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Occupy Protests / Oakland, California / Injured Veteran / Police #1010540

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 27, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(San Francisco, California: Miguel Almaguer) The reaction of Occupy protestors to the injuries to Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen†, who was hurt during a clash with police in Oakland, California, featured; scenes shown of the confrontation in Oakland, a show of support in New York. [PROTESTOR, veteran Jordan TOWERS†, Olsen’s friend Jason MATHERNE†- describe what happened; react.] [Oakland police Department Howard JORDAN†- says we want to be sure there is a review of the incident.] [Los Angeles PROTESTOR – says Olsen is a hero.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Studio: Mike Taibbi) The use of smart phones and social media to capture the behavior of police featured; scenes shown of a man in a wheelchair being thrown to the ground, Utah football fans and New York protestors being pepper sprayed, a woman being arrested for recording a traffic stop; details given about how the police are also using the technology. [ACLU analyst Jay STANLEY†- says 80 percent of the population are carrying video cameras and smart phones.] [Former police chief Bill BRATTON††- says certain police actions when they have to use force don’t look good.]

Williams, Brian;
Almaguer, Miguel;
Taibbi, Mike

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