The Rise and Fall of Occupy Wall Street
The following is an excerpt from the upcoming book "The Rise and Fall of Occupy Wall Street" by Alexander Cornswalled.
The book starts with a history of the "Occupy Wall street" movement and how it was infiltrated by criminal elements selling drugs to the protesters. The drug related crime that sparked the initial, disastrous, effort to clear the Oakland camp is discussed, as well as Mayor Quan's disastrous decision to send her police officers into battle with drug dealers armed only with rubber bullets. The book excerpt pick up with the onset of resistance by drug dealers:
Stray # characters in the text below reflects footnotes and source citations in the original book.
The fallen "hero": Occupy Oakland
Unfortunately for Quan, the criminal element was not wiling to go peacefully. While the media has not made a point of reporting police injuries with the same fervor with which it reported civilian injuries, it appears that the criminal element fired first, not with guns, but with rocks, bricks and bottles, the classic improvised weaponry of protesters. The efforts to peacefully evict the protesters were scuttled by the very criminals causing the problems. Soon the criminal induced violence escalated, and the more hot-headed of the protesters joined in. The Oakland police had, thanks to Quan’s hand-wringing fear of voilence, come armed with little more than rubber bullets. They had a scant supply of crowd control weaponry in a few SWAT vans but none of the heavy artillery in the possession of some of the drug dealers reported in the camp. Mayor Quan’s zeal for defending the protesters had left her officers dangerously unprepared for a firefight.
The police made the decision to raid the SWAT vans, allowing them to retrieve a number of tear gas grenades. These were quickly used, the scant supply exhausted in an effort to disperse the crowd. The attempt was largely successful, as evidenced by the endless complaints by people who were exposed to tear gas but suffered no other violence to their persons. # # #
Unfortunately, the gang violence had not been dissuaded by the tear gas, and one group had decided to take out their frustration at being routed by attacking other protesters. One of those victims was Iraq war vet Scott Olsen.# To this day reports about exactly what happened to Scott have been conflicting and soaked in bias.# Initial sources claimed he had been hit whit a flash grenade by Oakland police. # # # Other reports claimed the same police officer had prevented rescuers from reaching him. How the identity of the officer could even had been discerned with all the tear gas in the air is debatable, if it even was a police office who attacked him.
Regardless of the source, Olsen experienced head trauma necessitating hospitalization. Despite making a full recovery, his injuries resulted in a significant, though temporary increase in war vet presence at the protests.# The temporary nature of this increase was due in part to Olsen being the founder of the anti-military web site IHateTheMarineCorps.com.# “a private user forum apparently dedicated to bashing the Marine Corps.” He is also a member of the anti-military organization Iraq Veterans Against the War. His long standing hatred of the military is well documented online. For example, according to the verumserum.com article this was his reply to questions people were asking about the Marine Corps. His profanity has been replaced with asterisks for this publication.
The Marine Corps thrives on its image. They convince young men and women that they’re joining a professional military organization. But that’s not the case at all, every Marine knows it, and most have no problem downplaying the bull**** to outsiders so they can protect their “beloved corps”. I noticed some of the other posters have told you not to pay any attention to my site because we’re just a bunch of ********* who couldn’t hack it, right? Maybe not hacking it means we saw through the bull**** and don’t want to take it. Maybe the brainwashing didn’t work on us. I’m not here to tell you if you should join or not. I’m here to advise you to take the people who visit my website just as seriously as anybody who tries to sell you the MC as a good thing.
My site is anonymous, these people don’t have to worry about hiding from the MC, or protecting the MC’s image or anything. It is unfiltered truth.
Former Marine, owner of http://www.ihatethemarinecorps.com
He doesn't just hate the military, he’s a drug user too.# He even proudly post photographs of his pot plants online.#
I was talking to my 1stsgt regarding a pending adsep since i had been accused of using cocaine. Anyway, when we were done talking, he used as a parting greeting “stay marine”. He clearly didn’t think that one through. It was no secret that I couldn’t wait to get out and on top of that, the MC was trying to kick me out. I was going to bust his balls over it, but I went and took a nap instead.
His history of drug use and advocacy raises some inserting questions about his motivation for being at the Occupy Oakland protest. Were his injuries really the result of police brutality as many claimed, or was he a drug dealer who was attacked by other dealers who were enacting vengeance for invading their turf? Was he a drug user who had tried to stiff a dealer?
Mayor Quan, horrified at the violence that resulted from her rushed plans to “peacefully” evict a refugee population infested with criminals, quickly crumpled, allowing the protesters back into the square and even giving all city officials other than the police a day off the participate in the protests. The police, who had been attacked and injured by her original plan, were not amused. #