Wednesday, October 19, 2011

#Occupy Wall Street ~ Sgt. Shamar Thomas

When the #Occupy protests began in New York City, two things immediately got this blogger's attention. First, I was amazed. Why did it take so long for folks to finally wake up and start voicing their outrage at the political and economic corruption eating away at our country. Second, but more importantly, I was alarmed at the extremely heavy handed response local officials have taken against the protesters:

Whether or not this blogger agrees with any or all of the issues being voiced by #Occupy is not important. When the police employed violence to suppress freedom of speech, I became an active supporter of the movement.

Trinity Site, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico (October 2009)