Aug 29, 2014

During the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in New York City in 2011, a decorated Marine sergeant confronted a group of police officers and gave them a lecture at the top of his voice about how they should not be hurting peaceful American protesters.


“Stop hurting these people, man!” shouts Sgt. Shamar Thomas, of the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, in a video published to YouTube. “Why are ya’ll doing this to our people? I’ve been to Iraq 14 months, but my people, you come over and you hurt them! They don’t have guns!”

He adds: “How do you sleep at night? There is no honor in this!”

We sure could use a whole lot more Sgt. Shamar Thomas in this country.

It's so interesting how black people love this country so much that we voluntarily fight in her wars, but yet when we come back home we still are treated as second class citizens. One day America is going to have to live up to her promise for all her citizens. Until that day occurs we are continue to have incidents like that which took the life of Michael Brown as well as Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, and countless other nameless black women and men.


 

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