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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    He didn't assault them. (unless DC has a different statutory definition)

    In fact, it could be argued that they assaulted him.
    (Actually the legal / technical descripton would be assault and battery. Assault would be the threat of reaching out for the kid. Battery would be when he grabbed his wrist and later his neck)

    Partisianship aside. The Congressman just did something very stupid and unacceptable. (and he knew he was staring into a camera while he was doing it. How ****ing ignorant is that...??!!!)

    And then his staff rushed out a boilerplate apology. The arrogance of some of our elected officials is saddening.


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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Um... do you understand the difference between assault (threat of violence) and battery (physical violence)??

    It's not partisan, Rev. It's just words that you're misusing...

    Maybe you should consult someone in the legal profession. Assault is anything that is menacing. That includes the congressman's actions of grabbing the young man.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Um... do you understand the difference between assault (threat of violence) and battery (physical violence)??

    It's not partisan, Rev. It's just words that you're misusing...


    If that congressman grabbed me like that, (assault and battery) I would have choked his ass out, and it would have been legal self defense. Seriously, what would you do if I grabbed you like the congressman did those kids?
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    (Actually the legal / technical descripton would be assault and battery. Assault would be the threat of reaching out for the kid. Battery would be when he grabbed his wrist and later his neck)

    Partisianship aside. The Congressman just did something very stupid and unacceptable. (and he knew he was starining into a camera while he was doint it. How ****ing ignorant is that...??!!!)

    And then his staff rushed a boilerplate apology. The arrogance of some of our elected officials is saddening.


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    This is the kind of thing that makes me sad. Etheridge snapped and reacted poorly. He apologized and stated that nothing justified his poor response. And yet people are so blinded by partisanship they see it as "arrogant", which oddly is a favorite insult of some on the right. There is no arrogance here, only a lost temper, followed by an apology.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This is the kind of thing that makes me sad. Etheridge snapped and reacted poorly. He apologized and stated that nothing justified his poor response. And yet people are so blinded by partisanship they see it as "arrogant", which oddly is a favorite insult of some on the right. There is no arrogance here, only a lost temper, followed by an apology.


    actually he mentioned "elected officials" really didn't mention D or R.... just sayin.....
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    actually he mentioned "elected officials" really didn't mention D or R.... just sayin.....
    Who are we talking about here Rev? Come on....
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Who are we talking about here Rev? Come on....



    I don't know, I agree with him regarding the arrogance of many politicians. I make no distinction based on party.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I see two little jerks running up to an old man and shoving a camera in his face asking a stuttering-John type question meant to provoke him.... what do you see?

    So you don't think that people have the right to question a Congressman? Why is that? What is provoking about asking a demo whether or not he supports the Presidents agenda or not?

    It is pure BS. I only wish it were me that the jerk demo tried to assault and smack the camera out of my hand.....he'd look a little different today.


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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    So, you are saying that asking a question of a Democrat about Obama is an assault?
    I'm saying his version of the story could go something like this:

    "I was walking ALONE down the street. TWO MEN younger than me approached and DIDN'T IDENTIFY THEMSELVES. There was a LARGE CAMERA shoved in my face and they were BLOCKING MY WAY."

    He felt ambushed and tried to move past them.

    I love that he grabbed the little punk and made him wet his pants.... Did you hear the shaking in their voices: "It's for a project, sir."

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I don't know, I agree with him regarding the arrogance of many politicians. I make no distinction based on party.
    Which is irrelevant to this discussion. Since we are discussing Etheridge, it is safe to assume that is who was being referred to, and I think it is clear that in this thread there is no evidence that Etheridge is arrogant. Do you see any evidence in this of arrogance?
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