What do you think if this "opinion exchange" gets larger proportions? Would it mean apocalyptic doom of American society and the end of America as we know it?
United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY went toe to toe with the New York Police Department. An activist in the Occupy Wall Street movement, Thomas voiced his opinions of the NYPD police brutality that had and has been plaguing the OWS movement.
Thomas is a 24-year-old Marine Veteran (2 tours in Iraq), he currently plays amateur football and is in college.
Thomas comes from a long line of people who sacrifice for their country: Mother, Army Veteran (Iraq), Step father, Army, active duty (Afghanistan), Grand father, Air Force veteran (Vietnam), Great Grand Father Navy veteran (World War II).
the gods spoke of this dayReplyDelete
if only his name was "Michael"!!!ReplyDelete
No honor personified: http://goo.gl/f4pXoReplyDelete
What were the cops doing before?ReplyDelete
He sure likes to repeat himself.ReplyDelete
there is no god.ReplyDelete
A real man spoke on this day
Sergeant gave them real lesson! American doom is nigh and that's worries me the most.ReplyDelete
video would be better if you shortened it to about 1 minute. he's just repeating himself the whole time, making his words lose power with every repetition.ReplyDelete
Cole train don't go whoo whoo. Cole train goes WHOOOO!ReplyDelete
I don't condone police brutality. But I think it's more important that we shouldn't antagonize the police any more than we have and remain united. Most policeman are just as much a part of the 99% percent as everyone else.ReplyDelete
Some of the police out there believe they're doing their job for the good of the entire community.
This video reminds me on those futuristic movies about American apocalypse. The stage is being set but for real this time. Today it's street rant, tomorrow there will be weapons talking. Doom indeed. Not good, not good...ReplyDelete
too bad this guy looks like a bag of assReplyDelete
He was yelling at nonviolent cops. Perhaps he should yell at the ones actually doing things wrong.ReplyDelete
Only the minority hurt people for no reason.
a ranting moronReplyDelete
I know this guy. He was a warehouse clerk. He doesn't even rate that combat action ribbon he's wearing. What a dumbass he should know he's still under obligatory sservice and can still get fried for wearing the uniform like that. Complete idiot.ReplyDelete
Why was he wearing his cammies...ReplyDelete
"some of the police out there believe they're doing their job for the good of the entire community"ReplyDelete
their belief is irrelevant.
I hope the NYPD uniform includes Depends cause at least of couple of the cops looked like they peed themselves.ReplyDelete
what is the goal of ows group.I am no friend of the police they are out of control but what is the real goal.ReplyDelete
Killing thousands of Iraqi civilians somehow makes you honorable. This shithead should get off his high horse. The military and the police are run by the same 1%.ReplyDelete
Its like a priest wearing his frock yelling at a group of pedofiles.
How many innocent Iraqis civilians were killed during his 2 tours? So ironic he's preaching about honor.ReplyDelete
That's right, let that be a message to these tough cops out there, which by the way, are part of the 99%. Who do they think they are? Part of the 1%? No, they're the 1%'s tools...ReplyDelete
The police are meant to protect the lawfulness of society. If violent action is necessary to fulfill this, then it is fully justified. And yes, it is constitutional.ReplyDelete
The police can think they are doing good for they community but that does not mean they are actually doing that said good. They are just blocking people from executing their right to protest and be heard.ReplyDelete
The repetition is important. The repetition why it sinks in. The repetition is how we learn. The repetition is how the police officers that are present HEAR his words.ReplyDelete
Man if these people would go get jobs they wouldn't have time to protest, and maybe they wouldn't need to.ReplyDelete
This guy is obviously a nutcase. Who wers there uniform in the streets after you get out? Only nutcases...the ones who were discharged for various reasons.ReplyDelete
Go back to your box and yell at the voices in your head.
To the guy/gal who said he looks like a bag of ass: I couldn't agree more. To the guy/gal who claims he was a warehouse clerk: You're right; he shouldn't be wearing his uniform like that. And, finally, to the guy/gal who asked why he's wearing his cammies: Because he's fucked in the head.ReplyDelete
Any Marine knows when you're allowed to wear them, when you're not, what uniform is appropriate when and where, and when any uniform is inappropriately worn. He's out of line and I don't give a rats ass what he has to say; he needs to go home and change (and shave, should he decided to come back properly dressed in uniform; even though he'd still be completely out of line.)
