On November 2nd, Oakland police struck a peaceful Army Ranger who was supporting the Occupy protest with nightsticks on his back, ribs, shoulders and hands, lacerating his spleen and causing internal bleeding (and see this).
Video of the attack has just been released:
Witnesses say that the Ranger was totally peaceful and the attack was unprovoked. The end of the attack was not filmed, as the police quickly formed a barricade between the cameraman and the Ranger, pointing several guns at the filmmaker to get him to back off.
This is not the first time that America’s militarized police forces have severely wounded a veteran supporting the Occupy protests.