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Too bad it was only pepper spray

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Baron Scicluna, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    A guy gets arrested for firing pepper spray at the Fred Phelps Gang, who were protesting outside a Marine's funeral:


    Hope the guy doesn't take a plea bargain, and asks for a jury trial. I wonder how many jury members would be willing to convict him.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If you protest at the funeral of someone who died for this country, you should be hit with something a lot stronger than pepper spray.
  3. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    I'll never forget the Phelps clan scattering like a bunch of pussies when protesting a funeral, a marine actually ran after them.

    Too bad this guy didn't use arsenic or maybe light up and throw a brick of Black Cats at them.

    And I see the Patriot Guard was at the funeral. Those guys fucking rule.

    I still think that Freddie had a gay encounter, maybe is gay, and this is all his way of trying to make it up.
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    King, I saw the same thing happen one time. They ran like little bitches.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's only a matter of time until someone turns a gun on the protesters. I wouldn't blame them either.
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Hate to say it, but Phelps and his followers are entitled to peaceful freedom of speech and freedom of assembly too.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Azrael has not, and will not, comment on the wisdom of these protests.
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Meaning what?
  9. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Freedom of speech has limits, and these guys are so far past screaming fire in a crowded theater it isn't even funny.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They are not, however, entitled to protest without consequence.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    It's a joke. I'm just riffing on what Obama said when he walked back his Mosque comments.

    Obviously, you wouldn't defend the wisdom of these stupid protests.
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Of course not.

    But if someone elects to hose them down with pepper spray, that someone incurs consequences, too.

    And noted, thank you.
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