Internal Affairs in the hizzle
The City of Oakland has started a Tier 1 investigation into the shooting of Iraqi War Vet Scott Olsen, who has now be upgraded to stable condition and will soon undergo brain surgery, reportedly to reduce the effects of swelling on his brain.
Scott is now conscious and able to communicate via writing on a notepad. Since returning from Iraq, Olsen has become involved in veterans’ affairs, specifically the high rates of suicide among returning warriors. He became involved in politics after the recent public sector cuts in Wisconsin.
The Tier 1 investigation will be treated as if the police had been using deadly force and IA will work with the city prosecutors to see if any of the guidelines on use of less than lethal munitions were violated as videos continue to surface of the crackdown. Oakland Police spokespersons continue to play down the extreme methods that were employed on the Occupy Oakland protestors, time will tell on what exactly happened and who will be blamed.
In other OWS news: New York Authorities have removed all portable generators and fuel containers from OWS: New York just as the first winter storm hit the American Northeast, citing a fire hazard as a risk to public safety. Because freezing your butt off in sleet and snow is just as safe, one wonders if “Freezing out the hippies” is the new strategy. Apparently drum circles no longer function in below freezing conditions. The protestors have remained strong so far, huddling together for warmth in tents until the precipitation lets up enough to resume activities.
Man If I was there, I would be inviting all the girls to my tent. Nothing, is as awesome as being stuck in a tent with a little bit of mutual attraction as the only available activity.