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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Kids do that, Assault, however is illegal, he could have kept walking. He chose poorly.
    That would explain my first sentence, yes.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Etheridge reacted like an idiot. The kid was being a prick, but the proper response would have been to ignore him or sling some verbal insults his way. I personally don't consider what he did to be serious enough to get the police involved, but the law is the law and he should receive no special treatment for his political status.




    What if the kid, in fear of his safety, reacted more violently, breaking the doods nose or knocking him out. There is a reason simple assault is illegal.


    If someone grabbed me or my wife like that, it wouldn't have ended like this, even if I was standing on the corner, being a dick to a passerby.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That would explain my first sentence, yes.


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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    LOL, you guys will support anything with a D next to it. Wow.
    I don't think pointing out someone else's wrongdoing is meant to absolve the Representative. In fact, the person you're directing your comment at specifically does hold the Representative accountable.

    You're attempting to pick a fight where there isn't one, and you're accusing someone of something they didn't do.

    That's a cheap shot, as well as dishonest.

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Etheridge reacted like an idiot. The kid was being a prick, but the proper response would have been to ignore him or sling some verbal insults his way. I personally don't consider what he did to be serious enough to get the police involved, but the law is the law and he should receive no special treatment for his political status.
    I dunno. I think it's pretty serious when a member of our law-making body commits a felony.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Kids do that, Assault, however is illegal, he could have kept walking. He chose poorly.
    Agreed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well, a little, yes. I note I thought that was inappropriate too. Every one deserves some space from prying eyes. In this case, walking down the street, trying to get somewhere, I can see the desire to be left alone.
    He was walking down the street after a political engagement. He was not on his own property trying to enjoy some private time. He is a public figure that was at a public function. He didn't get a taxi, he wasn't in a car. He had no reasonable expectation of privacy and should have been prepared for to be approached by citizens.

    By the way, the day someone tells me I don't have a right to question my duly elected government, is the day I'll thank them for the offer of a new outfit with the swastika on it, but I think I'll have to decline.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    He didn't assault them. (unless DC has a different statutory definition)

    In fact, it could be argued that they assaulted him.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Alastor View Post

    He was walking down the street after a political engagement. He was not on his own property trying to enjoy some private time. He is a public figure that was at a public function. He didn't get a taxi, he wasn't in a car. He had no reasonable expectation of privacy and should have been prepared for to be approached by citizens.

    By the way, the day someone tells me I don't have a right to question my duly elected government, is the day I'll thank them for the offer of a new outfit with the swastika on it, but I think I'll have to decline.
    Do not put words in my mouth. Whether what the kid did was legal or not I did not comment on(it is legal). What I said is that from a practical standpoint, it was the wrong time and place to do it. That politicians should be able to walk down the street without being ambushed by some one with a camera and a loaded question.

    You have every right to question your government, but there is a time and place for everything. Nice job with the Nazi reference though, no thread is complete without one of those.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    LOL, you guys will support anything with a D next to it. Wow.
    I was unaware that the words "poorly" and "inappropriate" indicated support. Can I borrow that weird dictionary you have so I know what words to use to get across my message?
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    The kid sounded like a little **** to be honest. No need to politisize this time, come on guys, the congressman should not have done what he did, he should know better with stuff like youtube around. Whether he will be charged with assault is up to the police. Let's not politisize this, BAD CONGRESSMAN BAD!!!!

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    That tool James O'Keef has not got every pimple-face college freshman thinking he's Woodward and Bernstein...

    These assholes walked up to a congressman, stuck a camera in his face, and asked a stupid question. The congressman was annoyed with the little boys, playing at their little boy games. And he quickly showed them he could kick both their punk asses back to Jr. College journalism school.

    "We're doing a project." Then make an appointment, idiots!

    This will be the lead story on Fox tonight.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Etheridge responds:

    I have seen the video posted on several blogs. I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved. Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse.
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