“He was out there to support his city and to support his fellow Oakland residents,” said Shoole Sabeghi, his older sister. “At one point he asked for some assistance [while in jail], and they told him to stop taking heroine … They hurt him, and then they refused to help him.”
Sabeghi is the second U.S. military veteran to suffer from serious injuries caused by the OPD during the Occupy demonstrations. Last week, marine Scott Olsen was struck in the head by a tear gas canister and will now need brain surgery in order to alleviate the swelling.
Both Sabeghi and Olson served tours of duty in the Iraq War.
- Justice Antonin Scalia, who served almost 30 years on the Supreme Court as one of its most prominent and influential conservative voices, died Saturday. He was 79.
- The four members of British indie band Viola Beach and their manager are believed to have died in a car crash in Sweden.
- And U.S. Republican presidential candidates had their nastiest debate yet in South Carolina last night 🇺🇸