I am a person with post traumatic stress. This marine, you can hear it in his voice, has seen things that open people up to a level of sensitivity a lot of folks who haven't experienced trauma cannot easily understand. All I could do, as I watched, was cry.
Uploaded by BklynJHandy on Oct 16, 2011
United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY went toe to toe with the New York Police Department. An activist in the Occupy Wall Street movement, Thomas voiced his opinions of the NYPD police brutality that had and has been plaguing the #OWS movement.
Thomas is a 24-year-old Marine Veteran (2 tours in Iraq), he currently plays amateur football and is in college.
Thomas comes from a long line of people who sacrifice for their country: Mother, Army Veteran (Iraq), Step father, Army, active duty (Afghanistan), Grand father, Air Force veteran (Vietnam), Great Grand Father Navy veteran (World War II).