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Info and updates on Scott Olson – Veteran for Peace assaulted by police at Occupy Oakland incident

Update about 4pm EST Thursday: A local NBC station says that Scott Olson [Scott Olsen] does have a fractured skull, but that as of Thursday morning (California time) he is doing better. Full story, including updates about Occupy Oakland: here.

There is a list of Thursday evening (10/27) vigils for Scott Olson, around the country: here.

Thursday morning update on Scott Olson’s condition: The Business Insider reports that the hospital is telling media to check back at 8:30am Pacific Time (11:30am EST in NY) for an update on Scott Olson’s condition. The Business Insider articulated that Olson “is in critical condition in the hospital and may die of his injuries.”

There is a story about what happened to Scott Olson – who is a Veterans for Peace member and Iraq Veterans Against The War – at the VFP website: here. It includes some suggestions of “What To Do”, with phone numbers for the Oakland police.

Excerpt from BusinessInsider.com
This Video Shows Protester Scott Olsen Moments Before He Was Shot By The Oakland Police
[Video at link above, or at Vimeo: here.]
Robert Johnson and Linette Lopez | Oct. 27, 2011, 5:22 AM

A protester in Oakland, Scott Olsen, was hit in the head by a police projectile in the confrontation two days ago. Olsen, an Iraq-war veteran, is in critical condition in the hospital and may die of his injuries.

The following video was sent to us by the the aunt of the man who shot the footage, Raleigh Latham…

Scott Olsen is seen here on the right moments before he suffered his head injury and those who rushed to his aid were assaulted by police.

Scott Olsen remains in critical condition. Officials at Highland Hospital in Oakland are refusing comment on Olsen’s condition at this time and the media is being instructed to call back at 8:30 PDT. We will update his condition then…

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