Follow posts tagged #occupy denver in seconds.Sign up
I haven’t been this frustrated in quite some time. If we are supposed to occupy, let’s occupy together. Not belittle those who did use force in oakland. They are just as frustrated as you, and they did not harm anyone. They destroyed the property of the corporations that are holding us down. That is only hurting those hurting us, in their pocketbooks where it counts. Occupy denver, occupy wall street, occupy the world.
“I share a bond with police of all stripes, and my inability to understand these actions leaves me at a great loss. I can't imagine ever taking up arms against an unarmed peaceful citizen. The thought of doing so literally makes me cry and I can feel the tears welling up in my eyes as I type this. When I watched the video of Iraq Veteran Scott Olsen being carried away to the cries of "medic!! medic!!", every hair on my body stood on end. I just couldn't believe what I was watching. The concussion grenade exploding among the Good Samaritans -- being thrown by someone who should never, ever, been given a badge and a gun -- made my blood boil. And the idea that this action was brought on by the protestors is laughable. This was planned far in advance -- you don't get that many agencies to cooperate in a highly organized tactical assault without a ton of preplanning. Getting police agencies to come together like that is like herding cats. This was premeditated. It's too much for me to bear.”—
Officer J. Traynor, One police officer’s reaction to Oakland/Denver