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  1. dittohead

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    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/article1050707.ece?comments=legacy

    Marine reservist armed with a tire iron beat and chased a man he thought was an Arab terrorist and even called 911 to say he was detaining the man, police said.

    But the man he assaulted was actually a Greek Orthodox priest visiting from overseas who spoke limited English, police said.

    That's why police arrested reservist Jasen D. Bruce on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

    Police said they're also investigating whether Bruce, 28, committed a hate crime.


    The suspect's car was apparently stuck on AM.
     
  2. Maximus

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    Sounds like we have spam here. :thumbdown:
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    noticed you just joined the forum today...did you join just so you could post this story? :thumbdown:
     
  5. Bullet

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    I'll bite.

    Dittohead, yes. This is a tragic story about some idiot's knee-jerk and inappropriate action. An act that brings shame to the rest of those in the military.

    But, there are idiots like this in EVERY sector of society. What makes the military different is that we will learn and act upon this action versus just wringing our hands and obfuscating the situation by blaming everyone else but ourselves.

    I think Gen Casey's statements immediately following the tragic events of Ft Hood speaks volumes. I also think ACORN's leadership's reaction to its problems also speaks volumes. One called for his personnel to stand up for the right thing in order to prevent actions of this kind (Sadly, this idiot didn't listen. He will be punished for his actions, severely). The other blamed the media for covering their transgressions. Different ways of handling bad situations; I prefer the way we in the military will handle this.
     
  6. Maximus

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    Very nicely stated Bullet :thumb:
    I'm thinking it's a regular poster and you'll get your reply in another thread lol
     
  7. Just_A_Mom

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    Psst... Maximus; who do you think it is?

    I don't think this guy will be in the Marines much longer.
     
  8. Maximus

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    You lost me??? :confused:
     
  9. Just_A_Mom

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    How did I lose you in two sentences?
    1. You said you think it's (dittohead?) is a regular poster....
    I asked who do you think it is.

    2. I said I don't think he (the guy in the article) would be in the Marines much longer.

    which confuses you?
     
  10. Maximus

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    I have no idea where you're going with this? :confused:
     
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    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    i have no idea where this thread is going either but I am fairly certain that the OP was a troll. I'm shutting this down as it seems apparent that this thread is only going to degenerate into a food fight between members of the forum.
     
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