He's currently disgracing all those who died, honorably wearing that uniform and he should be ashamed.
So are they actually protesting? Or is everyone just trying to record everything?ReplyDelete
I thought this was a fight not a rant. I'm sad now.ReplyDelete
his voice breaks the sound barrierReplyDelete
that is the kind of soldier I salute.ReplyDelete
too bad this guy looks like a bag of ass
October 17, 2011 3:13 PM
...heh. trolling keyboard warrior hides in the dark. I would give my left tit to see you say that to his huge, muscular, righteous face.
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHINGReplyDelete
that was one of the most amazingly brave things i've ever seen. ever.ReplyDelete
uh the police weren't doing anything.ReplyDelete
Why is he doing this! Why is he doing this? Why is he doing this?ReplyDelete
He's wearing his cammie blouse with ribbons he probably doesn't rate (as someone said above). He looks like shit.ReplyDelete
To you who "knows this guy"...fuck you. His words are true. Fuck you, you shameless moron. GDIAF.ReplyDelete
BRING IT BRING IT BRING IT. I AM GOING ALL-IN.ReplyDelete
I can see by the comments to this post bigotry is alive and well. whats up with the comments that have nothing to do with his passion and sentiment? f-in idiots.ReplyDelete
You all are head straight for the biggest thing that will ever happen in your lives. I promise you this, it is coming. As someone said before, "the stage is being set." It sure is, and the show is gonna take everyone by surprise. The promise has been made years in advance.ReplyDelete
GOD Has nothing to do with it he has better things to do than take care of a science project gone wrong.ReplyDelete
Hard to take a Marine seriously when he is unshaven with his BDU's unbuttoned. Not to mention he is outside without his headgear on...ReplyDelete
LMAO everyone in the military is laughing at this fake. In the first 3 seconds of this video, you can tell he is either a) not military or b) if he is military..completely undisiplined. You can see this by looking at his untucked undershirt and no headgear outside.ReplyDelete
I hope anyone who has posted anything bad about this man gets a wake up call.ReplyDelete
This is what a real man does. He stands up to the people hurting others who are unarmed. He has honor and respect.
Thank you for doing this for the people you have fought for. Thank you Sgt. Shamar Thomas!
And if they weren't U.S. citizens, it would mean you could do anything to them?ReplyDelete
I find it odd that the NYPD is all geared up for the one gang in NY that isn't packing heat.ReplyDelete
I been here 7 years nothing works here!ReplyDelete
Quit bagging on the guy for speaking what he believes. If more of the protesters were like this guy then things would get done. Its proven itself that doing nothing but sitting in a park will do nothing. Open your mouths. And quit demanding things. everyone talks about how the occupy wall street movement has no demands. Its not our job to fix it, or to even propose a fix. That is the job of the people we elect and they arent doing their jobs. Its time to just say " this isnt working, we dont know how to fix it anymore than you do, but its YOUR job. Not mine."ReplyDelete
There is a lot of power in repetition. Have you turned on a radio or a TV lately? At least this guy has something positive to reiterate.ReplyDelete
What I see is a ranting idiot. The police in the video are not harming anyone. If this guy want to blame all police for the actions of a few he ought to be reminded that far greater atrocities have been committed by US soldiers than macing civilians. By his logic he ought to be accused of rape and murder.ReplyDelete
This guy should know better than to be in uniform, but out of regs. He's not wearing a cover, and his blouse isn't buttoned. And he's a SGT?? Setting a shitty example for marines.ReplyDelete
Being a warehouse clerk doesn't preclude you from deserving a CAR. Some the of most bad ass Marines I knew were POG's. And he's out now, he can do whatever the hell he wants. He may have some inactive reserve time left but they don't give a shit about those guys. Whatever regulations they break are rarely ever enforced. Full disclosure, I am a former Marine currently on inactive reserve after 5 years of active duty.ReplyDelete
So what if those cops are non-violent, they were just embarrassed in front of everyone, they don't want that to happen again. They probably know someone who has abused a protestor and will tell them that they got yelled at and embarrassed for the shit that they did to civilians. And so what if he repeated himself... he made a scene, which is exactly what needs to be done so this bullshit doesnt happen here in America, because it shouldnt.ReplyDelete
