Last week I posted a video of an American citizen who thought he had something important to say. This week I’m posting a video of an American citizen who actually does. The above video features United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas, a twenty-four year old Marine Veteran who has served two full tours (fourteen months) in Iraq. The video displays Thomas actively going head to head with officers of the New York Police Department. Throughout the video Thomas repeatedly points to his military decorations, stating that his entire family has served for the American people, he fought to protect the American people, and will not stand for the senseless police-based domestic violence brought against the American people.
My initial reaction to the video can boiled down to a simple thought: THIS is an American. Thomas serves an example of what being American is supposed to mean. He stands up for equality and justice for our people. He doesn’t forcefully attempt to shut them up. As many of you probably saw, the Occupy Wall Street movement recently spread to our very own Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. On saturday morning I awoke to chants of “OCCUPY WALL STREET! OCCUPY WALL STREET!” Just imagine if you saw the Lewisburg Police Department or Public safety beating these people. What would you do?
- ‘OWS’ Protester and Marine Vet Faces Down Police in Times Square: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- 1 Marine vs. 30 Cops at #OccupyWallStreet #OWS VIDEO (Marine Wins) (zerohedge.com)
- US Marine Corps Sergeant Shamar Thomas Confronts NYPD (Video) (dailypicksandflicks.com)