Silence is more powerful than words. This is incredible.
It seems like every day a new story comes out about agressive pepper-spraying at Occupy protests from images of the first three girls in New York to Seattle’s 84-year-old Dorli Rainey to the Portland woman getting blasted with her mouth open. The latest video of cops using what seems to be insane amounts (really, how much of this stuff do they need to use for it to be effective?) comes from UC Davis in California where a group of students were hosed down while sitting on the quad yesterday.
See the video. [Blackbook]
They may keep out those with a press pass, you may not see video on local or national news because they were not allowed in, but while the revolution, in the most literal sense, may not be televised, it will still be heard. You can arrest members of the media, but never the concept of free speech. ”The revolution will be live.”
Gil Scott Heron-The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
This video is amazing. On one hand, not all cops should be vilified, they are just doing their jobs and you can see how uncomfortable his words make them. They are part of the 99%. But on the other hand, this is exactly what the cops who have abused their power need to see and hear. Anthony Bologna and other white shirts who have been beating people needlessly should be forced to watch this to see what a real hero looks like. Introducing Sergeant Shamar Thomas and the members of Occupy Marines.
Ex marine yells at cops, telling them to stop being asshole bullies.
If you didn’t see this before, watch it now.