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Notice they SETTLED - for 4.5 MILLION  - So who was it that shot the beanbag at point blank range into Olsen's head?
Oh not to be named eh? that costs the citizens of Oakland 4.5 million @@@
Oakland pays $4.5m to Scott Olsen, veteran injured in Occupy protest

• Scott Olsen was injured by police projectile in 2011
• City attorney greets 'fair settlement' with marines vet

Amanda Holpuch, Friday 21 March 2014 14.33 EDT   

The City of Oakland has agreed to pay $4.5m to Scott Olsen, a marine corps veteran who was critically injured by city police during Occupy demonstrations, his attorneys announced on Friday.

Olsen, 26, sued the Oakland police department after being hit in the head by a police projectile during a chaotic October 2011 protest. He was admitted to a hospital in critical condition and suffered a fractured skull, broken neck vertebrae and brain swelling.
City attorney Barbara Parker told the San Francisco Chronicle the city is paying Olsen $1.4m and the rest of the costs will be absorbed by the city’s insurance.

“Mr Olsen suffered a tragic injury that will affect him for the rest of his life,” Parker said. “This settlement will save the city the far greater costs of a trial and potentially much higher judgment. This is a fair settlement given the facts of the case and the significant injuries Mr Olsen sustained.”


Scott Olsen survived two tours in Iraq but almost died when he was hit with a police projectile at an Occupy Oakland protest in 2011. He was hospitalized in critical condition with a fractured skull, a broken neck vertebrae and brain swelling. At the time of the shooting, Olsen was wearing fatigues and a Veterans for Peace T-shirt. Moments after he was shot, police fired a bright flash grenade at a group of Occupy protesters who attempted to help treat him. Soon after that, protesters carried Olsen away as blood streamed down his face. Scott was later released from the hospital and sued the Oakland Police Department. He announced today on Democracy Now! he had reached a seven-figure settlement.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5