While Sgt. Thomas is right (in a broad stroke) this very similar to anti war protestors (indigenous or foreign) screaming at Soldiers/Sailors/Airmen/Marines and Coast Guard for the 100k dead Iraqi/Afghan civilians overseas. I appreciate Sgt. Thomas' sentiments and cannot vouch for what he witnessed in NYC, but the crimes against Americans being perpetrated by police are nothing in comparison to the crimes being committed across the world each day by the American Military Industrial Complex. "If you want to hurt people, go to Iraq..." NO. If you want to hurt people, go to hell. Accountability on all fronts or there is none. I know his intentions were good, but his message is flawed. Protect ALL.ReplyDelete
awesome ' no, if you want to hurt someone, go to hell' ..it's more probable that the realization of how absolutely wrong the (his, our) world has gone hit this Marine right between the eyes..it is shocking, when you get shocked and it makes you stumble..so it can be obvious his thought process (be)came not as polished as you would like..but you got the gist..and all you need to start a fire is the spark..Delete
anybody notice that the cops were pretty much just standing there? What hurting were they doing? Kind of out of context.ReplyDelete
we are one flesh, one breath, one life, one bloodReplyDelete
Anonymous COWARDS! United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas is not an anonymous coward. The police definitely think they are doing their job, but you can see on their faces, even the cop that was in Iraq, they know that this protest is huge and the right thing to do.ReplyDelete
This man is not a moron, simply passionate. He sees the world he fought to protect failing right before his eyes. Two tours fighting a war for you're people only to come home and find them hurting one another? Damn right he went a little crazy. More of us should be losing our heads.ReplyDelete
they don't have guns...ReplyDelete
Maybe he thinks getting in trouble is totally worth it???
Cops 1) are part of the 99%- Yeah dude that is WHY HE"S YELLING AT THEM.
2) If you've been in 100 ft of a TV in the past month you've deff seen cops going over the top specifically with mace on people. Someone explain the purpose of mass macing a group on people that police have already corralled with plastic barriers.
3) Like he said they are there to guarantee the American citizens right to protest among many other things. Instead they are acting on behalf of well I hate to say it but the "big shot tycoons" who run New York City. As long as your protest is peaceful that shit is supposed to go on unabated. This is America for C^%*@t sake!!!
"some of the police out there believe they're doing their job for the good of the entire community"ReplyDelete
So did Hitler's soldiers. They were "just following orders"
the police are NOT a part of the 99% when they accept MASSIVE amounts of money from banks.ReplyDelete
There's No honor in shouting the same Shit 1000x like an Asshole. Only embarrassment. I woulda shot him with a Taser Just because of his stupidness.ReplyDelete
the man claiming to know him, calling him a warehouse clerk, is clearly full of bullshit. just wanted to point that outReplyDelete
This guy did 2 tours in Iraq. Iraq with 100's of thousands of Iraqi civilians dead by US military including marines and he's preaching about honor to Police. What a joker.ReplyDelete
Having someone yell in your face is antagonistic, some of those police joined to be good policemen and were very restrained. This man's sacrifice for his country was honorable, putting himself in danger in Iraq, but perhaps it doesn't help to yell at others who may also one day make a sacrifice to the really bad people who have no moral compass. Well done the police standing there not reacting.It is a sad reflection of how far we have come, one wonders what would have happened without instant media which seems to be in charge in the 21st century.ReplyDelete
Sgt. Shamar Thomas, cops are following orders, just as you do in the military. Some people do get out of hand. Look at what happened in Italy.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your service to our country.
This made me cry with happiness! thank you!ReplyDelete
Sgt. Shamar Thomas, cops are following orders, just as you do in the military. Some people do get out of hand, look at what happened in Italy.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your service.
He is freaken huge no wonder the tiny white cops didn't make a move.ReplyDelete
Anonymous said...Sgt. Shamar Thomas, cops are following orders, just as you do in the military. Some people do get out of hand, look at what happened in Italy.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your service.
