The Occupy Movement just found its Joe the Plumber: Sgt. Thomas!

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 17, 2011
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Sgt. Thomas, thank you.

“These cops are hurting people I fought to protect. There is no honor in hurting an unarmed civilian.”

“One Marine vs. 30 NYPD. Marine Wins.”

Doesn’t make you tough to hurt these people!

Have a good night, guys! Heehehehehehehe.

“This Marine took an oath to defend the Constitution and that’s exactly what he is doing.”

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).


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “The Occupy Movement just found its Joe the Plumber: Sgt. Thomas!”

  1. god bless Sgt. Shamar Thomas…a real hero!!

  2. Jenifer says:

    i love his fearlessness. and he got them to back down. sometimes, it's just enough standing up tall and speaking loudly.

  3. allison says:


  4. Seraph says:

    Someone is going to make a techno remix of him screaming "THIS IS NOT WAR!!!"

  5. john mceachran says:

    Well said. But think about this. Ur fighting an illegal war for the very same people who control the wealth and gave the orders to cops ur upset at. Should I be anger at u for fighting the war or the few who gave the order to start the war. Put the energy in the right place my big hearted friend. Please remember its the few who tell us all what to do even when illegal or questionable mortals. Stop the poverty. Could be done in a week if we changed the system and empty the accounts of the ri h desision makers who keep us arguing. To stop the public making real change that we all actually want

  6. Bud Wilson says:

    Too much hostility and fighting everywhere we look these days… check out my "globalize this" T-Shirt on my Occupy Boulder article: