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PostSun Oct 30, 2011 6:02 am » by Malogg


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Scott Olsen 'Cannot Talk' After Injury at Occupy Oakland Protest
By Adam Gabbatt, Guardian UK
29 October 11

Iraq war veteran is believed to have sustained damage to speech center of his brain in injury at Occupy protest on Tuesday.

cott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran who was seriously injured by a police projectile during a protest in Oakland, has regained consciousness but "cannot talk."

Olsen, 24, is communicating with friends and family at his bedside by writing notes, but his injury is believed to have damaged the speech centre of his brain, according to Keith Shannon, who served with Olsen in Iraq.

Olsen is believed to have been injured by a police projectile. He was hit in the forehead in downtown Oakland on Tuesday evening, after marching with fellow demonstrators to protest the closure of an Occupy Oakland camp in the city.

"He cannot talk right now, and that is because the fracture is right on the speech center of his brain," said Shannon. "However, they are expecting he will get that back."

Shannon added that Olsen's "spelling is not near what it used to be."

"The doctors expect that he will have a full recovery," said Shannon, who is due to visit Olsen on Friday afternoon. "However, it is going to be a long road ahead for him."

Olsen was "really happy" to see his family, Shannon added.

A spokesman for Highland General Hospital confirmed Olsen could not talk, but said he "understands everything" doctors and family are saying. His family flew to be at his bedside on Thursday. The spokesman said Olsen remained under observation to determine if he needs surgery. His condition is "fair."

Video footage posted to YouTube shows Olsen lying motionless in front of a police line after apparently having been hit. A group of up to 10 protesters gather around him, but a police officer can be seen throwing a device close to the group which then explodes with a bright flash and loud bang, scattering the protesters. The video then cuts to footage of protesters carrying Olsen away as he bleeds from the head.

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, who was in Washington DC when the clashes occurred, has sought to distance herself from the police action.

"I only asked the chief to do one thing: to do it when it was the safest for both the police and the demonstrators," she said.
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PostSun Oct 30, 2011 7:48 am » by Rahkriga


malogg wrote:http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/316-20/8152-scott-olsen-cannot-talk-after-injury-at-occupy-oakland-protest

Scott Olsen 'Cannot Talk' After Injury at Occupy Oakland Protest
By Adam Gabbatt, Guardian UK
29 October 11

Iraq war veteran is believed to have sustained damage to speech center of his brain in injury at Occupy protest on Tuesday.

cott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran who was seriously injured by a police projectile during a protest in Oakland, has regained consciousness but "cannot talk."

Olsen, 24, is communicating with friends and family at his bedside by writing notes, but his injury is believed to have damaged the speech centre of his brain, according to Keith Shannon, who served with Olsen in Iraq.

Olsen is believed to have been injured by a police projectile. He was hit in the forehead in downtown Oakland on Tuesday evening, after marching with fellow demonstrators to protest the closure of an Occupy Oakland camp in the city.

"He cannot talk right now, and that is because the fracture is right on the speech center of his brain," said Shannon. "However, they are expecting he will get that back."

Shannon added that Olsen's "spelling is not near what it used to be."

"The doctors expect that he will have a full recovery," said Shannon, who is due to visit Olsen on Friday afternoon. "However, it is going to be a long road ahead for him."

Olsen was "really happy" to see his family, Shannon added.

A spokesman for Highland General Hospital confirmed Olsen could not talk, but said he "understands everything" doctors and family are saying. His family flew to be at his bedside on Thursday. The spokesman said Olsen remained under observation to determine if he needs surgery. His condition is "fair."

Video footage posted to YouTube shows Olsen lying motionless in front of a police line after apparently having been hit. A group of up to 10 protesters gather around him, but a police officer can be seen throwing a device close to the group which then explodes with a bright flash and loud bang, scattering the protesters. The video then cuts to footage of protesters carrying Olsen away as he bleeds from the head.

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, who was in Washington DC when the clashes occurred, has sought to distance herself from the police action.

"I only asked the chief to do one thing: to do it when it was the safest for both the police and the demonstrators," she said.


why do you keep posting this like hes about to die.....THE MAN IS IN FAIR CONDITION AND EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY!!!! DO YOU CARE ABOUT THAT?? CAN YOU READ THESE WORDS?? HE IS NOWHERE CLOSE TO DEATH!!! HE IS DOING FINE!!!

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PostSun Oct 30, 2011 7:51 am » by Rahkriga


(Its clear you all dont care about the TRUTH!! You just want to fear monger. You could have easily looked up his condition b4 posting)


Iraq veteran Scott Olsen now in ‘fair’ condition
By Elizabeth Flock

Update, 3:00 p.m.: Olsen’s condition has been upgraded to fair and he is now in an intensive care unit. Olsen’s parents are headed to California to see him.

After police deployed what many say was excessive force Tuesday night against Occupy Oakland protesters, one man has emerged as the face of it all: 24-year-old Scott Olsen.