This guy is a disgrace to our soldiers. Shut the fuck up and stop yelling at the police who are normal people doing their fucking job. The man yelling actually took people lives. shut that monkey up, he probably got that uniform at a fucking hallween store.ReplyDelete
Every Marine’s first commitment
Marines pledge themselves completely to the Constitution of the United States. From the day they enlist and throughout their service, the oath every Marine takes is a promise and a reminder of their commitment to the defense of our nation.
Constitution comes First
President comes Second
UCMJ comes Third.
For a Darn good reason!
You sir, are a hero.ReplyDelete
Bout time they feel shameReplyDelete
americans never needed any protection from iraq or afghanistan, they never threatened usa. there is no honour in engaging in illegal immoral wars of aggression based on lies, that have killed hundreds of thousands of innocent men women and children. soldiers and police are two sides of the same despicable coin.ReplyDelete
it is all pervasive american collective ignorance that cheers on people for things such as this http://mindprod.com/politics/iraqatrocities.html
As a conservative, and knowing some of the protestors are paid by George Soros, I don't side with or go against the protestors. I simply see through some of it. But that being said, they do indeed have the right to assemble peacefully. This man is a hero to me.ReplyDelete
I ask all first responders and military personnel to please join the Oath Keepers, and stay within the US Constitution. As a soldier, I do.
I back those that I may agree or disagree with, and their right to assemble and speak their mind.
If he is a fool and an endless repeater as some of you state and a man who should fry for wearing his uniform, then that is your opinion and your right to have, and speak it freely. That is a right given to ALL people of this nation ...bar none. BUT, what distinguishes this man from the rest of the arm chair wannabee patriotic spineless warriors is this,...he and he alone stood face to face against a far superior force that out numbered and out gunned him by at-least 15 to 1, and with the guts and honor of a true American Patriot he dared to speak TRUTH TO POWER, he was proving his honor by carrying out the oath that he took when he CHOSE to serve his country. His patriotism combined with his hell bent determination to "PROTECT AND DEFEND THIS COUNTRY FROM ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AN DOMESTIC" is the true value of this man. NO INDIVIDUAL has the right to question,demean, or belittle this mans honor or patriotism, not after his actions, and the risk he took of getting his skull caved in at the hands of NYPD's finest bought and paid for scumbag,little girl beating,mace shooting, GOLDMAN SACHS CORPORATE WHORES. NYPD chose to beat women and maced others, for no other purpose than to send a message to the people opposing WALL STREET CORPORATE FASCISM..."NYPD HAVE, AND WILL CONTINUE TO "SERVE AND PROTECT" THE GREEDY, MORALLY BANKRUPT,PENSION STEALING, WALL STREET CRIMINAL THUGS AND THIEVES BECAUSE WE WERE PAID 4.6 MILLION BY J.P. MORGAN BANK AN OTHER BANKS. As for the man in the video, I say to him "If and when WE THE PEOPLE are FORCED through brutality and corruption to take the same actions against our corrupt and oppressive govt. that the founders of this country were forced to take against the British, then i would feel comfort and be honored to serve my country standing shoulder to shoulder with you and any other American who would rather fight and die standing on his feet defending freedom than die on his knees licking the boots of the criminal thugs who are stealing all of the financial wealth of this nation and trampling on the constitution. And if we don't fight back now, like the man in the video, how will any of us muster up the courage to do something when we no longer have any value left in us to serve wall street and Washington and they decide to treat the value of our life as though it was just another object to be used and then discarded like the slave labor jews in ww2 Germany who peacefully walked into the gas chambers as their masters had instructed them, shortly after they were deemed to be of no further value to to the powers at the top they were gassed and thrown into a pit.ReplyDelete
If the last part sounds extreme and you think that it could not happen here, you are wrong, this country is only one dictator away from it Keep in mind that absolute power corrupts absolute! Ask yourself this, Has any of the thousands of banker, politicians,or billionaire scum gone to prison---no! WHY?.....because absolute power corrupts absolute!... they profit from the laws that they break and that they truly believe they are a special breed of people that laws don't apply to and therefore ANYTHING they do is morally justifiable......THAT IS, UNTIL THEY COME UP AGAINST ENOUGH PEOPLE LIKE THE MAN IN THE VIDEO!!
