Sergeant Shamar Thomas on Occupy Wall Street: "It's not a war zone" A video featuring Sgt. Shamar Thomas has gone viral on YouTube. In the video, Sgt. Thomas confronts members of the NYPD about how the cops have been treating protesters. He tells the police that if they want to fight, they should go to Iraq and Afghanistan. Sgt. Shamar Thomas, Iraq war veteran, tells us why he felt he had to speak out and tells us what he thinks about the the troops coming home.