As Scott Olsen lies in an induced coma in Oakland after having been shot by police after they drove out Occupy Oakland protesters the media talks about “clashes”. Here it is in the San Francisco Chronicle story.
This is what corporate editors want in their news stories, but it is a lie. There was no “clash”, no battle. In Oakland the police attacked people in Oscar Grant Square with scores of tear gas shells and what they call bean bag guns. Protesters didn’t fight back. At most they had some barricades and they tried to stand their ground.
Olsen is an Iraq War veteran. You can give money to his medical costs by clicking here.