Scott Olsen lays on the ground bleeding from a head wound after being struck by a projectile during the Occupy Oakland protest. (Jay Finneburgh - Associated Press) A two-time Iraq war veteran, Olsen is believed to have been hit with a police projectile — either a tear gas canister or a smoke canister — during the protest, and is now in the hospital in serious condition with a fractured skull, according to Veterans For Peace.

The incident has prompted an independent police review of the clashes, which Police Chief Howard Jordan said will determine if officers on the scene used excessive force on Olsen and others.

The incident has outraged marines around the world. On social news site Reddit, one man wrote, “How I feel, as a United States Marine, about what occurred in Oakland” and man shared this photo:
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The Occupy Wall Street declared Thursday: “We are all Scott Olsen.”

Olsen’s injuries have also angered Oakland protesters and civil rights activists, who dispute Oakland Police accounts that cops did not use rubber bullets or flashbangs on protesters. Many photos and videos have emerged to suggest that police did.

Oakland Police yesterday released a statement that said they cannot speak for the actions of other law enforcement agencies on the scene. Other police forces from the Bay Area and Northern California were involved.

Among the controversial videos that have emerged is the following video that begins with Olsen lying motionless on the ground. As protesters run to his aid, police officers appear to lob a flash grenade into the crowd, causing a bright flash and loud bang:

There is also a very shaky video of Olsen right after he was hit:

In a statement released yesterday, Oakland Police admitted to having used bean bag rounds, a controversial projectile that looks like a tiny bean bag but is filled with lead. It was once banned in policing after causing a fatal incident in 1971.

Jay Finneburgh, an activist photographer who was at the protest, told The Guardian that he found a bean bag round at the place where Olsen had been hit.

Adele Carpenter, who knows Olsen through his involvement with anti-war groups and is currently visiting him at the hospital, told The Guardian she was “absolutely devastated” that after doing two tours of Iraq and coming home safely, Olsen is now “lying in a U.S. hospital because of the domestic police force.”

Olsen’s uncle has spoken out to news site Right This Minute in an interview. Watch it below:

Occupy Oakland is continuing protests today, with several hundred protesters gathered near City Hall, the LA Times reports. Protesters are planning a citywide general strike next Wednesday, in which, organizers said, they will “converge on downtown Oakland to shut down the city.”

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PostSun Oct 30, 2011 8:12 am » by Malogg


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malogg wrote:http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/316-20/8152-scott-olsen-cannot-talk-after-injury-at-occupy-oakland-protest

Scott Olsen 'Cannot Talk' After Injury at Occupy Oakland Protest
By Adam Gabbatt, Guardian UK
29 October 11

Iraq war veteran is believed to have sustained damage to speech center of his brain in injury at Occupy protest on Tuesday.

cott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran who was seriously injured by a police projectile during a protest in Oakland, has regained consciousness but "cannot talk."

Olsen, 24, is communicating with friends and family at his bedside by writing notes, but his injury is believed to have damaged the speech centre of his brain, according to Keith Shannon, who served with Olsen in Iraq.

Olsen is believed to have been injured by a police projectile. He was hit in the forehead in downtown Oakland on Tuesday evening, after marching with fellow demonstrators to protest the closure of an Occupy Oakland camp in the city.

"He cannot talk right now, and that is because the fracture is right on the speech center of his brain," said Shannon. "However, they are expecting he will get that back."

Shannon added that Olsen's "spelling is not near what it used to be."

"The doctors expect that he will have a full recovery," said Shannon, who is due to visit Olsen on Friday afternoon. "However, it is going to be a long road ahead for him."

Olsen was "really happy" to see his family, Shannon added.

A spokesman for Highland General Hospital confirmed Olsen could not talk, but said he "understands everything" doctors and family are saying. His family flew to be at his bedside on Thursday. The spokesman said Olsen remained under observation to determine if he needs surgery. His condition is "fair."

Video footage posted to YouTube shows Olsen lying motionless in front of a police line after apparently having been hit. A group of up to 10 protesters gather around him, but a police officer can be seen throwing a device close to the group which then explodes with a bright flash and loud bang, scattering the protesters. The video then cuts to footage of protesters carrying Olsen away as he bleeds from the head.

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, who was in Washington DC when the clashes occurred, has sought to distance herself from the police action.

"I only asked the chief to do one thing: to do it when it was the safest for both the police and the demonstrators," she said.


why do you keep posting this like hes about to die.....THE MAN IS IN FAIR CONDITION AND EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY!!!! DO YOU CARE ABOUT THAT?? CAN YOU READ THESE WORDS?? HE IS NOWHERE CLOSE TO DEATH!!! HE IS DOING FINE!!!



Talk about shooting the messenger :shooting:

dude I did read the article no need to shout like a * :badair:
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PostSun Oct 30, 2011 8:16 am » by Malogg


(Its clear you all dont care about the TRUTH!! You just want to fear monger. You could have easily looked up his condition b4 posting)


are you some kinda retard ?
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