Day four in my Ten Occupy Wall Street Heroes in Ten Days series is amateur videographer Scott Campbell. Campbell was hit with a rubber bullet by police during the Occupy Oakland protests while recording Oakland police lined up in their riot gear. In this video that Campbell took of the incident you can see that he was fired at without warning and he wasn’t doing anything that would justify being shot at by Oakland police. Campbell later posted a gruesome twitpic of his injury. Here Campbell talked with Keith Olbermann about the unprovoked attack. When Olbermann asked if Oakland police gave him any notice before they fired Campbell replied, “What you see in the video is exactly what happened.”
OWS Hero Scott Campbell by Gary Bedard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.