Who is the brick thrower? - Page 3

Jesse Nesbitt, charged with Occupy violence on May Day, tell his story.

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The brick thrower, left, with Steven "Pirate Mike" Clift, who climbed onto the roof to disarm him
PHOTO BY STEVE RHODES

"When you join the military or the police department, you take an oath swearing to defend the United States Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic," Nesbitt said. "Now they're passing the NDAA, Patriot Act, and other bills I don't know about. They're intentionally taking away our constitutional rights. We're supposed to defend those rights, not lie down and take it.

"I think Abraham Lincoln said, if the government betrays us, we're supposed to take them out." Nesbitt insists he's "not a terrorist. No matter what they might say about me in the Chronicle or whatnot, I'm not a terrorist. What is he, then? "I'm a freedom fighter," said Nesbitt. "I'm fighting for the freedom of everyone."

Comments

Clearly he is a victim of the system.

Posted by Troll II on May. 10, 2012 @ 9:50 am

So let's throw bricks at Wells Fargo so he may have justice!

Occupy logic is in a world of its own.

Posted by Anonymous on May. 10, 2012 @ 10:03 am

somehow see nothing of interest in the poor victim of his violence, who suffered serious head injuries?

Inbetween your endless apologist rants for Occupy crimes and misbehavior, why is there nothing on those who have been injured and killed by Occupiers, nor on the small businesses that have been trashed, nor the ordinary citizens who have had their cars vandalized or have been terrified by these rampages?

You need to examine your priorities.

Posted by Anonymous on May. 10, 2012 @ 9:59 am

The victim of his violence has forgiven but will not forget nor should we.
The tactic of brick throwing is not strategic nor morally welcome.

The piece done here is a viewpoint. If you want statistics on violence, physical or mental, do research and present it. There are different ways of observing a story. Ability to use the different points of view is one measure of a person's writing skill. It should also be a way of checking credible news sources.

I encourage the use of viewpoints as wider judgment. I remember in class when I was told that Mr. Lincoln was considered a failure by his peers. One day I hope you learn that there is more than one story. I hope this story gets brighter by hearing that he will be cared for and grow in peace...

Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address Abraham Lincoln

Posted by Netizen 101 on May. 10, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

other side of the story, i.e. featured the victims of Occupy's violence and crimes. IOW, balanced coverage.

But they never do - that's the point.

Posted by Anonymous on May. 10, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

If the state locks crazy dude up for his own good the crazy lawyers will be brining suit. If the state lets it go, it is the states fault.

So no matter what the government does it is the fault of the government.

Posted by Matlock on May. 11, 2012 @ 12:10 am

killed by occupiers? what?

Posted by wiseoldsnail on May. 12, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

Nobody has been killed by Occupiers. That's why you havn't read about it.

Posted by Guest ethan davidson on Feb. 04, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

Clearly the man suffers from system victimhood and needs more personnel empowerment. He needs some personnel social justice.

We all need personnel social justice. If not, TO THE FRONT WE GO!

Jesse Nesbitt, al frente!

Posted by Troll the XIV on May. 10, 2012 @ 10:27 am

"Abraham Lincoln said, 'if the government betrays us, we're supposed to take them out.'"

True, that. That's one of Honest Abe's most famous quotes.

Posted by Troll the XIV on May. 10, 2012 @ 11:01 am

Yael - you are pathetic. You have no idea what journalism is about. You do not know Jesse nor his history and didn't bother to do any research. If you wouild like to do an accurate story about Jesse, talk to his family members about his history & you will get a more accurate and completly different story. This article is totally false.

Posted by Guest on May. 17, 2012 @ 9:15 am

Sorry Yael - I was a little harsh on you. You make Jesse sound like the hero or victim his is not....

Posted by Guest on May. 17, 2012 @ 9:57 am

i know jesse very well i can tell storys about him he picks upp and leave his kid in pa with his kid mom but the mom of kid try to help him in more ways than one but he didnt want tthe help so y help someone who dont what the help his loss not mine btw his kid is the best ever

Posted by Guest on Jan. 04, 2013 @ 2:28 pm
Posted by Guest on Jan. 04, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

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