October 29, 2011
I watched the video of Scott Olsen being injured in the Occupy Oakland movement and am somewhat shocked at the force being used by police against protesters (read: concerned citizens) but sadly not as shocked as this situation should call for. This is in part due to what happened here in Canada at the G20 summit.
I find it sad that Egyptians who just got through ousting a dictator feel bad for the USA now because of this, when the Egyptian Military rightfully would NOT fire on its own people, claiming that it is their duty to protect these people, not to fire on them. We in North America claim to have freedom of speech and peaceful assembly but it is clearly being disregarded. I have a couple of clips and links for you one of which takes you to a live feed. To check other related movements simply replace Oakland in the URL with whichever place you wish to check.