SO GO OUT AND THANK A FOOL WHO REPEATS HIMSELF UNTIL HE IS HEARD AND RESPECTED.....HE IS THE KIND OF FOOL THAT WITHOUT HIM WE WOULD ALL BE SHEEPISH PEACEFUL WIMPS WHO QUIETLY OBEY THE MASTERS AND LEAD US AND ALL OR LOVED ONES STRAIT TO THE GAS CHAMBERS.
THAKS TO THE HERO IN THE VIDEO, I HOPE THAT HIS COURAGE IS THE FLAME THAT LIGHTS THE FUSE OF FREEDOM,...
"knowing some of the protestors are paid by George Soros"ReplyDelete
too effin funny...
Not seeing any brutality on this tape...It seems the police allowed him, as the others have been allowed, to assemble and speak. This man said NOTHING. He just blared the same thing over and over and over and over. If the police weren't out there and the loons took over they'd be screaming that the police allowed it to happen! My Grandfather was in the Calvary and fought for this country, My father was a Korean war veteran, my brother is a vietnam veteran, my husband is a vietnam veteran...blah, blah, blah! None of us would be out there screaming "NOTHING". I, personally, would use this much time to make a point...I did not agree with the bailouts! I do not agree with bonus' given to execs of bailed out companies, I do not believe in money for nothing, I do not believe in redistribution of wealth...you work, you get paid, you get ahead...It's that simple! How can these people be assembled for a month, now and not have to go to work? There are jobs out there but people don't want to start on the bottom! I wonder how many of these demonstrators pay interest on credit cards and were upside down in a mortgage that the bank gave them loans for that they didn't deserve..................GEEZ! Clean up the streets! Bring brooms and little plastic bags instead of this rhetoric! It'll be okay for the tax dollars to clean up the mess via a union worker eh?ReplyDelete
I came here to watch a marine single-handedly beat 12 cops in a fight, not to watch some guy who still has his uniform on (wtf?) ramble on and on about naïve and cliché statements.ReplyDelete
This guy is very passionate. And I personally believe he is right.ReplyDelete
Anyway, Marine > Street Cops
The military should be there protection it's citizens.ReplyDelete
fucking rooster. sounds like someone needs a hug.ReplyDelete
It pissed me of when he said that they are hurting us citizens like it's ok to beat up other nations.ReplyDelete
I was there! The cops were beating on protesters, grabbing them and pulling them over barricades, ramming barricades into the crowds, showing up in full riot gear, directing horse mounted police into the crowds. And totally unprovoked - they were looking for a fight. Any of you who believe that there are just a few bad cops, just come to these protests and see for yourself. You'd be surprised this is happening in America...ReplyDelete
wow that is incredible!!! great comment! http://www.cafepress.com/wallstreetprotest/8165567 .ReplyDelete
wow. why is he screaming? the cops aren't doing anything but standing there. and he's standing in front of tourists, not protesters. this looks terribly staged. if he wanted to pretty he was a respectable Marine he'd be wearing a proper uniform. those ribbons are wrong as well.ReplyDelete
He's screaming because we all feel like screaming. The cops shouldn't be there at all, no crime has been committed (except by them)ReplyDelete
If he is true or nuts, what he said is true. Cops have no business at a peaceful protest of unlawful behavior by government and banksters, unless they join the protest. The nypd has been paid off, by big business just like the congress, senate, president and the supreme court.
after reading all of these comments, I agree that the time to voice our disgust about govt. and corp. greed, fraud and abuse of power is long over due. As for those who make jokes and complain about the protesters you fit into the "boot liker" category,unless you have not noticed in 2008 the banks and fed. res. hank paulson extorted over a trillion $ from the tax payers and then and still today give themselves huge bonuses at our expense. Saying anything that is remotely anti protester is an absolute willing endorsement of the wall street criminal and the bought off corrupt jerks in Washington.ReplyDelete
so go ahead and lick their boots, just do not ask for help when the same boots you choose to lick ends up being the boots that kick you in the ass as they throw you out of your home and then use the same boots to crush your skull because they also sent your job to china for some slave labor wages, and now they have no use for the boots because all the useless peasants have been disposed of and the next group to dispose of is the useless boot lickers that aided them in their quest for more power and wealth,.....I want to see you stand in support of the ruthless elite scum when its your turn to feel the boots.......so lick away your turn is coming.....soon!
