Veterans and Police Officers Support “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters

Veterans and Police Officers Launch New Groups to Support “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters

Marine Sergeant Shamar Thomas stood up to the New York Police Department to protect protesters.

That act of courage and honor has inspired a new group called OccupyMARINES.

OccupyMARINES claims to be lining up veterans from all over the country to support the protesters.

Another new group – Occupy Police – uses the mottos:

  • Police in Support of the 99%


  • We are the 99% Protecting 100%”

An October 21st posting at states:

We are in open Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and all Occupy movements across the nation. We’re starting off Day 1 with a mass e-mail to all police departments throughout the US. We want them to know that they ARE part of the 99% and to get involved with the movement. We openly support positive communication between Police/People and we encourage you to do the same.”

By way of background, there were unconfirmed reports last month that 100 New York Police officers boycotted in solidarity with the Wall Street protesters.

And Raw Story reports today in a story entitled, “New York cops defy order to arrest hundreds of ‘Occupy Albany’ protesters”:

Occupy Albany protesters in New York’s capital city received an unexpected ally over the week: The state and local authorities.

According to the Albany Times Union, New York state troopers and Albany police did not adhere to a curfew crackdown on protesters urged by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Albany mayor Gerald Jennings.

Mass arrests seemed to be in the cards once Jennings directed officers to enforce the curfew on roughly 700 protesters occupying the city owned park. But as state police joined the local cops, moved past the property line dividing city and state land.

With protesters acting peacefully, local and state police agreed that low level arrests could cause a riot, so they decided instead to defy Cuomo and Jennings.

“We don’t have those resources, and these people were not causing trouble,” a state official said. “The bottom line is the police know policing, not the governor and not the mayor.”

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  • Joe

    Way to go NYPD and NYSP

  • Terry

    Your organization is restoring my faith in the police departments. We, the citizens, all know that the intent of the occupyers is peaceful and it is designed to bring about positive change in exactly the manner allowed for in the constitution.

    Liberty has been all but lost in the USA. As an expat living abroad I watched in horror as rights were removed one by one and feared the nation was lost to tyranny.

    The courage of police officers who will stand up for civil rights is a key factor in restoring the USA to greatness. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • Be advised – Occupy_Police is a scam organization with no credibility among law enforcement or OWS. They have been shut down by Anonymous and are under ongoing attack from same as a fraudulent, money-seeking organization.

    Details here:

  • Game Over

    The majority of police officers and the military support law and order. They don’t necessarily support this corrupt, fascist government. When the police and military support a change, the so-called government must change as well. It has happened before. It can happen again.

    My Demands? Simple:

    1) Revolution (violent/non-violent: your choice 1%)
    2) Off With Their Heads (actually/metaphorically: your choice 1%)

  • Antonio Buehler27 minutes ago near Austin, TX
    Austin Police Department is filled with criminal cops who have no
    problem destroying the lives of peaceful people. I need to get cameras
    installed in my car to protect me from illegal police activity to
    include them planting drugs in my car while it is parked. Can anyone
    help me out with this?

  • Antonio Buehler started the peaceful streets project to have everyday citizens video tape cops who are corrupt,who beat and mistreat tax payong citizens with constitutional rights…cops have stolen many cameras,arrested antonio for video taping,HE IS A VET WHO NEEDS OTHERS TO HELP WITH A CORRUPT POLICE DEPT A.S.A.P.THANK YOU—MILLITARY BRATT