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Hey, Internet! If you can be bothered, go and vote for my city to get a dog park! The plans are all drawn up, we just need the funding. With strict leash laws, the dogs need somewhere to play. (Yes, you have to register, but if you really don't want to you can go to their facebook page [http://goo.gl/mmyFG] and vote there too. One vote per day per site.) Think of the puppies!
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Well if we don't win it, I hope you do then. (I hope we win more though.) haha
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Sickening.
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[Iraq war veteran in critical condition after police clashes with Occupy Oakland]

News is blowing up all over the world of the intense clashes between the protesters at Occupy Oakland- just a few blocks from where I'm sitting now at work- and the police who were instructed to clear their camp in a raid at dawn yesterday morning.

There's been outrage over the alleged excessive use of force in this questionable attack on the protesters, resulting in what is shaping up to be a recall election against Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. For a sample of the overwhelmingly negative responses to the mayor's actions, check out the thousands of comments on her Facebook status update:

https://www.facebook.com/MayorJeanQuan/posts/291025897588660

Tension has been thick ever since, but last night they seemed to come to a head as the battle continued. The result? An Iraq veteran is now in critical condition with swelling of the brain after being hit with a police projectile. As the roommate of the vetran so poignantly states in a post from +Paul Colucci, "It's terrible to go over to Iraq twice and come back injured, and then get injured by the police that are supposed to be protecting us."

More details here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/103263667465005102085/posts/aUD2dGyNRa6

But what's worse is seen in this video. As protesters rush to help the hurt man- who appears unconscious, bleeding on the ground from a skull fracture- a police officer deliberately throws an explosive device directly into the crowd trying desperately to assist the critically-injured Iraq vet.

This is more horrific than a woman being pepper-sprayed in the face. More egregious than NYC cops slamming protesters into the ground. A man who fought for our country is now fighting for his life at the hands of the police paid by his tax dollars to protect him.

A full account is here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/oct/26/occupy-oakland-protests-live#block-5

I'll try to stay on top of this, but many thanks to +Stephen Bishop for covering this. Definitely circle him if you want to stay abreast on these issues and more.

UPDATE: New footage surfaces showing Scott Olsen was standing peacefully and completely still when shot in the head by a police tear-gas canister:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103765013042311928518/posts/TmYQ8ogSnPq

#Occupyoakland #Occupywallstreet #OWS
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