Well its pretty damn obvious to see who the 1%'ers are after reading the responses... who cares if hes repeating himself, the man has a point that these police obviously didnt understand the first 5 times!!! It's only a matter of time before protestors realize its not working and the protests become assemblies of seeking out mansions and burning them down to make u one of us.. theres not enough insurance money in the world to cover that! Downtalk it all u want but truth is, what're u gonna do when u come home to your 5,000 sq. ft home thats only a foundation!ReplyDelete
Jillian... u might as well get in the back of the herd... sad u downtalk our soldiers who fought to keep u alive today... the quality is not even clear enough to make a judgement like that, shame on you! Then again you're probably one of the few perfectly comfortable with sitting on ur ass while ur husband brings home our tax dollars to buy ur fat arse anything u desire...ReplyDelete
Shamar Thomas. U were BEAUTIFUL ! I don't care WHAT they say about you, ur OK in my book ! It took BALLS to do that ! Those cops stood there like a "deer in the headlights!" You HAD to keep repeating urself to make what u said sink into their thick skulls ! I only saw you on the video; if I was there, I'd've given u a big hug ! It brought me to tears of emotion ! God bless you for the courage to do that !ReplyDelete
Peace ----------------------------- Mike.
I thought this guy was right on & I congratulate him for his courage & fortitude ! If MORE people like him did that,wee'd be better off ! Of course being a soldier & HUGE at that, they weren't going to bother him. It TOOK a guy like that to "pull it off" like he did ! His dress may not have been totally proper,but what he said WAS & THAT's all that matters to me !ReplyDelete
God bless him !
I can't speak to the sergeants mental state, but what he was saying needs to be said.ReplyDelete
The police are there to protect, but they also tend to act aggressively AS THEY ARE TRAINED TO DO in order to establish control over dangerous situations. Unfortunately, they are not trained to deal with a popular and legal protest against a government gone awry.
For the most part, both the police and the OWS people are keeping it peaceful but, in order to make the changes needed in our money controlled government, even the police are going to have to take sides. They too are the 99%.
One of the biggest problems today for most military veterans to adjust to is that while they've been out fighting 11 years for ' The Constitutional Republic That They Themselves Love ', it was already gone long-before they ever came back! Sad, but true....ReplyDelete
America's True Enemies have always been living among us; and very few Americans have ever understood this! But, the will very soon....
The Biblical Scriptures clearly declare that The United States of America will begin Its Next Civil War by The Summer Of 2012; and be invaded by Europe and Asia - just two and a half years later.
The authorities are there to guard, but they also often work in a hostile manner As is also Taught to Perform so that you can identify treating hazardous conditions. Unfortunately, they aren't taught to deal with a popular as well as legitimate demonstration towards any government removed wrong.ReplyDelete
For the most part, the two police and also the OWS people are retaining the idea peaceful yet, to help make modifications needed in our funds managed authorities, even the information going to have to acquire facets. Everybody are the 99%.
I know that what I am about to say has been stated already but about 80% of these posts seem to ignore the fact that either this man is a complete fake as i thought when I saw his disgraceful use of a Marine Corps Uniform. (I have seen 1'st Phase Recruits wear a uniform better.) Or he is a shitbag of a Marine that is making all other Marines look like shitbags too.ReplyDelete
although this Marine"s action is just a bit part in the issue that was regarding OWS, when he relayed the reason for his reaction to the cops beating up unarmed us civilians\citizens, you a fellow marine, took the will to ignore completely his legitimacy to (the cops) actually being dishonourable, and then take the time to actually be stupid and boast an animal like instinct to shred and for no apparent nor 'legitimate' reason..it is more than mind blowing just how many there are like you who prefer to display their primal instinct over even an iota of intelligence..the ridiculousnes of yours and others ranting 'uniform over right', non-sense over common sense has become the miserable rule of the day..hoo rahReplyDelete