gear to deal with people simply asserting their rights. He addressed the officers without flinching, screaming, "This is not a war, these people are not armed".
Shamar Thomas comes from a long line of people who sacrifice for their country. His mother is an Army Veteran who served in Iraq, his step father is in the U.S. Army and is currently on active duty in Afghanistan.
Shamar's grandfather is a Vietnam Veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force. His great grandfather was a U.S. Navy sailor in the Second World War.
If that isn't a dignified American military pedigree, then I don't know what one is. In World War Two, when his great grandfather served his country with honor, the U.S. military was still fully segregated!
This is just seven decades ago, in this so-called free country where police are treating Americans like criminals for speaking out against the banking and financial institutions.
Special thanks to Joy Graves, Jim Davey, and the other great people who sent this clip to our newsroom.
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