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Muslim judge rules against costumed atheist attacked by Muslim

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by DonnyMost, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    This sounds almost too ridiculous to be true, both the attack and the subsequent ruling. Judge should be suspended/disbarred (or whatever the hell they do to judges when they remove them).


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    http://www.abc27.com/story/16986440/midstate-judge-rules-against-attack-on-atheist-in-costume
     
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  2. rhadamanthus

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    *speechless*
     
  3. FranchiseBlade

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    It does sound a ridiculous ruling and the judge sounds biased on what is presented here.

    But there is a lot missing from the article. The judge's legal reasoning isn't presented. The judge may have ruled based on evidence not mentioned in the article, because the article doesn't mention much of the evidence.

    If that's because not much evidence exists then the judge's ruling is as bad as it seems. But if it was that a lot of the facts were left out because the article wanted to lead readers to a certain conclusion then it is the fault of the article.
     
  4. Wilford_Knows

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    So the f*** what.

    Do what you want, believe what you want, say what you want...

    But, when you know what you're doing may be offensive to others, don't be surprised when they kick your a**
     
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    I tried searching for an actual news article as well, but couldn't find one. I did find the audio of the entire trial. Didn't feel like spending 36 minutes listening to it, however. Here it is.

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  6. Ottomaton

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    You've just offended me with your backwardness. I'm coming to kick your a**.
     
  7. DonnyMost

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    The ruling starts around the 29th minute.

    Absolutely ridiculous.

    Direct text here.

     
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    and don't be surprised when the person who is simply exercising free speech kicks your teeth in for attacking them without provocation.
     
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    I'm not sure if you understand the rights we have in America. Being offensive is not against any of the rights we have in the United States. There is no right to not be offended.

    Simply being offensive is not just cause for violence.
     
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    Thanks for finding that. Unfortunately at work, I can't watch/listen to that because of the firewall.
     
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    That ruling seems crazy. Hearing the judge talk about the 1st amendment in such a messed up way seems ground for his disbarment or whatever would be needed to remove him.
     
  12. justtxyank

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    So the heck what.

    Beat up who want, jump who you want, choke who you want...

    But when you know what you're doing is against the law, don't be surprised when they turn you into a burrito in the old pokey.
     
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    Nonsensical and wrong. SMH.

    wtf. Seriously.
     
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    This will be a big boon for ORLY? Tate.
     
  15. Wilford_Knows

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    Just because you have the 'right' to do something, doesn't mean that you're exempt from the results of your actions.

    This is the REAL WORLD, you know. There are consequences for your actions, and the Constitution can't protect you from that.

    Was the attacker right? No. But, why is it so outrageous that the guy in the costume received backlash for wearing it?

    Now the judge... That's just a different subject all together, it depends on the facts in the case.
     
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    It is not unreasonable to think that your rights will be protected.
     
  17. Daedalus

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    this troubled me the most. What America has this dude been living in?
     
  18. Wilford_Knows

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    Look man, I'm not saying that it is.

    Just that there are consequences for what we all do and say. And sometimes, it's not in anyone's best interest to express your 'rights' just because you can.
     
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    Hopefully the ADA will file some kind of complaint as the judge should have recused himself, I don't know how double jeopardy or burden of proof comes into play, but this is probably good for a civil suit.
     
  20. MadMax

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    wow, that sincerely pisses me off. what an awful judge.
     

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