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Gorman confrontation

Postby markkay » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:20 pm

An article in this week's Isthmus contains the following:

"The video has no audio, and only part of the 90-second confrontation occurs onscreen. But what it does show — a visibly angry Gorman repeatedly stepping toward the youth, who at one point holds out his hand defensively — is clearly more supportive of Jacob's version of events."

So what? The video didn't capture the whole confrontation, and therefore, the video doesn't resolve anything, does it?
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Re: Gorman confrontation

Postby gargantua » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:41 pm

markkay wrote:So what? The video didn't capture the whole confrontation, and therefore, the video doesn't resolve anything, does it?


Other than the differing version of events provided by the people involved, it is the only objective evidence of what may have occurred. Yes, it doesn't capture the entire confrontation, but it is not nothing either. So your solution is what, pretend it doesn't exist?
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Re: Gorman confrontation

Postby Walter » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:08 pm

My solution is to cite both of them for Disorderly Conduct. It is probable they each engaged, at some point in this whole stupid incident, in conduct that is loud, boisterous, or profane which would tend to create a disturbance, isn't it?

Mr Big Shot Developer confronts Smarmy Teen Wiseguy over the Pledge. Smarmy Teen Wiseguy eggs on Mr Big Shot Developer by running his mouth. When Smarmy Teen Wiseguy realizes he went a little too far and might get smacked in piehole, he becomes afraid of Mr Big Shot Developer.

They can both stand up in front of a judge and explain their infantile behavior, with press to take note and report to everybody the ridiculous excuses they give.

Gorman should have just ignored the kid and the kid should have just kept his mouth shut. 1 + 1 = tango.
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Re: Gorman confrontation

Postby markkay » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:00 am

gargantua wrote: So your solution is what, pretend it doesn't exist?


My solution would be to take it with a grain of salt. The "clearly supports" language in the article is what cheesed me off a bit.
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Re: Gorman confrontation

Postby snoqueen » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:13 pm

Next time the kid will know enough to let Gorman hit him. He needs to spend half an hour with Ben Masel if he wants to turn pro.

By the way, we haven't heard from Ben for a while. Where's he gone?
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Re: Gorman confrontation

Postby Dairylander » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:06 pm

I've seen fights, started fights and run from fights.
There is always an aggressor/instigator.
"by Gorman's account, at halftime he approached the young man and apprised him..."
Gorman admits he started the situation and the video proves that he continued it.
How much more clear could it be?

But this is the crux of it for me:
Walter wrote:They can both stand up in front of a judge and explain their infantile behavior...

A 16 year-old boy is supposed to behave like this.
A grown man should have a little more maturity and self control.

Gary Gorman is a jackass and a pussy.
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