Front-Page ABC News: “Occupy Veterans Movement Growing Across U.S.”

ABC News Front-Page Story: “Occupy Veterans Movement Growing Across U.S.”

ABC News is covering the growing Occupy Veterans movement in a front-page story today entitled “Occupy Veterans Movement Growing Across U.S.“:

Since Occupy Wall Street protests have broken out in cities across the U.S. and abroad, support has come from what might seem like an unlikely corner: war veterans.


“We are a collection of prior service Marines intent on protecting American citizens and their ability to exercise their First Amendment rights,” a spokesperson for the group said.

“These riot squads deploy unlawful excessive force against Americans all service members swore to protect, and many veterans have sacrificed their lives in that honor. We at OMC will not stand idly by as these cowards continue to abuse the Constitution, hurting American citizens. We will use any nonviolent means to convince law enforcement agencies to understand that brutality will only strengthen our resolve,” the spokesperson said ….

Yes, the growing support by veterans is newsworthy, indeed.

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  • Zorro

    One big problem is that we no longer have a police force, at least not in New York City.

    When JPMChase donates 4M to the local police agency, it is no longer the police department but the private security force of JPMChase. They have their own rules of engagement and their own instructions.

    Welcome to the banana republic!

  • JR